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  • Crimson Cup Brings Home 6 Medals from Golden Bean North America

    Friday, September 28, 2018
    Crimson Cup brought home six medals from the fourth annual Golden Bean North America roasting competition. Competing in a field of over 900 entries from 500 roasters, our Wayfarer Blend, our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena, Tired Goat Blend, 1959 Colombia Mokka and Oxapampa Peru Gesha coffees brought home silver medals. Wayfarer Blend […] Read More
  • Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Now Available in 36 States, Guam and Bangladesh

    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Crimson Cup is expanding! In 2017, we opened two company-owned Crimson Cup Coffee Houses, 20 independently owned coffee houses through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program, and a third international coffee house in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a result, customers can now buy Crimson Cup coffee in 36 states, Guam […] Read More
  • Seeking Out New Coffees, Farmer Relationships in Ethiopia and Kenya  

    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    https://vimeo.com/207331255 Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education director, recently traveled to Ethiopia and Kenya to discover new coffees and expand relationships with coffee farmers and co-op managers. “The legendary home of the first coffee trees, Ethiopia is the source of some of our favorite coffees, said Founder and President […] Read More
  • We're International! Welcome to Columbus Coffee Shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    We’re excited to open our first international coffee shop outside the U.S. and its territories! Columbus Coffee Shop opened May 22 in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Partners Mohaimin Mostafa, Rehanur Rahman, Mirza Abdul Khaled and Tarek Rafi Bhuiyan have created an inviting space for Dhaka residents to enjoy handcrafted […] Read More
  • Earth Fare Grocery Stories Now Carry Crimson Cup Organic Coffee Beans

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    We’re excited to welcome Earth Fare natural and organic grocery stores to the Crimson Cup community! Ohio coffee lovers can now buy our handcrafted coffees through four Earth Fare organic and natural grocery stores in the Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton metropolitan areas. “Earth Fare is proud to carry local […] Read More
  • Closing Time: Columbus Crave Profiles Brandon Bir

    Friday, March 13, 2015
    Photo credit: Columbus Crave We all know Brandon Bir as Crimson Cup’s coffee and training specialist. He travels to places like Peru, Guatemala and Honduras to bring back new coffees and establish relationships for our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. As part of our coffee team, Brandon cups new coffees and […] Read More
  • $142,000 in Coffee House Loyalty Rewards Announced

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    We have awarded more than $142,000 in education and training credits to our coffee house customers in the second year of our Crimson Cup Rewards loyalty program. Participants received up to $5,000 in credits, based on 2014 sales. Crimson Cup Rewards are designed to help coffee house owners grow their […] Read More