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  • Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins Coveted Good Food Award

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017  
    (Updated: January 26, 2017)
    We’re excited to announce that our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee took home a a 2017 Good Food Award, becoming the first Ohio coffee winner in the award’s history. Founder and President Greg Ubert and Coffee Sourcing and Training Director Brandon Bir attended the January 17 awards ceremony in San Francisco. “We […] Read More
  • Ethiopian Kossa Kebena is a 2017 Good Food Awards Finalist!

    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena sure does like to compete! We are thrilled to announce that this coffee has been named a finalist in the 2017 Good Food Awards  competition. As Sprudge observed, Crimson Cup is the first and only Ohio roaster in the coffee category. “We’re excited to be recognized once […] Read More
  • Seeking New Coffees, Direct Trade Relationships in Indonesia

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015  
    (Updated: January 7, 2016)
    Dave examines green coffee. Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir recently returned from a sourcing trip to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their goal was to discover new coffees and find ways to support small farmers through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. “We travel to meet coffee growers and processors to […] 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
  • Roasting Awesome Coffee

    Friday, May 10, 2013  
    (Updated: June 9, 2013)
    Without roasting, coffee would never have achieved its place among the world’s favorite beverages. Green coffee beans produce a bitter, acidic drink that most people find undrinkable. Roasting helps transform green coffee beans into the beverage we all love. Under controlled heat and time, the beans expand and change in […] Read More
  • Crimson Cup Supplies New “Grounds for Hope” for Cancer Support Community Central Ohio

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012  
    (Updated: December 13, 2013)
    Crimson Cup is proud to be the roasting partner for a new line of “Grounds for Hope” coffees benefiting Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, which serves all people affected by cancer, as well as caregivers, family and friends. Available exclusively at all Central Ohio Giant Eagle grocery stores, the coffees […] Read More
  • Beyond Fair Trade

    Friday, December 23, 2011  
    (Updated: December 14, 2013)
    Grower’s First Foundation Advisor Glenn Parrish asked “Is Fair Good Enough?” in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article that reviewed the success of Fair Trade in lifting indigenous farmers out of poverty. Crimson Cup started carrying Fair Trade organic coffees more than 10 years ago. We really liked the […] Read More