Tag: specialty coffee

Tastes of Summer: Frozen Banana Mocha

August 28, 2014 (Published: August 28, 2014)

Our frozen banana mocha is the perfect summertime treat! It brings back childhood memories of ripe yellow bananas dipped in chocolate and gobbled down quickly before they could melt. Blending our signature Hot Chocolate Freeze, cold-brew espresso, banana syrup, cold milk and ice creates a tropical taste sensation. Topped off with whipped cream and a […]

Wake Zone Espresso Going Strong after Six Years

September 2, 2014 (Published: August 20, 2014)

Since 2008, Wake Zone Espresso has brought the spirit of the islands to landlocked Wake County, N.C. Owners Mark and Linda Hollamon  based the décor of the shop at 6108 Old Jenks Road in Apex on their love of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean. A local favorite, the Wake Zone was voted Top Independent Coffeehouse […]

Celebrating Independents Day

August 31, 2014 (Published: August 15, 2014)

We just wrapped up our 12th Independents Day – an annual forum that gives coffee house owners a way to connect, engage and grow with other coffee house entrepreneurs. Celebrations kicked off Friday, August 8 with a welcome happy hour at Woody’s Tavern on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus. The next day, more […]

Creek Coffee House in Lillington, N.C. Celebrates Second Anniversary

August 13, 2014 (Published: August 13, 2014)

Congratulations to Creek Coffee House on their second anniversary as an independent coffee shop! Owner Chess Royal opened the shop at 75 Marshbanks Street in Lillington, N.C. in August 2012. Chess created the coffee house as a comfortable hangout for students from nearby Campbell University. The website logo even features the Campbell Camel mascot. Students […]

Meet our Cuppers: Chris Shegitz, Coffee Quality Technician

August 1, 2014 (Published: August 1, 2014)

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who lives for coffee. Our Cuppers have invested long hours – in most cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our mission of consistently […]

Kave Coffee Bar in Barberton, Ohio Joins Crimson Cup Community

November 15, 2018 (Published: July 30, 2014)

We’re proud to welcome another new business to our growing community of independent coffee houses, cafés and bakeries. The Kave Coffee Bar and Nine Muses Art Gallery held its grand opening July 25 at 584 W. Tuscarawas St. in Barberton, Ohio. The coffee bar and art gallery anchors the new arts and entertainment district in […]

Welcome to Lorraine’s Coffee and Music

November 16, 2018 (Published: July 25, 2014)

With “That’s Kentucky,” Bluegrass performer Lorraine Jordan and her band Carolina Road currently have the number-one bluegrass song in the country. And, with the opening of Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music at 101 Timber Pointe Lane, the longtime resident hopes to have the number-one coffeehouse in Garner, N.C. Our 7 Steps Trainer Steve Bayless was […]