Crimson Cup Innovation Lab Hosts Coffee ColLab 2022September 4, 2022 (Published: September 2, 2022)
We were thrilled to bring Columbus coffee lovers and coffee pros together for the third Columbus Coffee ColLab at our Crimson Cup Innovation Lab.
Columbus Coffee Festival presented the event, which was sponsored by Crimson Cup and our flagship CRIMSON coffeehouse.
The educational and entertaining evening featured:
- Coffee education sessions,
- Samples of CRIMSON’s fall menu,
- A latte art throwdown competition, and
- Food and drink samples from local bakeries, breweries, restaurants and food trucks.
Guests received a commemorative 2022 ColLab mug to use for sampling coffee.
“It was our pleasure to bring local coffee aficionados, coffee pros and foodies together to celebrate local coffee and food,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert.
“Our Innovation lab, Ohio’s only SCA-certified Premier Training Campus, was a perfect setting for this instructive and entertaining evening.”
Coffee Collab featured three coffee education classes presented by our coffee professionals and baristas.
Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge presented a 30-minute session on Triangulation. Participants learned about distinguishing coffee characteristics, then attempted to identify the odd coffee among a group of three.
Other coffee sessions included Troubleshooting Home Brewing: 6 Elements of Good Brewing and Pour-Over Methods: Hario V60, Chemex and Kalita Wave.
CRIMSON baristas served samples of the fall seasonal Brew Bar Menu, including Autumn Spice Latte, Hopped Nitro on draft and Modbar pour-overs.
Pattycake Bakery, Happy little Treats, Litt Kombucha, Land Grant, and Broke Johnny Food Truck donated food and drinks. Snowville Creamery donated milk.
Attendees enjoyed an opportunity to purchase 12-ounce boxes of CRIMSON coffees, including Ethiopia Kossa Kebena, Peru NARSA Natural, Peru Natural Gesha, Guatemala Finca El Cadejo, Colombia Double Anerobic Caturra and Wayfarer Blend. These coffees also may be purchased on the CRIMSON website.
The night concluded with a Latte Art Throwdown competition.