Innovation Lab

Our Smooth New Canned Cold Brew Coffee

April 8, 2019 (Published: April 8, 2019)

Ohio caffeine addicts, rejoice: Crimson Cup just introduced a smooth new ready-to-drink coffee! Our Canned Cold Brew features direct trade Guatemala Antigua coffee inspired by a legendary ghost dog. This naturally sweet and chocolatey cold brew is the favorite drink of cuppers at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab, who traveled 84,000 miles last year to […]

Helping Independent Coffee Shops Thrive with Hands-on Barista & Manager Training

March 29, 2019 (Published: March 29, 2019)

Crimson Cup got even more hands on with training in 2018! Our specialty coffee consultants worked with more than 100 baristas and managers to hone their drink preparation and management skills. Training took place at local coffee shops and at our Crimson Cup Innovation Lab in Columbus – the only Premier Training Campus in Ohio […]

Sharing the Wealth with Farmers and Communities in 2018

March 11, 2019 (Published: March 11, 2019)

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea thrived in 2018 by upholding our “Coffee + Community” business model. Our sales increased year over year as we: Won winning national awards for coffee quality. Boosted revenue for coffee farmers in our relationship chain Helped 19 new entrepreneurs to open independent coffee shops Gave $89,000 to charitable organizations at […]

2019 Coffee Education Classes for Columbus Coffee Lovers

February 1, 2019 (Published: January 10, 2019)

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2019 with a series of classes designed to teach central Ohio coffee lovers to appreciate the finer points of coffee. All classes take place at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab. “Coffee education is a big part of our mission here at Crimson Cup,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. […]

The New Rules of Coffee Book Tour Visits Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

December 3, 2018 (Published: December 2, 2018)

We were excited to welcome Sprudge Founders Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman to the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab on Sunday, December 2! They chatted about their first book, The New Rules of Coffee,  signed copies and sampled our award-winning coffees. The event also featured demonstrations of coffee brewing, tasting and sourcing as well as food […]

Crimson Cup Helps Iconic Columbus Beauty Brand Caffeinate New Concept Salon and Spa

August 29, 2018 (Published: August 24, 2018)

In the 50 years since the opening of the first Charles Penzone salon, the name Penzone has been synonymous with beauty in Columbus, Ohio. In May, the brand launched a new concept, PENZONE Salon + Spa Dublin, with a new mantra: beauty from the outside in. “Traditional salons focus solely on the outward appearance, focusing […]

Welcome to Hometown Coffee And Tea in Olney, Texas

August 30, 2018 (Published: August 2, 2018)

We’re excited to welcome Owners Jake and Holly Bailey and their team at Hometown Coffee And Tea to Crimson Cup! The shop at 117 East Main St. in Olney, Texas held its grand opening on June 26. It is one of at least 18 new independent coffee shops scheduled to open in 2018 through our […]