Crimson Cup is a staple in Columbus, now operating two coffee shops in the area, but supporting over 250 independent coffee shops and food service organizations across the country. However, they believe in more than bringing a quality coffee to Columbus. Their goal is to teach others about preparing and consuming quality coffee.
Just like a master craftsmen needs a quality workshop to produce their work, coffee roasters need effective cupping areas for delivering quality tasting coffee. Construction has begun on the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab, which is scheduled to be completed by December. The renovation is focused around educating others about coffees from around the world, proper techniques to prepare coffee, and training their partners on operating successful coffee shops across the United States. They have experts that travel the world, tasting coffee in remote locations, and learning about exactly where their coffee comes from. They hope to share this knowledge with others at this facility which is unlike any other in the area.
“It’s going to be the only one of its kind in the region. Our goal is to introduce a new coffee experience to Central Ohio and beyond.” said founder Greg Ubert.
The new space will include offices for Crimson Cup’s own cuppers and employees, training labs, lounges, classrooms, and equipment for making coffee every way imaginable. It will allow the local coffee leader to build sustainable relationships with farmers of high quality coffees, while exciting both coffee owners, and consumers hoping to learn more about their hot brew.
Following construction, Crimson Cup will begin hosting events, bringing coffee shop business owners to Columbus from around the US, and offer education to consumers on techniques and coffee consumption.
For more information about Crimson Cup, check out their website.