Crimson Cup Brews Holiday Cheer with Seasonal Coffee Drinks, Gift Sets

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New holiday drinks at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea include Cold Comfort coffee cocktail, Holiday Hopped Nitro cold brew, Maple Cinnamon Latte and Hazelnut Cocoa Latte/Hot Chocolate. The limited-edition drinks and three hand-pour coffee gift sets are available at Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington.

Hopped Holiday Nitro cold brew coffee from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Developed especially for the holidays, these limited-edition drinks showcase the flavors of our favorite craft coffees, along with seasonal holiday flavors such as eggnog, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is ringing in the season with new coffee drinks and gift sets for the holidays. Crimson Cup’s Cold Comfort coffee cocktail, Holiday Hopped Nitro cold brew, Maple Cinnamon Latte and Hazelnut Cocoa Latte/Hot Chocolate are available through the New Year exclusively at the Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington.

“We developed these limited-edition drinks especially for the holidays,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. “They showcase the flavors of our favorite craft coffees, along with seasonal holiday flavors such as eggnog, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.”

Crimson Cup’s Cold Comfort coffee cocktail starts with a combination of cold-brewed chai and
Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee that is kegged and infused with nitrogen. This frothy mixture is shaken with a splash of cream and Snowville Creamery's Spice Nog, house-made honey compound, and spiced bitters. A 10-ounce serving of the creamy, nonalcoholic cocktail costs $4.75.

Back by popular demand, Crimson Cup’s Holiday Hopped Nitro begins by cold-brewing Guatemala Antigua Pacamara coffee. Purchased through the roaster’s Friend2Farmer direct trade program, the coffee has flavor notes of jasmine, tropical fruit and brown sugar.

“We take the cold brew and dry hop it with holiday spices such as nutmeg, clove and cinnamon,” said Brandon Bir, coffee sourcing and education manager. “We then finish the brew with an infusion of sweet orange and tangerine peel. Nitrogenized and poured from our taps, it displays a creamy head with many notes of the season.” A 10-ounce serving of Holiday Hopped Nitro costs $3.75.

Maple Cinnamon Latte combines local Ohio maple syrup and fresh cinnamon with the company’s award-winning Wayfarer espresso blend. Wayfarer took home a silver medal at the Compak Golden Bean coffee roasting competition and was the 2016 Runner Up for America’s Best Espresso at Coffee Fest New York. A 10-ounce serving costs $4.25.

Nutella compound forms the basis for two sensational new drink experiences. Hazelnut Cocoa Latte mixes Nutella with Wayfarer Blend espresso and steamed milk. A 10-ounce serving of the Latte is $4.25 This drink is also an incredible hot chocolate when served without the espresso, available for $3.50.

Crimson Cup’s holiday gift sets provide everything coffee aficionados need to brew hand-poured craft coffee at home or on the road. Priced at $140, the Hario V60 gift set includes a Hario V60 ceramic dripper, range server and filters, a Bonavita electric kettle, a 10-ounce diner mug and a 12-ounce bag of Crimson Cup craft coffee. At $225, the Chemex gift set includes a Chemex coffee maker and filters, a Baratza Encore electric grinder, a Hario V60 Drip Scale and Timer, a diner mug and a bag of craft coffee. For $75, the Aeropress travel gift set includes an Aeropress coffee maker and filters, a Hario Mini hand grander, a diner mug and a bag of craft coffee.

“In addition to these packaged gift sets, we can customize coffee preparation sets to individual tastes,” said Amber Raffield, regional manager. “Ask any of our baristas for guidance.”

Columbus coffee lovers can experience Crimson Cup’s holiday drink menu and purchase gift sets at Crimson Cup Coffee Houses at 4541 North High Street in Clintonville and 2468 Northwest Boulevard in Upper Arlington.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 29 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses. To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com.

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