Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Wins Ohio Grocers Association Award

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Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea recently received the Associate of the Year Award from the Ohio Grocers Association. The award recognizes creativity, merchandising, innovation, human resources, community relations and overall successful operation of an OGA Associate Member.

Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea wins OGA Associate Award
Our grocery consulting services to Ohio specialty grocers take a frank, honest look at each business, analyze trends, and then provide suggestions for improving coffee selection and profitability. We’re proud to help grocers make more money, gain new customers and enhance their reputation.

The Ohio Grocers Association has presented its prestigious Associate of the Year Award to Columbus coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. The award, given annually to an associate member of the association, was presented April 6, 2019 during the annual OGA Brown Bag celebration at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. Crimson Cup has been an OGA Associate Member since 2012.

“We are both honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Jeremy Moore, who leads Crimson Cup’s Specialty Retail team. “It is our pleasure to work with the Ohio Grocers Association in supporting our state’s thriving food industry.”

Given annually since 2014, the Associate Award recognizes creativity, merchandising, innovation, human resources, community relations and overall successful operation of an OGA Associate Member. The OGA Board voted to bestow the award on Crimson Cup after the company was nominated by a member.

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea was founded in 1991 by Worthington, Ohio native Greg Ubert. Now in its 28th year, the company has grown to become one of the nation’s leading coffee roasters, recognized by specialty coffee’s flagship publication Roast magazine as the 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Its coffees regularly win taste tests, high rankings from independent coffee reviewers, and trophies in competitions including the Good Food Awards, the Golden Bean North America roasting awards and America’s Best Espresso competitions.

“Our grocery consulting services to Ohio specialty grocers take a frank, honest look at each business, analyze trends, and then provide suggestions for improving coffee selection and profitability,” Moore said. “We’re proud to help grocers make more money, gain new customers and enhance their reputation.”

Crimson Cup also trains entrepreneurs to run independent coffee houses through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. The program is based on Ubert’s book, Seven Steps for Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee. The book and 7 Steps program have put more than 350 independent coffee businesses in 37 states, Guam and Bangladesh on the road to success.

To further the company’s training mission, in 2018 the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab near Bexley won certification as a Premier Training Campus from the Specialty Coffee Association. As the only Premier Training Campus in Ohio, the Innovation Lab offers a calibrated environment to teach coffee classes within SCA standards and protocols.

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 craft coffee in small batches, sold directly to consumers and as wholesale coffee beans. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program, the company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses. By developing a coffee shop business plan, prospective entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to open a coffee shop. Crimson Cup coffee is available through more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 37 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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