Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Expands to Cincinnati Metro Area

Crimson Cup Coffee Shop West Chester opened Monday, November 15 inside Telhio’s new Beckett Ridge Branch in West Chester, Ohio. “We are excited to bring our award-winning coffee and espresso drinks to a new Ohio market,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “We’re also thrilled to work with Telhio, which shares our commitment to consumers and community.” “Partnering with Crimson Cup is a natural fit for Telhio,” said Karen Daniels, Chief Retail Officer, Telhio Credit Union. “A coffee shop was a perfect way to provide spaces for our members to connect, to bring our community together and to allow us to provide convenient banking services. “We believe this new banking environment will enable us to spend more time with our members and the community as a whole.” Although merging a coffee shop into a credit union might seem unusual, Ubert thinks it will be a winning combination for both organizations. “We believe the convenience of picking up your favorite coffee drink and a snack while taking care of banking needs will appeal to time-pressed consumers,” he said.

“For those who have more time, ample patio seating and meeting areas offer space to connect with colleagues, friends and neighbors.” Both the credit union and coffee shop offer drive-thru windows. The new shop serves Crimson Cup’s full menu of award-winning hot, iced and frozen coffee and tea drinks. Inside, a brew bar with a Modbar pour over module speeds preparation of hand-brewed craft coffees. The bar also has a tap for dispensing Crimson Cup Nitro, a frothy cold-brewed coffee infused with nitrogen bubbles. Sweet treats, light snacks and lunch options round out the menu.

Crimson Cup’s Steve Bayless designed the coffee space. A Trainer and Project Manager for the roaster’s 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, he has helped open over 140 independent coffee shops. The new location joins four other company-owned Crimson Cup Coffee Shops in Ohio. In 2020, the company also opened a flagship store, Crimson, in Easton Town Center, Columbus.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since May 1991, award-winning Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted sustainably sourced craft coffee for consumers and wholesale customers. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the company teaches entrepreneurs to how to start a coffee shop in their community. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to start a coffee shop.

Crimson Cup also supports life-enriching projects through its Friend2Farmer® initiatives, promoting the education, health, sustainability and economic growth of small-plot coffee farmers and their communities. Crimson Cup coffee is available in over 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 30 states, Guam, and Bangladesh. The company also operates several Crimson Cup Coffee Houses and a new Crimson retail flagship store.

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