Crimson Cup Voted Best Local Coffee Shops in Columbus, Ohio for the Third Year in a Row

The Columbus Dispatch announced the city’s top local businesses Thursday, December 9, at the 2021 CBUS Top Picks ceremony.

Crimson Cup Coffee Shops were the #1 CBUS Top Pick in the Local Coffee Shop category. The shops also won top honors in the 2019 and 2020 awards.

“We’re thrilled that so many Columbus coffee enthusiasts showed their love for Crimson Cup,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Our coffee shops serve exceptional coffees that showcase the hard work of local coffee farmers.”

The CBUS Top Picks program polls the local community to select the best businesses and organizations in the area. Through nominations and voting, they choose the best in over 150 business categories. The Dispatch will publish the list of winners in a special supplement on Sunday, December 26.

Award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted exceptional craft and specialty coffees in Columbus since 1991, earning awards at national competitions including the Good Food Awards, Golden Bean North America, and Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year.

The company operates Columbus-area coffee shops in Clintonville, Upper Arlington and in the Columbus Convention Center. In 2020, its new flagship store, Crimson, opened at Easton Town Center.Outside Columbus, the roaster owns Crimson Cup Tallmadge in Northeast Ohio and its newest shop, Crimson Cup West Chester, in Southwest Ohio.

For over 30 years, Crimson Cup has set its stamp on the specialty coffee industry through a culture of responsibility, sustainability and innovation.“Through The Ripple Effect, we calculate every action to have a meaningful impact on our team, customers, partners and communities,” Ubert said.

Director of Sustainability Brandon Bir said Crimson Cup’s farming relationships help it stand out in the local coffee shop market. “We are proud to share stories of our relationships with farmers with customers, who enjoy learning how they are supporting something bigger,” he said.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since May 1991, award-winning 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 open a coffee shop in their community. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to open a coffee shop. The company also operates several Crimson Cup Coffee Houses and a new Crimson retail flagship store.

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