Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Investing $1.1 Million, Adding 20 Jobs in Columbus Region

June 30, 2014

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Columbus, OH – As a result of its rapid growth and success, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea plans to double its workforce over the next three years and expand into a second facility at 1925 Alum Creek Drive, near the company’s existing facility at 700 Alum Creek Drive.

“The Columbus Region has been a remarkable place to start our coffee business,” said Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. “We’ve discovered Columbus to be a sophisticated test market for our products, and couldn’t have found a better location for our distribution needs. Thanks to the community, we’re able to expand and continue to provide our valued customers our hand-roasted specialty coffee they’ve grown to love.”

The specialty coffee provider, which works with 350 independent businesses to distribute coffee across nearly 30 states, is investing $1.1 million to build a larger manufacturing office and research and development space.

The company’s commitment also includes the addition of 20 positions to its current 20-person workforce. Hiring will begin in fall 2014 and will include warehouse, roaster and research and development positions.

“It’s always encouraging to see a Columbus-grown business expanding and adding jobs in our community,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “We thank Crimson Cup and we look forward to watching the company’s continued growth.”


About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio, and taught independent business owners how to be successful through its coffee shop franchise alternative program. Sustainably sourced Crimson Cup coffee is available through a network of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 28 states, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee House in the Columbus suburb of Clintonville. For more information, visit

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world ́s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit

Kenny McDonald

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