Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea plans to double its workforce over the next three years and invest $1.1 million to expand into a second facility at 1925 Alum Creek Drive, near the company’s existing facility at 700 Alum Creek Drive in Columbus, Ohio.
The specialty coffee provider, which works with 350 independent businesses to distribute coffee across nearly 30 states, plans to build a larger manufacturing facility along with a research and development center.
“The Columbus Region has been a remarkable place to start our coffee business,” said Greg Ubert, Founder/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 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.”