Awesome coffee begins with the beans, which come in five grades (the measure of quality for coffee). Kushala Sip uses only the finest: Highest Class, Specialty Grade coffee beans, representing the most elite coffee beans harvested worldwide. We partner with Crimson Cup, a roasting company because their passion for roasting awesome coffee since 1991. They are true coffee geeks obsessed with bringing the best coffee in the world home to you.
Like wine, coffee quality depends on the climate in which it is grown. Rainfall, soil conditions, altitude and other environmental factors impact the flavor and quality of the beans. Crimson Cup travels the world’s coffee-growing regions – especially Africa, Central and South America, Indonesia and Hawaii – to find and buy the best-tasting coffee beans.
We are especially jazzed about sustainable, fairly traded and organic brews. Crimson Cup visits the small farmers who carefully tend coffee plants in remote, mountainous regions. By buying directly from farmers, they retain a larger share of the profits from their labors, improving the quality of life for their families and their communities. And improving the quality of the coffee we can bring home to you.
Crimson Cup imports 150-pound bags of green coffee to their Worldwide Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Their Master Roaster then carefully roasts the green coffee beans in small batches. Under his guidance, each bean is roasted to perfection so that, when ground and brewed, it will release the subtly nuanced flavors of truly fine coffee. Depending upon its unique flavor characteristics, each coffee will be offered as a single-origin varietal or included in one of our signature blends.
After roasting, the coffee is packaged and shipped the day it was roasted. Crimson Cup’s devotion to freshness ensures that Kushala Sip’s customers will get delicious coffee every time.