Crimson Cup Launches Third International Coffee House in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 29, 2017

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has opened a third international coffee shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The new Crimson Cup Coffee House is located at Quantum Mostofa tower, (3rd floor) Gausal Azam Avenue, Sector-13 in the Uttara area. It joins Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Dhaka’s Banani and Dhanmondi neighborhoods.

“We’re excited to open the third and largest Crimson Cup Coffee House in Dhaka,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “The managing directors, managing partners and investors have created another inviting space for Uttara coffee lovers to enjoy handcrafted espressos, café mochas, lattes and other handcrafted coffee drinks.”

Crimson Cup Bangladesh is a joint project of Managing Directors Mohaimin Mostafa and Rehanur Rahman; Managing Partners Tareq Rafi Bhuiyan and his wife, Ayesha Rawshan Bhuiyan; and Investors Sararaz Anwar Upol, his wife, Shahana Mirza Asha, and her brothers Mirza Abdul Khaled and Mirza Abdul Khales.

Crimson Cup Coffee House Uttara offers a wide range of handcrafted hot, iced and frozen espresso drinks as well as hot and iced teas. The shop also features a brew bar, where baristas hand-pour craft coffees discovered during Crimson Cup’s sourcing trips all over the world. Initial offerings included Crimson Cup’s Ethiopian Sidamo Ardi and Mexican Colorada coffees. Fresh-baked pastries round out the menu, and customers can also buy bags of fresh-roasted beans to brew at home.

The Uttara location will soon become the first Dhaka-area coffee house to offer Crimson Cup’s Nitro cold brew coffee on tap. Made from cold-brewed craft coffee infused with Nitrogen bubbles, this effervescent iced coffee has the texture and mouth feel of a fine milk stout.

In addition to ample parking and inside seating, the new location features a quiet room where customers can study, read, and have meetings.

Mostafa and the Bhuiyans enjoyed Crimson Cup coffee while studying at Ohio State University in Columbus. When planning for their chain of coffee houses, they reached out for support through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Based on Ubert’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, the program teaches prospective business owners all they need to open a coffee shop. Hands-on consulting covers everything from writing a coffee shop business plan and finding the right location to choosing equipment, hiring and training staff, attracting customers and more.

The Uttara baristas learned their craft from Crimson Cup Innovation Lab Ambassador Nate Bell, who conducted on-site training in the days leading up to the star-studded grand opening on May 25, which was attended by prominent Bangladesh actors, movie producers, musicians and journalists.

After opening three coffee houses since May 2015, the Crimson Cup Bangladesh team is already planning to expand. Managers are looking for locations in the cities of Sylhet and Chittagong, the resort city of Cox Bazar, and other sections of Dhaka, including Mirpur.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches, which it sells directly to consumers and as wholesale coffee beans. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 29 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses. To learn more, visit

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71-Year St. Louis Company, Woodard Cleaning and Restoration, Earns 2017 Top Workplace Award

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 29, 2017

Woodard Cleaning and Restoration has earned a spot in The St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Top Workplaces program for the third year in a row! This is an especially meaningful honor for the Woodard team, since it is based solely on feedback provided by employees about their experiences at Woodard. Each year’s feedback is resoundingly positive, illustrating the focus Woodard’s leadership team has in creating a strong, motivating, and positive culture.

Employees of all companies participating in the Top Workplaces program were surveyed earlier in the year by a third-party information gathering company about their experiences at work. Responses were collected and grouped by Organizational Health (overall, how employees feel about being a part of the organization), The Basics (feedback on benefits, pay, culture, etc.), and Engagement (how motivated and engaged employees are while at work). Each higher level component contains smaller groupings as well, all designed to give an employer candid, valuable feedback on its employees’ experiences. Since the survey is conducted by a third party and all responses are anonymous, it allows the team to feel free in giving honest feedback, which employers are encouraged to read, digest, and use as a basis for any necessary improvements.

Over the past year and a half, Woodard has really honed in on articulating its culture, plans for the future, and mission in the community. Through extensive work by all members of the leadership team, Woodard has been able to define its core purpose as “Helping people get back to their lives,” its signature strength as having “the most capable employees,” and its envisioned future as seeing “a day when [Woodard is] known for growing leaders in [the] company, industry, and communities.” Being able to articulate these key components of Woodard’s culture has created an open, positive, and motivational environment across all of Woodard’s teams. “I truly believe that putting these things into writing, communicating them on a daily basis with our teams, and living up to our core values of Do What’s Right, Serve Others, and Learn Every Day on a daily basis are the keys to us being a Top Workplace,” said Woodard’s Chief Revenue Officer Dave Christoff. “If you instill a positive company culture and lead with integrity while empowering your employees to succeed, you’re naturally going to create an awesome workplace filled with happy people,” continues Mr. Christoff.

If you’d like to join the Woodard team, visit to see current job openings.

About the 2017 Top Workplaces Program

Based on survey responses from more than 35,000 people, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is able to name 120 area employers as Top Workplaces for 2017.

These employers — ranging from small businesses to some of the region's biggest corporations — share key qualities: effective leadership, strong values, clear direction and motivated workers.

To see a complete list of Top Workplaces for 2017, visit the winners page.

About Woodard Cleaning and Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Services was founded in 1946 as St. Louis' first in-home rug and carpet cleaning company, and is now the area's largest commercial and residential cleaning company for carpet, rugs, furniture, and hard surfaces. Additionally, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration is a preferred provider of water and fire mitigation services, as well as disaster reconstruction for residential, commercial, and institutional facilities. For more information, visit Woodard's website at, or call (314) 961-9102.

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ENGEL ICE Outperforms All Competitors In Independent Review

Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) June 29, 2017

Anglers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and road-trippers alike can keep their provisions colder for longer periods of time with ENGEL Cooler and Freezer Paks, which boast ENGEL’s proprietary dry ice replacement solution. A recent independent review pitted ENGEL Cooler and Freezer Paks, which utilize a Phase Change Material technology developed by Dr. Cliff Glade in 2010, against top competitors and ENGEL outperformed the competition. The full review can be seen here at

ENGEL, the leader in AC/DC fridges and freezers, high performance roto-molded coolers, vacuum insulated drink ware, outdoor adventure gear and soft-sided coolers for more than a half a century, is thrilled to make their Cooler and Freezer Paks, the highest performing ice replacement in the industry, available to consumers at select sporting good retailers and online at


ENGEL Cooler and Freezer Paks utilize a Phase Change Material (PCM). A phase change is defined as a transition between liquid and solid, like ice, or a transition between solid and gas, like dry ice. When a PCM like the one in ENGEL Cooler and/or Freezer Paks freezes, it releases a large amount of energy and does so at a relatively constant temperature. When a PCM melts, it absorbs a large amount of heat from the environment and does so at a relatively constant temperature. The PCMs used in ENGEL products have been engineered to solidify at different temperatures allowing them to maintain a constant exact temperature in the frozen or refrigerated range necessary to provide optimum cooling.

The PCMs ENGEL has chosen to ensure optimum performance were originally developed for the medical community. Portable blood banks used PCMs to maintain precise temperatures required to store and transport blood, allowing blood to remain with patients in the critical hours following surgery. Today, the largest health care services in the world use the same insulated PCMs that ENGEL brings to consumers. The precise and reliable cooling that hospitals trust keeps cooler contents cold for days. In fact, ENGEL Freezer Paks have added to the success and influence of ENGEL’s MHD13F-DM, a Fridge-Freezer designed by ENGEL to meet the needs of the EMS market for the transport of temperature-sensitive medications or storage of cold saline solution for induced hypothermia.

All ENGEL ICE products are non-toxic, non-hazardous, re-usable for up to five years and can maintain a sub-zero temperature “charge” in a freezer or other insulated environment for an extended period of time. The Engel Cooler Pak, which is available in medium and large size options, is an ideal cooler companion to keep contents chilled and dry. It works great in lunch boxes, beach coolers, soft sided coolers and cold shipping and it extends the life of traditional bagged ice allowing users to enjoy recreational sports without the mess of melted ice. Or, users can select the Engel Freezer Pak, also available in medium and large, which will keep keep cooler contents colder than ice for days. The hard-shell products retail for $19.99 for the medium, or $29.99 for the large, in either the Cooler Pak or Freezer Pak options.

“Often, a cooler is only as effective as what’s on the inside to keep provisions cool,” said Paul Kabalin, CEO of ENGEL Coolers. “Our ENGEL Cooler and Freezer Paks are the best way to ensure optimum chilling out of your ENGEL Cooler. Hospitals across the country trust our Paks, and we know ENGEL Cooler customers crave and deserve that same level of performance.”

For more information on ENGEL products, please visit or check out ENGEL’s online catalogs at and

About ENGEL Coolers:

ENGEL Coolers has designed a line of heavy duty coolers that are built for more than just keeping things cold. Rugged, durable, high-performance marine coolers and AC/DC overland fridge freezers are just some of the products that we have become known for. If your outdoor adventure or recreation require a heavy duty cooler solution, look no further. When the heat cranks up, ENGEL is here to cool things down. Adventurers, fisherman, hunters, and campers the world over rely on ENGEL high performance, heavy duty coolers. For more information, please visit

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