Author Archives: Crimsoncup

Bringing Hand-Brewed Coffee Home

Crimson Cup Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir

It’s easier than ever to enjoy hand-pour specialty coffee at home with our newly expanded home-brewing equipment selection. You’ll find popular siphon, drip and hand-pour systems from Hario, Chemex and Bodum, along with accessories such as digital scales and filters, in … Read More

Brandon Bir Earns BGA Certification

Crimson Cup Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir

Kudos to Brandon Bir, who recently achieved Level 1 Certification from the Barista Guild of America. Typical for Brandon, he earned a perfect score of 100 percent. Barista Guild Certification is based on industry standards and best practices of the Specialty … Read More

Two Costa Rican Coffees Join Our Friend2Farmer Lineup

Crimson Cup Friend2Farmer Direct Trade Coffee

We’re excited to announce that La Minita Hacienda Rio Negro and La Minita El Conquistador have joined our Friend2Farmer® line of sustainably sourced beans. Sales will support worker education, environmental conservation and higher quality processing standards. During last year’s sourcing … Read More

Coffee Review Awards Outstanding 90 Score to Organic Bali Kintamani Natural

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We’re proud to report that our Organic Bali Kintamani Natural received an outstanding 90 score from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review. Reviewers described it as, “… an impressively lush, voluptuous coffee.” Coffee Review’s blind assessment of Organic Bali Kintamani … Read More

Competing for America’s Best Espresso

Crimson Cup to compete for America's Best Espresso

Later this week, Brandon Bir and Bob Cervas are headed to Coffee Fest New York to represent Crimson Cup in the America’s Best Espresso competition.  We’re one of 28 coffee roasters facing off in a tournament designed to find the … Read More

Meet Our Cuppers: Steve Bayless, 7 Steps Trainer

Crimson Cup 7 Steps Trainer Steve Bayless

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who lives for coffee. Our Cuppers have invested long hours – in most cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our … Read More

Upper Arlington Students Tour Roasting Facility, Learn About Global Coffee Markets

Barington Elementary students tour Crimson Cup roasting facility

We’re proud to be working with a group of fifth-grade students from Barrington Elementary for an in-depth social studies module that is connecting them with a remote Honduran coffee-growing community. In partnership with teacher Brian Shininger, we’re helping fifth graders … Read More