Coffee

Trip to Brazil: Day 1

Brazil, 2013 – Day 1 The first day started off at 8AM (after a 12hr flight), when my plane landed in Sao Paulo. Luckily I flew into Brazil with one of the hosts of the trip. We met up after … Read More

Our Passion for Roasting Coffee Since 1991

August is National Coffee Month! And at Crimson Cup, we’re celebrating the hard work that goes into every cup. Protecting the integrity of each bean from seed to cup is our highest calling. It all starts with coffee farmers. We … Read More

The Stand-Crafted Approach

Fresh Cup magazine recently interviewed our own Brandon Bir about the handcrafted pour-over stands he’s created for our Crimson Cup Coffee House. Editor Chris Ryan writes, “Once an owner opts to go with a pour-over program, the decision of what … Read More

Coffee Shops Fuel Creativity

It’s no secret that students and artistic types congregate in coffee shops.  Many believe a jolt of java acts as a needed stimulant to enhance study and creative work. Recent research offers insight into why a coffee shop is such … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

If you’re dreaming of opening your own coffee shop, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. There’s no hard and fast answer, because every specialty coffee business is different.  Your costs will depend upon the type of coffee business … Read More

The Composition of Coffee

Crafted by: Brandon Bir Coffee cherries are produced by a small evergreen tree.  These berries turn from green to bright yellow to crimson red (in most cases).  When they are ripe, they are picked and processed in several different ways.  … Read More

Cupping: Tasting and Analyzing

Crafted by: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education at Crimson Cup Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about cupping coffees at Crimson Cup.  So what the heck is cupping? Well, the short answer is: cupping … Read More