Tag Archives: barista

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

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

Good Day Columbus Visits Crimson Cup Coffee House

Dana Turtle (center) with Rebeka Reames and Bob Cervas at Crimson Cup Coffee House

As Good Day Columbus Meteorologist Dana Turtle discovered last Friday, becoming a barista takes a lot of skill and training. Dana played barista for a day at our Crimson Cup Coffee House. Crimson Cup Barista Rebeka Reames, who has eleven … Read More

Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

Crimson Cup Barista Customer Service

Recently, a barista in Seattle, Washington was fired after being revealed as the author of the Bitter Barista blog, which featured snarky comments about customers and his boss. Obviously, snarky is not a good attitude for most coffee houses. We … Read More