Tag Archives: Brandon Bir

Building Solar Dryers for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

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Crimson Cup is contributing $5,000 to kick off a proposed $500,000 project to build solar dryers for Peruvian coffee farmers in the Junín region. By supporting better aeration, the raised beds will help improve the quality of washed coffees by … Read More

Peru Coffee Sourcing Trip 2016

Brandon Bir on coffee farm in Peru

  Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education manager, recently traveled into Peru’s Andes Mountains to expand relationships with coffee farmers, agronomists, and others dedicated to improving the quality of the country’s coffee. Brandon’s trip originated in Lima. While visiting the capital … Read More

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins 93 Rating from The Coffee Review

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Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee recently earned an outstanding 93/100 rating from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review, the world’s leading coffee guide. Reviewers described our latest Ethiopian offering as, “A fruit-driven, harmoniously balanced Ethiopia natural.” The Coffee Review’s blind assessment … Read More

Seeking Out Relationships in Papua New Guinea

Crimson Cup is bringing our Friend2Farmer direct trade program to Papua New Guinea! Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir, a licensed Q Grader, recently spent several days cupping coffee and exploring coffee-growing areas of Papua New Guinea. This nation in … Read More

Brandon Bir Earns Q Grader License

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Congrats to Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir on earning his Q Grader license from the Coffee Quality Institute! Brandon is now one of only 3,500 coffee professionals worldwide licensed to evaluate Arabica coffees. “We are all extremely proud … Read More

Learn About Hand-Pour Coffee Brewing July 26

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Looking to up your coffee game? Then learn the art and science of hand-pour coffee brewing in Crimson Cup’s Coffee Brewing 701 class. The class takes place Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crimson Cup Innovation … Read More

Crimson Cup Seeks Out New Ethiopian Coffees, Farming Relationships

Brandon Bir with Ethiopian children

Ethiopia was the source of two of the three coffees we submitted for cupping as part of our winning Roaster of the Year application. Looking to the future, we want to discover new coffees and build relationships with Ethiopian coffee … Read More