Tag: barista

Crimson Cup Sponsors First-Ever Barista Competition in Bangladesh

April 2, 2018 (Published: March 26, 2018)

We were excited to sponsor the first-ever barista competition in Bangladesh, in partnership with Sanremo Coffee Machines and 3S. Vying for a grand prize of 50,000 Bangladeshi taka (about $600), 16 local baristas displayed their skills in espresso preparation and latte art. Shurov Islam of Trouville Café took home grand-prize honors, while his colleague Debobrata […]

Meet our Cuppers: Nate Bell

February 10, 2015 (Published: February 9, 2015)

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who is passionate about coffee. Many of our Cuppers have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our […]

Brandon Bir Earns BGA Certification

May 7, 2015 (Published: March 13, 2014)

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 Coffee Association of America. A Coffee and Training Specialist, Brandon is a key member of […]

Meet Our Cuppers: Steve Bayless, 7 Steps Trainer

February 28, 2014 (Published: February 28, 2014)

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 Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our mission of consistently […]

Good Day Columbus Visits Crimson Cup Coffee House

January 21, 2014 (Published: January 21, 2014)

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 years’ coffee experience, guided Dana in preparing a series of delicious drinks. He showcased the […]

Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

November 4, 2022 (Published: February 27, 2013)

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 recommend cultivating a friendly atmosphere to win repeat customers and word of mouth traffic. We’re […]