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  • Crimson Cup Sponsors First-Ever Barista Competition in Bangladesh

    Monday, 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 […] Read More
  • Meet our Cuppers: Nate Bell

    Monday, 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 […] Read More
  • Brandon Bir Earns BGA Certification

    Thursday, 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 […] Read More
  • Meet Our Cuppers: Steve Bayless, 7 Steps Trainer

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • Good Day Columbus Visits Crimson Cup Coffee House

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    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 […] Read More
  • Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Customers prefer friendly baristas. 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 […] Read More