Tag: barista training

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 […]

Brandon Bir Certified as SCA Lead Instructor

March 1, 2017 (Published: February 16, 2017)

Congratulations to Brandon Bir! Our Coffee Sourcing and Education Director has been certified as a Lead Instructor by the Specialty Coffee Association. As a result, he is qualified to become a lead instructor or assistant instructor at SCA events and to teach professional coffee development courses on SCA campuses. “Brandon is one of the most […]

Welcome to our Innovation Lab!

February 4, 2016 (Published: January 16, 2016)

After months of planning and construction, the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab is ready for action. Hundreds of Crimson Cup customers, community supporters, members of the local business community and local media joined us for our Open House in Friday, January 15. And, we’ll be hosting another first look for customers on Saturday, January 30. Free […]

Coming Soon: Ohio’s First SCAA Accredited Innovation & Training Campus

November 4, 2022 (Published: August 3, 2015)

At Crimson Cup, we’re all about coffee — including coffee training. So we’re excited to begin construction on a 7,000-square-foot dedicated innovation and training laboratory built to the standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. We’re creating a space for both consumers and coffee professionals to learn about what goes into a great cup […]

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 […]