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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
  • Brandon Bir Certified as SCA Lead Instructor

    Thursday, 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 […] Read More
  • Welcome to our Innovation Lab!

    Saturday, 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 […] Read More
  • Coming Soon: Ohio’s First SCAA Accredited Innovation & Training Campus

    Monday, 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 […] 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