Tag Archives: Brandon Bir

Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

Brandon Bir cups coffee in Peru

Since 2012,  our team of cuppers has worked with Peruvian coffee farmers, café owners and baristas to improve the quality of coffee they grow and prepare. Recently, Education and Sustainability Director Brandon Bir and Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge led a team … Read More

Innovation Lab Hosts Peruvian Coffee Farmers for Seminars on Brewing, Cupping and Roasting Coffee

We were thrilled to host a group from Peru’s NARSA coffee co-op at our Columbus, Ohio Innovation Lab.  From December 4 through 6, they learned  how to brew, roast and cup coffee to American tastes under the direction of Q … Read More

Brandon Bir Named One of 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram

When Barista Magazine went looking for the best coffee professionals to follow on Instagram, Crimson Cup’s Education and Sustainability Director rose to the top. In “The 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram Right Now,” writer Erin Meister called … Read More

Promoting Quality with Peruvian Coffee Farmers and Roasters

Brandon Bir examines honey process coffee in Peru

Brandon Bir is buzzed about Peruvian coffee. On his annual coffee buying trip to Peru’s jungle highlands, our Coffee Sourcing and Education Director found farmers, roasters and baristas eager to up their coffee game. “Since Cup of Excellence came to Peru, … Read More

Crimson Cup Wins Medals at Golden Bean North America Roasting Contest

Crimson Cup wins Golden Bean North America medals

Great news! Crimson Cup won three medals at the third annual Golden Bean North America roasting competition sponsored by Pentair Everpure. Competing in a field of 863 entries from North American roasters, we won medals for our Wayfarer Blend and Ethiopian Kossa … Read More

Wayfarer Blend Takes Third-Place Prize in America’s Best Espresso Competition at Coffee Fest Chicago

Crimson Cup Wayfarer Blend America's Best Espresso

Chalk up another award for our Wayfarer Blend, which took home a third-place trophy in the America’s Best Espresso Central Region Competition at Coffee Fest Chicago! “We’re extremely proud of Wayfarer Blend and the team that sourced, roasted and presented this … Read More

Brandon Bir Certified as SCA Lead Instructor

Q Grader Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Columbus Ohio

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 … Read More