Tag: Brandon Bir

Brandon Bir is a 2021 Columbus Monthly Tastemaker

December 21, 2023 (Published: December 24, 2021)

Kudos to Brandon Bir! Columbus Monthly magazine named our Director of Sustainability to its 2021 Tastemakers class of the capital city’s rising culinary stars. The Tastemakers feature in the magazine’s December 2021 issue highlighted the contributions of 10 rising culinary stars to the Columbus food scene. “I feel honored to be part of such an […]

Brandon Bir Participates in Coffee Equity Panel

December 21, 2023 (Published: October 9, 2021)

On October 21, Director of Sustainability Brandon Bir will take part in a panel discussion presented by the Coffee Equity Lab at The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s innovation center. The panel will discuss “Information and Education Access as a Consumer-Side Change Agent,” at 12 p.m. CDT. Register at this link for the free online series. Other panelists include […]

OSU Student Team Coached by Brandon Bir Wins Sustainability Award

July 22, 2021 (Published: July 22, 2021)

A team of four students sponsored by Crimson Cup recently won the Fischer Pathways in Supply Chain Sustainability Competition at The Ohio State University. Made possible by a generous gift from the Central Ohio chapter of the Institute for Supply Management, 19 students on 6 teams worked on sustainability projects with six sponsor companies. Each […]

Brandon Bir Named East Regional Coordinator for the SCA USA Chapter Committee

December 21, 2023 (Published: June 11, 2021)

Kudos to Director of Sustainability Brandon Bir! He’s a new East Regional Coordinator for the Specialty Coffee Association USA Chapter Committee. Elected to a two-year term, Brandon is one of 12 new members of the 20-member committee. “Brandon is one of the most highly qualified coffee professionals in the country,” said Founder and President Greg […]

Crimson Cup Brings Home 6 Medals from Golden Bean North America

December 21, 2023 (Published: September 28, 2018)

Crimson Cup brought home six medals from the fourth annual Golden Bean North America roasting competition. Competing in a field of over 900 entries from 500 roasters, our Wayfarer Blend, our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena, Tired Goat Blend, 1959 Colombia Mokka and Oxapampa Peru Gesha coffees brought home silver medals. Wayfarer Blend also won a bronze medal. […]

Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

December 21, 2023 (Published: June 30, 2018)

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 including executives from The Ohio State University to expand relationships and spread knowledge of American […]

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

December 21, 2017 (Published: December 8, 2017)

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 Grader Brandon Bir, director of sustainability and education, and other members of the Crimson Cup […]