Tag Archives: Brandon Bir

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

Brandon Bir Earns SCAA Coffee Tasting Certificate

Q Grader Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Columbus Ohio

Congratulations to Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education manager!  He recently became one of 238 coffee professionals worldwide to earn a Coffee Tasting Certificate from the Specialty Coffee Association of America. “This is another great affirmation of Brandon’s evolving coffee … Read More

Building Solar Dryers for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

Crimson Cup is contributing $5,000 to kick off a proposed $500,000 project to build solar dryers for Peruvian coffee farmers in the Junín region. By supporting better aeration, the raised beds will help improve the quality of washed coffees by … Read More