Tag: Brandon Bir

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

October 31, 2017 (Published: October 25, 2017)

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 out Brandon Bir’s “contagious enthusiasm” and the “sheer joy he finds in coffee and life” […]

Promoting Quality with Peruvian Coffee Farmers and Roasters

October 12, 2017 (Published: October 5, 2017)

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, everyone is much more focused on coffee quality,” he said. “We’re excited to work with […]

Crimson Cup Wins Medals at Golden Bean North America Roasting Contest

September 20, 2017 (Published: September 21, 2017)

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 Kebena coffees. The contest took place Sept. 13 through 16 at the Double Tree Hilton […]

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

June 29, 2017 (Published: June 27, 2017)

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 exceptional coffee,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Their hard work has propelled Crimson Cup […]

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 […]

Brandon Bir Earns SCAA Coffee Tasting Certificate

December 15, 2016 (Published: December 6, 2016)

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 evaluation skills,” said  Founder and President Greg Ubert. “He plays an instrumental role in our […]

Building Solar Dryers for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

November 10, 2016 (Published: November 10, 2016)

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 mitigating the risk of negative fermentation. The project is a joint venture of NARSA (NEGOCIACIONES […]