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  • We're International! Welcome to Columbus Coffee Shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    We’re excited to open our first international coffee shop outside the U.S. and its territories! Columbus Coffee Shop opened May 22 in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Partners Mohaimin Mostafa, Rehanur Rahman, Mirza Abdul Khaled and Tarek Rafi Bhuiyan have created an inviting space for Dhaka residents to enjoy handcrafted […] Read More
  • Customers Earn $125,000 in Education and Hands-on Training through Crimson Cup Rewards

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Wow! Crimson Cup customers enjoyed a great year in 2013. As a result, we’ve been able to award more than $125,000 in education and hands-on training after the first year of our Crimson Cup Rewards program. Customers can apply credits throughout 2014 toward a wide variety of training classes, Crimson […] 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
  • Barista Camp

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Crafted by: Brandon Bir “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” – JFK The pursuit to learn more about what we do, and what others are doing, led me to the Barista Guild’s Barista Camp in Palm Springs, California this past week. This yearly event is held for coffee […] Read More
  • Cupping: Tasting and Analyzing

    Monday, June 17, 2013
    Crafted by: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education at Crimson Cup Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about cupping coffees at Crimson Cup.  So what the heck is cupping? Well, the short answer is: cupping is the tasting and analyzing of coffee; the long answer […] Read More
  • Take Time for Training

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013
    Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series continues in June with, “TAKE TIME FOR TRAINING.” “Thorough training for both owners and baristas is one of the most critical factors in starting and running a successful coffee […] Read More
  • Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Customers prefer friendly baristas. Recently, a barista in Seattle, Washington was fired after being revealed as the author of the Bitter Barista blog, which featured snarky comments about customers and his boss. Obviously, snarky is not a good attitude for most coffee houses. We recommend cultivating a friendly atmosphere to […] Read More