Tag: coffee training

All About Coffee: Our Coffee 701 Course

April 26, 2017 (Published: April 20, 2017)

Love coffee? Want to learn more about this tasty and energizing beverage? Then enroll in our Coffee 701 course! Coffee 701 offers an introduction to the history, cultivation and trade of the world’s number-one cash crop, beginning with the legend of an Arab goat-herd and his dancing goats. We’ll share stories gleaned from more than 25,000 miles of travel […]

Coming Soon: Ohio’s First SCAA Accredited Innovation & Training Campus

November 4, 2022 (Published: August 3, 2015)

At Crimson Cup, we’re all about coffee — including coffee training. So we’re excited to begin construction on a 7,000-square-foot dedicated innovation and training laboratory built to the standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. We’re creating a space for both consumers and coffee professionals to learn about what goes into a great cup […]

Greg Shares Startup Strategies in Coffeetalk Magazine

November 16, 2018 (Published: April 17, 2014)

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then check out Greg’s recent column, “Seven Strategies for a Successful Coffee-Shop Start-up” in CoffeeTalk magazine. The strategies are based on the steps outlined in Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry. They include: Lead with location. Think efficiency when arranging your shop. Buy the […]

Customers Earn $125,000 in Education and Hands-on Training through Crimson Cup Rewards

April 3, 2014 (Published: 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 Cup’s Independents Day conference, or […]

Meet Our Cuppers: Steve Bayless, 7 Steps Trainer

February 28, 2014 (Published: 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 to our mission of consistently […]

Barista Camp

October 22, 2013 (Published: 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 professionals that want to talk […]

Cupping: Tasting and Analyzing

June 17, 2013 (Published: 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 is: Cupping starts with samples […]