Tag: NARSA

New Crop of Our Award-winning Natural Gesha Coffee from Oxapampa, Peru

August 5, 2022 (Published: August 1, 2022)

We’re excited to announce a new crop of our award-winning Natural Gesha coffee, which grows in the high jungle of Oxapampa, Peru. “One of our favorite coffees, this fruit-dried Natural Gesha is nothing short of amazing,” said Crimson Cup Sustainability Director Brandon Bir. “With notes of white grapes, lilac and guava, it’s no wonder this […]

Drying Beds to Support Peruvian Gesha Coffee Harvest

November 29, 2022 (Published: April 2, 2022)

In 2021, coffee farmer Hector Portocarerro lost half his crop of rare Peruvian Gesha coffee to uneven drying and processing defects. This year, he is installing new drying beds with our support. “Hector’s cherry-dried Peruvian Gesha is one of my favorite coffees, and we would like to buy more of it,” said Sustainability Director Brandon […]

Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

July 18, 2018 (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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peru Coffee Sourcing Trip 2016

November 10, 2016 (Published: October 28, 2016)

  Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education manager, recently traveled into Peru’s Andes Mountains to expand relationships with coffee farmers, agronomists, and others dedicated to improving the quality of the country’s coffee. Brandon’s trip originated in Lima. While visiting the capital city, he shared samples of Crimson Cup’s Ethiopian Kossa Kebena and 1991 Blend coffees with […]