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  • Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

    Saturday, June 30, 2018  
    (Updated: July 18, 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 […] Read More
  • Innovation Lab Hosts Peruvian Coffee Farmers for Seminars on Brewing, Cupping and Roasting Coffee

    Friday, December 8, 2017  
    (Updated: December 21, 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 […] Read More
  • Promoting Quality with Peruvian Coffee Farmers and Roasters

    Thursday, October 5, 2017  
    (Updated: October 12, 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. […] Read More
  • Building Solar Dryers for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

    Thursday, 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 […] Read More
  • Peru Coffee Sourcing Trip 2016

    Friday, October 28, 2016  
    (Updated: November 10, 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 […] Read More
  • Meet the Farmer Coffee Tasting: Peru La Merced Mundo Pache with Julio Arevalo Tello

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    We recently kicked off “Meet the Farmer,” a series of coffee tastings by smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative managers at our Columbus-area coffee houses. “We believe that introducing some of the people who grow and process our coffee will give Columbus coffee aficionados greater insight into coffee’s journey from farm to […] Read More