Tag Archives: NARSA

Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

Brandon Bir cups coffee in Peru

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 … Read More

Innovation Lab Hosts Peruvian Coffee Farmers for Seminars on Brewing, Cupping and Roasting Coffee

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 … Read More

Promoting Quality with Peruvian Coffee Farmers and Roasters

Brandon Bir examines honey process coffee in Peru

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, … Read More

Building Solar Dryers for Peruvian Coffee Farmers

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 … Read More

Peru Coffee Sourcing Trip 2016

Brandon Bir on coffee farm in Peru

  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 … Read More

Meet the Farmer Coffee Tasting: Peru La Merced Mundo Pache with Julio Arevalo Tello

Julio Arevalo Tello and Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee House Columbus Ohio

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 … Read More