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SCI + SCA Green Coffee

2,144.00 3,355.00

SCI + SCA Dual Award Green Bean Course

[SCI Green Coffee Level 1 + 2 + 3 + SCA Green Coffee Foundation + Intermediate]

Date: 19th Nov - 24th Nov

Venue: Torch Coffee Lab, Yunnan, China

Class conducted in bilingual (English & Chinese).

All coffee courses conduct in Yunnan, Pu’Er, China is inclusive of a Coffee Farm Trip

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The Green Coffee module is a comprehensive program created to give an individual a clear understanding and game plan for evaluating, importing and navigating coffee buying intricacies. Topics that will be covered include: assessing green bean quality, importing, storage, coffee aging, working with seasonal coffee, meeting producers, building long-term relationships, market trends, commodity contracts, pricing and finding vs. creating quality. 

SCI GREEN COFFEE LEVEL 1

Day 1: Overview of coffee supply chain, different stakeholders. In-depth discussion and practice of green grading coffee. Different parts of the bean, and affects of processing/storage. 

Day 2: Discussion of green buying, coffee contracts and terms, documentation required. Discuss how to make a green buying plan (for roasters). 

Day 3: Brief overview of processing and flavor and visual affects on green coffee. Overview of dry mill, sorting and grading and storage of green coffee. 

  • The Level 1 requires no previous experience.


SCI GREEN COFFEE LEVEL 2

Day 1: Discussion of different origins, different grading methods and requirements. Different bagging sizes, regulations. Looking at factors that affect price by origin.

Day 2: In-depth discussion on coffee buying, trading, contracts. Specialty vs commodity beans. In-depth green grading of different coffee processes, as well as species and varieties. Cupping comparison of effects of processing and species on flavor. 

Day 3: In-depth look at milling, storage and transportation, best practices and affect on quality and price. Discussion of green coffee certifications and requirements.

  • The Level 2 is suitable if you are already part of the industry, working in the field covered by the module, and have a firm knowledge of the basic skills.

  • Pre-requisite: Green Coffee Level 1

SCi Green coffee level 3

SCI Green Coffee Level 3 offers 2 tracks to help you hone your skills and learn more of the science behind your job.

Track 1 - Scientific Theory & Skills: 

Day 1: Participate in green trading simulation/competition. Compete based on current market prices and conditions. 

Day 2: In-depth overview of specific regions by origin, affect on green coffee (varieties, flavor/quality, price, processing practices, grading systems). Cupping comparison.

Day 3: Continued origin specific discussion, cupping comparison of specific regions within origins, as well as separate processing methods and affect on quality. Complete green trading simulation.

Track 2 - Business: 

Involves an in-depth look at how to apply green buying and selling applications in running a successful business.

  • Extensive relevant experience is recommended before attempting this level.

  • Pre-requisite: SCI Green Coffee Level 2, SCI Sensory Level 1, SCI Processing Level 1

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This is an introductory course that covers key concepts surrounding green coffee from growing the plant, through processing, shipping and storage to arrival at a roastery. The course is ideally suited for people new to the coffee industry or those looking to gain an insight into the broad subject matter of green coffee. It includes an introduction to the basics of quality checks, coffee grading, and taste/flavor differences due to processing or species. 

  • The Foundation level provides a first taste of a specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to go on to learn more. 

  • The Foundation level requires no previous experience. 

  • Courses at this level usually take 1 day.

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SCA ROASTING FOUNDATION

Designed to introduce core roasting skills and equipment to people with no previous roasting experience. The student will be able to describe the various stages of roasting using all terminology from the keyword list below. 

  • The Foundation level provides a first taste of a specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to go on to learn more.

  • The Foundation level requires no previous experience, Sensory and Green Coffee Foundation level courses are recommended

  • Courses at this level usually take 1 day.

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SCA GREEN COFFEE INTERMEDIATE

This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Green Coffee Foundation course and prepare the student for more complex job functions found in the green coffee profession. Specifically:

  1. Botany and agronomy are developed further

  2. Processing is explored in more detail and quality as a result of processing is introduced as a concept

  3. Defects as well as positive grading variables are introduced to the student

  4. Core elements of green coffee contracts are introduced

  5. Grading and quality differentiation with regard to contracts is introduced

  6. Seasonality and quality storage variables are introduced as concepts

  7. Market terminology is developed further

  8. Decaffeination is developed further

  9. Mechanisms of certification are explored in further detail

  • It is recommended that students have been working for a minimum of six months in a job with exposure to green coffee before taking this module, and ideally around twelve months minimum.

  • Pre-requisite: Intro to Coffee, Green Coffee Foundation,  Sensory Foundation, Sensory Intermediate (recommended only)

  • Courses at the Intermediate level usually take a minimum of 2 days.

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