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SCAA Green Buyer CERTIFICATION

The SCAA Coffee Buyer Pathway Level 1 course consists of classroom and lab time combined with a written exam, with a duration of 20 hours. Students are required to obtain certification for Foundations of Coffee before taking this course. The course includes the following classes:

 

The Coffee Buyer Course includes the following classes:

  • CB200 Mill to Roaster: Green Coffee Price & Contract Impacts
  • CB205 Green Coffee Buying Essentials
  • CB206 Green Coffee Market Dynamics Explained
  • CB230 Production and Inventory Control Practices
  • CB236 Buying on Green Coffee Market Principles
  • CB237 Green Coffee Purchasing Strategies

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REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR LEVEL 1

  • PREREQUISITE: SCAA Foundations courses are required in order to take Level 1 courses and are offered in a bundle together with Level 1 courses.
    • CP103: Customer Service Essentials
    • CB100: Seed to Cup
    • CP151 & 152: Brewing and Extraction Principles and Principles Applied
    • GE103: Orientation to SCAA Cupping
  • REQUIREMENT: Candidates must complete the entire course and testing within 3 years.

 

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