SCA Green Coffee Professional

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The Green Coffee module covers the key concepts surrounding green coffee, from growing the plant, through processing, shipping, storage and arrival at a roaster.  It includes principles of coffee growing, processing and green coffee grading and coffee contracts and green coffee portfolio management.

Professional is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Green Coffee Intermediate course and prepare the student for managerial job functions found in the green coffee profession. Integration of green coffee knowledge with that in other CDS modules including sensory and roasting are also expected. Specifically, students will be tested on their ability to:

  • Identify key aspects of coffee botany, and farm management
  • Understand in detail the different stages of specialty coffee processing across the full range of methodologies found in
  • producing countries
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify a range of cup defects found
  • globally in coffee
  • Demonstrate how to analyze samples of green and roasted
  • coffee for quality and defects
  • Understand how to construct and manage green coffee
  • portfolios in terms of volumes, cost, and time with reference to
  • the changing market price of coffee
  • Understand criteria forming the cost of green coffee
  • production and how to apply this to contract negotiation
  • Demonstrate how to identify coffees based on quality and
  • volume parameters to suit client needs
  • Understanding how to assess suppliers for their ability to meet
  • criteria outlined in third party accreditation systems 

It is recommended that students have been working for a minimum of two years in a job with exposure to green coffee before taking this module, and ideally around three to five years. Pre-requisites for this module of the CDS are:

  • Introduction to Coffee
  • Green Coffee Foundation
  • Sensory Foundation
  • Green Coffee Intermediate
  • Sensory Intermediate (recommended only)
  • Roasting Foundation (recommended only)

    This is one of the Coffee Diploma System Intermediate modules, 25 credits will be awarded after completion.

    Language:  Cantonese or English 
    Course material:  English
    Course Length:  ~ 18 hours / 2,5 days (including exams)

    * Course fee includes Exam & Certificates fee
    ** Date and time can be arranged for groups of 8 or above.
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