Coffee Education

PCR’s coffee lab & training campus is located on an experimental farm located in North Kona. This allows us to seamlessly incorporate farm visits, lectures by local producers, and other unique and valuable supply-chain perspectives into each of our courses as we gaze at coffee trees just outside our windows. We also partner with local producers to collaborate on regularly-scheduled educational opportunities on their farms.

We offer classes and workshops for individuals and groups covering coffee knowledge such as manual brewing skills, introduction to coffee tasting and building sensory skills, espresso and barista skills, and roasting basics.

From beginner workshops, to custom corporate training, to multi-day SCA professional certificate programs – all of our specialty coffee classes are taught by coffee professionals and SCA Authorized Trainers with extensive industry experience as baristas, coffee roasters, and sensory specialists.

Pacific Coffee Research has a wares partnership with notNeutral – ceramicware, glassware and other materials used in our classes are provided by them. All students who register for and complete any class with us will receive exclusive discounts for retail or wholesale purchases through the notNeutral website!


PCR is a Premier Training Campus offering modules of the SCA’s globally recognized professional coffee education program. Learn everything you need to know to advance your career in specialty coffee, from brewing basics to advanced sensory analysis.


Specialty coffee workshops and classes in manual brewing, coffee tasting, barista skills, and home coffee roasting basics. Our campus is located on a North Kona coffee farm on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’i, and we also offer regular programs at the farms of our local producer partners.


Can’t make it to Hawai’i? Take a selection of our workshops from your own home with our new Virtual Workshops! We will taste coffee together, learn about our sensory systems, play with brew methods, and learn all about coffee with the help of video conferencing.

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