INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

PRICE $300

Prerequisites: no required prerequisites

This half-day course is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. Answering the question “what is Specialty coffee?” this course charts coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today as we explore the drink enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From farming and harvesting coffee cherry through drying, roasting, brewing and drinking, this module looks at each process coffee goes through to become a beverage. This half day course also includes a coffee cupping, which allows you to taste the various flavor profiles coffee has to offer.

Topics Covered:

What is Specialty coffee?
History and development of coffee consumption
Cultivation around the world
Introduction to objective coffee tasting and cupping
Explore key concepts of coffee’s genetics, processing, and the geographical regions in which it is grown
Introduction to coffee roasting and roasting terminology
The impact of freshness and storage practices on coffee quality
Hands-on experience with manual brewing on a variety of devices
Identify and describe common cafe drinks

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