General

At the Foundation Level, you will be exposed to sustainability terminology, a brief history of sustainability projects in coffee, and key sustainability challenges across the value chain. You will begin to understand the trade-offs and complexities of different approaches and access some of the tools that exist to address a variety of challenges.

Duration
One day. We start at 10 am, we finish at 17 pm.
Preliminary training
If this is your first coffee training, SCA Green Coffee Foundation is recommended (but not mandatory).
Cost
  • Training: Onbekende training tag. (including training materials and lunch)
  • Certificate: € 60,00 excl. VAT (€ 72,60 incl. VAT)
Training materials
No additional training materials are required for this training.
For whom?
Designed for people at all points in the coffee chain,
Examination
The exam follows immediately after the training. The exam consists of a theoretical test. With the knowledge you gain during the course day, you are able to pass the practical exam.
Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has created the Coffee Skills Program. This program consists of five different modules: Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills and Roasting. Each module is offered at three levels: foundation, intermediate and professional. All modules are concluded with a practical and theoretical exam. On successful completion of a module an internationally accepted certificate can be requested. For more information about the certification system, please visit the SCA website.
Program
You will learn…

  • Why sustainability is a different kind of challenge than others in coffee, but not an impossible one
  • Ideas on where you might start with sustainability in your own organizations.
  • Articulate broad sustainability challenges at different points in the value chain
  • Discuss different possibilities for future sustainable practices at various levels of the coffee chain
  • Explain trade-offs of different sustainability projects
Further training
Tastes like more? You might want to take a look at the following courses: