Green Coffee Professional

Green Coffee Professional

SKU: GC3_3

Green Professional

This course 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 CSP 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.

Course Information

  • Course Length: 32 hours including practical & written exams
  • Prerequisites: None; Green Coffee Intermediate and Sensory Intermediate and Roasting Foundation recommend

Written Exam Information:

  • Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 36 (worth one point each) Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 90 minutes
  • Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 80%

Practical Exam Information:

  • Total Time Allowed for Practical Exam: 80 minutes
  • Passing Score (Practical Exam): 80% = 128 points correct / 160 total exam points

Cost: $2000.00 Includes SCA certification fee, handouts, lunch and all class supplies