Laying the groundwork for a life in coffee, Foundations of Coffee serves as the introduction to all of the Pathways and builds a vocabulary, both spoken and sensed, that will serve each subsequent class in any chosen course of study. Lectures touching on varied subjects that impact coffee such as agronomy, earth sciences, economics, and sociology will bring to life the seed to cup journey as students explore the many steps along the global supply chain. Foundations of Coffee coursework will shift to a closer inspection of how the senses and chemistry collide, examining how coffees are evaluated through tasting exercises, cupping protocol, and a thorough introduction to flavor perception, as well as the theoretical and practical workings of brewing and extraction.
Roaster Pathway Level 1 establishes the roasting craft with coursework in coffee analysis and evaluation, green coffee processing and sample roasting and production management and safety.
Level 1 graduates will have demonstrated a proficiency with the scientific and technical elements of roasting and laid the groundwork for the ongoing development of the craft.
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