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Green Coffee Foundation + Intermediate | Academy of Coffee Excellence | Williamsburg, VA | August 14-17, 2018

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This 3-Day course is taught by a Green Coffee Professional and Q Grader Instructor. We offer this certificate program enhanced with real world practical cupping and buying exercises. The Coffee Buyer Certificate provides a solid understanding of what is involved in the purchase of coffee from the time coffee is picked to when it lands at a roasting plant. Level 1 is intended to give roasters and coffee buyers a foundation for purchasing coffee effectively, including the logistical reality of the purchase (price discovery, shipping, transport, contract terms, etc.) to make sustainable economic decisions. This course will introduce roaster buyers to various trading models and platforms, helping them navigate choices and decide on the best purchase options for their business. We have enhanced this course with Sample Roasting and Differential Cupping to fully recreate the sample evaluation and coffee contracting process. This course is the Green Coffee Foundation Certificate and Green Coffee Intermediate Certificate of the SCA.

Hosted By: Academy of Coffee Excellence at Williamsburg Coffee 
Location: 1592 Penniman Road, Unit A&B Williamsburg VA 23185 
Date & Time:   August 14-17, 2018; see registration link below for details

Instructor: Todd Arnette 
Todd Arnette is the owner of The Academy of Coffee Excellence at Williamsburg Coffee, a Founding Premier Training Campus offering all training programs of the Specialty Coffee Association, Coffee Quality Institute, Coffee Industry Food Safety Modernization Act and other programming. Mr. Arnette is a Q Instructor and Authorized SCA Trainer. He currently serves on the Education Advisory Board of the Specialty Coffee Association. He is a Certified Roaster, Sensory Specialist, Barista, Brewer and Subject Matter Expert. Memberships: Specialty Coffee Association, National Coffee Association Roaster’s Guild and Barista Guild. Mr. Arnette has professional development relationships with clients in all facets of the Specialty Coffee supply chain around the world and maintains long standing personal relationships with coffee producers at origin.

Tuition and Registration: CLICK HERE to visit the host's website for complete information on pricing and registration.

For more information, please contact Todd Arnette at  

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