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Foundations of Coffee | Burnaby, Canada | Swiss Water |October 20, 2017

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Foundations of Coffee is the introduction to all of the Pathways and builds a vocabulary that will serve each subsequent class in an 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 steps along the global supply chain.

Hosted By: Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company
Location: Burnaby, BC
Date & Time: October 20, 2017; see registration site for specific times

Instructor: Michael Strumpf

Mike is a licensed Q Grader, Mike spends his work days buying and cupping coffee for the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company in Burnaby, British Columbia. Mike has been a WBC certified sensory judge since 2009 and has been a head judge at the 2013 and 2015 championships. He is a dog lover, an avid squash player, and enjoys all things athletic.

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Listed below is the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:

CP151 Brewing and Extraction Principles

CP152 Brewing and Extraction Principles Applied

CB100 Seed to Cup

GE103 Orientation to SCAA Cupping

To complete your Foundations of Coffee Pathway, you will need to complete the following course below. This is available as an e-learning class. Visit SCA for upcoming classes.

*CP103 Customer Service Essentials

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