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**CANCELLED** Coffee Farming: Digging Deeper than Seed to Cup (RP206) | eLearning Class | October 17, 2017

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In order to communicate quality throughout the coffee chain (producer through consumer), having a basic knowledge of the production of coffee is essential. RP206 Coffee Farming and RP207 Coffee Processing are designed to enable Roasters, Baristas and Cuppers to discuss coffee (green, roasted, and brewed) from an agricultural, horticultural and milling perspective. The classes aim to introduce basic farming information to help enhance purchasing decisions and promote specialty coffee to consumers. Participants will learn vocabulary, concepts and mental models to support communication and understanding between all members of the supply chain. Material for this class can alternatively be presented in a coffee-producing country with on-site examples as part of a Roasters Guild Origin Trip.

This class is for Cuppers, Roasters and Baristas and is not intended as a preparatory class for farmers.

Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM PST

Instructor:   Shawn Steiman. Shawn Steiman, Ph.D, is a coffee scientist, consultant, and entrepreneur. His company, Coffea Consulting, assists and educates coffee professionals on a variety of coffee issues, from seed to cup. Steiman regularly presents seminars, workshops, and tastings for both public and private events. He is also co-owner and Chief Science Officer of Daylight Mind Coffee Company. He has authored numerous articles in scientific journals, trade magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. He is the author and/or editor of 3 books on coffee. His resume can be found at 


  • Member: $140
  • Non-Member: $240

Registration Information: Important information about how to join the eLearning class will be contained in your registration confirmation email. 

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Cancellation/Refund Policy: There are no refunds of any kind for this event. The SCA has the right to change and/or cancel the event at any time. All classes require a certain number of students in order for the class to be held. In the event capacity is not reached, students will have the opportunity to choose another RP206 scheduled class.

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