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**CANCELLED** CB236 Buying on Green Coffee Market Principles | eLearning Class | November 15, 2017

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NOTE: This live offering of this course has been cancelled due to low enrollment. However, if you need this credit to complete your pathway by the end of the year, please email for more options.

Understanding the 'C' market is critical for physical coffee buyers and sellers. This class will explore differentials in depth and demystify Open to Be Fixed Contracts. After going over tools and vocabulary for open to be fixed contract buying, participants use case studies and role play as an avenue for transferring knowledge and skills to their workplaces. Please attend the online prerequisite class, CB206, which is essential knowledge to understand CB236 content. Other prerequisites (also online) are required to understand the layered information of this class 

Recommended Prerequisites: RP206, RP207, RP219. 
Required Prerequisites: CB100, CB200, CB205      

Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. PST

Instructor: Rob Stephen. Rob Stephen is a Green Coffee Trader & International Business Development Manager for Olam Specialty Coffee in White Plains, New York. He is a certified Q Grader and a Q Grader Instructor with 25 years of experience at all levels of the coffee industry. His background includes positions at several nationally known coffee companies, and he founded Coffee Solutions, a consulting and training firm, in 2003. He is a Past President of the SCA and of Coffee Kids, and represents the USA at the ISO council on international coffee standards (TC34:SC15). Specializing in quality standards development and supply chain optimization, he has lectured extensively at coffee events and trade shows around the world, and conducts training sessions regularly for the SCA and the Coffee Quality Institute.

  • 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 scheduled CB236 class.

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