Learn about the key concepts surrounding green coffee: production, processing, grading, shipping, storage, arrival at destination, as well as coffee contracts and portfolio management.
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. This course is the Green Coffee Foundation Certificate and the Green Coffee Intermediate Certificate of the SCA.
Foundation and Intermediate / Level 1 graduates will demonstrate a proficiency with the concepts and terminology of green coffee's agronomy, evaluation, storage, export and import as well as the sales process of purchasing green coffee.