The Green Coffee module is a comprehensive program created to give an individual a clear understanding and game plan for evaluating, importing and navigating coffee buying intricacies. Topics that will be covered include: assessing green bean quality, importing, storage, coffee aging, working with seasonal coffee, meeting producers, building long-term relationships, market trends, commodity contracts, pricing and finding vs. creating quality.
Day 1: Overview of coffee supply chain, different stakeholders. In-depth discussion and practice of green grading coffee. Different parts of the bean, and affects of processing/storage.
Day 2: Discussion of green buying, coffee contracts and terms, documentation required. Discuss how to make a green buying plan (for roasters).
Day 3: Brief overview of processing and flavor and visual affects on green coffee. Overview of dry mill, sorting and grading and storage of green coffee.
The Level 1 requires no previous experience.
Location: Torch Coffee Lab, Yunnan