SET Course – BANGKOK, THAILAND (Aug. 12 – 15, 2019)

$1,345.00

Non-Member: $1345 USD
COE Members: $1100 USD

August 12th – 15th, 2019

The Specialty Coffee Lab
Located in the Thong Lo area of Bangkok.
Address: 66 Thong Lo 25 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok 10110

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ACE is proud to announce our first ever Sensory Education Training course in Thailand!! The course will be hosted by our friends and sponsors at The Specialty Coffee Lab in Bangkok.

The four-day course will be instructed by Alex Pond. Alex is the Education coordinator for the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. Alex has years of experience working as a barista, trainer, quality control and green buying.

Over the four-day course you will participate in:

  • In-depth lectures and discussions on COE, what is specialty coffee and what makes COE coffee unique.
  • Various sensory exercises designed to help you grow in how you perceive and understand aroma and taste. These exercises will be the start of learning to calibrate with the group.
  • Tastings designed to demonstrate the importance of correct cupping procedure and the effects of different variables on cup profile.
  • Tasting common defects in coffee.
  • Learning about the COE method for scoring coffee.
  • Calibrating with a diverse group of cuppers over multiple cupping sessions.
  • Introduction and discussion around COE’s unique way of evaluating cuppers skill and confidants.
  • A test designed after the program COE uses to select National Jury members.

Classes will begin at 9:00 and finish at 4:30 pm with an hour break for lunches, which will be provided. Be prepared to experience Cup of Excellence (COE). You’ll cup many different coffees, processes and cultivars, practice logistics and cupping protocol of a COE cupping and take an exam just like National Jury sensory professionals. This will show you how you are calibrated with the rest of the jury as well as your sensory confidence with samples that are representative score.

The first two days we focus on COE cupping, the protocol of identifying qualities, identifying common flavor attributes, scoring and a common language. We then will advance to expose all participants to technical approach on our quality variables, different varietals and some common defects. Sessions include lab, lecture and active discussions. We will also provide coffees from other countries for you to taste and learn; processed naturals and honeys/pulped naturals & varieties, etc.

The third day will be filled with multiple cupping and calibration sessions. The fourth day of the class will be the “test” with three cuppings back to back.

We’ll be actively standing during cupping and seated for discussions so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Absolutely no use of perfume or cologne allowed. Lunches to be provided.

Please bring with you a notebook and if you like, samples of your roasted beans. You’ll have the opportunity to see other coffees from other attendees.

At the beginning of the class you will receive a COE cupping spoon and an apron along with other fun things. Upon completion of the class you will receive a certificate of completion signed by your instructor.  Within three weeks’ time you will receive an email containing the results of your testing. The information you receive will be in the same format as those who undergo national jury testing.

This experience is intended to share with you the Cup of Excellence program, improve your cupping and sensory evaluation skills and to share with others in a jury setting. This is the best way to learn and calibrate your sensory skills. Thank you for joining us

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