CRTQ -1 Coffee Roasting, Tasting and Quality (Europe)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, March 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM (CET)
The Hague, Netherlands
This 3-day course will fundamentally change your outlook and perspectives on specialty coffee. The CRTQ-1 course includes more than 20 hours of in depth lectures and intensive training exercises. Sessions commence at 9am and continue until 4pm with thirty additional minutes of "Ask The Trainer" interaction.Boot Coffee issues a course diploma to participating students.
What You Will Learn
- Artisan roasting techniques. Our training center includes three separate roasting stations. With the instructors you will analyze the fundamentals of heat transfer, machine design and roasting dynamics. The stages of bean development and sensory milestones will be studied in detail. Through hands-on exercises you will have the opportunity to practice various roasting protocols and profiles.
- Coffee cupping training. The cupping exercises in this course are designed to teach you the essential techniques of coffee tasting practices. The aroma exercises will put your olfactory senses to the test. Triangulation sessions will train your ability to apply descriptive language for describing taste attributes.
-Quality from the seed to the bean. Critical parameters of quality define the final flavor profile of the roasted bean. You will learn about the fascinating coffee supply chain and the impact of varieties, growing conditions and processing styles.
- Green coffee buying. How to assemble your coffee assortment. Practical tips about the purchasing process of green beans. Specific advice on qualification procedures of procured lots.
Blending and product development. The course will feature a step by step explanation and hands on exercise for the creation of unique coffee blends.
- Professional brewing science. Now it's time to prepare for ultimate success through cutting edge barista protocols. We will demonstrate how coffee brewing science will guarantee the success of your newly gained coffee expertise.
State of the art training center in The Hague, Holland. All training sessions will be conducted at the new coffee roasting warehouse of Espresso Service West which is located less than 10 minutes from the city center of this beautiful town. The Hague can easily be reached by train (25 minutes from Schiphol airport).
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All sales are final. Course fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, course fees can be applied to future courses or another person can take your place. For all changes, we will charge a change fee of 25% of the course price. Changes are not possible less than 7 days before the course.