Coffee Foundations HOSF 9456


Our Coffee Foundations course provides you with an introduction to all aspects of coffee. Get a basic knowledge of the botany and taxonomy of the coffee plant, and learn to identify and define the species and growing conditions applicable to the production of coffee. Study the general characteristics and styles of coffee from various regions. Explore the key steps used in coffee manufacturing and processing as well as the regulations impacting the market. Learn both sensory evaluation concepts and the methodology for applying these concepts to coffee then practice tasting coffees using an evaluative method.

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There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for fall and winter (through to April). If you would like to receive an email notification when the spring/summer term (May to August) is released, complete our sign-up form.

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.