Ally Coffee Learning Lab 2019 Calendar

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Q-Arabica Essentials: Highly recommended for anyone new to standardized coffee cupping, this Essentials course deconstructs the cupping form, sensory exercises and green coffee grading. Perfect for those new to quality control who need to apply learning to work before attempting the Q exams.

Q-Arabica Certification: This the classic Q-Grader program of 6 full days — 3 days test preparation followed by 3 days of testing.

Q-Arabica Re-certification: If your Q license has lapsed, re-certifying is 2 days only, with a 3rd day in case retakes are required.

Q-Arabica Retakes: If you did not pass one or more of the Q-tests, step up to the table for whichever retakes you need.

Q-Arabica Processing Level 1: NEW COURSE! A short course for any coffee professional (from producers to baristas) to learn about processing methods, how they are carried out, and how they impact coffee chemistry and flavor.

Communities of Practice: These peer-to-peer workshops offer space for industry professionals, from novices to veterans, to meet and build the skills and community to better run their coffee businesses. COP Café Leaders (for managers and lead barista), COP Cold Brew (for makers of cold brew coffee products), COP Leaders of Learning (for trainers and educators). Read more about the Community of Practice model and how it contributes to moving the whole coffee industry forward.

Roasting Principles and Practice: This blended learning course, begun online and completed in person at Ally’s Learning Lab, is tailored to the needs of your company and staff.

Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations: This blended learning course, begun online and completed at your business or via videocall, is tailored to the needs of your company and staff to train a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual in compliance with the FSMA legislation. Complete both parts to earn your certificate.

SERC 2019: Ally is proud to host the 13th Annual Southeast Roasters Consortium.

Coffee Science Certificate: The Coffee Science Certification (CSC) program is the first globally recognized program aimed at providing coffee professionals with a greater technical foundation of coffee science from bean to cup.

The Ally Coffee Learning Lab is located in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. Check out this guide to visiting Greenville, with where to stay, what to eat, and other fun things to do.

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