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Intro to Green Coffee Buying

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Intro to Green Coffee Buying

Buying green coffee isn’t like going to the grocery store!

Intro to Green Coffee Buying will provide students with an introduction to the global coffee trade and equip them to manage their purchasing decisions effectively. New to buying coffee? Looking to learn industry best practices? This is the course for you!

The course is highly recommended for anyone, experienced or not, who is thinking about or currently buying green coffee. The class includes detailed discussion about the following topics:

  • Coffee Production

  • Supply Chain Logistics

  • The C Market

  • Exporting and Importing

  • INCOterms

  • Green Coffee Sourcing Strategies and Skills

About the Instructor:

Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, Royal Coffee, Inc.

Chris Kornman is a seasoned coffee quality specialist, avid writer and researcher, and the Lab & Education Manager at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. Formerly a QC manager, cupper, educator, green coffee buyer, and roaster at Intelligentsia under the guidance of Geoff Watts, Chris logged thousands of miles across the coffee lands in East Africa and Brazil. His passion for coffee and education has led him to speaking opportunities at Anacafé in Guatemala City, Roasters Guild Sensory Summit at UC Davis, as part of the Academic Agenda for the Café de Colombia Expo in Bogotá, and in front of humming roasters and slurping coffee tasters worldwide.


April 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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