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Upcoming Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) seminars for 2020

For more information on our Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) program please see our program page.

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Coffee Science Certificate®

Explore the Chemistry in Your Cup®

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Credit: Andre Eiermann (2017 Swiss Barista Champion)


A special thanks to one of our star students - Andre Eiermann, the 2017 Switzerland World Barista Champion for making this exceptional video. He is now one of Switzerland's very first CSC-1 certified student.






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We conduct a number of different private consulting services to suit your needs.

From chemical analysis of cold brew coffeesingle serve capsules, to sensory analysis of coffee - we are here to assist you.

Need to have a professional review of your product?

Contact us for professional feedback before launching your product or Kickstarter campaign.  

Analytical Coffee Testing Services

  • Chemical Analysis
    • Caffeine
    • Chlorogenic Acid
    • Organic Acids
    • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Physical Analysis
  • Sensory Analysis
  • All chemical testing is done once a month, please contact us for more information.

Near Infrared (NIR) calibration development

  • Need a customized NIR calibration, contact us.
  • Development of quality standards/NIR measurements

Organic Acids Testing

  • Need to compare acid profiles in your roast? 
  • We offer organic acid profiling which will allow your to objectively compare roasts.

Coffee Brewer Testing

  • Brewer performance testing
  • Coffee extraction optimization
  • Testing of physiochemical measurements of brewing parameters
  • Taste MappingTM of brewers to better understand it's impact on taste

Single Serve Capsule Testing

  • Want more insight into your single serve capsule?
  • Understand extraction profiles of your single serve capsules vs competitors
  • Objectively compare capsule performance & its relation to taste

Cold Brew Training & Consulting

  • Need technical assistance in developing your cold brew? 

Product Research & Development

  • Need assistance developing signature roast profiles?
  • Need to compare a competitors product?
  • Need to take your idea from concept to final product?

Technical Assistance

  • Need technical assistance?
  • Need to support backing a scientific claim? 
  • Has a client stumped you on a technical question?
  • Looking to gain a competitive edge on your competition?

Aroma Testing

  • How 'stale' is your coffee?
  • Complete aromatic profile testing for coffee
  • Testing Schedule (coming soon)

Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Patent Infringement
  • Expert Witness
  • White Paper Development
  • Product Development

Technical Training

  • Coffee Science Certificate (CSC)
  • Private/Staff Corporate Trainings
  • Speaker Engagements

We can also provide customized training, testing and consulting services meet your needs. 

Coffee Packaging & Toll Roasting

  • Need to expand capacity? Looking for a private label roaster and co-packer? 
  • If so, we have access to state of the art roasters that can assist you in blend development and product optimization. 
  • No need to invest your capital on expensive equipment when you can outsource this so you can focus on your business.


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The following publications were written by Joseph A. Rivera:

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coffeechemistry.com was launched in 2004 as the coffee industry’s leading information portal on all aspects on coffee science, chemistry and technology.

Joseph A. Rivera, founder and creator of coffeechemistry.com, served as the former Director of Science & Technology for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) from 1999 to 2009. He's the co-creator of the internationally recognized Q-Certification program in 2002. The Q-Grader program was one of the very first technical education programs within the coffee industry and which has over 5,000 certified graders around the world. 

Joseph has a background in chemical engineering and holds a degree in food chemistry with over a decade of experience in researching all aspects of coffee science from "bean to cup". He's been a frequent presenter at dozens of international conferences and has published numerous articles in the area of coffee science for the industry. He is also the creator of the first and only, Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) program which was launched in 2014 and conducted in over four continents. 

coffeechemistry.com serves was created to share our love and passion for the chemistry coffee around the world. 

Disclaimer: Joseph Rivera currently works as the Director of Coffee for the Kerry Group. The views and opinions expressed on this website are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.

Last updated: November 1, 2020