About Us

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

Using our extensive years of experience and vast network of international partners, we provide the industry with the most up to date information on coffee science. 

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 since its inception in 2000 with over five-thousand currently certified graders from 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 presented at  dozens of international conferences and published numerous articles in the area of coffee science for the specialty coffee 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. 

Over the past ten years, coffeechemistry.com has worked with numerous research organizations, NGO's, as well as with private and public Fortune 1,000 companies from around the world. 

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Remote Offices:   

 Los Angeles, CA - United States

Bogota, Colombia - South America   

Melbourne, VIC - Australia 

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