Everyday millions of people around the world begin their day religiously with a morning cup of coffee. Though today we easily identify coffee in its beverage form, it wasn't always this way in the beginning. 

Saturday, 25 April 2015 23:40



Coffee Science Certificate®

Seminar Video

Program Introduction


The Coffee Science Certificate® (CSC) is the industry’s first and only training program aimed at providing a greater technical understanding of overall coffee science. The program which extends across a wide range of disciplines is focused primarily on the science and chemistry of coffee from ‘bean to cup’.

The CSC program is composed of three levels of certification (CSC-1, CSC-2, CSC-3). Candidates who have successfully completed all three levels of certification become an official Certified Coffee Scientist™. 

CSC Certification Tracks 


Is aimed at building a strong technical foundation of coffee, exploring introductory coffee science, taste chemistry, and issues related to coffee as a raw product.

  • Modules:

    • The Chemistry of Taste
    • The Chemistry of Coffee I
    • Green Coffee Chemistry
    • Green Coffee Quality Processing & Storage

Students/Instructor & Testimonials


Former Students

Since 2014 we've had over one hundred students attend including certified Q-Graders, R-Graders, SCAE Authorized Trainers (AST) from small to medium companies, to global Fortune 500 firms participate in our Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) program. Below is just a brief sample list:    


Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Our next scheduled CSC seminar are listed below: 


Additional Information & Registration


  • For more information visit our upcoming Schedule of Courses around the world.

  • If you are interested in attending, we ask that you please Pre-Register so we can gauge the level of interest in that particular session.

  • We will notify you of the event details as soon as we've confirmed our dates for that particular city/location.

Press & Media






Monday, 19 May 2014 11:28

Coffee Science Newsletter

Interested in receiving more coffee science information? Make sure to sign up for our Coffee Science newsletter and geek out!

June 1, 2015 - Check out this month issue of Roast Magazine where we revisit the topic of organic acids and provide a brief historical context of how this milestone research changed the specialty coffee industry. Download a PDF copy from our library downloads section.

March 17, 2013 - We're pleased to announce that we will be conducting a series of seminars in Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic in just over one month. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about the science & chemistry of coffee. For more information see our seminars page.

May 20, 2014 - Interested in coffee science? Make sure to attend our Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) seminar in Toronto, Canada on May 18-19th. Seating is limited so pre-register soon.

June 30, 2014 - Interested in Coffee Science? Come attend any of our Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) seminars coming to a city near you in 2014. 

We're pleased to announce that we'll be conducting a Coffee Science Certificate seminar (CSC-1) on June 23-24th, 2015 in Burlington, VT. Registration for this is session is CLOSED.

We're pleased to announce that we'll be conducting a Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) seminar in Los Angeles, CA on July 29-30th, 2015. For more information on this and upcoming event see our events page.

Future seminar: Los Angeles, CA - June 28-29th, 2016

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