NEW YORK, USA – The Center, a global learning community, will provide high-quality, relevant and accessible educational opportunities to coffee learners around the world. Launched by Sucafina – a leading sustainable Farm to Roaster, Swiss-based coffee company – it will serve learners across all segments of the coffee industry.
Accessible education is the first step toward a more inclusive and innovative coffee industry.
The Center provides both in-person and online courses, all taught by highly skilled and experienced trainers. Online courses are carefully and thoughtfully built around the principles of on-demand and adult learning. Growing partnerships with global learning institutions will make coffee education more accessible to coffee professionals and enthusiasts across the world. “We are excited to share the extensive knowledge and expertise that exists in our global teams and also to partner with other educational and academic institutions to strengthen the content we provide” says Tim Heinze, Coffee Education Manager at Sucafina.
The Center has worked to develop several partnerships that will enhance opportunities for all its learners. Educational partnerships will pair The Center with organizations creating high-quality content and help them make it accessible online.
Partnerships with academic institutions include the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which will be a continuing research partner with The Center. ZHAW’s postgraduate course in Coffee Excellence will familiarize students with every aspect of the coffee supply chain. The Center will be a mentor for the Coffee Equity Design Challenge at the Coffee Equity Lab at The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation and Design. Another partner, Texas A&M University, will join forces with The Center to expand their Center for Coffee Research and Education.
Working with other industry educators and companies, The Center will help make educational opportunities more available to coffee professionals. For example, a partnership with First Crack strengthens offerings for roasters and baristas. The organization is already working on developing other groundbreaking partnerships that will enhance learning opportunities for people across the coffee supply chain, and will continue to do so going forward. You can stay up to date on the latest news and developments by subscribing to The Center’s podcast.