RCA Southern California Region: Coffee - Farm to Cup

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Coffee - Farm To Cup 

When: Thursday, January 20 

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Location: Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 

Registration cost: RCA Members $45, Students $30, Non-Members $55

Register by: Saturday, January 8

Continuing Education credits: - TBD

Jared Hales has worked in the coffee industry since 2008 in positions ranging from barista to roaster to green coffee buyer to educator. He has held the Q Arabica Grader certificate since 2015 and has cupped thousands of different coffees. In Spring of 2020, Jared started the green coffee importing company Hacea Coffee Source to continue serving specialty coffee roasters of all sizes.

A complete overview of coffee from farm to cup:

  • Coffee Production -Layers of a coffee cherry, Cultivation and harvesting, Post-harvest processing and Global market and supply chain
  • Coffee Roasting - Demonstration using a roasting machine, using manual inputs to control the roast, How we "profile" roasted coffee, Discuss light, medium and dark roasts
  • Coffee Tasting -Why we cup coffee, SCA standards and best practices, cupping process, specific flavor notes, Grading and scoring (Q Grading)
  • Questions and discussion are encouraged throughout the presentation!

Thank you to our year-round Regional Program sponsor, ADM.


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