Simonelli Group launches online Coffee Knowledge Hub

Simonelli Coffee Knowledge Hub

The Simonelli Group has launched the Coffee Knowledge Hub, a platform where the coffee community can learn, connect, and discover the latest education, research, and trends in the coffee industry.

The espresso machine and grinder manufacturer says it is time for coffee education to evolve, to move to digital, and to broaden access to all aspiring coffee professionals. Its courses from industry leading providers will be delivered online and through a network of training centres across the world. 

The Coffee Knowledge Hub already offers more than 30 courses from industry leaders, course providers, and coffee schools. By the end of 2021, the hub will look to expand to 60 newly digitised courses reaching more than 1000 students. 

As the site launches coffee industry members can find courses from the Coffee Sensorium, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), Caffeina consulting, and the Coffee Knowledge Hub.

The Simonelli Group says its academy was a pioneer in training for the last two decades. The group has offered the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI)’s Q program, SCA coffee diplomas, and Coffee Chemistry alongside bespoke technical training courses. 

“The Coffee Knowledge Hub brings together industry leading courses in a new digital format, and so offers the global coffee community the opportunity to change, grow and evolve their skills- embracing new trends and technologies. The Hub is founded on a belief in growth mindset as well as the value of connection, of sharing insights, experience and practice. The platform is uniquely informed by the experiences and experimentation of the Simonelli Group in supporting the learning of coffee professionals over the past 20 years.” says Fabio Ceccarani, CEO of the Simonelli Group.

Simonelli says there are some big announcements coming soon about new training partners. It is an opportunity for training schools to broaden the exposure of their courses and engage in new conversations about the future of coffee on the Coffee Knowledge Hub platform. 

“We are working with a network of industry leaders including renowned researchers, training schools and trainers to give coffee professionals new opportunities to developing their coffee careers, in an ongoing pursuit of greater quality in the coffee industry. The Coffee Knowledge Hub platform will have a specific focus on sustainability across the coffee value chain which is more important now than ever.” says Andrew Tolley, an industry expert who co-created the new platform with the team at the Simonelli Group. 

The Coffee Knowledge Hub podcast is launching soon with a series that explores the Coffee Menu, covering everything from the carbon footprint of the coffee menu to new product development and pricing. It will be accompanied by an expanding set of articles and other media. 

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