Swiss-based coffee company Sucafina has launched The Center, a global learning community that aims to provide high-quality, relevant, and accessible education in every area of the coffee industry.
“Accessible education is the first step toward a more inclusive and innovative coffee industry,” says Sucafina.
As such, The Center provides both in-person and online courses which will be taught by experienced and skilled trainers with online classes built around on-demand abilities and adult learning.
Through partnerships with global learning institutions, Sucafina says it will make coffee education more accessible to coffee professionals and enthusiasts across the world. Already, it has developed several partnerships aimed at creating high-quality, accessible online content.
“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.
Partnership examples 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 further familiarise students with every aspect of the coffee supply chain.
It will also partner with education resource First Crack, strengthening its offerings to baristas and roasters.
The Center is also set to 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 work with The Center to expand its Coffee Research and Education centre.
Moving forward, Sucafina says it will continue to enhance The Center’s learning opportunities through partnerships across the supply chain.
Sucafina is a sustainable Farm to Roaster coffee company, with a family tradition in commodities that stretches back to 1905. Today it is one of the few companies focused entirely on coffee and is a leading coffee trader.
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