Event Details

SCAA Skill Building Workshop | Hopedale, MA | October 30 - November 1, 2013

Oct 30, 2013 09:00am - Nov 06, 2013 04:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education: North America
Category: Education & Training: North Am


Invest in Success with the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Professional Development Programs

HOSTED BY:  Coffee Solutions

2B Airport Drive Ext.
Hopedale, MA 01747-1548

Begins October 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Ends November 1 at 4:00 p.m.

PRICING (per person)

Price for all classes:
$595 SCAA Member
$645 BGA & RG Member
$745 Non Member

Price for each individual class:
$145 SCAA Member
$165 BGA & RG Member
$245 Non Member

Instructor: Todd Mackey
Todd Mackey is currently the QC Coordinator & Trainer for InterAmerican Coffee’s Northeast office where he operates Coffee Solutions, a subsidiary of IAC offering education and training for all segments of the coffee industry. Todd is a licensed Q-Grader, currently the BGA Northeast Chapter Representative, BGA Levels 1 & 2 Certified Barista, and has served as a USBC Sensory Judge

Listed below is the schedule of classes offered during this workshop.
Please see the individual class descriptions located at the professional development page on our website for more information. Please note, some classes have prerequisites. Prerequisite information and class descriptions are available in our searchable class catalog

Day 1 (October 30):
9:00am - 12noon – Registration, Welcome and GE255:Organic Acids & the Chemistry of Coffee
1:00pm - 4:00pm – RP218: Introduction to Heat Transfer

Day 2 (October 31):
9:00am - 12noon – RP216: Identifying Defects in Roasting
1:00pm - 4:00pm – GE204: Defect Cupping

Day 3 (November 1):
9:00am-12noon – GE201: SCAA Cupping Form & Peer Calibration
1:00pm-4:00pm – GE303: Triangulation Cupping

SCAA education is unique in that it is created by the collaboration of industry experts who might otherwise be considered competitors, working together to establish agreed upon knowledge and skills that truly represent the industry best practices. All SCAA classes may be applied toward one or sometimes more than one of our Professional Certificate programs, which indicate a high level of competence in knowledge and skills required for the various job positions in specialty coffee businesses. SCAA Education is an exceptional and affordable way to gain success in the specialty coffee industry.

This workshop is part of a pilot program, wherein SCAA and the network of independent SCAA Certified Teaching Lab partners are testing this type of event as a means to improve access and opportunities to pursue SCAA Education and Professional Certificates.

Education credits to be awarded upon completion of coursework and passing of appropriate tests.

For more information, please contact the host directly:

Cancellation/Refund Policy: There are no refunds of any kind for this event. The SCAA has the right to change and/or cancel the event at any time.

Interested to join RG, BGA or SCAA? Contact our membership team at or 562-624-4100 to sign up. RG and BGA memberships are for individuals only. SCAA memberships start at $195 and there are several options available per business type. SCAA Memberships are for companies. Our membership team is available to help you pick the best membership option! Contact us before you proceed to register to ensure savings.

Already a member? In order to ensure you get membership rates and class courses get properly credited to your personal profile, please login with your individual membership number/profile to register. Hint: your email is your login. Every individual must register for themselves and a company will not be able to register for an individual under the company profile.
If your company is a member but you are not receiving member pricing, it’s possible your profile is not properly linked to your company. Email and we’ll fix that for you.

If you need help with your login or need help registering online, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 562-624-4100.

Early registration ends on May 29, 2013.
Regular registration starts on May 30, 2013 and ends on Nov 05, 2013.
Late registration starts on Nov 06, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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