Where to get more information about coffee


Uncovering the secrets of coffee has become a life mission for many people around the world. Research in the field of fine coffee is arousing the interest of more and more coffee enthusiasts. Cafés as a symbol ofmodern lifestyle are springing up one after another not only in cities but also in villages. Their reach and popularity is taking on enormous proportions. At the same time as offering great coffee, new information is spreading around the world and almost magically attracting people's interest in fine coffee.

Since you are reading these lines, we assume that you have fallen for coffee too. You are eager for more experiences ofmaking andsipping coffee. You eagerly seek out new roasted coffees to discover that the coffee you buy will taste a little different than the one you had on your coffee shelf at home last week. With every sip of coffee ,you ponder thewhy and how questions . Why is acidic coffee sweeter when milk is added? How is it possible that it tastes like blackberries, and what effect does swabbing have on the resulting extraction?


Theeasiest way to access information and education on select coffees is through the resources available on the internet. Simply type your query into a search engine and it will find the answer. However, some of the answers may not be accurate or completely correct. This can make the search confusing and discourage you from further exploring the unsuspected qualities of coffee. Focus on the websites of organisations and companies that work with coffee. This primarily means the websites of coffee shops androasters. Right here, on our blog, you'll find answers to questions about coffee from seed to cup.

Your coffee knowledge will be enhanced by the insights and tips of the experts on their websites. You' ll love James Hoffman' s tweets and YouTube videos or Scott Rao's information-packed blog. We also recommend following the opinions of Matt Perger and Tim Wendelboe. Some of them will appeal to you enough to buy their books. For example, we think Scott Rao's Professional Barista's Handbook belongs on every barista's nightstand, not just professional baristas.

If you're looking for Czech authors, don't worry, Czechs are also very successful and contributing figures in the coffee world. Thefirst lady of the Czech coffee scene is the well-known Petra Veselá, who regularly appears on the judging panel of barista competitions with her husband Gwilym Davies. If you are interested in coffee, besure to visit for these competitions.You may find that competing in coffee making appeals to you so much that you want to show off your skills to the judges. As one of the most popular sources of coffee industry information, the award-winning Standart magazineis a favorite . You can subscribe to this Czech-Slovak quarterly or purchase it individually at your favourite coffee shop. In its 130 pages it offers interesting articles by experts across continents.


Do you discuss the latest news and opinions from the coffee world with your barista, do you already have a whole shelf in your library dedicated to coffee-related books and do you want to have your knowledge confirmed bya recognised document? Explore the training offered by the most professional organisation in the coffee world, Specialty Coffee Association. Under their auspices and guarantee, courses are held by experts indifferent countries around the world. The SCA cares about the quality of the education it provides. That is why the courses they sponsor can only be led by trainers who are ASTs, i.e. authorised SCA trainers. SCA training has a sophisticated system of knowledge transfer in the coffee industry and in all its sectors.


To qualify, you can choose from three training programmes within SCA education. In addition to the Coffee Skills education , students are offered theCoffee Sustainability andCoffee Technicians programmes . From these programs, each divided into three modules, you can step up as a certified teacher of other students or a professional with a recognized qualification. Whether in coffee technology or coffee sustainability . The most frequently completed programme is the one providing education in coffee handling skills throughout the coffee processing process.

Coffee Skills programme and its levels and modules


Theintroduction to the Coffee Skillsdegree programme and its first module is Introduction to Coffee. It aims to introduce a comprehensive view of coffee from bean to cup. On completion of this module, the student has the initial information needed and can decide on thespecification of their further education inthis programme .

Other modules focus on specific stages of the overall coffee processing and the student chooses the lessons in these modules according to their career or personal interest. Thescoring system for completion of each lesson is important . It works similarly to the credit system in college. You will achieve a recognized diploma inthis degree program if you earn 100 points. Points are earned for completing each level in five thematic modules: Barista Skill, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, Sensory Skill. You choose yourlevel lessons across these modules.

You do not need to study all modules or reach the highest level to earn the diploma. You can also study this program without eventually passing the exam and earning a diploma. So it's up to you whether your interest is inimproving your barista skills, to gain professional knowledge of roasting coffee, to understand the sensory perception of coffee, to become familiar with the overall concept of green coffee, its cultivation, processing through to distribution to roasters or to analyse extraction profiles and learn about a range of techniques for preparing filtered coffee.


Podcasts are a popular way to gain information in a variety of fields. It is a very enjoyable and natural way of learning by listening to the conversations of experts or the opinions of people specialised in a particular field. TheSCAis also using the podcast influence to inform the public , and in addition to listening to podcasts they have directed, you may also be interested in the following: theI Brew My Own Coffee, Keys to the Shop, Tim Wendelboe Podcast, Stone creek coffee, The Coffee Podcast, or perhaps theCoffee Jobs Podcast. Some Czech cafes, such as cc in Liberec, have also taken up podcasting. Listen to interviews with personalities of the Czech coffee scene in the Na Jedno Kafe podcast .


We can also contribute to expanding your portfolio of coffee knowledge. We offer courses for filter coffee or espresso, or we can teach you latte art. We will show you how to roast coffee. To explore the flavours and aromas, we can prepare cupping for you or arrange an individual course depending on what you want to learn about coffee.