Sucafina, a Swiss coffee company, has established The Center, a global learning community dedicated to providing high-quality, relevant, and accessible education in all facets of the coffee industry.
“Education is the first step towards a more inclusive and innovative coffee industry,” Sucafina says.
As such, The Center offers both in-person and online courses taught by experienced and skilled instructors, with online classes focusing on on-demand capabilities and adult learning.
Sucafina says it will make coffee education more accessible to coffee professionals and enthusiasts worldwide through partnerships with global learning institutions. It has already formed several partnerships with the goal of producing high-quality, accessible online content.
“We are excited to share the vast knowledge and expertise that exists within our global teams and to collaborate with other educational and academic institutions to bolster the content we provide,” says Tim Heinze, Sucafina’s Coffee Education Manager.
Among the partnership examples is the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which will continue to collaborate with The Center on research. The postgraduate course in Coffee Excellence offered by ZHAW will acquaint students with all facets of the coffee supply chain.
Additionally, it will collaborate with education resource First Crack to bolster its offerings to baristas and roasters.
Additionally, the Center will serve as a mentor for the Coffee Equity Design Challenge hosted by the Coffee Equity Lab at Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation and Design, The Wond’ry. Texas A&M University, another partner, will collaborate with The Center to expand its Coffee Research and Education Center.
Sucafina says it will continue to enhance The Center’s educational opportunities in the future through supply chain partnerships.