A new summer course at ISDSI!
Coffee is both global and intensely local. This course examines coffee at both levels — from the local production in smallholder agriculture to production, trade, and consumption.
Throughout the course we will tracing how coffee moves from “bean to cup” — examining the ecology, economics, production, and consumption of coffee. Building on almost 20 years of teaching about smallholder agriculture in Thailand, this course will experientially study coffee growing in the small upland farms of Northern Thailand, and then moving into the production of coffee beans, roasting, and brewing. We will also be examining the social and economic context of coffee production, and the business of coffee and cafes. The course is in partnership with Rx Cafe Chiang Mai, and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
Participants in this course will also be certified in the first three professional course modules through the SCA Coffee Skills Program: Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing.
To apply, go to our BEAN TO CUP APPLICATION page. Applications are due March 1. After March 1, applications will be considered on a space available basis.