Spend your summer diving into studying coffee and complete an internship at a cafe and roastery in Chiang Mai!
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 trace how coffee moves from “bean to cup” — examining the ecology, economics, production, and consumption of coffee. Building on 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 move into the production of coffee beans, roasting, and brewing. We will also examine 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.
Participants in this course will also have the option to be certified in professional course modules through the SCA Coffee Skills Program.
To apply, go to our BEAN TO CUP APPLICATION page. Applications are due April 1. After April 1, applications will be considered on a space available basis.