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Professional Education

 
Education is a cornerstone of our pursuit of quality and sustainability – we find that they are interdependent in the specialty-coffee world, and therefore feel driven to provide coffee professionals with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers and businesses.

Our mission of creating cutting-edge coffee people extends beyond our own ranks and into our relationships with our coffee partners, customers, and communities. The Counter Intelligence coffee education program aims to empower everyone along the coffee chain with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure quality stewardship and sustainability. In addition to individual courses, Counter Intelligence also offers professionals coffee steward and barista certifications to affirm their skills and exacting standards in coffee preparation and service. Click here for our Course Schedule.

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