Sensory Educational Training (SET) Virtual Calibration June 2022

Sensory Education Training (SET) VC is a global calibration event that will be led by Cup of Excellence (CoE) Head Judge Scott Conary in June 2022. Students around the globe will cup and score coffee sourced from award winning CoE farmers and renowned green-coffee importers. This unique event will allow students to evaluate their cupping scores in comparison with those of a global community of coffee professionals.

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Schedule based on New York Time (EST)
Friday June 3rd, 9am and 8pm: Welcome/Presentation.
Friday June 10th, 9am and 8pm: Office Hours.
Friday June 17th, 9am and 8pm: Cupping Scores Due
June 22nd, 9am and 8pm: Presentation of results, plus question-and-answer session

Application deadline is May 20th. This is to ensure the coffee can be sent to you before the course starts.

Course Overview

Prior to the event start date, SET VC students will receive a box containing roasted samples for three cuppings sessions, sample placement instructions, CoE score sheets, an official CoE cupping spoon, and other goodies from our sponsors. The SET VC will kick off with a special presentation by Head Judge Scott Conary. Scott will teach students how to cup and score using the CoE score sheet and explain what makes CoE award-winning coffees so special. At this time, students will learn how to set up the event cuppings in the comfort of their homes or cupping labs.

After the initial presentation students should cup the coffees mailed to them, score the coffees using the CoE Score sheets, and return their completed score sheets to the event coordinators.

During the four-week event, students will have access to recordings of the webinar sessions hosted by our instructors. Students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered in special office hours zoom calls. Students may also communicate directly with their fellow participants, CoE staff, and the instructor via this event’s WhatsApp group.

After submitting their score sheets, students will receive individualized evaluations of their work and reports compiled by the instructor. These reports will be based off the same format and data CoE uses to select cuppers for their National Juries. The report will provide insight regarding students’ cupping skills and their assessments of the coffees that were evaluated.

On the final day of the event students will join our instructor for a virtual presentation of the data collected from all participants. Our instructor will answer questions about the coffees’ attributes, the cupping data, and much more.

Schedule for June SET VC based on Pacific Time (UTC – 7) – There will be 2 lectures for each session so that we find a convenient time for you. All sessions are recorded.

What’s included in the class fee:

  • 2 instructional webinars
  • Office hour access
  • Coffee kit (see below)
  • Access to class WhatsApp group
  • Certificate upon completion of class

Kit includes:

  • Roasted coffee for 3 cuppings, 24 coffee samples total
  • CoE Tote Bag
  • ThirdWave Water Minerals
  • CoE Quality Coffee Pocket Guide
  • Brewler from Kruve
  • Limited-edition Cup of Excellence engraved W.Wright cupping spoon
  • Cup of Excellence cupping forms
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Goals

Participation in the SET VC session will give students the following opportunities:

  • Learn how to cup and score coffee using the CoE score sheet
  • Cup and score award-winning and unique coffee
  • Compare cupping scores within a global coffee community
  • Gain understanding into what high-scoring specialty coffee is
  • Develop and further their own cupper confidence and accuracy

 


 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

SET Courses are eligible for a 100% refund up to 31 days before the start of class. Between 30 and 16 days before the start of class the courses are eligible for a 50% refund. From 15 days prior to the start of the course, it is nonrefundable, unless the course is canceled by ACE. Refunds Requested over 90 days after the initial date of purchase will only be issued in the form of credit for future purchases on the ACE website.

If students are late or do not show up for class ACE cannot ensure their cupping data will be included in group discussions, calibrations, or post-class reports.

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