Many may evaluate this course and ask themselves: but if I can't touch coffee what can I learn from an online course on green coffee?

A lot, starting from the fact that even in classroom courses it is very important to follow the path of coffee on the plantation, just like in the online course, which also leads us to understand.

  • What is Arabica? From gesha to catimor, from SL (Scott laboratories) 28 to Villa sarchi
  • The analysis of defects in green coffee and how this affects the classification and prices of green coffee
  • How do you measure the size of the grain (or sieve) such as humidity, such as density?


This course can give possible access to two international certifications, both widespread and recognized in the world: IBC and SCA

In both cases, once you have finished watching the video course, you can start the certification procedure. The theoretical exam will be sent directly from the association (not from Espresso Academy), followed by a live session with the trainer which will also include the practical exam.

  • For IBC this course gives access to the Roast & Cup basic level exam and to the relative stamp in the passport "coffee specialist" the total cost of the procedure is €40

  • For SCA this course gives access to the Green Foundation exam and costs €138



  • 6 hours of course
  • 10 chapters
  • Watch it with no limits, when you want, how you want, forever
  • Manual and slides used during the course
  • Sieves classification cards
  • Defect classification card
  • Cupping tasting cards for specialty SCAA
  • IBM recognized final certificate
  • Possibility of free classroom training
  • Free calls with the trainer

Special offer Growing Barista

In this complicated period we receive many requests for online courses from guys and from countries where few Euros make a huge difference. We want to support them!

In this period we offer a 20% discount on all video courses!

Do you want a complete training?

This course is also included in the "Roaster" online course package which includes the online courses: 


Coffee Cupping and Tasting Course


Coffee Roasting and Blending Course


Green Coffee Course

All three courses in one package, with unlimited viewing and discount of 30% from 377€ to 260€!


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  • Coffee botanics: Arabica, Canephora, liberica, excelsa ...
  • The origins of Coffea
  • Characteristics and market shares of the main producing countries
  • Coffee cultivation on the plantation, harvesting
  • Coffee processing: natural, washed, honey, pulped 
  • Coffee drying: patios, African beds, mechanics
  • The removal of the parchment and the other processing steps
  • The methods of classification of green coffee
  • The classification by sieve
  • The classification by number of defects, the New York scale.
  • Moisture analysis and allowed limits
  • The transport and storage of green coffee
  • Green coffee certifications (UTZ, Fair Trade and others)
  • What are caffeine and decaffeinated coffee
  • The Brazilian Cupping tasting, recognizing the species, recognizing the defects.
  • The evaluation form to define a specialty coffee


Directly from home, no needing journeys, bureaucracy and costs. Even in this way is possible to learn solid foundations for your green coffee knowledge with the online course of Espresso Academy.

The course starts with an overview of the coffee varietals: from arabica and robusta to the bourbon, typica, geisha, SL28 and so on…

Then we continue with the coffee cultivation, both in harvesting and in processing (natural, washed, honey ...). 

Then we learn how the coffee is classified: by size, altitude, density and number of defect, from the New York system to the concept of the coffee specialty (more than 80 points) and Cup of Excellence (more than 90).

Our Trainers


Marco Cremonese

One of the most known italian coffee and roasting experts. Marco has a large portfolio of consultancies for famous coffee roasting companies and is an official SCA trainer for coffee roasting, tasting and green coffee. He´s also frequently been chosen by the World Barista Championship to roast the coffees for the competitions.

Robert Brinck

Robert is the epitome of the third wave, with his long beard and great passion for coffee! He´s from Holland and takes care of all the english courses, communication and is also the trainer for the technical and machine maintenance course!

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