Joost Leopold


Utrecht | Koffieschool


SCA Green coffee professional

Become a coffee trader

When you, as a coffee roaster, decide to buy your coffee directly, it is important to be well prepared. Because there is a lot involved in the process of bringing your desired coffee to this side of the ocean.

  • Which coffee do you select? what variety and origin?
  • Which processing methods do you choose and how does this affect the quality?
  • How do you recognize a defect in appearance and taste?
  • How do you determine the price and what are the costs involved?
  • How do you ensure that the quality is guaranteed during the period of storage and transport?
  • How is the contract drawn up?

In addition to learning a lot about the trade, judging the coffees on taste and defects is part of this training.

The training is offered in groups.

To join this training you need to be in the possession of the SCA Green Coffee Intermediate certificaat. Rocommeded: Introduction to Coffee, SCA Sensory Foundation (and intermediate) and SCA Roasting Foundation.

Group size:

min.: 2

max.: 8

Training times: 9:30-17:30

Price €1.467,50

This includes:

  • A reader
  • Lunch at training days

The invoice can be paid in installments, ask for the possibilities via

SCA Certification Fee: The training can be concluded with an online written exam and a practical test. The costs for taking this exam are €50 and will be charged separately.

Language: English or Dutch When an English speaking participant registers for the training, it will be switched to English. If you object to this and you really only want to follow the training in Dutch, please contact us first: or 030-6336538. It is no longer possible to object after booking.

Exam: The written exam is taken online. Are you dyslexic or do you have another demonstrable reason why this is not possible for you, please indicate this when registering. We must request an exemption so that you can take the exam on paper or orally and with more time.


The practical exam consists of three parts. When you fail you can do a one time retake. Cost per part: 50 Euros

You have 2 attempts for the online written exam. If you fail both attempts, and you still want to obtain the certificate, you must register again for the relevant training.


Belgian participants who fall under ‘paritair committee 118/220’ can appeal to Alimento for an allowance for this training


The course will be held at august 3, 9, 23 and 30. The first two days can be joined online. Contact us for further information


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