Introducing ed+u by Cafe Imports

Posted on October 20th, 2023

ed+u by Cafe Imports: coffee education for everyone

ed+u is a brand-new coffee education platform offering classes and class materials, completely free and open source, designed to learn and teach from. The goal of ed+u is to create a robust, up-to-date, fact-based curriculum that dives into each step of the supply chain. We aspire to provide new coffee professionals and enthusiasts with a clear route for growing their coffee knowledge. For seasoned professionals, a source for strengthening their own training program and teaching skillset.


On the new ed+u homepage, you can:

  • Join live classes
  • Watch previous class recordings
  • Download the presentation and its supporting documents
  • Attend Train-The-Trainer courses to learn how to teach the class yourself.

ed+u kicks off with LIVE classes on Thursday, October 26

We’ll be hosting the first ed+u class live this Thursday! After the first class is done, the ed+u homepage will be live with the class’s resources ready to download. What’s the first class?

Coffee Is: A Plant is the first in a 6-part series called Coffee Is: that examines the industry in broad strokes – like an extended version of a traditional Seed To Cup course. In this first class, we will learn:

  • coffee taxonomy + anatomy
  • differences between C. arabica + C. canephora
  • C. arabica’s speciation, expansion + problem
  • four major C. arabica variety groups
  • characteristics of coffee’s habitat
  • where coffee is produced + imported
  • the importance of expanding our definition of coffee

Join one of our first classes:

The class will be hosted on Teams and is open to anyone! We’d appreciate you sharing the event links with any friends or colleagues!

Want to stay in the loop for future class releases and webinar sign-ups? Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Feedback, ideas, or suggestions? Email

We can’t wait to learn, teach, and grow together. See you Thursday!