Cafe Imports ED+U
Cafe Imports ED+U

ed+u classes

ed+u curriculum

Welcome to ed+u by Cafe Imports, a new coffee education platform created for both students and trainers. 

Education is essential for any role in the coffee industry – an industry that spans the world, has a deep history, relies on nature, and constantly evolves. Comprehensive coffee education doesn’t currently exist without paying for access, working for a company that can provide it, or spending hours self-researching.  

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, releasing it to the public free of charge. For new coffee professionals and enthusiasts, we hope to provide a clear route for growing their coffee knowledge. For seasoned professionals, a source for strengthening your own training program and teaching skillset.

This curriculum will be a constant work in progress. Classes will be released and updated as they are prepared. The release materials for each class will be: 

  • Live and recurring webinars taught by Cafe Imports educator Dylan Siemens. 
  • Recordings of past live classes. 
  • Live and recurring Train-the-Trainer webinars designed to give educators the tools to teach the class. 
  • The presentation file for each class. 
  • A supporting document designed for educators that outlines each presentation’s slides. 
  • A written form version of each class that develops into an encyclopedia of information as more and more classes are released. 

ed+u is named for the idea that all of us in the supply chain are vital to coffee’s thriving, but we all must learn to thrive in coffee. A stronger education for the industry only creates a stronger industry. We hope ed+u will be a source for learning, teaching, and growing together. 

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coffee is: a six part series

coffee is: is a 6-part series of classes that examines the industry in broad strokes. Think of it like an expanded take on a traditional Seed to Cup class. This series sets the ground floor for the rest of the curriculum, introducing essential coffee concepts. Each class is 1-2 hours long, enabling the student to dive deeper than most introductory-style courses. Download the available class content and register for live classes below. 

Part 1

coffee is: a plant

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 


More info coming soon.

Coffee Is: A Plant

The class will be hosted on Teams and is open to anyone! You’re welcome to share the event links with any friends or colleagues!

May 15, 9:30-11:30am CT

With Dylan Siemens

Coffee Is: A Plant – Training for Trainers

The class will be hosted on Teams and is designed for Trainers. We recommend downloading the class materials and taking the standard class before attending.

May 17, 9:30-11:30am CT

With Dylan Siemens