Origin Trip Nepal Part A Only: Micro Lot Judging

This is a coffee adventure with 2 parts. Part A is judging the Nepal Micro Lot cupping. Part B is being a part of the Himalaya Coffee Training Collaborative. Attendees can participate in either Part A or Part B or Both. The above price and the following description is both Parts A & B

Course Date

  • 17 to 22 JUN 2020 - Part A Micro Lot Judging
  • 23 JUN to 02 JUL 2020 - Part B Himalaya Coffee Training Collaborative
  • 17 JUN to 02 JUL 2020 - Both Parts A & B

The Academy of Coffee Excellence has been developing coffee education curricula and training for more than 20 years and working directly with growers for more than 10 years. We have ongoing projects in Nepal, Guatemala and the United States. Our course summary and detail are below. 

Registration Options

Airfare to and from Nepal, not included.

  • Early Registration for the full trip, both Parts A & B = $2,500.00 usd [Closes 22 MAY 2020].
  • Standard Registration Full Trip Parts A & B = $3,500.00 usd [After 22 MAY 2020].

  • Early Registration for Parts A & B = $4,500.00 usd [Closes 22 MAY 2020]

 

Part A & B Nepal Micro Lot Cupping and the Himalaya Coffee Training Collaborative Registration linked here   

Course Summary 

The Academy of Coffee Excellence in conjunction with the Nepal Coffee Federation (NCF) Academy of Coffee Excellence Nepalcreated the Academy of Coffee Excellence Nepal. Together we will be developing training, education and applied skills opportunities focused on improving the domestic coffee sector. Together our mission is to increase the quality and quantity of coffee from Nepal.

 

 

Here is how you can be part of transforming a nation’s coffee sector. 

Micro Lot Cupping Judging

I participated in the 1st Nepal Micro Lot Cupping in 2019. The 2nd will be held in June of 2020. Coffee professionals participating in this event will serve as official judges and / or the voice of the Specialty Coffee Industry.

Coffee growers from Nepal participating in the 2nd Annual Micro Lot Cupping will submit their coffees to the Nepal Coffee Federation for the Preliminary Round of screening, sorting and ranking. There should be approximately 15 to 20 coffees that will advance from the Preliminary Round to the Judging Round.

Our task will be to green grade and cup coffee samples consistent with the Coffee Quality Institute’s protocols. The criteria for submitting Judge Applications are to be a Q Grader or self-designated coffee cupping professional that knows and uses the CQI protocols for cupping and green grading.

If you have a travelling partner or if you do not wish to participate as either a Judge or the Voice of the Industry, there will be other options available to you outlined in the detail section below.

You will:  

  • Be a part of a longitudinal coffee quality project designed to elevate a nation's domestic coffee sector and grow their GDP.
  • Be a Judge or the Voice of the Specialty Coffee Industry accurately evaluating a growers' harvests.
  • Visit cultural, historical and caffeinated sites in and around Kathmandu.
  • Receive special recognition from the Nepal Coffee Federation and the National Tea & Coffee Development Board of Nepal.
  • Have a coffee adventure unlike any other.
  • Weather permitting, fly around Sagarmatha / Mt. Everest.

Your registration includes:  

Tuition for the training, education and coursework materials - Transportation in and around Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - Breakfast and lunch each day of the program - 2 Dinner banquets - Some tourism (absolutely) and a flight around Sagarmatha (weather permitting).

Early Registration = $2,500.00 usd.

Standard registration = $3,500.00 usd.  .

Early Registration closes 22 May 2020.  

Course Detail 

DAY 1

Arrive at KTM Kathmandu International Airport: Attendees will be met at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. Academy of Coffee Excellence programming begins at the airport.

 

DAY 2

Attendee Options - Participant: 

  • Participating in the Micro Lot Cupping is a 3 1/2 day commitment.
  • CQI Protocols Review.
  • Judges Calibration Cupping Table 1 of 3 (4 CQI Washed Mild coffees + 2 coffees from Nepal) with proper use of the cupping form and appropriate defect determination if a defect presents.
  • Welcome to Nepal dinner.

Attendee Options - Travelling Partner or Non-Participant may include: 

 

DAY 3

Attendee Options - Participant: 

  • Judges Calibration Cupping Table 2 of 3 (4 CQI Africa coffees + 2 coffees from Nepal) with proper use of the cupping form and appropriate defect determination if a defect presents.
  • Green grading of submitted samples begins.
  • Judges Calibration Cupping Table 3 of 3 (4 CQI Asia coffees + 2 coffees from Nepal) with proper use of the cupping form and appropriate defect determination if a defect presents.

Attendee Options - Travelling Partner or Non-Participant may include: 

 

DAY 4

Attendee Options - Participant: 

  • Official Nepal Micro Lot Cupping scoring.
  • Green grading submitted samples continues.

Attendee Options - Travelling Partner or Non-Participant may include:

 

DAY 5

Nepal Coffee Federation 2nd Annual Micro Lot Cupping Event: 

  • All attendees are expected to attend.

 

DAY 6

Included Tourism: 

  • The Monkey Temple and other cultural, historic and caffeinated sites in and around Kathmandu.
  • A charter flight around Sagarmatha / Mt Everest. This activity is weather dependent and will occur when the conditions cooperate. This may happen on any day.
  • Thank you dinner.

 

DAY 7

Attendees participating in the Nepal Coffee Federation Micro Lot Cupping Event Only - PART A ONLY: 

  • Will be taken to Kathmandu International Airport.
  • The Academy of Coffee Excellence programming ends at KTM.  

PART A Ends Here On Day 7 

Attendees participating in the Himalaya Coffee Training Collaborative Only - PART B  ONLY: 

  • Will be met at Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Will be taken to the hotel.
  • The Academy of Coffee Excellence programming begins at KTM. 

  

Attendees participating in BOTH PARTS A and B: 

  • Kathmandu free time - no obligations.
  • Travel to Pokhara.
  • Collaborative training in Kathmandu.
  • Collaborative training on a coffee farm in Gorka Day 1 of 2. 


Early Registration = $2,500.00 usd

Standard registration = $3,500.00 usd  

    Round trip airfare from your home airport to Kathmandu is not included.


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