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Do You Know How to Pronounce Huehuetenango?

If you don’t, you should. You should also know that this coffee producing region is located in Guatemala.

Your customers will look to you and your staff as the coffee experts. You need to know the regions, pronunciations and characteristics of the coffees you sell. The following is not a course, but a check list that should allow you to focus your quest for coffee knowledge. Get out the books and the French press, and start to teach your staff how to taste, or sip and spit.

  • Countries of Origin
  • Regions
  • Estates
  • Colors and profiles of colors
  • SCAA color chart
  • Flavor Characteristics
  • Flavor Profiles - body, acidity, smoothness

The more you know, and the more your staff knows the more your customers will rely on you for a good coffee experience.  If they trust your knowledge they will generate business for your store.



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