an eye – opening experience

Welcome to UCC Coffee Academy Philippines!

Eighty-five years of UCC Japan’s coffee expertise and quality assurance in being the total coffee company – from crop cultivation, procurement, research and development, roasting and processing, creating coffee culture and bringing a “Good Coffee Smile” to coffee lovers everywhere – culminates in sharing the passion for coffee through education at the UCC Coffee Academy.

The third branch in the world, UCC Coffee Academy Philippines follows Kobe and Tokyo branches in offering students a systematic approach in learning about coffee from any level.

Whether you’re a beginner, a hobbyist, a professional, or an entrepreneur wanting to open your own coffee shop, we offer different courses for you to elevate your coffee skill proficiency.

We are opening our doors to a repository of coffee-related information and expertise to share with you.

 

Courses

UCC Coffee Academy has endeavored to provide you with a hands-on interactive learning experience to enhance your coffee preparation knowledge and appreciation. We offer classes for varying ages and skill levels (from beginner to intermediate).

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1. Fundamentals of Coffee: Crop to Cup & Alternative Brewing Methods

Every cup of a finely made coffee begins from the crop. Learn about the farmers who grow the perfect coffee bean and the craftsmen behind a good cup of brewed coffee. Discover the concepts of harvesting, post-harvest processing, sorting and grading quality coffee beans. This interactive course is an introduction of the simple to complex methods of brewing.

Alternative brewing methods are becoming an increasingly popular part of the specialty coffee scene. In this informative and hands-on class, students will explore the most popular brewing techniques such as siphon, aero press, hand drip and percolator. This module is perfect starting point for baristas, cafe managers and owners. Course includes hands-on work shop & tasting sessions.

Pre-requisite: None
Estimated Duration: Two (2) days
Max. No. of Students: 12
Course Fees: Php 5,000.00

 

2. Coffee Biz & Introduction to Brewing

Learn the UCC way through first hand interaction with industry experts and entrepreneurs who manage their own coffee businesses. Know about the different factors involved in creating a café concept, as well as understand the basics of menu development, costing & pricing, inventory management, local area marketing and financial review, design & lay-out. This course is ideal for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, barista trainers and managers. In addition get your “hands wet”, for you will also be taught brewing methods.

Pre-requisite: None
Estimated Duration: Two (2) days
Max. No. of Students: 12
Course Fees: Php 5,000.00

 

3. Fundamental Barista Skills

A 3-day workshop specifically tailored for baristas who want to improve their skills in the art of coffee making. Learn about roasting fundamentals, the origin or blends for espresso, espresso extraction techniques, milk texturing and workspace management. Course includes practice sessions and practical exams.

Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Coffee & Alternative Brewing
Estimated Duration: Three (3) days
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 10,000.00

 

4. Advanced Barista Skills

A 3-day workshop delves into practical skills and tasting ability required to achieve high levels of quality & consistency with espresso coffee. Learn the techniques of grinding, dosing and tamping. Learn the techniques needed to achieve perfect espresso extraction & milk texturing for cappuccino & latte art. Learn the fundamentals of 3rd wave alternative brewing methods.

Pre-requisite: Fundamental Barista Skills with 6-months experience
Estimated Duration: Three (3) days
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 15,000.00

 

5. Latte Art Workshop

This interactive module will cover everything latte-art related — understanding how protein and milk fat come together to create beautiful patterns and how milk temperature can affect the process of pouring. This program is open to professional baristas and coffee enthusiasts. Workshop includes one-on-one coaching & individual practice sessions.

Pre-requisite: Fundamental Barista Skills
Estimated Duration: One (1) day
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 5,000.00

 

6. Intermediate Coffee Cupping & Sensory

Students will be introduced to key concepts in sensory evaluation such as the coffee flavor wheel, basic tastes and aroma recognition, and fundamental sensory physiology. Workshop also includes exciting cupping demonstration, the deconstructed coffee matrix, Sensory exercises and actual coffee cupping.

Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Coffee & Alternative Brewing
Estimated Duration: Two (2) days
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 9,000.00

 

7. Fundamentals of Coffee Roasting

This 2-day module is an introduction to fundamental roasting skills and equipment management. Course outline includes general concepts of heat conductivity/transfer, roasting procedures and mechanics, roasting adjustment, calibration & blending.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Coffee Cupping and Sensory
Estimated Duration: Two (2) Days
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 7,000.00

 

8. Coffeology-Comprehensive Fundamental Skills Program

A five-day comprehensive fundamental skills program that will tackle: fundamental farm to roasting coffee, alternative brewing and intermediate cupping, coffee sensory, fundamental roasting with coffee evaluation, and a deeper understanding of espresso extraction milk steaming with barista skills.

Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Coffee Roasting
Estimated Duration: Five (5) days
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 30,000.00

 

9. Coffee Mixology

The Coffee Mixology is a workshop to stimulate creativity in mixing beverages with other fancy ingredients and flavors.

Pre-requisite: None
Estimated Duration: One (1) day
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 3,000.00

 

10. Coffee Process Sensory Workshop

To know the general difference between Natural, Washed & Honey processed Coffee.

Pre-requisite: None
Estimated Duration: One (1) day
Max. No. of Students: 6
Course Fees: Php 3,000.00

 

Course fees are subject to change without prior notice.

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