At Capricornio Coffees we simply like people, we love to learn from them and share.
BRAZILIAN COFFEE ACADEMY
Our Academy was born due to the belief that there is a lot to be shared and a lot to be learnt about coffee in our country and overseas. The demand for coffee education and classes has been increasing along the years. Many people travel today to origin to visit countries, farms and regions. Since specialty coffee consumption is also rising in Brazil, we get a lot of students from different states.
Annually, we also open our doors and give free trainings to children who are members of “The Young Farm Apprentices” Program, carried in partnership with Senar Institute/FAEP.
• Coffee roasters;
• International buyers and employees of these
companies seeking an immersion course in coffee;
• Owners and employees of coffee shops, bars,
restaurants, bakeries, hotels, and other consumption
spots in Brazil and around the world;
• Baristas and barmen;
• Professionals and students of Gastronomy, Tourism
• Journalists, and
• Coffee lovers.
MODULES OF THE COURSES
Coffee agriculture, production, manual and mechanical harvesting, sun-drying, mechanical drying, parabolic drying beds, wet milling, dry milling, coffee cupping, espresso and cappuccino preparation and different brewing methods - French Press, Hario, Chemex, Aeropress, Siphon, Moka and many others.
In the city of Jacarezinho – Norte Pioneiro Region - PR, a famous terroir and Cup of Excellence Winning Farm, having modern facilities, certified by Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, Rainforest Alliance and Utz Certified. Participants are hosted in a charming Guest House, dedicated to receiving international buyers and students.
CAPRICORNIO COFFEES HEADQUARTER
Piraju, Sorocabana Region, SP. Classes in cupping, sensory skills and roasting are also taught at our office in Piraju. Local visits are
scheduled and organized so that students can visit coffee farms that belong to our Four Seasons Project Members, having the chance to learn what specialty coffee is all about.
Slovakia – Coffee Veronia
“The Brazilian Coffee Academy Program is full of information and very educational. I have learned a lot. That’s why we brought with us the two winners of the Slovakia Barista Cup. We hope to bring more people to Brazil next year.”
Eung Zoo Yon
Korean – USA – Los Angeles Barista Academy and buyer
“I came to Brazil in 2016 as a member of the jury of Cup of Excellence. I visited many farms, but Capricornio Coffees was the only one to give me a clear answer about Brazilian Specialty Coffees and I started purchasing green beans from them because I trust their passion and deep understanding about coffee. As a coffee professional in the USA and in Korea, I can say Capricornio Coffees and its Academy are the right places to get some hands-on experience about coffee from seed to cup”
Argentina – Directora Exigí Buen Café and Journalist
“It was a pleasure to spend these days at Capricornio Coffees. We had an amazing experience at the Brazilian Coffee Academy. I already knew the quality of Brazilian coffees, but what Capricornio Coffees is doing with its farm partners is wonderful. The research they are carrying has impressed me, mainly in post-harvest management, different processing methods, dry milling, the use of different yeasts like in wine and many other things I had never heard of in my life and I believe a few people in the world have. The knowledge Edgard, Luiz and Jose Antonio have about these subjects made this experience to be a wonderful one. This is a new world, a world of discoveries and innovation that Capricornio Coffees has been doing and that will allow them to have the best coffees in the world.”
Australia – The Coffee Academics“
It was my first time in Brazil. Since Brazil is the largest producer, I had concerns about quality and, after coming on this trip, I see Brazilian coffees are quite refined. I would definitely recommend this experience to all the people. It also connects people who are passionate about coffee across the world.”
Czech Republic – Roaster
“It was my first visit to Brazil. It was very nice to see how Capricornio Coffees works, the company philosophy, etc. It was a very nice experience to understand coffee preparation from seed to cup. The company also cares a lot about sustainability.”
Herman Chan Ho Ming
Hong Kong – The Coffee Academics
“Amazing experience. I have changed my mind about Brazilian coffees. All the stories behind the coffees are so strong, all the social responsibility, the relationship... I recommend this Academy Program to all my friends. This was one of the best weeks in my coffee career. I fell in love with Brazilian coffee.”
Argentina - Journalist – “El Clarín”
“This is my first immersion in the coffee world and it was a really great experience. I wasn’t aware about Capricornio Coffees' Project. It is very interesting. I have learned a lot. I am really amazed!”
Vanessa Lee Wing Yi
Hong Kong - Barista Trainer – The Coffee Academics
“I really really enjoyed the whole trip. The very first highlight was visiting farms and picking cherries myself. Now I know the real efforts and understaêd all the hands behind a cup of coffee. We have learned a lot. I highly recommend coffee people to join this Academy Program.”
Daniel Jesus Calderon
Argentina Barista Champion
“My experience at the Brazilian Coffee Academy has changed my mind. I recommend it because Capricornio Coffees is breaking paradigms, changing processes and innovating.”
USA – Rapport Coffee
“Hospitality and generosity were amazing. I had a great experience. The 'Latitude and Altitude Concept' impressed me. It broke the bias I had about Brazilian coffees. I really recommend this program to everyone in the coffee business. It will change your mind!”
James Seungwook Noh
USA – Coffee Lover
“The Academy Program is amazing. By being at origin, I could understand the whole process, from farming, processing, drying, something I cannot experience in my country. It was the experience of a lifetime. I have changed the perception I had about Brazilian Coffee. Specialty coffee is booming here. The taste of the coffees was incredible. Visiting coffee estates and picking coffee was unique!"
International Internship Program
HOSTING COFFEE LOVERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
At Capricornio Coffees we simply like people, we love to learn from them and share. That is why we have just started our International Internship Program open to students who want to have a real coffee experience at origin, develop a program together, have networking opportunities, live in a different culture and much more. You can follow what participants will be experiencing by reading their blogs.
Capricornio Coffees sponsors competitions every year in different countries. One of them is the World Coffee Roasting Championship, organized by WCE.
First, second and third places in the competition are awarded a ticket to visit estates and to attend the Roaster Camp of Brazil, an initiative aiming at sharing knowledge about roasting with Brazilians.
The 2018 Roaster Camp of Brazil gathered more than 50 Brazilians and people from 10 different countries: Italy, Australia, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Mexico, USA, Korea and Brazil.