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Learn the art of Coffee Farming: India

This exciting course is designed for Coffee roasters, Farmers and Competitive Baristas
Travel to India and learn the art of farming with leading industry experts.




Yercaud, India


November 15, 2018

Course Length

10 Days

Course Highlights

The course in India will have you staying directly on the farm and learning all the aspects of the farm’s operation. You will be given free range to work with the hand pickers, work with leading agronomists and producers using the ripest cherries and  advanced processing methods . You’ll also be given the chance to use what you have learned to explore the world of experimental coffee processing and maintain a healthy sustainable coffee farm while becoming aware of all areas of your chosen origin including all areas of Growing, Harvesting, Processing, Logistics & Export. 


DAY 1.            Introduction to the countries coffee history & culture.
DAY 2.            Farm management, agronomy farm visits & planning.
DAY 3.            Cupping & roasting local varieties.
DAY 4.             Hand-Picking & processing.
DAY 5.            Farm visits processing orthodox & experimental.
DAY 6.            Visiting millers & cleaning facilities.
DAY 7.            Processing Coffees.
DAY 8.            logistics , Branding and marketing coffees.

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What this course is 

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Your Trainers

Nathan Johnston


Nathan has been buying, selling, roasting and brewing coffee and tea for over 10 years. During that time he has cultivated relationships with farmers in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He is driven by helping to improve their coffee and their lives and can often be found at Origin.

Mohan Balaraman

Farm Owner

Mohan has been working with his Brother to improve the quality of coffee at their farm in India, but Mohan is also the Ambassador for Riverdale and works on putting the coffee into the hands of roasters across the world.

The Farm

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Most frequent questions and answers

This course is to enhance the skills of coffee and tea industry professionals to  and engage with industry experts learn all aspects of coffee farming from the seed,production, logistics, export and farm management. 

First hand Knowledge of industry experts
Hands on experience in coffee production
Longterm farming relationships
Awareness of Farm Managment 
Disease Control
Risk Management 
Logistics Management
Respect of cultural identitys