Texas A&M to Offer Academic Certificate in Coffee Processing

academic certificate in coffee processing

Brewing coffee might seem like a no-brainer, but not according to Texas A&M University. The school is currently preparing to offer a first-of-its-kind academic certificate in coffee processing.

Research from the Specialty Coffee Association indicates that the coffee industry is flourishing, meaning there is a need for professionals with training and expertise in the field.

Dr. Roger Norton, director of the Texas A&M Center for Coffee Research and Education, said, “Through the certificate program, we want to provide students with the educational opportunities and experiences needed to succeed in that industry should they choose that as their career path”.

Available through the university’s Department of Food Science & Technology, the pioneering Coffee Processing and Quality Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program. Students who enroll will take the following courses:

  • Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • Processing Coffee and High-Value Horticulture Crops
  • Coffee Industry Value Chains
  • Harnessing the Power of Healthy Functional Food Ingredients

You can learn more about this unique academic certificate on Texas A&M University’s website.

Texas A&M University is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the school among the top 50 national universities. Here at CVO, we’ve highlighted Texas A&M in several of our recent college rankings, including the Top 30 Colleges for Entrepreneurs and the Top 10 Online Biology Degree Programs.  

Source: Texas Standard— Texas A&M Brewing Up Nation’s First Academic Coffee Certificate Program

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