SET VC 2023


Sensory Education Training (SET) VC is a global calibration event that will be led by Cup of Excellence (CoE) Head Judge Scott Conary in July of 2023. Students around the globe will cup and score coffee sourced from award-winning CoE farmers and renowned green-coffee importers. This unique event will allow students to evaluate their cupping scores in comparison with those of a global community of coffee professionals.


Cost: 410 Euro

Schedule based on New York Time (UTC–4)

July 7th, Welcome/Presentation, 9 a.m. & 8 p.m UTC.
July 14th, Office Hours, 9 a.m. & 8 p.m UTC.

July 21st: Scores due for submission.
July 28th Personalized evaluations and reports delivered to students.
July 28th Presentation of results, plus a question-and-answer session 9 a.m. & 8 p.m UTC.

Prior to the event start date, SET VC students will receive a box containing roasted samples for three cuppings sessions, sample placement instructions, CoE score sheets, an official CoE cupping spoon, and other goodies from our sponsors. The SET VC will kick off with a special presentation by Head Judge Scott Conary. Scott will teach students how to cup and score using the CoE score sheet and explain what makes CoE award-winning coffees so special. At this time, students will learn how to set up the event cuppings in the comfort of their homes or cupping labs. After the initial presentation, students should cup the coffees mailed to them, score the coffees using the CoE Score sheets, and return their completed score sheets to the event coordinators.


During the four-week event, students will have access to recordings of the webinar sessions hosted by our instructors. Students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during special office hours zoom calls. Students may also communicate directly with their fellow participants, CoE staff, and the instructor via this event’s WhatsApp group. After submitting their score sheets, students will receive individualized evaluations of their work and reports compiled by the instructor. These reports will be based on the same format and data CoE uses to select cuppers for their National Juries. The report will provide insight into students’ cupping skills and their assessments of the coffees that were evaluated. On the final day of the event, students will join our instructor for a virtual presentation of the data collected from all participants. Our instructor will answer questions about the coffee’s attributes, the cupping data, and much more.


What’s included in the class fee:
 2 instructional webinars
 Office hour access
 Coffee kit (see below)
 Access to class WhatsApp group
 Certificate upon completion of class
Kit includes:
 Roasted coffee for 3 cuppings, 24 coffee samples total
 CoE Tote Bag
 ThirdWave Water Minerals
 CoE Quality Coffee Pocket Guide
 Brewler from Kruve
 Limited-edition Cup of Excellence engraved W.Wright cupping spoon
 Cup of Excellence cupping forms
Participation in the SET VC session will give students the following

 Learn how to cup and score coffee using the CoE score sheet.
 Cup and score award-winning and unique coffee.
 Compare cupping scores within a global coffee community.
 Gain an understanding of what high-scoring specialty coffee is.
 Develop and further their own cupper confidence and accuracy.



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