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26-28 November 2017 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

*This event is sold out for 2017*


The Specialty Coffee Association is proud to announce an AST Live! event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The event will bring together Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) from all over the world to network and share their ideas, as well as hear from some of the industry’s most influential minds.

This exclusive three day event will include workshops, practical demonstrations and keynote speeches, as well as two nights accommodation, food and drink.  A key feature of the event will be the launch of the new Coffee Skills Program, together with an additional set of exams for each module.  Creators of the Coffee Skills Program will be hosting workshops on improvements to their modules and there will be a chance for ASTs to try out the modules.




• Research Presentations
• Dinner Event Hosted by SCA

• Coffee Tour of Amsterdam
• Keynote Speech
• Training Skills Presentations and Workshops

What's Included

AST Live Ticket - Event & Dinner Only

  • Full 3-day AST Live! Program

  • Two Lunches
  • One Dinner
  • Optional Coffee Tour

AST Live Ticket - With 2 Night's Full

  • Full 3-day AST Live! Program
  • Two Night's Bed & Breakfast
  • Two Lunches
  • One Dinner
  • Optional Coffee Tour


Schedule of Events

Please note that the below schedule is subject to change.

Day 1: Sunday 26th November - Focus on Training

9.00    Coffee Tour of Amsterdam
12.30   Lunch
13.15    Welcome, Introductions, Education Updates
14:00 Keynote Speech with Anne Lunell
15.00   Coffee
15.30   Training Skills Presentations and Workshops – Panagiotis Konstantinopoulos & Tim Sturk
17.00    Confirm Registrations for CSP Workshops
19.00   Evening Free for Delegates to Explore Amsterdam -or- Attend Dutch SCA Chapter Social Event

Day 2: Monday 27th November - Focus on the CSP

8.30    Coffee
9.00    Presentation: Carbon Dioxide Degassing from Coffee, Dr. Samo Smrke, ZHAW
10.15  Coffee Skills Programme - focused workshops on each of the CSP modules
13.15  Lunch
14.15  Coffee Skills Programme - focused workshops on each of the CSP modules
17.15  Coffee
17.45 Free Time / Networking / Meetings
19.30   Dinner Hosted by SCA

Day 3: Tuesday 28th November - Focus on Research

8.30    Coffee
9.00    Presentation: Tracking Your Extraction, Dr. Samo Smrke presenting for Marco Wellinger
10.00  Presentation: Sensory Evaluation of Subtle Changes in Roast Profiles, Morten Munchow
11.00   AST Reseach Project Feedback
12.00  Presentation: Training at Origin, Andrew Hetzel
13.00   Lunch
14.00   Choice of Alternative Workshops – Ida Steen, Morten Munchow TBA, John Thompson on Green Grading TBC
15.00    Presentation: Train Your Brain and Improve Your Sensory Skills, Ida Steen
15.30   Close

Hotel Accomodations


Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
Provincialeweg 102
1506 MD Zaandam


Once an order has been placed it cannot be cancelled or the number of tickets changed in any way. SCA will aim to accommodate any changes in the ticket type/module choice where it is possible to do so. Please email Rebecca Dunwoody for further details or to request a change.