24-26 February 2019 | Berlin, Germany

AST LIVE! will be making its way to Berlin, Germany for 2019. The event aims to bring together Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) from around the world to share knowledge and skills, hear about the latest SCA research and network with friends and peers.

This exclusive three-day event will include workshops, practical demonstrations and keynote speeches, as well as two nights’ accommodation, food and drink and a coffee tour of Berlin. 

The Creators of the Coffee Skills Programme will be running module updates, combining theory with practical hands-on activities. 

Attendees will also have option of attending the launch of the new SCA Sustainability Skills Program.

ASTs attending AST LIVE! will earn credits towards their Continual Professional Development.



Program highlights

  • Coffee Tour

  • Research presentation

  • SCA Dinner

  • Sustainability program

  • Professional Calibration

What's Included

Ticket With 2 Nights Full Accommodation

  • Full 3-day AST Live! Program

  • 2 Nights (24th & 25th) Bed & Breakfast

  • 3 Lunches

  • 1 Dinner

  • Optional Coffee Tour

Schedule of Events

Please note that the below schedule is subject to change

Day 1: Sunday 24th February
09:00 - Coffee Tour
12:00 - Registration
13:00 - Lunch
13:45 - Welcome
14:00 - Keynote - Who Needs Caffeine? Engagement and Excitement in the Coffee Classroom - Dr Kate Fischer
15:45 - SCA Education Updates - Launch of Professional Development and Online Exams
16:30 - Sustainability and You: Exclusive Preview of the new Sustainability courses - Dr Kate Fischer
18:00 - Free evening

Day 2: Monday 25 February
07:30 - Breakfast and Coffee
08:30 - Research - Water Made Simpler
10:00 - Focus on CSP modules - workshops and discussion
12:45 - Lunch
13:30 - Focus on CSP modules - Workshops and Discussion
16:15 - Break
16:30 - Creators panel - AST Questions on the Coffee Skills Program
18:00 - Free Time
19:00 - Coach collection from Wyndham Garden to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens
19:30 - Dinner at Stone Brewing
22:30 - Return coaches to Wyndham Garden

Day 3: Tuesday 26 February
07:30 - Breakfast and Coffee
08:30 - Research - Sensory Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Specialty Coffee
10:00 - Break
10:30 - AST Calibration
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - More than Mochas
15:00 - Close 


Venue: The 4-star Wyndham Garden Berlin Mitte Hotel is centrally located in the northern part of the Berlin city centre, close to the inter-regional railway station Berlin-Gesundbrunnen.

Wyndham Garden Hotel, Osloer Str. 116A, 13359 Berlin, Germany

Distance from Wyndham Garden Berlin Mitte Hotel to Berlin transport network:

  • Underground (Pankstr.) - 400 metres

  • S-Bahn surburban trains (Bornholmeer Str.) - 800 metres

  • Gesundbrunnen - 1km

  • Bus – 200 metres

  • Schoenefeld Airport Berlin SXF / BER – 23 km

  • Tegel Airport Berlin TXL – 8 km

  • Car parking - The hotel offers a garage with 40 parking spaces. The price for 24 hours is €11.


  • Accommodation is in single or double rooms. Beds may be double or twins and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

  • We will endeavour to create same gender rooms unless you've given us a roommate preference.

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Cancellation Policy

In case you can no longer attend our event, we keep to the following cancellation policy:
A 100% refund of the received ticket fee until 2 months prior to the event start date. A 75% refund of the received ticket fee until 1 month prior to the event start date. After this date no refund is possible, no exceptions. Transferring your ticket to another person is possible via the reassign feature on your ticket