July 20-22, 2017 | GREENSBORO, NC


7912 Industrial village road greensboro, nc 27409

JULY 20 -22, 2017

The Coffee Technicians Guild Summit is an event dedicated to to educating coffee technicians around the world.



Classes & Sessions

Brewing: Foundation Level Course: Designed to introduce the novice into the core skills and equipment required to produce great brewed coffee. Course delivery, detailing the information required to attempt the qualification, is expected to last a minimum of six hours instruction/practical time, excluding written exam time. No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module, although it is recommended that you take the "Introduction to Coffee" module. A passion for great coffee is essential!

Lecture Series: The CTG Summit Lecture Series will focus on the following topics: Water, Burr Grinder and Multi Meter.

Multi-meters: Their functions, applications and why they are your best friend in the tool bag.

Speaker:  Amir Hashemi

Description:  A detailed look at what multi-meters do, the difference in their design and function, and how to apply them in your day to day diagnosis of coffee equipment.  Discussion will include a in-depth look at both ohms and watts law, and  how these two concepts will help you to use your multi-meter as the exceptional electrical diagnosis tool that it is.   

Note: BYOM- Bring your own multi-meter!

 Behind the Wrench:  The Business of Service  

Panelist: Rebecca McNelly, Heartland Tech, Tammy Baiz, Solutions Espresso Services, Tooti Roe, About the Coffee/Service Call, Brett Israelson, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.

Moderator: Ellie Bradley of Fresh Cup Magazine

Description: You can fix machines, but can you multi-task, organize and dispatch, provide technical support over the phone and still afford to pay your staff? Learn about the decisions that business owners face when running in house and/or independent technician services. Explore cases studies from a live panel of business owners and their experiences and advice for technicians in business, thinking about a business or looking to get hired by one in the future.  




Pricing & Registration

CTG Member – Early Bird: $475 | Regular: $575

SCA Member– Early Bird: $525 | Regular: $625

Non-Member– Early Bird: $575 | Regular: $675

*Early Bird Pricing Ends July 1, 2017

Registration Fee Includes:

  • All meals & beverages 
  • Brewing: Foundation Level Course  
  • Lectures 
  • Networking opportunities

*Hotel and travel costs are not included in registration fee



hotel & Lodging

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro - Airport | 204 Centreport Drive | Greensboro, NC 27409

The Embassy Suites Greensboro – Airport hotel is situated 10 minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport, and is an all-suite hotel. We offer complimentary breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception, daily. We have Park Place Restaurant onsite, featuring an American Menu. The hotel also has an indoor pool, 24 hour business center and fitness center.  

Guests who book in the SCA block will receive complimentary in-room internet access, parking, Gym/Fitness Center access, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily. 



Wednesday, July 19
6:00PM Reception & Badge Pick Up at Embassy Suites

Thursday, July 20
8:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Welcome & Opening
9:30AM Standards Review by Education Committee
10:30AM Lectures
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Lectures
2-5PM Brewing: Foundation Level Course – Part 1
5:00PM Happy Hour
6:00PM Dinner Sponsored by Astoria/WEGA

Friday, July 21
8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM Brewing: Foundation Level Course – Part 2
12:00PM Lunch
1:30PM Lectures
3:30PM Technicians Business Panel
7:00PM Dinner

Saturday, July 22
8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM Education: Technician’s Exam Beta Testing
10:30AM Closing
12:00PM Lunch




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