Coffee characteristics


The origins and types of coffee and the processes of coffee preparation, production and trade.

Alternative labels

coffee varieties
characteristics of coffee
coffee origins
character of coffee

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Coffee characteristics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Green coffee buyer: Green coffee buyers purchase green coffee beans from producers all around the world commissioned by coffee roasters. They have a deep knowledge of the process of coffee from the fruit to the cup.

Coffee taster: Coffee tasters taste coffee samples in order to evaluate the features of the product or to prepare blending formulas. They determine the product’s grade, estimate its market value, and explore how these products may appeal to different consumer tastes. They write blending formulas for workers who prepare coffee products for commercial purposes.
Master coffee roaster: Master coffee roasters design new coffee styles and ensure the quality of blends and recipes pragmatically. They write blending formulas to guide workers who prepare coffee blends for commercial purposes.

Optional knowledge

Coffee characteristics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022