Coffee: From Crop to Cup Masterclass

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Class Dates

October 26, 2022

Meeting Days

Wednesday, 9 - 11 AM


UA Main Campus



Course Instructor(s)

Course Description

Ever wondered where your coffee comes from and how it ends up in your cup? If so, this masterclass is for you. In 1824, President Jefferson deemed coffee "the favorite drink of the civilized world." Indeed, as one of the most consumed drinks after water, with more than 400 billion cups consumed each year, and one of the most traded commodities after oil, coffee has an undeniable impact globally. Join coffee expert Burc Maruflu, an instructor in the School of Geography, Development and Environment as well as the founder and owner of Savaya Coffee Market to learn about the coffee supply chain, from farming, processing, exporting, importing and roasting to retail sales. 

In this masterclass, students will briefly examine topics including how coffee is involved in global power structures; the history of coffee; the difference between commercial and specialty coffee; coffee taste profiles from different parts of the world; coffee and climate change; consumer health and wellness; coffee-related careers; and more. Coffee tasting will be included! 

Dr. Maruflu is a Q Grader, which is like being a sommelier in the coffee world. He also is licensed by the Coffee Quality Institute as an expert taster, or "cupper," and evaluates coffees based on the Specialty Coffee Association guidelines.  

*NEW* We also offer a MasterClass Food Series Bundle. Enroll in all three courses (Crop to Cup Master Class, Xinachtli ~ Ancestral Cooking and Storytelling and It Starts With The Seed: An Introduction to Tohono O'odham Farming) for a discounted rate. This option is available when registering. This course is limited to 25 participants. 

Course Format

Masterclasses are a new feature of the SBS Community Classroom Program. Masterclasses are taught by an expert instructor as a one-time workshop-style class. The class will be interactive according to the subject matter and students will get the opportunity for Q&A with the instructor(s).

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered in-person at the University of Arizona Tucson Campus. 


Online registration for this course will open August 1, 2022 at 10 AM. After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.


Refunds are available. They must be requested at least 48 hours before the start of the class. Individuals who register for the Masterclass bundle and need to arrange for cancelation and/or refund, please contact Stephanie Noriega at
A $10 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.