World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
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Intro to Professional Cupping

  • Thursday, 06/15/2017: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room: N242
  • Session Number:  SB04

Description

It’s time to take your cupping practice from classroom theory to your daily working tea life, in this deep dive advanced level workshop. Using exercises from common real life scenarios (ex: crop quality, availability, price), you’ll experience how sharply honed cupping skills are a lifeline for your business. Learn effective ways to identify potential problems ahead of impact, how to improve (or launch!) your quality assurance and quality control programs, and how better vocabulary and communication will improve your supplier relationships. This is not a workshop about tea processing knowledge – This is a workshop that will show you how to ask better questions, utilize what you already know, and strengthen your supply chain partnerships. Basic level cupping and tasting skills are essential.

Learning Objectives

1. How to communicate more effectively and earn the respect of your suppliers.
2. How to be proactive and more solution-oriented when encountering quality, supply and price challenges.
3. The difference between QA (quality assurance) and QC (quality control) and how cupping is essential to these processes.

Speakers

AARON VICK

SENIOR BUYER
THE G.S. HALY COMPANY, INC.
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Suzette Hammond

FOUNDER
BEING TEA
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