Our Training Lab

Situated in Markham of the Greater Toronto Area, Bicerin Coffee Lab is the first SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) Premier Training Campus in Ontario (third in Canada).

We provide courses under all six modules (Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, and Sensory Skills) of SCA’s CSP (Coffee Skills Program) at all three levels. Once having completed the courses and examinations, students will receive SCA’s internationally recognized certificates as well as points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma. For more information on SCA’s CSP, please visit sca.coffee/education/.

We also offer CQI’s (Coffee Quality Institute) Q Courses for experienced coffee professionals who are looking to become certified Q Arabica Graders. A CQI Calibration for license renewal and retake tests will also be available at each course.For more information on CQI’s Q Courses, please visit database.coffeeinstitute.org/courses/courses.

Private, customized training sessions for individuals and groups of all levels are also available by request.


Jingbo Deng

Jingbo is an authorized SCA Trainer (AST) in Barista Skills, Brewing, and Sensory Skills. She is also a licensed Q Arabica Grader and an active individual on the stages of barista competitions—a Sensory Judge for the 2015 CNBC (Canadian National Barista Competition), Technical Judge for the 2017 U.S. National Barista Competition, and Head Judge for the 2017 CNBC.
Originally from Hunan, China, Jingbo indulges herself in practicing archery and repeated trips to Yunnan, where she takes part in the everyday life of a coffee farmer.


Chunhui Zhang

Chunhui is an authorized SCA Trainer (AST) in Roasting, Green Coffee, and Sensory Skills.Also a licensed Q Arabica Grader, Chunhui sources seasonal coffees from around the globe and tirelessly pursues the craft of roast to unveil the best coffee can offer.
An active Sensory Judge himself, Chunhui loves sharing his expertise and experiences in coffee at roasting courses and Roasters Guild retreats around the globe.