Specialty coffee has a lot of barriers to entry. Access to coffee, brewing gear, education and competitions can be expensive.
We offer free access to Leaderboard each season to as many aspiring coffee professionals around the world as we can.
Our scholarship fellows are typically passionate, growing coffee professionals who have experienced gatekeeping in some form or who don’t have access to this type of sensory education.
Our goal is to make Leaderboard an approachable tool but we understand that it could still have a financial barrier for some to participate.
The more we grow, the greater impact we may have.
Are you a barista or budding coffee professional who is looking to learn more about coffee but don’t have the funds to participate in Leaderboard?
Scholarship recipients receive free access to Leaderboard for one season.
*we ask that you only apply if you cannot afford to participate so that everyone has equal chance to partake :)
With your support we can help more baristas gain confidence in their sensory skills and tasting ability.
We accept donations for the program or you can sponsor someone's full entry.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORTERS
THE ROASTERS PACK | CULTURE COFFEE PROJECT | PERFECT COFFEE WATER | ROGUE WAVE COFFEE | ESCAPE COFFEE ROASTERS | ALEXANDER MILLS | SEONAID EGGETT | ZACHARY HYNES | MIKAL SAFO | ANDREA BECKHAM
Note that we only display those who agreed to have their names published.
Niki Tolch - Chicago, USA
Anne Roger - Montreal, CANADA
Mon Leung - Toronto, CANADA
Utty Manandhar - Berlin, GERMANY
Faduma Gure - Toronto, CANADA
Stephanie Vázquez - Tijuana, MEXICO
Morgan Russel - Philidelphia, USA
Vivian Tran - Montclair, USA
Marissa Chan - Atlanta, USA
Nuvin Sithanen - Wilhems, MAURITIUS
Stetson McElhaney - Centralia, USA
Nic Gwynne - Canmore, CANADA
Frances Calica - North York, CANADA
Alex Zepeda - New York, USA
Derek Barron - San Antonio, USA
Ashley Spruill - Atlanta, USA
Sarah Webb - Aylmer, CANADA
Morgan Argabrite - Delaware, USA