Trading Coffee with Blockchain


In this engaging Activity Kit, volunteers will help students learn about blockchain through an interactive coffee trading game. This game simulates a blockchain and allows students to run a virtual coffee harvesting or brewing business and trade their coffee products a using a browser on any platform. Through this fun and competitive game, students will gain a basic understanding of what blockchain is, how it works, and how blockchain will change the way we exchange goods and services.

This activity kit will require the following resources:

  • Students must have computers with internet access - one computer between 2-3 students works well. Mobile devices with a browser also work well to allow users to compete in the simulation and track the activity
  • The classroom must have PowerPoint presentation capabilities


  1. Understand the value of blockchain and key concepts

  2. Learn more about blockchain with this Blockchain Basics tutorial

  3. Download the free IBM book "Blockchain for Dummies"

  4. Watch a 3 minute video as an introduction to blockchain (see link below)