The SCA Coffee Skills Program allows you to choose the education path that suits your interests and needs. The program consists of 6 different modules: the one-day Introduction to Coffee and 5 multi-day specialist modules; Barista SkillsBrewingGreen CoffeeRoasting and Sensory Skills. Each of the specialist modules is available at 3 different levels – FoundationsIntermediate, and Professional. You earn points for completing each stage. You choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have earned 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma (READ MORE)

In this one-day course you will learn about coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to commercial farming in Yemen to it becoming the global commodity it is today. From growing the cherries through grading, roasting, and brewing, Introduction to Coffee provides an overview of the entire coffee value chain. Students earn 10 credits towards their SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

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SCA Coffee Skills Program Roasting courses provide hands-on experience with the roasting process, roast levels, physical and chemical changes of coffee while roasting, and identifying defects. The module levels cover essential topics like workplace safety, production techniques, and roasting operations at Foundations, Intermediate, and Professional Levels – earning you credits towards your SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Gain practical experience in the key elements of sensory evaluation in the SCA Sensory Skills classes. Investigate taste and flavor perception, evaluate myriad characteristics of coffee, and develop cupping skills, scoring, and calibration. Offered at Foundations, Intermediate, and Professional Levels – students earn credits towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

A perfect module for working baristas, entrepreneurs, or home enthusiasts. The SCA Barista Skills Module provides world-recognized instruction in espresso and milk techniques and latte art. Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: how to set your grinder, milk techniques, health and safety, customer service, basic business practices, and more.


The perfect course for business owners, general managers, and entrepreneurs looking to improve their coffee business and bottom line. For those new to specialty coffee and other coffee professionals looking to explore all of coffee’s career paths this is the ideal starting point.


COMING SOON In the SCA Brewing Module gain hands-on skills with the variables that impact quality: Grind profiles, a variety of brewing methods, and the tools to measure and chart coffee extraction.



COMING SOON Taught by instructors with experience as coffee importers and traders, and at origin operating farms and working with cooperatives, students in the Green Coffee Module learn the key elements of green coffee contracting, portfolio management, production, processing, grading, shipping, storage, and warehousing.


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This is the most hands-on and in-depth coffee roasting course in the industry. It is designed for roasters seeking a springboard to the next level. After building a basic knowledge of the science of coffee roasting, you will explore the myriad of alternatives in the craft of roasting unique coffees. Our seven on-site roasting machines are the perfect tools for roasters to become master roasters.


One of our experienced and dedicated Q trainers leads this six day intensive course. You’ll spend three days learning all you can about coffee grades and quality, and three days taking rigorous exams. On the other side, you will emerge as a certified Q grader and cupper.


This course is specifically designed for business owners, general managers, and entrepreneurs who want to take their coffee business to the next level, explore the fundamental elements of specialty coffee with a focus on operations and the bottom line. Students have the option of earning SCA Certificates in Sensory Skills, Roasting, and Barista Skills.


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Welcome to Ethiopia and the pristine and relatively undiscovered land of Gesha Village Estate, the 400+ hectare estate farm planted by Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel with the participation of Willem Boot. This is where we host the annual Gesha Village Harvest Expedition.

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This course will take you to Panama to learn about farm management, Geisha cultivation, processing techniques, and sustainability. The course includes explorations of our own farms: Finca La Mula and Finca Sophia.

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There is no place to learn about coffee production like Rwanda which is small in size, but produces coffee in nearly every sector. We visit and work with smallholder farmers, cooperative washing stations, private estates, cupping fresh coffees, and learning from local experts about processing, milling, and exporting.


Our mission with our online courses is to help you unlock the secrets of coffee and speed up your coffee knowledge development so you can create the best products for your customers and enjoy coffee to its full potential.

We offer over 24 hours of video content in the art and science of coffee tasting, roasting, quality management, green coffee production, brewing, barista skills and enjoying coffee.

With online courses, you can learn on your own terms from the comfort of your home.

Since 2012 over 3,000 coffee professionals from all over the world have chosen

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