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.
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.
SCA BREWING MODULE
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.
SCA GREEN COFFEE MODULE
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.
More SCA Coffee Skills Program courses are coming soon ….
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.
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.
There is no place to learn about coffee production like Rwanda. The country is small in size, but produces coffee in nearly every sector. Students will divide their time between visiting and working with smallholder farmers, cooperative washing stations, private estates, and in labs cupping fresh coffees
We’re proud to offer the industry’s only comprehensive online learning course. Featuring the basic elements of cupping techniques, roasting protocols, quality inspection and cultivation & processing, our course goes the distance. You can almost smell the coffee…