december, 2019

11decAll Day13SCA Brewing Intermediate


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SCA Brewing

Students learn about and use a variety of methods to brew coffee, manipulate variables that affect quality, and understand the correlation between these variables and the quality in the cup. Brewing module is an intensive and hands-on program covering grind profiles, brewing methods, measuring coffee strength, and charting a coffee’s extraction.


During Boot Coffee’s Intermediate Brewing course, students are introduced to the concept of scientifically measuring coffee extraction and correlating that to the sensory experience of coffee in the cup. Through a variety of hands-on exercises, you will explore a variety of elements of coffee brewing. Brewing intermediate helps the coffee professional manipulate brew techniques to improve coffee quality and consistency.

  • History of brewing research dating back to the 1950s
  • Scientific exploration of the brewing process from the time the water contacts the coffee
  • The relationship between brew strength and extraction
  • Elements which impact extraction and the maximum extraction
  • The coffee brewing control chart
  • Methods of measuring extraction and brew strength
  • Grind profiles
  • Brewing and charting filter coffee, espresso, cold brew, and other brew methods
  • Brewing coffee with waters of different qualities


**Our courses typically begin at 9 am each morning and finish each day between 5 and 7 pm depending on the progress of students in each course.


december 11 (Wednesday) - 13 (Friday)


Boot Coffee Campus

619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA

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