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SCA Introduction to coffee

This fun day of coffee education provides students with a comprehensive overview of the entire supply chain of coffee; from the seed to the brewed cup and is the back. This is a SCA Coffee Skills Program course and is the most comprehensive 1-day course one can take in the industry. In Introduction to Coffee students develop a common verbal and sensory vocabulary that forms the backbone of the Roaster, Coffee Sensory Skills, Brewing, Barista Skills, and Green Coffee Programs.

Hi, I am your trainer - valerian hrala

In this course, I will take you on a fun trip following the path of coffee from its origin to your cup. This day is filled with coffee tastings and activities. My promise is that after this course you will know where your coffee comes from, how to differentiate specialty and non-specialty coffee, how it is brewed, and what all the fuss is about.

Hi, my name is Valerian and I have been working with coffee since 2001, when I started Green Plantation Coffee, offering single origin coffee in Slovakia. For more than 15 years I have been working, living and writing about coffee. With the Boot team, I developed the first online coffee education project, You can listen to me and some amazing guests talking coffee business on the Coffeeis.ME  podcast.

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Coffee's Origin

In this segment, we will explore the origin of coffee. This segment will provide the foundations of coffee.

  • What is specialty coffee and how does it taste
  • Coffee growing regions
  • Coffee's journey from seed to cup
  • Identifying the structure and development of coffee plants
  • Coffee species and varieties
  • Harvesting and processing

Sensory (tasting) Skills

Learn about the methodology and techniques of tasting coffee. Taste and experience the nuances of different origins, species, and processing studied in the previous module.

  • How to taste coffee
  • Taste recognition and flavor perception
  • Influence of origin & terroir on sensory experience
  • Influence of species on sensory experience
  • Influence of processing on sensory experience
  • What is cupping—professional coffee evaluation technique

Roasting Coffee and Freshness

Roasting coffee is magic. How do roasters turn a hard green bean into an aroma-loaded roasted coffee bean?

  • Basics of roasting process
  • Roasting coffee demonstration
  • Influence of roasting on sensory experience
  • Influence of roasting on sensory experience
  • Storing coffee and freshness variables


Get to know different artisanal brewing methods, learn about the importance of consistency and precision brewing. Follow a few easy rules and techniques, and your coffee will taste amazing!

  • Comparing brewing methods
  • Brewing parameters for various brewing methods (method, time, filter etc)
  • Understanding extraction
  • Sensory impact of extraction
  • Water quality and temperature variables

Cleaning and Maintenance

Understand the importance of clean equipment and a clean & organized working space


    What Does Boot Coffee Campus do to Keep me Safe from COVID-19 and What do I Need to DO to Attend?

    Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidelines 

    Where is the Coffee Training Centre?

    The course will be at the BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS at 619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA (just north of San Francisco).

    When Does the Coffee Roasting Course Start?

    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.

    How Can I Get More Information?

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    Call Us: (888) 814-4347

    Is Lunch Included?

    We provide 1h lunch break, light snacks and drinks through the duration of the course. Students are responsible to provide their own lunch.