COFFEE TASTER LEVEL ONE
From acids to extraction, the SCAA flavor wheel to triangulations, Coffee Taster Pathway Level 1 presents the tools required to dissect coffees for flavor and evaluate them in a nuanced, careful manner, ensuring the best product makes its way to the consumer. Building a vocabulary of taste descriptors and adhering to cupping protocols, students will quickly build world-class sensory skills alongside knowledgeable certified instructors. Coffee Tasters who currently have or are pursuing a Q-Grader certification may be eligible to receive credit for a portion of the Level 1 curriculum.
Level 1 graduates will be prepared to contribute to quality control departments and programs, working alongside roasters and green coffee buyers to evaluate and critique performance.
Upon completing the SCAA Coffee Taster Pathway students are prepared for a career in sensory analysis and to work in coffee quality control to support purchasing decisions and product development.
Key Learnings in Coffee Taster Pathway Level 1 (4 Days)
• Introduction to coffee sensory analysis
• Cupping protocols
• Calibration with other cuppers
• Cupping for defects
• Comparative cupping
• Triangulation cupping exercises
Graduates of Coffee Taster Pathway Level 1 will receive credits for the following SCAA Courses:
EXM-CTP1 – Coffee Taster Level 1 Practical Exam
GE151 – Green Coffee Grading
GE153 – Le Nez du Café Aroma of Coffee
GE154 – Sensory Skills Test Prep.
GE200 – Intro to Sensory Analysis
GE201 – SCAA Cupping Form & Peer Calibration
GE202 – Comparative Cupping World Regions
GE203 – Comparative Cupping: Africa
GE204 – Defect Cupping
GE205 – Comparative Cupping: Central and S. America
GE255 – Organic Acids in Coffee
GE303 – Triangulation Cupping
The course fee represents more than $200 savings over SCAA courses purchased individually.
Bundle the Foundations course + Coffee Taster Level One and save hundreds of $$.
The course will be at the NEW BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS at 619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA
TASTER LEVEL ONE (4 days): US$1695
FOUNDATIONS (1 day): US$495
COMBO TL1 (5 days, Foundations + Coffee Taster Level One): US$1995
All Levels include lunches and lecture materials.
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