SCAA PATHWAY COURSES

JOIN EXPERT INSTRUCTORS AT THE WORLD CLASS BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS TO EARN YOUR SCAA CERTIFICATES. Earn your SCAA Certificates in coffee tasting, coffee roasting, green coffee buying, and barista skills. SCAA Pathway courses provide the hands-on experience and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the specialty coffee industry. Willem Boot and lead trainer Marcus Young will personally share with you their extensive knowledge; from the intricate design of roasting profiles to roasting techniques of truly exotic coffees, like Willem’s award winning Geisha. Boot Coffee Campus Pathway courses provide solid hands-on training on a variety of equipment and offer many opportunities to taste coffees, develop sensory skills, and understand coffee contracts and processing. We allow for sufficient one-one-one interaction with the trainers, who have combined more than 30 years of expertise.

SCAA Pathway Courses

FOUNDATIONS OF COFFEE

Foundations of Coffee (one day) provides students with a comprehensive introduction of specialty coffee protocols, skills and knowledge and this course is the required introduction to all SCAA Pathways.

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Roasting Level One

ROASTER LEVEL ONE

This SCAA accredited intensive roasting course takes 4 days and includes hands-on roasting with 5 different roasting machines, green coffee grading, sample roasting techniques, green coffee buying and much more!.

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Tasting Level One

TASTER LEVEL ONE

This extensive and intensive course takes 4 days. Included in the course: Introduction to sensory principles of coffee analysis, cupping protocols, cupping for defects, comparative cupping and much more!

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Roasting Level One

ROASTER LEVEL TWO

This SCAA accredited advanced roasting course takes 4 days and includes hands-on roasting with 5 different roasting machines, lots of exercises and roasting theory, like roasting defects, espresso roasting techniques and much more!

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BARISTA LEVEL ONE

The SCAA Barista Pathway is designed to accelerate a barista’s training with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, equipment operation and maintenance, and customer service. Upon completion of BARISTA LEVEL 1, graduates will have demonstrable skills to enhance their abilities to work in any coffee bar focused on high-level, high-quality, and standards based best practices of the Specialty Coffee Association.

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BARISTA LEVEL TWO

Gain valuable expertise in the craft of great coffee drinks and develop real world skills in customer service techniques and on-the-bar efficiency. Level 2 Barista Pathway students learn practical, advanced techniques to aid in their pursuit of espresso and customer service mastery. Students who complete Level 2 are well prepared to lead behind the bar as lead baristas, trainers, and managers.

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Tasting Level One

SCAA INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is a required course for anyone who would like to be a teacher or committee member in the education department of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).

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PACKAGE OF THREE SCAA PATHWAY COURSES

Foundations + Coffee Roaster Level 1 + Coffee Taster Level 1

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COFFEE TASTER LEVEL 2

COFFEE BUYER PATHWAY