SCA Coffee Skills and Heritage Pathways 2017-11-21T12:01:55+00:00

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SCA COFFEE SKILLS PROGRAM and HERITAGE PATHWAYS

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS AT THE WORLD CLASS BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS will help you earn SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION (SCA) Certificates in:

  • Coffee tasting
  • Coffee roasting
  • Brewing
  • Barista

SCA Coffee Skills Program courses provide the hands-on experience and knowledge you need to pursue a successful career in the specialty coffee industry. Willem Boot and lead trainer Marcus Young personally share 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 SCA Coffee Skills courses provide solid hands-on training on a variety of equipment and offer many opportunities to roast, taste and evaluate coffees, brew exceptional coffee, develop sensory skills, and understand coffee contracts and processing. There is plenty of time for one-one-one interaction with the trainers who have more than 30 years of combined expertise and multiple industry certifications.

SCAA Pathway Courses

SCA INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

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.

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Roasting Level One

SCA ROASTING FOUNDATIONS & INTERMEDIATE (HERITAGE ROASTER LEVEL 1)

SCA accredited roasting course gives you 4 days of hands-on roasting with 5 different roasting machines. Learn the roasting process, roast levels, identifying defects, and the physical changes coffee undergoes in the roaster. This intensive course is perfect for both experienced roasters and those taking their first steps roasting coffee.

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Tasting Level One

SCA SENSORY FOUNDATIONS & INTERMEDIATE

This four-day course is extensive and intensive. You will learn the sensory principles of coffee and sensory analysis, cupping scoring and calibration, and practice many of skills needed to become a Q-Grader and professional taster.

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Roasting Level One

SCA ROASTING PROFESSIONAL (HERITAGE ROASTER LEVEL 2)

AN SCA certified advanced roasting course takes 4 days and includes hands-on roasting with 5 different roasting machines, a mix of exercises plus key elements of roasting theory, roasting defects, espresso roasting techniques, roasting plant management, and much more!

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SCA BARISTA FOUNDATIONS & INTERMEDIATE

A perfect class for working Baristas or home enthusiasts. The SCA Barista Pathway provides world-recognized instruction in espresso and milk preparation. Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: how to set your grinder, milk techniques, health and safety, customer service, and more.

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SCA BARISTA PROFESSIONAL

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

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Tasting Level One

SCA SENSORY PROFESSIONAL

The Professional level is suitable if for those pursuing coffee sensory skills at the highest level. Success at this level demonstrates your professionalism and skills in sensory analysis. Learn about the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. Sensory Skills investigates the way we perceive what we taste, how to evaluate coffee’s natural characteristics, and implementing this knowledge in business.

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