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SCA Introduction to Coffee

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SCA Introduction to Coffee

If you are just starting out on a career in coffee, this is where you should start, you will be given a background to coffee, you will be tasting quite a few different varieties of coffee / coffee tasting, looking at different brew methods and you will learn the some of the basic principles of filter coffee and espresso.

  • First of all we will introduce Specialty Coffee
  • We will look at the origins of coffee
  • Introduce the different species of coffee, the shelf life of coffee and how to store it
  • We will talk about growing, harvesting, processing and their impact on taste
  • We will touch on the core elements of roasting
  • Then introduce you to some brewing methods
  • You will experience cupping and learn the basics of how coffee is assessed and quality graded
  • You will be tasting lots of coffee!

With the Introduction to Coffee course you have to OPTION of sitting a short written SCA examination at the end of the course. There is no practical assessment on this course.

Fees (including vat):



Points towards SCA Diploma: 10

1/2 day

Students: 4

Requirements: None apart from you really ought to love coffee and be prepared to taste it! (without sugar)

Curriculum via SCA website

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