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4 Certificate - Foundation For A Coffee Professional Plus Roasting

 This is a 1 to 4 Day program

Class Dates

  • 6 to 9 SEP 2017

You may select a single day / single certificate or the discounted multi day / multi certificate options.

This program is designed to give the coffee professional a well grounded and fundamental education regarding green coffee, sensory analysis of coffee and brewing coffee. It lays the groundwork for a career in the coffee industry. Foundation for the coffee professional builds a vocabulary, both spoken and sensed, that will serve you well as you begin to build a career in coffee. Lectures and hands-on activities touch on varied subjects that impact coffee such as agronomy, earth sciences, economics, and sociology will bring to life the seed to cup journey as students explore the many steps along the global supply chain.

Day 1

SCA Green Coffee Foundation Certificate covering growing the coffee, processing, shipping, storage and arrival at a roastery.

Green Coffee Foundation Certificate


Day 2

SCA Sensory Foundation Certificate covering the essentials of sensory evaluation and how we perceive what we taste and how to apply this knowledge to coffee’s natural characteristics.

Sensory Foundation Certificate

Day 3

SCA Brewing Foundation Certificate introducing the principles and tools of proper brewing from Batch, Immersion, Pour-Over, Pressure and Vacuum brewing methodologies.

Day 4

SCA Roasting Foundation Certificate building a basic and hands on understanding of the roasting process, including the roast cycle and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark.

Classes at the Academy of Coffee Excellence generally run from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Lunch, morning coffee and snacks are provided each day.


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