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Brewer Foundation and Intermediate Certificates plus Espresso Fundamentals

This is a 4-Day course

The price includes the SCA Practical Exam and Certificate Issuance fees.

There is a $200.00 Member Discount available. Membership affiliations are listed below.

Course Dates:

  • 20 to 23 FEB 2018 

This multiple certificate course lays the groundwork for all brewing. Through detailed experimentation manipulating the essential elements of good brewing and extraction, you will understand by taste the impact of each variable. You will then apply what you have learned to intentionally create brews and shots that have a desired strength and extraction. Pieces of equipment that you will become familiar with in this course are:

  • Large and small batch brewers
  • Pour over, full immersion and pressurized manual brewing devices
  • La Marzocco and Dalla Corte espresso machines
  • Doser and doserless espresso grinders
  • TDS meters and refractometers
  • Brew ratio control charts for strength and extraction

Upon completion of this course you will have great insight for establishing a brewed and extracted beverage quality control process. You will also be able to develop a methodology for having consistent beverages across multiple locations. This coursework is ideal for a Roaster and Retailer with multiple outlets or a Wholesale Roaster that allows customers to merchandise the Roasters name. 

The registration includes:

  • Tuition for # days of Specialty Coffee Association certificate education
  • SCA Practical Exam testing and certificate issuance fees
  • Academy of Coffee Excellence interactive workbook
  • Academy of Coffee Excellence Coffee Passport
  • Morning coffee, fruit, baked goods, snacks and lunch each day

This #4-Day Course covers a great deal of content. Attendees should plan on being at the Academy of Coffee Excellence from 8:00am (08:00) to 5:30pm (17:30) each day.

  • $1,795.00 usd for Members
  • $1,995.00 usd for Non-Members 

Membership Affiliations:

  • SCA (Including current SCAA & SCAE)
  • NCA
  • NAMA
  • Active Q Graders for CQI
  • Roasters Guild or Barista Guild 

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