This is our most popular coffee training class for good reason: there’s a little bit of everything for those interested in learning more about specialty coffee.
We’ll discuss coffee farms and growing from past to present and introduce the ways that terroir, species, and green coffee processing method affects the finished cup. Next, peek inside a roaster and learn about the changes that take place during the roasting process. After calibrating our palates to basic tastes and introducing the Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel, we’ll practice sensory evaluation in a coffee cupping. We’ll also practice brewing coffee using a manual brewing device.
No prior experience is necessary. This Specialty Coffee Association course is the recommended prerequisite for many other SCA coffee training classes.
Successful completion of this course qualifies the learner to take the Specialty Coffee Association’s Introduction to Coffee written exam to receive the Introduction to Coffee certificate for an additional $50 certificate fee. This fee will be assessed by the SCA at the time the test is taken.
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