SCA Introduction to Coffee
All upcoming barista workshops are currently postponed. We are hoping to have a new selection of dates available soon.
Introduction to Coffee is an ideal course for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. It charts coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From coffee process, roasting, brewing to tasting, this course gives a general overview of coffee’s supply chain.
This four hour course also includes a “coffee cupping” which allows you to taste the various flavours of coffee.
We are now offering this course via distance learning. Here’s what you can expect:
You’ll benefit from 4 online sessions with our Approved SCA Trainer. These sessions will be a mix of taught content, discussion questioning and some practical activities:
Session 1: From origin to roasting (1 - 1.5 hour)
Session 2: Coffee tasting (0.5 hour)
Session 3: Coffee cupping (1 hour)
Session 4: Coffee brewing (1 - 1.5 hour)
Each session will be booked in advance at the end of the previous session. There will be a maximum of three online participants for sessions 1, 2 and 4 but session 3 will be a 1:1 session.
At the end of the course you will be able to take the online exam to receive SCA accreditation.
Included in the price of the course are all materials plus equipment required for the coffee cupping (coffee, cupping bowls and spoons) as well as the cost of accreditation.
In addition we suggest you have access to the following equipment:
A coffee grinder (optional)
Coffee scales (digital with a built in timer is best)
A digital thermometer
A method for brewing coffee such as a V60 dripper, cafetiere or Aeropress (not an espresso machine or Moka pot)
All online sessions will be conducted via Zoom so you will need to download this App onto a computer (with webcam), tablet or phone. For the cupping session you will need to set up your device to record you attempting this process.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions regarding this course.