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Filtered Coffee

Professional SCA Courses

Designed for coffee professionals who would like to further their knowledge. Sense it London offer four different SCA modules, at three levels, that will take you on a journey from beginner to pro. Whether you are individual looking to build your knowledge in barista skills, or a coffee professional looking to learn more about green coffee or improve your sensory skills, we have something for you.

Introduction to coffee

A Pre-requisite to Barista Skills

The Introduction to Coffee charts coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity that it    is today. This course gives a general overview of the specialty coffee supply chain and explores topics such as history and cultivation, variables that affect coffee quality, basics of sensory analysis, fundamentals of roasting, factors of coffee freshness, and principles of brewing. In addition, learners will discuss the importance of water quality, cleanliness and maintenance. This interactive in person course also includes a cupping, an industry-specific process for evaluating coffee through a sensory experience. 


Barista Skills Module


Barista Skills teaches the essential practical skills needed behind the espresso bar such as how to set your grinder, make espresso, foam and texture milk for cappuccinos, and create latte art as well as an exploration of health and safety issues, customer service protocols, and basic business practices.


Sensory Skills Module


Sensory Skills courses cover concepts and skills relevant to the evaluation of coffee and related products. The content of these interactive courses includes sensory science, industry-specific protocols, common sensory attributes of coffee, physiological sensory   training, implementation of sensory programs, consumer testing design, application in business, and more.


Green Module


Green coffee courses cover concepts and skills relevant to the evaluation, trade, and  handling of green coffee. Content of these courses include applicable aspects of botany,   coffee farming, processing, grading, storage, transport, markets, certifications, contracts,   and more.

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