Sensory SkillsandPROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN SPECIALTY COFFEE
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world.
Administered by the SCA and taught by Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) around the globe, the Coffee Skills Program (CSP) offers education for every stage of your career.
KNOWLEDGE FOR EVERY STAGE OF YOUR CAREER
specialty coffee is a diverse industry and we are here to help you develop your passion and sharpen your skills. the coffee skills program (csp) allows you to choose the education path that suits your interests and needs.
HOW IT WORKS
6 MODULES. 3 LEVELS. 1 DIPLOMA.
The program consists of six different modules: Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Sensory Skills, Green Coffee, and Roasting.
Each of the specialist modules is available at three different levels, with points attached at every stage. You may choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Introduction to coffee Module
Learn about coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today. From growing the cherries through grading, roosting, and brewing, this module provides an overview of the coffee value chain.
Barista Skills Module
Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: learn how to set your grinder, milk techniques and latte art, health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.
Brewing Skills Module
Learn about the variety of methods for brewing coffee and the brewing varia bles that affect quality. The Brewing module provides hands-on learning on grind profiles, brewing methods, measuring coffee strength and charting a coffee’s extraction.
Sensory Skills Module
Learn about the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. Sensory Skills investigates the way we perceive what we taste, how to evaluate coffee’s natura! characteristics, and implementing this knowledge in business.
Green Coffee Module
Learn about the key concepts surrounding green coffee: production, processing, grading, shipping, storage, arrival at destination, as well as coffee contracts and portfolio management.
Roasting Skills Module
Learn about the roosting process, including roost cycle, roost levels, identifying defects, the physical changes that beans undergo during the roosting process, as well as workspace management and lean production.