SCA Sensory Skills Intermediate is a specialized coffee skills program designed to help industry professionals further their tasting capabilities. With targeted instruction and exercises, this program helps bridge the gap between beginner and expert-level tasting, ensuring that users can confidently assess, analyze, and articulate all aspects of specialty coffee. With this course, based on the skills learned in the Foundation Course, you will learn to demonstrate the basic concepts of sensory science in the analysis of aroma, flavor, taste and body differences in a variety of coffee. You will learn a variety of test methodologies and practice calibration on the SCA cupping form. It will examine the basic elements necessary to develop a sensory program in your company and apply the basic concepts of sensory science to analyze the differences in aroma, flavor and body in coffee.
From acids to extraction; The SCA wheel of flavors up to triangulations, Intermediate Coffee Sensory Skills presents the necessary tools to analyze the flavor of coffees and evaluate them in a careful way, ensuring that the best product reaches the consumer. By building a vocabulary of taste descriptions and adhering to cupping protocols, students will rapidly develop world-class sensory skills along with our Authorized Instructor and our Certified Q-Grader.
The class will last three days from 9am-3pm each day including snacks and refreshments. Coffea School provides lunch. At the end of this 3-day course learners will take the practical test and a written exam online. By completing the course work and passing the exams, students earn 10 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Once you have booked and your payment is confirmed, we will begin the process of preparing your class. Although we understand that there are situations beyond our control that may require you to reschedule or cancel your reservation, our refund and rescheduling policy reflects the costs incurred in preparing the scheduled class.
Refund Policy: Training fees are fully refundable if training is canceled at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. No cancellation is available with less than 2 business days notice, however you can reschedule with the corresponding rescheduling fees.
Rescheduling Fees: No fee is applied if rescheduling is requested at least 14 days before the start of the course. A rescheduling fee of US $ 150 will apply if rescheduling is requested less than 14 days prior to the start of the course.