SCA Brewing Skills Foundation

 

The Brewing Foundation course introduces the learner to the different methods of brewing coffee. The learner will receive theoretical and practical hands-on instruction for a range of devices including automatic and manual gravity brewers, as well as other commonly used brewers within their local culture. Learners will also explore how to produce a tasty brew based on an understanding of the essential brewing elements
and an analysis of their brew results.

 

Prerequisites: None; Introduction to Coffee recommended

Assesment: Online Written Exam & Course Skills Report

Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 30 (worth one point each)

Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 32 minutes

Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 60%

Duration: 1 Day/ Ca. 7 Hours

 

SCA Brewing Skills Intermediate

 

The Brewing Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has brewing experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality. This course covers a wide range of topics, including an exploration of the brewing process in terms of device, extraction order and wetting; the essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on the final
cup; the scientific method of measuring and charting coffee strength and extraction; the analysis of brewed coffee and adjustments to consider in order to deliver a delicious, well balanced cup; and the importance of cleaning and maintenance.

 

Prerequisites: None; Introduction to Coffee and Brewing Foundation recommended

Assesment: Online Written Exam & Practical Exam

Online Written Exam:

Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 40 (worth one point each)

Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 60 minutes

Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 70%

 

Practical Exam:

Total Time Allowed for Practical Exam: 90 minutes

Passing Score: Candidates must achieve a minimum overall score of 70% to pass the practical exam.

Duration: 2 Days/ Ca. 14 Hours 

 

SCA Brewing Skills Professional

 

The Brewing Professional course builds upon the concepts and skills introduced in the Brewing Intermediate course. Learners take a deeper and more scientific look at the Essential Elements of Good Brewing, what happens when brewing parameters are manipulated, and how to master navigation of the coffee brewing control chart. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of water and its impact on brewing, specifically utilizing the ideals of aim, measure, and treatment. The most powerful tools that a professional brewer possesses is an analytical mind and the ability to process and manipulate a multitude of changing variables. These variables help the brewer to understand how best to interpret the information and then offer a solution or opinion that will improve the coffee quality, service, and delivery for their clients. A written exam tests professional course knowledge while a practical exam tests the skills described above based on different working activities carried out during the course.

 

Prerequisites: Brewing Intermediate

Assesment: Online Written Exam & Practical Exam

Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 35 (worth one point each)

Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 45 minutes

Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 80%

 

Practical Exam:

Total Time Allowed for Practical Exam: 165 minutes

Passing Score: Candidates must achieve a minimum overall score of 80% to pass the practical exam.

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Duration: 3 Days/ Ca. 21 Hours   

SCA Brewing Skills

PriceFrom 425,00 €
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