SCA Roasting Skills Foundation

 

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the roasting process and the key determining factors in heating control, the roast cycle, process logging and how to control basic sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark. This session is ideally suited for people new to the coffee industry or those looking to gain an insight into the broad-subject matter of roasting coffee.

The course provides you with the key information to enable you to sit your Roasting Foundation certification that consists of a 3 short practical exam and a written exam (15 questions with a pass rate of 60% required). Successful students will be awarded 5 points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma. Course and certification normally last at least a day.

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/ 7 Hours

 

SCA Roasting Skills Intermediate

 

This course will give you a more elaborate understanding of the roasting process and how different kinds of heat transfer is at play. You will also see how different roast profiles leads to different sensory expression for the same coffee even at the same roast degree. You will also hear about roast defects and how to avoid them and also be introduced to the basic physical changes that the beans undergo during the roasting process. Finally there is a small appendix about workspace management and lean production. It is recommended that you have some experience of working in this field before attempting this level or have successfully passed Roasting Foundation.

The course provides you with the key information to enable you to sit your Roasting Intermediate certification that consists of 4 short practical exams and a written exam (25 questions with a pass rate of 70% required). Successful students will be awarded 10 points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma. Courses and certification normally last at least three days.

 

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%

 

Duration: 2 Days/ Ca. 14 Hours 

 

SCA Roasting Skills Professional

 

This course will give you a deeper understanding of heat and heat transfer and more specific understanding of the physical, chemical and sensorial aspects of green and roasted coffee. It will also teach you about more subtle aspects of profile roasting and how the different parts of the roasting cycle affects physical and chemical aspects of the coffee. It will give you the knowledge and skills needed as a manager to plan and execute quality control, create a product range to meet different customer segment preferences, calculate production costs, plan and execute lean production.

It is recommended that students have been working for a minimum of two years in a job with exposure to roasting coffee before taking this module, and ideally around three to five years.

 

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.

 

Duur: 3 Days/ Ca. 21 Hours 

SCA Roasting Skills

PriceFrom 425,00 €
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