SCA Sensory Skills Foundation

 

The SCA Sensory Skills Foundation enables the student to recognize the core concepts of sensory analysis and explain how and why professionals use it in the coffee industry. The primary focus is describing and discriminating aroma, taste, and body in coffees. Students are introduced to the SCA cupping protocol and focus on the qualitative dimension of coffee. Practical exams are suited for new cuppers preparing to enter the Q program.

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 Brewing Skills Intermediate

 

The SCA Sensory Skills Intermediate enables the student to apply core concepts of sensory science to analyze aroma, taste, and body in coffee. Students will be introduced to various testing methods including triangulation and will progress in their calibration with the SCA cupping form. Students will apply basic requirements for developing a sensory program for their business. Practical exams are suited for experienced cuppers preparing to enter the Q program.

 

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 Sensory Skills Professional

 

The SCA Sensory Skills Professional course aims to take your understanding of the SCA cupping protocol and scientific sensory methods to the highest level. The course is heavily focused on the SCA cupping protocol, which is used throughout the course to evaluate the quality of American, African and Asian coffees respectively. The detection of positive and negative aromas in coffee is practiced to become more precise in your flavour descriptions. Furthermore, at CoffeeMind Academy we emphasize the ability of the student to be able to set up and execute descriptive sensory and consumer tests.

 

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 Sensory Skills

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