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SCA ROASTING

SCA ROASTING - FOUNDATION

฿18,000.00 (1 DAY, 9AM - 6PM, including exam fee)

SCA Roasting Skills Foundation will give you a fundamental understanding of the roasting process, including the roast cycle and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark.

It is designed to introduce the novice into the core skills and equipment required to produce great roasted coffee. Ideal for someone new to the coffee industry or those looking to gain insight into the broad subject matter of roasting coffee.

 

What you will learn:

  • Understand basic coffee aromas and flavours

  • Understand how to taste coffee

  • Gain insight into the SCA Coffee Education System

 

Prerequisites

It is recommended that you have taken SCA Sensory Foundation and SCA Green Coffee Foundation prior to this course.

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test. Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest -฿2,000.00

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date.

SCA ROASTING - INTERMEDIATE

฿28,000.00 (3 DAYS, 9AM - 5PM, including exam fee)

SCA Roasting Skills Intermediate gives you a more elaborate understanding of the roasting process, introduces you to the core skills for consistently reproducing roast profiles and identifying roast defects.

 

Learners are introduced to different conditions and principles that cause the various physical and chemical reactions introduced at foundation level, and will also be introduced to roastery workspace management and maintenance.

 

Prerequisites

Recommended courses before taking this class are Roasting Skills Foundation, Sensory Foundation and Green Coffee Foundation.

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test and both exams will be scheduled another day (1-hour time slots). Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest - ฿4,000.00

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date

SCA ROASTING - PROFESSIONAL

฿38,000.00 (4 DAYS, including exam fee)

SCA Roasting Skills Professional is an advanced course so we recommend that you have reasonable experience working in this field before attempting this level.

 

This course is designed to introduce the roasting professional to the core skills and equipment required to produce great roasted coffee. It will teach you about the more subtle aspects of profile roasting and how the different parts of the roasting cycle affects physical and chemical aspects of the coffee. 

 

The Professional course will look at aspects including:

  • Green coffee properties and chemistry

  • Fundamental chemistry of coffee

  • Physics of coffee roasting

  • Physical changes in the coffee bean

  • Chemical reactions during the roasting process

  • Sensory evaluation of roasted coffee

  • Elements of a coffee roasting business

  • Roastery management principles

  • Manufacturing efficiency and capital expenditure

 

Prerequisites

It is mandatory to hold the SCA Roasting Skills Intermediate certification. We also highly recommend that students should have completed the SCA Sensory Skills Intermediate and SCA Green Coffee Intermediate certifications.

Students are required to have all the knowledge and skills from these and may be tested on them during the practical and/or written assessments.

 

In order to sit for the SCA Roasting Skills Professional exam, there needs to be at least a 3-month gap from the date of the Intermediate exam. Experienced coffee roasters who do not wish to take the exams are welcome to sign up for this Professional class.

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test. Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest - ฿5,000.00

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date