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The Specialty Coffee Association is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world.

Built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge, the SCA fosters a global coffee community and supports activity to make specialty coffee a thriving, equitable, and sustainable activity for the entire value chain.

Re:co Symposium - Consuming More than Coffee

What trends are emerging inside—and out—of the sector, and how can we...

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How might the trend for functional beverages shape opportunities for...

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Dr. Thomaï Serdari explains the role of cultural pioneers and some of the...

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Morgan Eckroth explores the growth of social media during the pandemic and...

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Re:co Symposium - Fragmenting Desires

As more consumers come to the coffee-laden table, our collective...

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Noa Berger shares more about an exciting intersection of cultural identity...

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Vietnam produces more arabica than Kenya or El Salvador – so why don’t we...

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Traditional and emerging markets alike can learn from Ethiopia's...

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Re:co Symposium - Exploring the Extrinsic

Dr. Fabiana Carvalho introduces an ongoing study exploring the effect of...

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Do we really understand the impact of the attributes-based definition of...

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"It's what's in the cup that matters," right? But is that...

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How do we better utlize tools and leverage points to make progress towards...

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Re:co Symposium - Exploring the Intrinsic

Exploring the Intrinsic - Introduction & Update to the first session of...

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Specialty coffee as a coffee with qualities, not only a quality coffee

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In late 2018, scientists rediscovered Coffea stenophylla— what is it and...

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SCA Lecture Series

A lecture examining the new definition of Specialty Coffee recently adopted...

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A panel of coffee industry leaders discuss social equity in the coffee...

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How do you decide who to target, who you are competing against and how to...

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A study of creating taste profiles in coffee processing, rather than...

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A study of the effect of different fuel types on roasting results. One of a...

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The fundamentals of electrochemistry and a demonstration of its utility....

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Careers in coffee are only limitied by your imagination. Learn how to use a...

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SCA Coffee Skills Program

Specialty coffee is a diverse industry and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) wants to help you develop your passion and sharpen your skills. The Coffee Skills Program (CSP) allows you to choose the education path that suits your interests and needs.

The program consists of six different modules: Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills. Each of the specialist modules are available at three different levels with points attached at every stage. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma; one of the most recognised diplomas for coffee professionals.

CSP courses are taught by Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) in our experience labs and branch offices. We work with some of the best ASTs in the industry to ensure the training is delivered to the highest standards, with the latest research and materials. The courses are often taught in our SCA certified Premier Training Campuses. These facilities are accredited as training campuses with the best standards for teaching coffee professionals. ASTs deliver course content and assess the written and practical examinations required to pass each module, audited by the SCA. Courses are booked directly with your courses AST.

THREE LEVELS:

• FOUNDATION

The Foundation level provides a first taste of a specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to go on to learn more. The Foundation level requires no previous experience. Courses at this level usually take 1 day.

• INTERMEDIATE

The Intermediate level is suitable if you are already part of the industry, working in the field covered by the module, and have a firm knowledge of the basic skills. Experience working in the field is recommended for this level. Courses at the Intermediate level usually take a minimum of 2 days.

• PROFESSIONAL

The Professional level is suitable if you want to pursue specialist knowledge at a high level in your subject. Success at this level should indicate to employers you have competence to work in the field. Extensive relevant experience is recommended before attempting this level. Candidates must hold the Intermediate qualification in the module. Courses at this level would be expected to take a minimum of 3 days.

Develop your passion and sharpen your coffee skill across a broad range of coffee skills with the SCA Coffee Skills Program.

Develop the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: learn how to...

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The course starts with deeper understanding of the coffee itself; the...

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The Barista Skills Professional course should be taken by baristas with...

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This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the roasting...

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This course will give you a more elaborate understanding of the roasting...

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This course will give you a deeper understanding of heat and heat transfer...

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You will learn in a very practical and interactive manner the way we...

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This course is suitable for those wanting to pursue specialist knowledge at...

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The course aims to teach you to be a sensory skills leader in a coffee...

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You will learn in a very practical and interactive manner the way we...

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