SCA Brewing Intermediate
SCA Brewing Intermediate

SCA Brewing Intermediate

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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 further 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 usage, extraction order and wetting; the essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on the final cup; the scientific measurement of extracted coffee strength and charting a coffee’s extraction; analysis of brewed coffee and espresso and adjustments to consider in order to deliver a correctly extracted, well balanced cup and finally, the importance of cleaning and maintenance.

A written exam tests intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability to Identify strength and extraction differences in brewed coffee; prepare brews from different devices and diagnose how to correct the recipe for a poorly brewed coffee from an automatic filter brewer.

Participation on this course does not require any prior modules being completed but the following courses are recommended:

  • Introduction to Coffee
  • Brewing Foundation
  • Sensory Skills Foundation

It is recommended that you have been working in the industry for a minimum of six months in a job with exposure to green coffee before taking this course.

For further information or advice send a message to: learn@plotroasting.com

This course can be taken with or without SCA certification and can be used towards the SCA Diploma. We would recommend certification for anyone either already working in, or seeking a career in the industry. The intermediate level certificates come at a discounted rate for SCA members.

  • Points towards CSP diploma: 10
  • Course length: 2 days, 9:00-16:00
  • Class size: 6