SCA Coffee Skills Program (Professional Certification Courses)

Brewing Foundation

The Brewing Foundation course introduces the learner to the different methods of brewing coffee. The learner will receive theoretical and practical hands-on instruction for a range of devices including automatic and manual gravity brewers, as well as other commonly used brewers within their local culture. Learners will also explore how to produce a tasty brew based on an understanding of the essential brewing elements and an analysis of their brew results.
  1. Coffee Knowledge
  2. Brewing Methods and Equipment
  3. Brewing Guidelines
  4. Brewing Process
  5. Brewing Analysis
  6. Maintenance
The course is globally accredited via the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
  • Specialty Coffee Association Curriculum.
  • 7 hours including CSP Course skills report.
  • Online written exam to be done within 21 days.
  • Class size: 2-6
  • 5 points towards your SCA Coffee Diploma.
  • Tuition fee: HK$2,100 (SCA exam fee included)
Please visit Timetable for our schedule.

Brewing Intermediate

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 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, extraction order and wetting; the essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on the final cup; the scientific method of measuring and charting coffee strength and extraction; the analysis of brewed coffee and adjustments to consider in order to deliver a delicious, well balanced cup; and the importance of cleaning and maintenance.
  1. Coffee Knowledge
  2. Brewing Methods and Equipment
  3. Brewing Guidelines
  4. Brewing Process
  5. Brewing Analysis
  6. Maintenance
The course is globally accredited via the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
  • Specialty Coffee Association Curriculum.
  • 14 hours including practical exam.
  • Online written exam to be done within 21 days.
  • Class size: 2-4
  • 10 points towards your SCA Coffee Diploma.
  • Tuition fee: HK$6,000 (SCA exam fee included)
  • Bundle Discount: HK$7,600 (Foundation + Intermediate)
Please visit Timetable for our schedule.

Brewing Professional

The course tests the ability of the professional brewer to navigate the Brewing Control Chart. This course is intended to extend the practical and sensory brewing capabilities of the professional brewer.
  1. Exploring Core Brewing Variables
  2. Extraction
  3. Strength
  4. Grind Size
  5. The Effects of Roast Level
  6. Using By-Pass
  7. Know Your Water
The course is globally accredited via the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
  • Specialty Coffee Association Curriculum.
  • 18 hours including written & practical exam.
  • Class size: 2-4
  • 25 points towards your SCA Coffee Diploma.
  • Tuition fee: HK$6,800 (SCA exam fee included)
Please visit Timetable for our schedule.

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Please visit -Timetable- for our schedule.
Alternative time slots for Cantonese, English and Mandarin SCA courses can be arranged for a party of 2+.
Professional level courses and Roasting courses are only available by request.
Please contact us to make arrangements.