SCA Sensory Skills Foundation

Covering the key skills and concepts required to evaluate coffee, you’ll improve your sensory skills by exploring various characteristics of brewed coffee. A great compliment to any professional barista training, the Sensory Skills Foundation Course is spot on for anyone interested in developing their palate.

Please note that this course is currently held at the Square Mile Coffee Roastery.

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Whether you're a home enthusiast or a trained barista, this course will introduce you to the professional technique and theory needed to fully assess the characteristics of coffee and other beverages.

Analysing how our human senses influence our sensory experience and perception, you’ll learn how to apply this knowledge to coffee’s flavour and aroma, differentiating between certain sensorial characteristics such as acidity, bitterness and body. We’ll also look at implementing sensory quality controls in a business setting.

  • SCA Fees & Certification

    The SCA Course Enrollment Fee of €50 is payable directly to the SCA, in addition to the course fee stated above. Find out more about the SCA Course and Certification process below.

    SCA Course and Certification Process 
  • Prerequisite Skills

    None - perfect for you if you’re working as a barista and would like to improve your ability to evaluate coffee, or for anyone keen to further develop their palate.

  • Additional Information

    Duration: A one-day course
    Max. attendees: 4
    Location: Our Barista Training Centre or at the Square Mile Coffee Roastery

    Complimentary lunch included