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SCA Introduction to Coffee

SCA Introduction to Coffee

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The SCA Introduction to Coffee course is the perfect starting point for anyone new to specialty coffee. We'll trace coffee's journey from its origins in Africa to its role as a global commodity today. 

You'll learn:

  • The inner workings of the specialty coffee supply chain
  • Coffee history and cultivation
  • Variables that impact coffee quality
  • Sensory analysis basics
  • Fundamentals of roasting and coffee freshness
  • Basic principles of brewing

Dates:

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Friday, May 17, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Friday, June 14, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Friday, July 12, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 9AM-3PM

Friday, September 20, 2024, 9AM-3PM


This interactive course also includes a cupping, an industry-standard approach for evaluating coffee by smell and taste. There is an online written exam administered upon the completion of the course for those who would like to achieve a Specialty Coffee Association certificate.

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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Approachability

    Our teaching style is open, engaging, and non-judgmental.

  • Collaboration

    We love making connections across industries and subject areas.

  • Inclusive Diversity

    Our class offerings represent a range of learning possibility for everyone.

  • Inquisitive Research

    We believe there is always more to learn!

No experience required.

You don't have to be a professional barista or bartender to take a class at the Lab. Our lineup includes resources for amateur coffee enthusiasts and craft beverage aficionados.

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