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SCA Sensory Skills Foundation

Sensory Foundation introduces the essentials of sensory evaluation, by investigating how our senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee.

Description

This is a blended learning class, meaning that you will need to select your preferred Virtual classroom session (Theory) above and In-person session (practical) when completing the registration form.

Sensory Foundation introduces the essentials of sensory evaluation, by investigating how our senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee.

Learners gain the ability to differentiate certain sensorial aspects of coffee including body, acidity, bitterness, and more. The course introduces fragrance identification references and also focuses on the purpose and procedure for conducting an SCA cupping. Learners gain insight into identifying specialty coffee qualities, as well as an overview of how to implement this in business.

Practical learning objectives and activities specifically prepare the learner to identify basic differences in coffee attributes, recall fragrance identification and set up a cupping according to the SCA Cupping Protocol. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.

What you will learn:

  • What is sensory analysis and evaluation?
  • Why is sensory analysis important in coffee?
  • Tastes and aromas in coffee
  • Cupping protocols
  • Core sensory equipment

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Practical times & dates available (10am - 4pm), please key in your choice at checkout. 

Please note that it is mandatory to complete your virtual classes before attending your practical classes.

 

 Practical Dates (10 am - 4 pm)

 July

 6, 21, 29

 August

 6, 23, 29

 September

 3, 20, 30


This course is also available as part of a combo (beginner + intermediate) and a series (foundation series). Get in touch to find out more. Discounts are applicable. 

Who Should Attend

Aspiring baristas, roasters and coffee professionals looking to understand the sensory basics of specialty coffee

Mode of delivery

  1. E-learning (45 mins) - What is Specialty Coffee? (You will only need to complete this once, if you are signed up for multiple SCA Foundation classes) 

  2. Virtual Classroom (2.5 hours)- The theory components of the module you have signed up for will be taught by an instructor in a Virtual Classroom, on the date that you have signed up for. 

  3. Practical (6 hours) - There is then a practical component of the class where you will visit our Academy and be guided by an instructor on the hands-on components of the module you have signed up for. Please choose your practical date from the options above and indicate your choice at checkout. 

  4. Test - theory (online)

Course methodology

  • Mini lectures to explain concepts and theories about sensory skills and coffee
  • Practical activities including role playing, demonstrations and practice time allocated
  • Mutual sharing and feedback

Course Fees

$480.00 incl. GST

The course fee includes course learning material, SCA examination and certification. You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online).

Note: Theory re-exam/re-enrolment fee is S$40.00 (upon 2 failed attempts)

Students may also opt out of the exam if they choose to. There will be no SCA certification given in this case, but a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista.

Prerequisites

We require a minimum number of 4 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date.

Please read our Terms and conditions for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds.

Add-on Kits

Kits are optional and price is available only as an add-on to the foundation class (pre-order only). Do note that you may not utilise your SkillsFuture Credits on these kits.

  • Add on $55 for a Cupping Starter Kit (Original Price - $73) 
  • Add on $104 for a Cupping Pro Kit (Original Price - $138)

 

Cupping Starter Kit - A Bag of Roaster's Choice Single Origin Coffee (250g) + Cupping Spoon + Cupping Bowls

Cupping Pro Kit - Two Bags of Roaster's Choice Single Origin Coffee (250g each) + Cupping Spoon + Cupping Bowls + Hario Slim Hand Grinder

 

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