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SCA Brewing Professional

For: Career baristas, brewers and coffee professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skill in brewing


Having learnt how to chart your coffee at the Brewing Intermediate level, you're now ready to apply those skills to investigate and scientifically understand a range of brewing factors.

This Professional course will look at aspects including:

  • Charting by-pass and investigating its effect on flavour
  • Investigating the effect of grind particle size
  • Understanding how to chart espresso and brew within a given extraction percentage
  • Learning how to influence the brewing parameters to hit precise extraction targets
  • Learning how to influence the brewing parameters to hit precise strength targets
  • Understanding the effect of different temperatures on coffee brewing
  • Understanding the acidity in your coffee at different points within the brewing process
  • Investigating how different water qualities have an effect on coffee brewing and flavour
  • Understanding how different holding methods for brewed coffee affect quality and flavour
  • Understanding how different degrees of roast affect the brewing process

As this is an advanced course, it is recommended that you have reasonable experience of working in this field before attempting this level.

Course Overview:

Review and recap of charting brewed coffee and espresso
Deepen understanding and application of the Core Brewing Variables

Deep dive into understanding Extraction & Concentration
Investigating the effect of grind particle size
Understanding by-pass brewing and investigating its effects on flavour

Understanding and exploring acidity and acids in coffee
Understanding water and exploring its impact on coffee brewing and flavour


Mode of delivery

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test.

Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:
Written retest - S$40.00
Practical retest - S$350.00

We require a minimum number of 2 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.


It is mandatory to hold the SCA Brewing Skills Intermediate Certification. Students are required to have all the knowledge and skills from these and may be tested on them during the practical and/or written assessments.

In order to sit for the SCA Brewing Skills Professional exam, there needs to be at least a 3-month gap from the date of the Intermediate exam. Experienced coffee brewers who do not wish to take the exams are welcome to sign up for this Professional class.

Learners are welcome to bring their own brewing equipment to class.

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