Speciality Coffee Association (SCA)

SCAE & Green Coffee

SCA – Green Coffee Intermediate

For: Baristas, roasters and coffee professionals looking to gain a deeper understanding of green coffee

  • Students who have not previously completed SCA Green Coffee - Foundation will need to demonstrate knowledge of green coffee basics in order to enroll for this Intermediate course.
  • It is mandatory to hold certification at the Intermediate level before pursuing the Professional level course, which requires extensive relevant experience.
The intermediate course looks at green coffee on a deeper level and builds on the core vocational skills needed for those people who work with green coffee on a daily basis. The module is broken down into three areas:

i. Principles of Coffee Growing and Processing  Key differences in the botany of the Coffee species are explored and how this leads to differences in growing location and farming systems by plant type. Variations in farming practice found in producing countries including shading methods, fertilization and pest management will also be covered. An explanation of differences in processing techniques for the production of speciality quality coffee is given along with insight into how these techniques change the cup profile of coffee.

ii. Introduction to Green Coffee Grading  This will start with an overview of the different types of defect that may occur in green coffee and the likely causes of them. You will then learn how to physically examine green coffee samples, identify physical defects, and use key equipment needed for effective quality assessment of green coffee.

iii. Coffee Contracts and Green Coffee Portfolio Management  Central to many green coffee jobs is the planning and management of green coffee stocks. At an intermediate level, basic market principles that are involved in pricing changes of all coffee sectors are explored. In addition to the structure of markets, this module also shows you how to create green coffee contracts with suppliers and customers.
Navigating the supply chain is introduced at the intermediate level and you will look at how to apply your knowledge of seasonality in coffee cropping, along with shipping and storage knowledge to stock holding patterns. Quality differences as a result of supply chain variations, basic legislative needs to 21 purchasing and an understanding of different certification schemes in the world of coffee complete the intermediate level.

The course fee includes 1 written exam.
Successful students will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Program Certificate.

(Will issued SCA Certificate if the Exams PASSED)
(Course fee including Exam & Certificate fee)

Please register your interest by submit the form or sending us an email.

精品咖啡協會 - 咖啡生豆 (中級)

通過考試的學員,將可獲得 精品咖啡協會-CSP 證書一張!


- 咖啡種植學
- 咖啡處理法
- 農務
- 咖啡生豆分類
- 咖啡生豆合約
- 咖啡產量管理

(如所有考試合格,將獲頒發 SCA CSP 的合格證書)


Starting Date

Where: Barista HK workshop
Price: $12000/head
Class Size: Maximum 6 person
Length: ~15 hours (including exams)
(Course fee including Exam & Certificate fee)

(10% off if apply both Foundation & Intermediate at the same time)
See HERE for updated schedule

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