Sensory Foundation- SCA Certified

  • 8 hours
  • 350 US dollars
  • Coffee Lab and Sensory Room

Service Description

The Sensory Skills Foundation course introduces the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. It investigates the way human senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee’s natural characteristics. 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. Class price without SCA Certificate- $290 Class price with SCA Certificate- $350 About your instructor: Andrew Delgado, Authorised SCA Trainer (AST) As the grandson of a coffee farmer, born in Honduras, Andrew Delgado brings a depth of connection to origin and an excellence in understanding and uncovering the complexity and nuances of coffee - from bean to cup. He began his career as a barista in 2016 while working on a farm, Finca la Huerta, noted for their COE coffee in 2013. Since then, following his passion, Andrew has worked in Korea, India, Honduras, France and the US to study, train, and receive accreditations and certifications with: Scentone, Global Coffee School, and SCA (barismo, sensory & roasting)


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  • 1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

    hello@toniccoffee.co