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SCA SENSORY

SCA SENSORY

The SCA SENSORY Coffee Tasting Course provides in-depth knowledge about coffee to become a professional coffee taster. Participants will learn from leading experts, with the course combining theory and practice, helping you develop skills in identifying and evaluating coffee based on the international standards of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). It's a solid step forward for anyone who wants to deeply understand and enjoy each cup of coffee.

ABOUT CLASS

SCA SENSORY

32 hours of lessons (4 days, 8:30 - 17:30)

SCA SENSORY

Class content

1. Introduction to cupping and its use as a tool for quality assessment

2. Introduction to tasting:

  • Reference of basic tastes

  • Blind tasting of mixtures between basic tastes

  • Analyze the “balance” factor in the mixtures

3. SCA Cupping Protocol:

  • Understanding the importance

  • Application of cupping

  • How to set up cupping. Exercise.

4. Introduction to Flavor Wheel – Describing what you taste

5. Scenetone T144 presentation and theory

 Practice smelling and identifying Scentone T144 groups

  • Enzymatic

  • Sugar Browning

  • Dry Distillation

  • Taints

6. Introduction to defects

  • Differentiate "defects" and "off-flavours"

  • Understand the difference between uniformity and defect.

7. Introduction to full SCA Cupping Form, how to score each attribute

8. Full Cupping (6 samples, 5 cups per sample) and Calibration

  • Use SCA Cupping Form to score the coffee

9. Triangulation Practice

  • Application of triangulation test

  • Differentiate cupping and triangle test

10. Robusta Tasting

11. Learn how to evaluate hand brew, espresso and cold brew

Tasting & Cupping more than 20 Arabica & Robusta coffees around the world

The class has 4 - 8 students

SCA SENSORY

Tuition fee

Tuition fee: $760 (Foundation + Intermediate) *Excludes SCA Certification fee

SCA Sensory Foundation Certificate: 200 USD

SCA Sensory Intermediate Certificate: 200 USD

  • Roaster Combo (SCA Roasting Foundation & Intermediate + SCA Sensory Foundation & Intermediate): 1,430 USD

  • Q Grader Combo (SCA Sensory Foundation & Intermediate + 1 Q Grader Course): 3,040 USD

*All fees above do not include VAT

Location

HQJ Coffee School - 738 Su Van Hanh, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Instructor Team

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Ms. Bella Pham

    Authorized SCA Trainer for four modules in coffee: Introduction to Coffee, Sensory, Brewing and Barista.

- Champion of Vietnam National Barista Championship 2023

- Champion of the first Vietnam Brewing Cup Vietnam 2020.

- 1st Runner-up of Vietnam National Barista Championship 2019.

- Top 16 World Barista Championship 2024

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Mr. Danh Nguyen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dancafe roastery

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Q Arabica Grader and Q Robusta Grader SCA Roasting Professional Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association International SCA Green Coffee, SCA Sensory, SCA Barista, SCA Brewing Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association International

 

EXPERIENCE

Design & operation of coffee shops

Head Barista at The Coffee Emporium, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia

HQJ Coffee School
SCA Premier training campus
Coffee Skills
SCA
SCA Sensory skills

THE SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION

In case you find the class unsuitable or for other reasons, HQJ School commits to refunding 100% of the tuition fees you have paid.

HQJ'S CLASS SCHEDULES

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