SCA Introduction to Coffee (5 hours) $250

SCA Introduction to Coffee (5 hours) $250

Overview of the coffee industry value chain


SCA Certification fees included.

This course is primarily a lecture that provides an overview of the 5 modules that make up the SCA Coffee Skills Program, and provides basic information about the key steps in the coffee value chain.

Course content includes:

  • The origins of coffee as a beverage and as a commodity
  • Coffee species and varieties
  • Green coffee processing methods
  • Coffee trading
  • The difference between taste and flavour
  • Understanding the SCA Coffee Tasters Flavour Wheel
  • Basic coffee roasting principles
  • Basic brewing principles
  • Introduction to cupping

Cupping Activity

  • Taste and compare coffees of different species, processes, and roasting styles
  • Explore different aromas with the Le Nez Du Cafe kit
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What you will learn

  • The origins of coffee as a beverage and as a commodity
  • Coffee varieties & processing methods.
  • The basics of brewing coffee

What you will get

  • Access to the world’s leading coffee education program
  • Detailed course notes
  • Taste the difference between Specialty coffee and Commodity coffee
  • Participants who successfully complete the written exam will receive internationally recognised certification, and earn points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma.

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone interested in coffee: Coffee drinkers, coffee makers, or industry professionals.

Genovese Coffee

(137 Reviews)

Genovese Coffee has been in coffee for 3 generations, and we have over 60 years of experience.

We offer a range of courses to suit new or experienced baristas, as well as those who want to improve their home espresso.  All of our courses have practical, detailed theory, as well as activities so you can apply your skills during the course.

Our courses are led by award winning, highly experienced, and internationally certified professionals who make it easy for you to understand coffee in our certified SCA Premier Training Campus, with state of the art espresso, brewing, and roasting equipment, located close to Melbourne’s CBD.

For those wanting to take their coffee career to the next level, we also offer the world’s only internationally recognised coffee education program – The Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Skills Program, including Roasting; Sensory Skills; Green Coffee; Barista Skills; and Brewing.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
kum chounrated it
01 Feb 2022
Great AST Simon ! Really happy to learn on this Course , get a lot knowledge of coffee / beans . Is enjoyable to study here .
Qiyinrated it
12 Nov 2020
Great opportunity to join this class! Awesome experience!

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

We appreciate your choice of Genovese Coffee for your coffee education, and our course pricing reflects the following:

  • The quality of the training provided.
  • Pre-class preparation.
  • The quality of the equipment & the cost of materials used.
  • Small class sizes.
  • The ongoing development of our trainers.

Once your booking is confirmed and your payment is cleared, we begin the process of preparing your class.  Although we understand events or illness may require that you reschedule or cancel your booking, our refund and rescheduling policy reflects the costs incurred in the preparation of the scheduled class.

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