SCA Coffee Brewing-Intermediate (2 Days) $1,000

SCA Coffee Brewing-Intermediate (2 Days) $1,000

Advanced coffee brewing knowledge & skills.

Next Available: Mon, 20 May 9:00AM (AEST)
9 hours x 2 Days
Over 10 people have attended this class


This 2 day course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course, and provides more detailed knowledge and skills for using common brewing devices.  It is ideal for someone who has brewing experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality.  This course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • The essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on brewed coffee;
  • Measuring brew strength and calculating extraction;
  • The sensory analysis of brewed coffee (aroma, body, taste, and flavour)
  • Adjustments to consider in order to deliver a delicious, well balanced brewed coffee.

What you will learn via theory & practical activities:

  • The various factors that influence low, high, and uneven extraction, and how to control them;
  • How to taste and identify the difference between balanced, under, and over extracted brews;
  • How to choose a grinder that is suitable for brewing coffee;
  • The influence of roast level on brewed coffee;
  • What happens during the brewing processes;
  • How to correctly measure strength (solubles concentration) and calculate average extraction (solubles yield);
  • How grind setting, particle size distribution, brewing time, temperature and turbulence affect brewed coffee;
  • How water chemistry impacts brewed coffee;

Students who successfully complete the practical exam during the course must then successfully complete an online exam after the course to receive the internationally recognised SCA Brewing Intermediate certification.  SCA Brewing Intermediate certification earns credit towards the SCA Cafe Diploma.

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What you will learn

  • The various factors that influence under and over extraction, and how to control them
  • About various grinders and their application
  • The influence of roast level on brewed coffee

What you will get

  • Access to the world’s leading coffee education program
  • Detailed course notes
  • Participants who successfully complete the written and practical exams 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

Pre-requisites: SCA Introduction to Coffee, SCA Brewing Foundation, and SCA Barista Foundation are recommended.

Genovese Coffee

(173 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 (1 review)
Jodie(lifeng)rated it
16 Aug 2022
Awesome class, I learned a lot of knowledges from Simon. Combined theory and practical studies are easy for understanding.

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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