SCA Green Coffee - Intermediate (2 Days) $1,200

SCA Green Coffee - Intermediate (2 Days) $1,200

Green Coffee Grading Skills


The intermediate course looks at green coffee at a deeper level, and builds on the core vocational skills needed for those people who work with green coffee on a daily basis.

What you will learn:

  • The historical spread of coffee cultivation.
  • The evolution of arabica coffee varieties.
  • Coffee development through mutation and selection.
  • General species and variety identification.
  • Suitability of species and varieties to climate and environment.
  • The affect of altitude and environment on cup quality.
  • Global production statistic.s
  • The difference between small holders and farms.
  • Farming practices.
  • How coffee is processed using the washed, natural, pulped natural, and wet hulled processes.
  • Seasonality and crop cycles.
  • Grading systems.
  • Coffee defects - Physical & Sensory.
  • Futures markets and contracts.
  • How coffee is transported
  • Differences between the various 3rd party certification programs.
  • Methods of decaffeination.
  • Equipment required for green coffee grading and analysis.

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 Green Coffee Intermediate certification.  SCA Green Coffee Intermediate certification earns credit towards the SCA Coffee Sustainable Coffee Diploma and the SCA Coffee Trade Diploma.

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What you will learn

  • The historical spread of coffee cultivation
  • Other coffee varieties
  • Coffee development through mutation and selection

What you will get

  • Access to the world’s leading coffee education program
  • Detailed course notes
  • Participants who successfully complete the written & practical exams will receive internationally recognised certification, and earn points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma.
Parking Info

Onsite parking is available, or catch the route 1 or route 6 tram to the corner of Holmes St & Moreland Rd.

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Pre-requisites: It is recommended that you have completed the SCA Introduction to Coffee, SCA Sensory Skills Foundation, and the SCA Green Coffee certification, before attempting this level.

Genovese Coffee

(176 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)
TzuYurated it
19 Dec 2023
Amazing trainer. Well structured course for those who are keen to work with green beans.
Leirated it
30 May 2018
Useful and intensive course to bring me to the next level.

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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