Specialty coffee is a diverse industry. SCA's Education programs are here to help you develop your passion and sharpen your skills. Taught by Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) around the globe, our programs offer high-quality coffee education for every stage of your professional career.
inTRODUCING THE NEW COFFEE SKILLS PROGRAM
The SCA is proud to introduce its new unified education program. This program consists of education in the following specialties within the coffee industry: Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills, and Roasting.
Heritage Coffee education programs
Students who are currently pursuing an SCAA Pathways certificate (and have taken classes or exams towards the certificate) should complete all certificate requirements by December 31, 2017. Individual heritage SCAA classes will not be offered after December 31, 2017. Students of the SCAE Coffee Diploma System are encouraged to move over to the new SCA Coffee Skills Program as soon as possible.
SCAE Coffee Diploma System
SCA AUTHORIZED TRAINERS
SCA courses are taught by hundreds of Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) in locations around the globe. ASTs are coffee professionals who use their knowledge and training skills to deliver SCA courses. Our trainers deliver course content and assess the written and practical examinations required to pass each module, audited by the SCA.
SCA PREMIER TRAINING CAMPUSES
An SCA Premier Training Campus is a member company or organization certified by the Specialty Coffee Association as having met all the requirements of the SCA Premier Training Campus program.
New Coffee Skills Program Materials Now Available
The SCA’s Education department is pleased to announce that the Foundation level exams and curricula for the new Coffee Skills Program (CSP) are now available. Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) may access these new materials via the AST portal.