Coffee standards

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What is a standard? Standards can be great tools for the coffee industry as they are trusted reference instruments established by knowledgeable subject-matter experts. An SCA standard is a high-quality recommendation by the Standards Committee. It is a quantifiable and qualifiable measure, based upon scientific testing, which set values and/or ranges of values for coffee. Currently, the SCA has standards for water, green coffee, and cupping coffee.


SCA Standards

  • Green Coffee Standards
  • Cupping Standards
  • Roasting Standards
  • Water Standards
  • Brewing Standards

Additional Resources

  • Cupping & Grading Form
  • SCA Flavor Wheel