SCA Brewing Intermediate Course

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A two-day course looking deeper into the technical brewing concepts of extraction theory and water chemistry, covering experiments with multiple variables across different brew methods and the resulting effects on flavour.

Important note on SCA certification & fees
All SCA courses include the certification process. Please note that a mandatory Course Enrollment Fee of €50 is payable directly to the SCA, in addition to the course fee stated on our website. You can find more information here, and will need to register as a Learner with the SCA before the date of your course.

Course content
In this course we use the SCA Brew Control Chart system extensively to understand and refine our brews, ensuring that we are achieving extraction targets for our coffees and optimising flavour. We also explore the sensory properties of strength and extraction levels in great detail, and learn to identify differences by taste alone.

You’ll experiment with multiple variables; grind size, contact time, water temperature and turbulence across a range of brew methods, as well as looking at water chemistry and consider which filter methods are best for each context.

Prerequisite skills
Students attending this course should have a general understanding of brewing – the SCA Brewing Foundation or SCA Introduction To Coffee courses are ideal.

Additional information
Duration: A two-day course with complimentary lunch provided.
Maximum number of students: 4
Location: In our Training Centre

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