SCA Brewing Intermediate Course
A two-day course looking deeper into the technical brewing concepts of grind analysis, extraction theory and water chemistry.
We extensively use the SCA Brew Control Chart system to understand and refine our brews, ensuring that we are properly extracting our coffee and optimising flavour. At this level you will start to clearly understand how to manipulate the strength and extraction of brews and the effects on flavour.
You will experiment with multiple variables – grind size, contact time, water temperature, agitation/turbulence and brew method. We will also look at water chemistry and consider which filter methods are best for each context.
Candidates entering this course should have a general understanding of brewing – SCA Foundation Brewing or SCA Introduction to Coffee would be good starting points.
SCA Certification & Learner Number
This course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA). Please read more here and register as Learner if you are signing up for SCA Certification.
Duration & Complimentary Lunch
This is a two-day course running from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day, including breaks with complimentary lunch provided by Prufrock cafe.
Please note that the course will finish earlier on the second day if you are not taking the SCA Accredited Exam.
Maximum of 4 students.