SCA Brewing Intermediate


The Brewing Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has brewing experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality. This course covers a wide range of topics, including an exploration of the brewing process in terms of device, extraction order and wetting; the essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on the final cup; the scientific method of measuring and charting coffee strength and extraction; the analysis of brewed coffee and adjustments to consider in order to deliver a delicious, well balanced cup; and the importance of cleaning and maintenance.

Requirements: Introduction to Coffee and Brewing Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules.

Certification: An online written exam consisting of 40 questions is required with a required passing score of 70% and a practical examination requiring a passing score of 77%. Upon successful completion, a certification is awarded as well as 15 CSP points towards a Diploma in Coffee from the SCA.

Course Duration: 3 days (09:00 – 15:00 daily)

Participants: 2 – 4 max

Included: Lunch will be served on training days. Usage of machinery and all relevant ingredients. 

Price: R5299 (exam and certification cost included)


*Please note that these course fees are subject to courses held in South Africa only. Any courses held outside of South Africa will be charged at standard local fees.