SCA Brewing Professional


The SCA Brewing Professional course builds upon the concepts and skills introduced in the Brewing Intermediate course. Learners take a deeper and more scientific look at the Essential Elements of Good Brewing, what happens when brewing parameters are manipulated, and how to master navigation of the coffee brewing control chart. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of water and its impact on brewing, specifically utilizing the ideals of aim, measure, and treatment. The most powerful tools that a professional brewer possesses is an analytical mind and the ability to process and manipulate a multitude of changing variables. These variables help the brewer to understand how best to interpret the information and then offer a solution or opinion that will improve the coffee quality, service, and delivery for their clients. A written exam tests professional course knowledge while a practical exam tests the skills described above based on different working activities carried out during the course.

Requirements: Introduction to Coffee, Brewing Foundation, and Intermediate Barista are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. Holding the Intermediate Brewing Certification is a mandatory requirement. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments.

Certification: An online written exam consisting of 40 questions is required with a required passing score of 80% and a practical examination requiring a passing score of 80%. Upon successful completion, a certification is awarded as well as 25 CSP points towards a Diploma in Coffee from the SCA.

Course Duration: 4 days (09:00 – 15:00 daily) at our training space in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Participants: 2 – 4 max

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

Price: R7499 (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.