SCA Brewing Foundation


The Brewing Foundation course introduces the learner to the different methods of brewing coffee. The learner will receive theoretical and practical hands-on instruction for a range of devices including automatic and manual gravity brewers (V60 Pourover, Clever dripper etc), as well as other commonly used brewers within their local culture (Turkish, Moka Pot etc).

Learners will also explore how to produce a tasty brew based on an understanding of the essential brewing elements and an analysis of their brew results.

Requirements: No experience required. This course is for beginners, cafe owners and managers or baristas who want to build on existing skills brewing skills. 

Certification: An online written exam consisting of 30 questions is required with a required passing score of 60%. Upon successful completion a certification is awarded as well as 5 CSP points towards a Diploma in Coffee from the SCA.

Course Duration: 2 days (09:00 – 15:00 daily)

Participants: 4 – 6 max

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

Price: R4499 (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.