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DESCRIPTION

SCA Sensory Skills investigates how we perceive what we taste and how to evaluate coffee’s natural characteristics in a practical and interactive manner. This module is ideal for students interested in coffee grading and evaluation.

CURRICULUM

  • The physiology of taste and smell
  • Setting a cupping table and filling out standard cupping forms
  • Establishing and developing a coffee sensory vocabulary using the World Coffee Research sensory lexicon

Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certification classes consist of of lectures, hands-on skill training, exam review, and applicable exams.

MORE INFORMATION

This class is being offered online and not in-person. It is a remote learning class and is available to anyone with access to an internet-connected device with a microphone (this includes most recent models of computers, tablets).

Some virtual classes may require students to provide their own equipment, such as burr grinders and kitchen scales. To view and purchase coffee gear, visit our online store.

Some class materials are included in the course fee and will be mailed to you. Please register before the cutoff time so we can mail out your class materials to arrive in time for your class date.

  • For students outside of the US: 10-14 days before class date
  • For students within the US: 7 days before class date

Additional shipping charges & import duty may occur for students outside of the United States, international shipment may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country.

Chi Sum Ngai is Coffee Project NY’s co-founder, Head Roaster, and Green Coffee Buyer. She is a certified AST (Authorized SCA Trainer) and Q Arabica Grader. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Malay, and she loves pugs.

Foundation-level classes are worth 5 points toward the 100-point SCA Coffee Skills Diploma requirement. Recommended follow-up classes are Intermediate level in the same module, or Foundation level in any other Coffee Skills Module. For more program details, see SCA Pathway Information.

Intermediate-level classes are worth 10 points toward the 100-point SCA Coffee Skills Diploma requirement. Recommended follow-up classes are Professional level in the same module, or Foundation level in any other Coffee Skills Module. For more program details, see SCA Pathway Information.

All SCA exam and certification fees are included in the cost for tickets. Exams and certification are optional for students who take class recreationally.
Currently, we do not offer discounted pricing for SCA Members.

Due to highly limited seating and the cost of producing each class, we kindly ask that if you need to change or cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. While we don’t offer refunds for classes, we will accommodate changes based on when you reach out to us and how much advance notice is given before the date of the reservation.

  • Over 4 weeks notice: free rescheduling or credit of equal value toward any class
  • Under 4 weeks notice: $50 rescheduling fee or credit of original value minus $50
  • Under 72 hours notice: 50% rescheduling fee or credit of 50% of original class value
  • Under 24 hours notice: no credit available

Please purchase classes carefully. Thank you for understanding.

OTHER CLASS DATES

Details

Date:
June 25, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost:
$515.00
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SCA Level
Foundation
Instructors
ChiSum Ngai

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