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From Specialty Coffee Association 

Specialty Coffee

Who is SCA?

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. The SCA is dedicated to promoting specialty coffee, which is defined as coffee that scores 80 points or higher on a 100-point scale by a certified coffee taster.

Authorized SCA trainer

Who´s your SCA Trainer?

Meet the trainers and helpers that will be right beside you, teaching you and helping you achieve all your SCA needs.

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You will have the opportunity to learn from a qualified instructor and receive hands-on training. This can be especially beneficial for learning complex skills, such as milk texturing and latte art. 

You will also be able to practice your skills in a real-world setting and get immediate feedback from your instructor. This can help you to identify and correct any mistakes you are making, and to improve your skills more quickly.


Distance Learning is more flexible. You can learn at your own pace, on your own time, and from anywhere in the world. This can be especially beneficial for people who have busy schedules or who live in remote areas.

Online coffee classes can be a great way to learn from experts from all over the world. There are many online coffee classes taught by experienced baristas, coffee roasters, and coffee growers. This can give you access to a wide range of knowledge and expertise that you might not be able to find in an in-person class.

Coffee Skills Program 

The SCA Coffee Skills Program is a comprehensive educational program that covers all aspects of coffee, from production to brewing. The program is designed to help coffee professionals develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.

The Coffee Skills Program consists of six modules:

  • Introduction to Coffee

  • Barista Skills

  • Brewing

  • Green Coffee

  • Roasting

  • Sensory Skills


Each module is available at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional. More on each by pressing the Logo below.

SCA International Certification Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

Dive deep into what Specialty Coffee means, who is responsible, what parameters should be look at.

International Green Coffee Certification

Green Coffee

Botanics of coffee, certification requirements, contracts, the coffee market and its volatibility. Lets learn to distingquish the coffee parameters that make it a specialty and not a commodity.

Sensory Skills - Coffee Cupping Certification

Sensory Skills

Develop you coffee cupping skills. Learn what is required to be able to taste specialty coffee and what parameters to look for in a cup.

SCA Roasting, International Certification

Roasting Skills

Learn how to transmit heat into a specialty coffee and be able to get the flavors your clientel wants. Learn to see what parameters in green coffee affect your roast.

Brewing SCA International Certification

Brewing Skills

Learn what parameters affect the brew of your coffee. What you should be looking for in each cup and sharpen your skills on brewing coffee at home or in your business.

Barista Skills International SCA Certification - Professional Machine Equipment

Barista Skills

A practical class that shows you the importance of preparing coffee in an espresso machine correctly and what you should look for in the perfect espresso drink.

How to program SCA Classes?

Students Living in El Salvador:

You may program any English class with advanced payment of honorary fee. Exams will be paid in full the day of your class. Keep in mind your exam fee may be different for every class you take. We receive payment over local bank transfer, cash, local bank checks or credit cards. 

English students ONLINE: 

Online students may program a class by paying Full Tuition. This includes honorary fee and Exams. Student will not pay anything extra. In order to register and reserve your class on our calendar, payment must be received in full before. We do offer for students willing to pay for shipping (extra fee) a Coffee Kit for each class. This kit we prepare for each student and may take up to 4 days in preparing and shipping it to your country. We recommend students thinking of this option, to program after they receive their kit. For students not intending to receive their KIT of coffees from ABP, they may ask for a list of materiales and equipment once they pay for their class. 

International students traveling to Academia Barista Pro: 

All students traveling to ABP to receive their ENGLISH SCA Classes, must pay their honorary fee in advance. SCA Exams will be paid in cash, the day of your class. Students must first program their classes with us, be sure to have paid their honorary fee in order to plan their travel and accomodations in El Salvador. We recommend 1 month before class booking. Make sure you send us a Whatsapp message if you are thinking of this option. We may program all your SCA Classes in 1 trip depending on the Level you need.

Register for your SCA CLASS NOW!

We are here to help you in English. Contact us to register for any of our SCA Classes - ONLINE or IN PERSON trainings over Whatsapp.




79 avenida Sur y Calle Cuscatlán Edificio Plaza Cristal Local 1-2, Colonia Escalón, San Salvador, El Salvador, Centroamérica.

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