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SCA Skills Diplomas

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has launched new SCA Skills Diplomas, a series of certifications that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the coffee industry.

  • The SCA Coffee Diploma will help you learn how to choose, roast, and brew high-quality coffee. You will also learn how to start a successful coffee business.

  • The SCA Sustainability Diploma will help you create a sustainable coffee business that will thrive over time.

  • The SCA Roasting Diploma will teach you how to ensure the quality of your roasts, becoming an expert in blending and production roasting.

  • The SCA Trade Diploma will provide you with the tools you need to easily market your coffee and understand the global trade parameters required for specialty coffee.

Below, I detail the requirements for each Diploma. Get started today!

 

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SCA SKILLS DIPLOMA

TRADE

Requirements:

Explanation:

The text is a list of requirements for the SCA Trade Diploma. The diploma is a series of certifications that cover the different aspects of the coffee trade, from the selection and purchase of green coffee to the marketing and sale of roasted coffee.

The requirements for the diploma are divided into seven categories: green coffee, sensory, roasting, brewing, sustainability, water, and preventive maintenance. Each category has three levels of certification: foundation, intermediate, and professional.

To earn the Trade Diploma, you must complete all seven categories at the foundation level. You can then choose to continue your education by completing the intermediate and professional levels in any category.

Here is a more detailed explanation of each category:

  • Green Coffee: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to select and purchase high-quality green coffee.

  • Sensory: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate the quality of green and roasted coffee.

  • Roasting: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to roast green coffee in a uniform and consistent manner.

  • Brewing: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to brew roasted coffee in a way that maximizes its flavor.

  • Sustainability: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to operate a sustainable coffee business.

  • Water & Preventive Maintenance: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to maintain coffee equipment and ensure that the water used to brew coffee is of high quality.

SCA SKILLS DIPLOMA

ROASTING

Requirements:

 

Explanation:

The text is a list of requirements for the SCA Roasting Diploma. The diploma is a series of certifications that cover the different aspects of roasting coffee, from the selection of green coffee to the blending and roasting of coffee beans.

The requirements for the diploma are divided into seven categories: roasting, sensory, brewing, green coffee, sustainability, water, and preventive maintenance. Each category has three levels of certification: foundation, intermediate, and professional.

To earn the Roasting Diploma, you must complete all seven categories at the foundation level. You can then choose to continue your education by completing the intermediate and professional levels in any category.

Here is a more detailed explanation of each category:

  • Roasting: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to roast coffee beans in a uniform and consistent manner.

  • Sensory: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate the quality of coffee beans and coffee drinks.

  • Brewing: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to brew coffee using different methods, such as pour-over, drip, and French press.

  • Green Coffee: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to select and purchase high-quality green coffee.

  • Sustainability: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to operate a sustainable coffee business.

  • Water & Preventive Maintenance: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to maintain coffee equipment and ensure that the water used to brew coffee is of high quality.

SCA SKILLS DIPLOMA

CAFÉ

Requirements:

Explanation:

The text is a list of requirements for the SCA Coffee Diploma. The diploma is a series of certifications that cover the different aspects of the coffee industry, from Preparation, roasting beans to brewing and serving coffee.

The requirements for the diploma are divided into six categories: barista, brewing, roasting, sensory, sustainability, and water & preventive maintenance.

 

Each category has three levels of certification: foundation, intermediate, and professional.

To earn the Coffee Diploma, you must complete all six categories at the foundation level. You can then choose to continue your education by completing the intermediate and professional levels in the categories listed for this specific SCA Skills diploma.

Here is a more detailed explanation of each category:

  • Barista: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to make espresso and other coffee drinks.

  • Brewing: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to brew coffee using different methods, such as pour-over, drip, and French press.

  • Roasting: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to roast coffee beans.

  • Sensory: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate the quality of coffee beans and coffee drinks.

  • Sustainability: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to operate a sustainable coffee business.

  • Water & Preventive Maintenance: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to maintain coffee equipment and ensure that the water used to brew coffee is of high quality.

SCA SKILLS DIPLOMA

SOSTENIBILIDAD

Requirements:

Explanation:

The text is a list of requirements for the SCA Sustainability Diploma. The diploma is a series of certifications that cover the different aspects of sustainability in the coffee industry, from the production of coffee beans to the consumption of coffee.

The requirements for the diploma are divided into seven categories: sustainability, green coffee, barista, sensory, sustainability, water, and preventive maintenance. Each category has three levels of certification: foundation, intermediate, and professional.

To earn the Sustainability Diploma, you must complete all seven categories at the foundation level. You can then choose to continue your education by completing the intermediate and professional levels in any category.

Here is a more detailed explanation of each category:

  • Sustainability: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the coffee industry.

  • Green Coffee: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to select and purchase high-quality green coffee that has been produced sustainably.

  • Barista: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to make espresso and other coffee drinks in a sustainable way.

  • Sensory: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate the quality of coffee beans and coffee drinks from a sustainability perspective.

  • Sustainability: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to operate a sustainable coffee business.

  • Water & Preventive Maintenance: This category covers the skills and knowledge needed to maintain coffee equipment and ensure that the water used to brew coffee is of high quality.

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