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Specialty Coffee Association

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CSP SCA Brewing Training

SCA Brewing

The Brewing courses cover numerous brewing coffee methods as well as the brewing variables that affect quality. Hands on learning is emphasized with a focus on grind profiles, brewing methods, coffee strength measurements, and coffee extraction charting.

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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, as well as other commonly used brewers within their local culture. 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.

Course Lenght: 7-8 Hours/ 1 Day
Prerequisites: None; Introduction to Coffee recommended

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The Brewing Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has brewing experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality. This course covers a wide range of topics, including an exploration of the brewing process in terms of device, extraction order and wetting; the essential elements of brewing and their individual influence on the final cup; the scientific method of measuring and charting coffee strength and extraction; the analysis of brewed coffee and adjustments to consider in order to deliver a delicious, well balanced cup; and the importance of cleaning and maintenance.

Course Lenght: 7-8 Hours/ 1 Day
Prerequisites: Introduction to Coffee & Brewing Foundation recommended

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The 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.

Course Lenght: 21-24 Hours/ Days

Prerequisites: Introduction to Coffee & Brewing Foundation recommended

Brewing Intermediate mandatory

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Meet The Trainer

A. Erhan Dizbay

Authorized SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) since 2016



  • 2nd Place National Barista Championship 2022

  • World Barista Championship Melbourne Competitor 2022

  • Semi Finalist at National Aeropress Championship 2022

  • Semi Finalist at National Cup Tasters Championship 2022

  • 2nd Place National Barista Championship 2021

  • 2nd Place National Barista Championship 2020

  • 2nd Place NNBK Barista Championship 2019

  • 3th Best Coffee Bar Dutch Hospitalty Award 2018

  • 1st Best Coffee Bar of the State Dutch Hospitalty Award 2018

  • 1st Best Coffee Bar in a Hotel Dutch Hospitalty Award 2018

  • Top 5 Entree Best Barista Competition of the Netherlands 2018

  • 1st place North Netherlands Barista Championship 2017-2018

  • 40’th place Dutch Hospitalty Award 2018

  • 4th place National Barista Championship 2015

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