Specialty Coffee Association
Coffee Skills Program
Your Coffee Career Starts Here!
The SCA Coffee Skills Program is a modular, skills-based training program designed to prepare learners to gain more success in their career while contributing to the progress and evolution of the specialty coffee industry. SCA certificate programs, known throughout the industry as job relevant, internationally recognized, and accessible, are the top-choice of coffee professionals.
SCA Coffee Skills
Knowledge for Every Stage of Your Career
The SCA’s Coffee Skills Program consists of education in the following specialties within the coffee industry:
Introduction to Coffee
Together these modules of learning are known as the SCA Coffee Skills Program. Students can take advantage of learning through three stages of knowledge and skills in each module: Foundation, Intermediate and Professional.
Modules & Levels
The Coffee Skills Program consists of six different modules: Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills, Each of the specialist modules is available at three different levels, with points attached at every stage. You may choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Introduction to Coffee: 10 Points
Barista Skills Module
Green Coffee Module
Sensory Skills Module
Foundation Level: 5 Points
Intermediate Level: 10 Points
Professional Level: 25 Points
Introduction to Coffee
Introduction to Coffee is an ideal course for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. It charts coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From coffee process, roasting, brewing to tasting, this course gives a general overview of coffee’s supply chain. This half day course also includes a “coffee cupping” which allows you to taste the various flavors of coffee.
SCA Green Coffee
Green coffee courses cover concepts and skills relevant to the evaluation, trade, and handling of green coffee. Content of these courses include applicable aspects of botany, coffee farming, processing, grading, storage, transport, markets, certifications, contracts, and more.
Meet The Trainer
A. Erhan Dizbay
2nd Place National Barista Championship 2022
World Barista Championship Competitor Melbourne 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