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SCA - Sensory Skills - Foundation

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Buy a ticket to secure a place in our next class. New dates announced regularly.

The entry level class as part of the Coffee Diploma System, hosted by SCA Authorised Trainer and Q Grader, Lisa Lawson.

This class offers beginners level Sensory Skills which is studied at three different levels and communicates the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner.

  • Investigate the way we perceive taste & how to apply this knowledge.
  • Evaluate coffee’s natural characteristics.
  • Identify 'Speciality' coffee qualities.
  • Learn how to implement SCA Cupping Protocol
  • Learn key sensory terminology

The course communicates the key information to allow the student to pass practical assessments and a written exam.  This is one of the Coffee Diploma System modules offered by the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), 5 credits will be awarded after completion. Formal certification by SCA is available. further fee applies for certification. Please contact us for details.

Maximum of 6 students per class.  Refreshments will be provided.

Terms: Vouchers issued with 6 month validity. Payment is in advance of the class. Cancellation is only permitted 7 days prior to the commencement of the class. Please note that no refund will be issued for non attendance.

Please contact us directly to book onto our next scheduled dates.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
richard black
Excellent day

Thank you to Lisa and her team for making me feel so welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Dear Green. It was a great introduction for me into the world of coffee. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in learning more about the industry.

Calum Reekie

I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect going into this course, but I was not disappointed. Lisa was so welcoming and professional. Every new topic was explained clearly and for something as weird and wonderful as slurping coffee, it felt perfectly normal. Lisa is truly passionate about coffee and the industry as a whole and the way she runs this course (and the roastery) is a reflection of her passion, it will spill over into anyone that spends time at Dear Green.

Thanks so much Calum! It was a pleasure to host you! Huge congratulations on a great pass mark too! :)

Amazing insight into the world of tasting coffee

Who knew there was so much to something I do every day.
Learning all about the basic tastes and hundreds of flavours was super interesting!
Can't wait to do the next level!

Amazing Course!

It's really amazing course. You will improve your sensory skills from smell to taste how they are connected and how your brain works. You will get knowledge about cupping and cupping protocol. of course lots of coffee tasting and fun! Huge thank you to course trainer Lisa. She shared her knowledge with us from the farm to the coffee in our cup. I'm looking forward to the intermediate course!!! Love...

Thanks so much Kenan! This is class is a really enjoyable one to teach, thanks for being a great student!

Bex Frost
A really amazing course in a fab location

A really special day with lovely attendees at Dear Greens headquarters with the actual roasting taking place so you get the real vibe. Lisa the trainer and owners knowledge, passion and experience of coffee from growing to making, is second to none, she's a leader in the field. I feel so much more knowledgeable and equipped to understand the flavour, aroma, texture etc of coffee so I can give it its due credit and to make the most of the beans, knowing when something is not right. The course follows on greatly from the Barista training I attended. Carnt wait to attend more courses. Thanks...

Thanks so much Bex for your lovely feedback! We're so glad to be fuelling your coffee journey! Hope to see you at another class soon! :))