The Specialty Coffee Association is a non-profit, membership-based organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas from around the world. Based on the principles of openness, inclusivity and the power of knowledge sharing. Promote the global coffee community and support activities designed to make specialty coffee a thriving, equitable and sustainable activity for the entire value chain.

Each year, more than 50,000 students choose SCA courses to pursue their coffee careers. Renowned throughout the industry as relevant, internationally recognized and affordable, SCA certification programs are the top choice of coffee professionals.
The COFFEE SKILLS PROGRAM is administered by the SCA and taught by SCA Authorized Trainers (ASTs), providing education at any stage of your career.
Specialty coffee is a diverse industry, and we're here to help you develop your passion for coffee and hone your skills

COURSE "Introduction to coffee"

Introduction to Coffee

One day course.

• Suitable for beginners;

• Knowledge of the coffee path from sprout to cup, varieties, processing methods, coffee roasting, brewing methods;

• Cupping coffee tasting and assessment of its taste.

Time limit: 6 hours (including exam - on line test)

Course fee: 60.000 tenge (including the administration fee for the certificate)

Certificate price: 70 EUR / 82 USD

COURSE "Barista Skills"

• Barista Basic - for beginners Barista (only written exam)

• Intermediate barista - for barista practitioners (practical exam, on line test)

• Professional barista - for Bar Managers / Senior Barista (practical exam, on line test)

(Requires Barista Intermediate certification)

The minimum calendar interval between modules is 3 months.

Barista Base

Barista Intermediate

Barista Professional

Time limit - 8/10 hours (1/1.5 days) Time limit – 14 hours (2 days) Regulation - 21 hours ( 3 days)
1 lunch provided. 2 lunches are provided. 3 lunches provided
The cost of the course is 100.000 tenge (the administration fee for the certificate is included) Course fee – 150.000 tenge, 130.000 for SCA members (certificate administration fee included) Course fees – Price on request
Certificate cost: Certificate cost:  
70 euros / 82 dollars  
205 euros / 240 dollars  
  Certificate cost for SCA members:  
 
125 euros / 145 dollars  
 

SCA COURSE «Brewing»

Brewing

• Brewing Basic – for beginners Barista (written exam only)

• Brewing Intermediate - for practicing Barista (practical exam, online test)

• Brewing Professional - for Bar Managers / Senior Barista (practical exam, online test)

(Brewing Intermediate certificate is required)

The minimum calendar interval between the modules is 3 months.

Brewing Basic

 

Brewing Intermediate

 

Brewing Professional

 

Time limit - 8/10 hours (1 / 1.5 days)

Time limit - 14 hours (2 days)

Time limit - 21 hours (3 days)

1 lunch is provided

2 lunches are provided

3 lunches are provided

The cost of the course is 100,000 tenge (administrative fee for the certificate is included)

The cost of the course is 150,000 tenge, 130,000 for SCA members (administrative fee for the certificate is included)

The cost of the course  - Price on request 

Certificate cost: 70 euros / 82 dollars

 

Certificate cost: 205 euros / 240 dollars

 
 

Certificate cost for SCA members:

 
 

125 euros / 145 dollars

 
 

 

SCA COURSE «Sensory Skills»

Sensory Skills

• Sensory Basic - for beginners Barista (written exam only)

• Sensory Intermediate - for practicing Barista (practical exam, online test)

• Sensory Professional - for Bar Managers / Senior Barista (practical exam, online test)

(Sensory Intermediate certificate is required)

The minimum calendar interval between the modules is 3 months.

Sensory Basic

 

Sensory Intermediate

 

Sensory Professional

 

Time limit - 8/10 hours (1 / 1.5 days)

Time limit - 14 hours (2 days)

Time limit - 16 hours (3 days)

1 lunch is provided

2 lunches are provided

3 lunches are provided

The cost of the course is 120,000 tenge (administrative fee for the certificate is included)

The cost of the course is 200,000 tenge, 180,000 for SCA members (administrative fee for the certificate is included)

The cost of the course - Price on request

Certificate cost: 70 euros / 82 dollars

 

Certificate cost: 205 euros / 240 dollars

 
 

Certificate cost for SCA members:

 
 

125 euros / 145 dollars

 
 

 

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