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The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world.

Specialty Coffee is a diverse industry and we are here to help you develop your passion and sharpen your skills. The Coffee Skills Program (CSP) allows you to choose the education path that suits your interests and needs.

The 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.

Foundation Level
The Foundation level provides a first approach to a specific coffee discipline, and is a great way to get a view of a Module to help you decide if you want to continue learning more. The Foundation Level does not require prior experience. Awards 5 points to achieve the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Intermediate Level
The Intermediate level is suitable for people who are already part of the coffee sector, working in the area covered by the Module, and who have a firm knowledge of basic skills. Work experience in the area is recommended for this level. Awards 10 points to achieve the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Professional Level
is suitable for people who seek a high level of specialized knowledge in the subject matter to which the Module relates.
Success at this Level indicates to an employer that the holder of this qualification can successfully perform work in this area. Relevant extensive experience is recommended before attempting this Level. Candidates must have the Intermediate qualification in the Module. Awards 25 points to achieve the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Whether you are a coffee enthusiast or an experienced professional, SCA’s comprehensive training and education program has courses to further your expertise for the benefit of your business and your career.
We offer SCA Certification in all the modules of the Coffee Skills Diploma. Choose the training that best suits your needs and get an internationally recognized certification.
Investing in knowledge and skills is investing in your future.

Our SCA Certified Trainings are scheduled according to the availability of our trainees. Contact us if you wish to schedule a certification.