SCA Sensory Skills (Foundation Level)
Duration: 8 hours (2 sessions)
October 13 / 1PM – 5PM (Online)
October 14 / 1PM – 5PM (On-Campus, Manila)
Instructor: Cherry Cruz, Authorized SCA Trainer
Learn about the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. Sensory Skills investigates the way we perceive what we taste, how to evaluate coffee’s natural characteristics, and implementing this knowledge in business.
Foundation Level: 5 Points
The Sensory Skills Foundation course introduces the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. It investigates the way human senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee’s natural characteristics. Learners gain the ability to differentiate certain sensorial aspects of coffee including body, acidity, bitterness, and more. The course introduces fragrance identification references and also focuses on the purpose and procedure for conducting an SCA cupping. Learners gain insight into identifying specialty coffee qualities, as well as an overview of how to implement this in business. Practical learning objectives and activities specifically prepare the learner to identify basic differences in coffee attributes, recall fragrance identification and set up a cupping according to the SCA Cupping Protocol. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.
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
~ Brewing Module
~ Green Coffee Module
~ Roasting Module
~ Sensory Skills Module
~ Foundation Level: 5 Points
~ Intermediate Level: 10 Points
~ Professional Level: 25 Points
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Cherry Cruz is the Chief Visionary Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, a coffee business solutions provider and supplier of the finest coffee brands such as Torani, Rancilio, Synesso, and Dilmah Tea in the Philippines. She is also an Authorized SCA Trainer, Q and R Grader Professional, and an SCA Sensory Skills Roaster.