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The study of Brewing introduces you to the different ways of brewing coffee, from Batch Brewing to Chemex, Siphon, Clever Dripper, Kalita, French Press and more. In addition, these certificate programs enable you to get hands-on and learn to analyze your grind profile, match your grind to your brewing method and to scientifically measure coffee strength and chart a coffee’s extraction. A working knowledge of these principles forms the basis for beverage quality consistency, multi-site quality control and a basis for establishing Roaster/Retailer co-branding with a commitment to an agreed upon quality standard.

The Academy of Coffee Excellence's SCA Premier Training Campus has several configurable and programable batch brewers, hot water towers, commercial grinders and dozens of hand-pour brewing devices representing full immersion, pour over, vacuum and pressure brewing, as well as the measurement devices to accurately assess a coffee's strength and extraction. We can accommodate brewing training programs from 5 to 20 people. Also available to Brewing Certificate Candidates are the assets of our Roasting, Sensory, Green Coffee and Barista Labs.

Brewing has 3 Certificate Levels:

  1. Foundation introduces the beginner to the different ways of brewing coffee from Batch Brewing to Hand Pour.
  2. Intermediate is very much a hands-on workshop where you will learn to analyse your grind profile, match your grind to your brewing method and to scientifically measure coffee strength and chart a coffee’s extraction.
  3. Professional takes the scientific knowledge a stage further, covering the impact of temperature on brewing, acidity levels during the brewing process, the impact of water quality on coffee brewing and flavor and an understanding of how to chart coffee and brew within a given extraction percentage.