Coffee Sensory and Cupping Course / Sensory SCA

Coffee Sensory and Cupping Course / Sensory SCA

SCA Sensory

Courses on coffee sensory and cupping, basic and at SCA intermediate and SCA professional levels. 

These are courses that aim to train, from the basic to the professional level, the skills of recognition, analysis, comparison and description of the organoleptic characteristics of coffee. The ultimate goal is to become a professional taster, capable of selecting coffees from (and for)  international markets..

Risorsa 1@2x


One day. Florence - February 20th, 2021 or March 26th, 2021

The sense organs and the sensations they send us are the first step on our journey. Therefore the ability to recognize the basic tastes, bitter, acidity, sweetness as well as body and astringency.

Flavors: from toasted to fruity up to those given by defects and how these derive from varieties, processing and roasting processes.

Risorsa 3@3x


Two days.
After the basic course, the intermediate level examines the different types of acids and the ability to recognize tastes and flavors even by degrees of intensity. It goes into the specifics of the student's management of cupping and triangulation sessions.

Risorsa 4@3x


Three days.
Three months after the intermediate, SCA allows you to aim for the SCA Professional Sensory exam. At this level, the course is structured in different stages of cupping with various coffees up to the attribution of an SCAA score in the case of a specialty coffee. It also deals with the issue of creating and calibrating a tasting panel.

Have you not the time for a coffee vacation in Italy?

With our online courses and video courses with SCA certification exam you will grow your your coffee skills and knowledge without leaving your home!

More infos

The course starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. with a short lunch break. The Espresso Academy is in Florence, a few minutes with the tram away from the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella and a few minutes from the exit of the highway.


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Our Trainers

Marco Cremonese

One of the most known italian coffee and roasting experts. Marco has a large portfolio of consultancies for famous coffee roasting companies and is an official SCA trainer for coffee roasting, tasting and green coffee. He´s also frequently been chosen by the World Barista Championship to roast the coffees for the competitions.

Helena Oliviero

Helena is young and very experienced in the world of coffee. She´s the italian champion of Ibrik, AST for Barista and Brewing and also an R-Grader.. the first woman in Italy! She´s the responsible of the Brewing courses and Espresso Academy abroad.

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    • We attended the two-day Barista course (advanced level) and its really cool and awesome. Our instructor-Gabriele shares all the techniques and secrets to make a perfect espresso and cappuccino, plus the coffee art which every participants were so excited and enjoyed every hands-on. As part of the Advanced level course, Gabriele also gave us a tour inside their processing plant. A highly recommended tour if you're visiting Florence both for individual who's looking for a career in coffee industry or simply Coffee lovers.
    • Great experience ! It's fun, very interactive , the trainers are really interested that you learn and practice a lot, before you apply for your certificate. If you never worked in a coffee shop or you never experience how to make a great cappuccino and espresso this is the right place to try . Can't wait to get back and learn some more ! Thank you all !
      TLumi, Croatia
    • Had an amazing two days here going all the way from the roasting room, blends and the theory, but most importantly a lot of practice at making good espressos and cappuccinos with assistance from the instructors, through to the SCA exams. Very friendly and helpful instructors and I can highly recommend the Espresso Academy! A great experience and great knowledge gained. Thank you to all at Espresso Academy and Mokaflor, I highly recommend you all!
      Pierre V, Auckland New Zealand


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