Green Coffee Course / SCA


Courses on basic green coffee, and at SCA intermediate and SCA professional levels. These courses aim to give the competence to know, evaluate and trade green coffee, as a commodity or specialty.

From the species and varieties, the classification of primary and secondary defects, the measurement of moisture and density to the market of the futures and Incoterm

Risorsa 1@2x


One day.   Florence February 17th, 2021 or March 25th 2021

This course is aimed at those who have no experience in the world of green coffee. It heads to give solid theoretical and practical skills on the various coffees of the world, Arabica-Robusta differences, classification of defects, sieves, density and coffee market

Risorsa 3@3x


Two days. Florence, March 18th and 19th, 2021 
After the basic course, this course goes into depth on the varieties of coffee. We study the agronomic techniques in the plantation, the harvest periods. It also deals with cupping evaluation, decaffeination techniques and organic certifications.

Risorsa 4@3x


Three days. Florence - April 12th, 13th and 15th 2021
Three months after the intermediate SCA allows to try the SCA professional exam. In this certification process, the student must demonstrate highly advanced tasting and analysis skills, as well as the ability to recognize green coffee in all its details and the production area.

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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