Intermediate Green Coffee SCA Course

The Intermediate Green Coffee SCA Course takes place, as per SCA protocol, in two full immersion training days. The course restarts from the basic course, deepening topics such as variety and cultivar, bourbon, caturra, gesha and so on. In the course also a lot of practice on the classification and evaluation of coffee, on the analysis of market prices through the examination of defects, in the measurement of humidity and density. Again, cupping tests to compare the samples sent by the farmers.

Passing the SCA Intermediate exam allows to get 10 points for the SCA Coffee Skills Program diploma.

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Program of the course

  • Beyond the “Arabica and Robusta”: the concept of variety and cultivar
  • Structure and nomenclature of the bean
  • Deepening of the bean processing and the related organoleptic changes
  • Density measurement
  • Humidity measurement
  • Coffee diseases, toxins and molds
  • Coffee trading, the Incoterm system
  • The concept of differential in coffee price composition
  • Practical tests of identification of the variety
  • Practical tests for the identification of primary and secondary defects
  • Practical tests of humidity and density measurement
  • Cupping test: distinguish if the coffee tasted is the same as the given sample 
  • Practical tests on the intermediate SCA Green Coffee exam
  • Possible exam Green coffee SCA intermediate


* SCA suggests to have already attended the SCA Sensory Foundation level before this exam.

SCA certification

At the end of this course it is possible to take part to the SCA green Intermediate level certification. Anyone wishing to take part in the certification exams are asked to report it to us when registering for the course. In our school you can also book Green Professional certifications. For more info on SCA certifications, consult this page.

I nostri Trainer

Robert Brinck

Robert is the epitome of the third wave, with his long beard and great passion for coffee! He´s from Holland and takes care of all the english courses, communication and is also the trainer for the technical and machine maintenance course!

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


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