Green Coffee Course Professional SCA

The Professional Green Coffee Course takes place, as per SCA protocol, in three intense days of training and above all of practical tests. The course is in fact structured in a series of tests that put the student in the role of importer and manager of a roastery. He must evaluate the freshness and the quality of the proposed coffees, he must know how to evaluate the congruence and consistency between the various samples proposed and the shipped batch. Finally, the student must know how to select the coffees needed to compose his blends and satisfy his customers.

Passing the SCA Professional exam allows to get 25 points for the SCA Coffee Skills Program diploma.

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Program of the course

With a theoretical part that further explores botany and coffee processes, the course is actually structured in a series of practical phases about:

  • Cupping on the intensity of defects
  • Cupping to define the consistency of quality
  • Cupping for the evaluation of the freshness of the sample and the harvest year
  • Create a coffee / blend that meets the customer's requests. The blend matching
  • Manage a blend such as crops and stocks. The complementary coffees
  • Sorting and cupping a specialty coffee with the SCAA tasting card
  • Definition of the price of the latter coffee

* SCA suggests to have taken part of the Sensory intermediate SCA before to take this exam. It is also required to have taken part in the intermediate green level at least three months before.


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

I nostri Trainer

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 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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