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SCA Coffee Roasting Foundation 7. June 2021

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CEST

€400

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SCA Coffee Roasting Foundation 7. June 2021
1 day of training (SCA certification is not included in the price)
400.00 ex. vat
6 available

Date & Time

June 7th
10:00 - 16:00

Address

CoffeeMind Academy
Jernholmen 43-47
Hvidovre, 2650 Denmark

Venue description

CoffeeMind Academy shares premises with Kontra Coffees roasting facilities so the training is embedded in an operating roastery which extends the experience with an extra dimension of authenticity and experience
Morten Münchow
MA in Biology and Philosophy

SCA coffee roasting courses & consultancy

It all started with an EXCELLENT cup of coffee in 2002! I still vividly recall the moment and the emotions.

There is nothing more satisfying for me than using my full skill set of coffee knowledge and experience to either teach people about coffee from where they are, streamline quality, efficiency and the joy of the daily life in a roastery. Or to craft and to deliver the perfect research design to answer specific questions investigating and mapping out a deeper understanding of coffee quality in various different production steps from green beans to the final cup or consumer behavior. This is the basis for making CoffeeMind's three pillars of education, consultancy and research.

I have taught coffee roasting at The London School of Coffee since 2007, developed and conducted barista training as the manager of Kontra coffee’s training centre, taught research design and statistics for medical students on their final years of study for 5 years and recently used my experience and knowledge as a teacher and trainer to develop the roasting certification system for The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, and then of course I also joined the Education Committee in SCAE.

I have regularly consulted with a variety of different sized roasteries around the world, including several times in South Korea, United Kingdom, South Africa, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Iceland, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore, Kuwait and Denmark.

I have conducted research on cappuccino foam chemistry, roast defect, water quality, processing methods, starter cultures, sensory science, roasting defect, behavioral economics of consumer preferences, focus groups, roast degree preferences.

As a trainer, consultant and researcher, I am always interested in having a chat, or answering any possible questions that you may have, so please feel free to contact me any time!

Kickstart your roasting career

What?

On the SCA Roasting Foundation you are taken through the most important fundamentals of the roasting process to understand what roasting is, and how you can control it. Whether you plan to roast professionally or as a hobby, the Foundation course covers what you need to know to get started. The course includes theoretical and hands-on practical aspects to maximize your learning.

Why?

Starting something new always includes hours of trial and error. By completing this course you will have a much better understanding of how to approach the roasting machine, and how the basic modulations lead to different flavour profiles. You will understand the basics of how the machine works which enables you to troubleshoot and solve problems that may arise. Lastly, through hands on experience and access to a variety of roast machine technologies on the course you will improve your confidence when approaching any other roaster.

How?

The course is split into two main parts. First, the theoretical introduction to roasting and roast logging. You will learn about the process from green to roasted beans, types of heat transfer and burner technologies. Secondly you'll get hands on experience on a coffee roaster. You get the opportunity to roast on our 1kg sample roasters, taste the effect of varied roast degree, and see how the daily operation functions in a larger roastery at Kontra Coffee.
A successful participation in this course will provide you with the opportunity to do the SCA Roasting Foundation online written exam and acquire the corresponding certificate. Please note that if you choose to progress to the SCA certification, there is an additional fee charged by SCA administered by us for issuing the certificate. Prices and procedure are described here: SCA’s certificate fees

Prerequisites & SCA Certificate

  • No experience required
  • The course provides you with key information enabling you to get your Roasting Foundation Certification (certificate fee is not included in the price)
  • Examination consists of 3 short practical exams and a written exam (15 questions – pass rate of 60% required)
  • Successful students will be awarded 5 points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma

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