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A valuable tool to improve taste

Sensory science methods are increasingly being used not only in the coffee industry, but also in the automotive, perfumery, tobacco, pharmacy, and food industries, to help make vital decisions about products.

The techniques are widely used for product development, quality control and competitor benchmarking. The tools can further help you understand how specific green beans, roasting recipes, storage conditions affect sensory properties.

In total, it’s a tool to improve taste and bring value to yourself and your customers.

Ready sense, GO!

On our sensory courses, you will not only learn different sensory science techniques but also the fascinating physiology and psychology behind how we perceive sensory impressions. During the courses, you will improve your own sense of smell and taste, and gain confidence in your cupping skills.

Sensory Journey

We offer four different sensory courses. Start with Sensory Foundation or Performance, and advance into Sensory Intermediate and Professional.

Sensory Foundation

A day of sensory exploration | 1 day

Spend a day exploring your senses to the maximum! We take you through a wide range of taste and smell experiences and the theory behind.

The aim is to give you a basic understanding of the most important principles in sensory physiology, psychology and methodology. On top of that, the course contains cupping sessions.

Read more €200

Sensory Intermediate

Advance your knowledge and skills  | 2 days

We teach you the principles of sensory science and methodology in a practical and palpable way.

The main focus of the course is the use of discriminative testing for quality control. Theory within sensory physiology and psychology is taken to a higher level, focusing on how we are prone to several biases in our sensory evaluations. Lastly, we practice the SCA cupping form and protocol.

Read more €800

Sensory Professional

Become a Sensory Leader | 4 days

Your understanding of the SCA cupping protocol and scientific sensory methods is taken to the highest level. You will use the protocol to evaluate the quality of American, African and Asian coffees and detect positive and negative aromas. Furthermore, at CoffeeMind Academy, we emphasize the ability of the student to be able to set up and execute descriptive sensory and consumer tests. You will learn how to analyze data using statistical software. We will also have a workshop where we touch upon other sensory methods such as ‘affective testing’.

Read more €1.200

Sensory Performance

Test, training & theory | 2 days

On this course we have taken the best from all our sensory courses and merge them into a 2-day course full of testing, training and theory!

On the first day, we’ll map your sensory skills to identify your strengths and weaknesses. On day 2 we’ll raise your level by giving you top tuned training and introduce you to important sensory theory and methodology. After the course, we’ll provide you with personal feedback on your performance. This will guide you to improve at your steepest learning curve in our six-week online learning program.

Read more €600

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