Sensory Skills Intermediate

Sensory Skills Intermediate

SKU: SS2_2

The Sensory Skills Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Sensory Skills Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has cupping experience and wants to develop their sensory skills and knowledge of related science. This course covers a wide range of topics, including the physiology of taste and aroma; the types of sensory analysis tests, the operation of a cupping session; the diversity of coffee attributes; the use of the SCA Flavor Wheel and WCR Sensory Lexicon; and the implementation of a sensory analysis panel and session.

Course Information

Course Length: Minimum 16 hours including practical exam

Prerequisites: None; Introduction to Coffee, Sensory Skills Foundation and Green Coffee Foundation recommended

Written Exam Information:

  • Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 35 (worth one point each) Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 37 minutes
  • Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 70%

Practical Exam Information:

  • Total Time Allowed for Practical Exam: 60 minutes
  • Passing Score (Practical Exam): 70% = 37 points correct / 53 total exam points

Cost: $1000.00 Includes SCA certification fee, handouts, lunch and all class supplies