SCA Coffee Skills Programme

SCA Brewing Foundation

This course is designed to introduce the novice to the key skills and equipment required to produce great brewed coffee.

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Whether you are a home brewer or want to introduce brewed coffee to your cafe menu, the Brewing Foundation course will introduce you to the technique and theory needed to get the best out of a range of brew methods.

We look at the differences between Immersion and Percolation brewers as well as the range of filtration methods available. You will work with the brewers of your choice to develop working recipes and techniques.

We also introduce you to the use of a digital refractometer and the SCA Brew Control Chart – the fundamental technique used by all serious coffee professionals to manage their brews.

The course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) – if you take the optional SCA Certified Exam (£55), you earn 5 points towards your SCA Coffee Skills Programme.

SCA Brewing Foundation is a full-day class, running from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, including a lunch break. Please allow an additional hour if you choose to take the SCA Certified Exam.

Skill Level


Class Fee


SCA Certification Fee

£55 (for members)
£55 (for non-members)
This fee is not mandatory and can be deferred


Prufrock Café & Training Centre
23-25 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TE

All fees listed include VAT and materials.

How to Book

To book this class, please head to our new Training Centre website: If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone:  •    +44 (0)207 242 0467