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Sensory Skills – professional


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The training is intended for people who want to professionally assess the quality of individual sensory attributes of coffee, it emphasizes learning their objective evaluation and describing them. The course prepares you for the detection of positive and negative sensory aspects in high-quality coffee as well as builds the ability of consistent and methodical professional quality assessment of coffee in accordance with the Specialty Coffee Association standard.

The scope of the course:

– Anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of sensory analysis,
– How we detect, feel and interpret stimuli that accompany drinking coffee,
– What are the functions of receptors and nerves involved in sensory analysis,
– Mistakes in a sensory analysis based on food and coffee,
– Examination of basic flavours and textures in coffee based on the acids present in it (malic, citric, lactic and tartaric), sensory tests and tasting of beverages and food that cause various kinds of astringency and other physical sensations,
– Learning to detect and describe the positive and negative sensory attributes of coffee; quality analysis, detection and description of coffee defects,
– Practical application of the Specialty Coffee Association protocol and cupping prints based on tasting of various specialty quality coffees,
– Sensory profiling of coffee step by step, learning to construct descriptions of their sensory attributes,
– Practical applications of sensory analysis in business,
– How to build and train sensory panel in a roastery.

Additional information:

  • Pre requirements: Sensory Skills intermediate course is mandatory
  • The training ends with a theoretical and practical exam. Obtaining positive exam results gives you the opportunity to receive the SCA certificate
  • Number of participants: 4 to 6 people
  • Duration of the course: three days, around 8 hours per day (a 45-minute meal break per day is planned each day)
  • Price: 2800 PLN per person (including VAT tax)
  • Light lunch included
  • The additional/ optional cost of the SCA certificate: 965 PLN ( including VAT tax) – SCA members with currently paid membership fee, 1445 PLN (including VAT tax ) – SCA non-members

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