Swiss Water in Vancouver, B.C., announces dates for its 2018 SCA Coffee Skills Program course offerings. Learn more about the new modules and classes here!
BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Photos courtesy of Swiss Water
Swiss Water just released the dates for its 2018 Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Skills Program course offerings at its certified training lab in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Swiss Water, one of the leading names in coffee decaffeination, will offer courses in roasting, sensory skills, and green coffee knowledge for those interested in learning more and getting their SCA Coffee Diploma.
The Coffee Skills Program launches a new education pathway for coffee professionals, and allows students to combine coursework to build their own diploma. Each pathway has three courses (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), and each class is assigned a point value—to earn a diploma, students have to get 100 points. Along with the topics above, students can take courses in barista skills and brewing. Swiss Water will provide coursework up to the intermediate level.
The new pathways structure expands the previous breadth of topics taught by the SCA, and explores these topics more in depth as well. “Whereas the old pathways only had advanced-level classes for three of four pathways, the new program now has advanced sections for all five topical modules (the sixth module is a foundational introduction to coffee). This allows for more in-depth education than previously existed for certain subjects,” says Swiss Water Director of Coffee and Canadian SCA Chapter Education Coordinator Mike Strumpf.
Classes begin in March and space is limited, so Swiss Water recommends that you sign up soon!