SCAE sensory skills intermediate

Sensory skills

This course will help you to understand flavours, aromas and the different characteristics of a variety of coffees from around the world.


This course is designed for professional Barista, for buyers and for people who love coffee! The course will enable you to identify six key aromas associated with coffee and to describe six different flavours.

What You Will Cover?

  • A History of Coffee
  • The Arabica and the Robusta Bean
  • Coffee Aromas
  • Coffee Smells
  • How to prepare Coffee for Cupping
  • Cupping
  • Perfect your Own Bean Blend (time permitting)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Duration : 2 day – 9:30am till 4.30pm
  • Qualification : SCAE Sensory Skills
  • Number of Points : 10 points towards the Diploma
  • Cost Per Person : £595.00 with SCAE Certificate

SCAE Sensory Skills
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WORDS From our students

  • “We have worked with Jim Watson on numerous Barista Employability courses run in partnership with Job Centre Plus. These courses have been fundamental in providing individuals with key skills to assist them in gaining employment in the Barista/Hospitality industry. Jim has a great rapour with the trainees and makes the course interesting and fun! Jim in extremely knowledgeable and give the individuals a solid foundation in which to start their barista career. ”

    Jacky Carstairs Lever Training Ltd
  • “Recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse deeper into the world of coffee or those who wants to take a career in coffee more seriously. I was a beginner and the training was fun and rewarding. Jim made sure I practiced enough to be familiar with the essential preparation for delivering THE cup of coffee. I will never ever look at the coffee machine and my coffee the same way again!”

    Chunli Zhang
  • “One of the luckiest things that has ever happened to me is stumbling across Jim Watson through a Google search for ‘barista training in Scotland’. I honestly feel as though Jim cares as much about the success of my business as I do. Jim gives 110% to everything he does and I would recommend his training without reservation. Support from Jim does not stop when the training session ends, he’s always at the end of a phone and nothing seems to be too much bother, a rare quality these days!”

    Lynn Frost