SCAE Coffee Diploma System


altThe SCAE Coffee Diploma is an education system aimed to meet the needs of coffee professionals everywhere.  It is a controlled and certified system with a curriculum written and updated by the best minds in the coffee industry.

It allows the coffee professional to sit courses and certifications at locations and times of their choosing, amassing credits each time a certification is successfully passed that count towards the full Coffee Diploma.

Certifications are based on both technical knowledge and practical examinations.

 Our educational programmes are great value and offer something for everyone.  Join today and save money on fees and experience for yourself the many advantages of membership.




Coffee Diploma Modules

To achieve the full Coffee Diploma, 100 credits or more are required.

The Introduction to Coffee module earns 10 points.

Foundation level earns 5 credits, Intermediate earns 10 credits and professional earns 25 credits.

The Foundation level requires no previous experience. 

It is recommended that before attempting the Intermediate level you have some experience of working in the field before attempting this level. 

Extensive relevant experience is recommended before attempting to take the Professional level and it is compulsory to complete the Intermediate level for those wishing to persue this higher level.

For a detailed description of each course click on each link below:

Coffee Introduction – (10 credits earned)

Coffee Introduction document

Barista Skills

Barista Foundation, Intermediate and Professional guidelines document


To follow


Sensory Intermediate guidelines document

Green Coffee

Green coffee Intermediate guidelines document


Roasting CDS – curriculum



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