SCA at First Crack

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Equipment Requirements for Online and Combination Classes:

Note: If you're missing any of the required equipment, let First Crack know and we can either make it available at First Crack or direct you to an in-person class.

  • Internet connection
  • Printer
  • Scale accurate to 0.1g
  • Timer
  • Grinder
  • Paper and writing utensil
  • Two gravity manual filter brewers of your choosing (i.e. V60 or similar and Chemex or similar - ask us if you're not sure)
  • Filters
  • Aeropress and filters
  • Drinking vessel(s)
  • Gooseneck water kettle with variable temp or temp display (example: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40)
  • Cupping supplies (minimum: water kettle, five cupping bowls, rinse cup, two cupping spoons. Specs here: https://sca.coffee/research/coffee-standards). Note: while you can get by with a minimum of five cupping bowls, we strongly recommend simply purchasing an affordable set with quantity (example: https://www.restaurantsupply.com/cac-rec-4-7-25-oz-rec-ceramic-bouillon-cup-white), as fewer bowls will make the class much longer and more labor intensive.
  • Additionally, have as many of the following brewing devices as you'd like (choose at least two - the more the better): french press, other gravity brewers (Kalita Wave, Melitta, Beehouse, Fellow, etc.), other filters (i.e. cloth filter, metal cone filter), siphon, moka pot, iced coffee brewers (i.e. Toddy, Kyoto tower, Hario Mizudashi, etc.)

  • Internet connection
  • Printer
  • Scale accurate to 0.1g
  • Timer
  • Grinder
  • Paper and writing utensil
  • Refractometer
  • Pipettes and wipes (for refractometer)
  • A refrigerator (to cool a hot brew for 12 hours)
  • Two gravity manual filter brewers of your choosing (i.e. V60 or similar and Chemex or similar - ask us if you're not sure)
  • Paper filters as well as a metal cone and a cloth filter for one of the gravity manual filter brewers
  • A thermos or other hot-holding vessel
  • At least one cold brewer (french press, Toddy, Kyoto tower, etc.)
  • Drinking vessel(s)
  • Gooseneck water kettle with variable temp or temp display (example: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40)
  • Cupping supplies (minimum: water kettle, five cupping bowls, rinse cup, two cupping spoons. Specs here: https://sca.coffee/research/coffee-standards). Note: while you can get by with a minimum of five cupping bowls, we strongly recommend simply purchasing an affordable set with quantity (example: https://www.restaurantsupply.com/cac-rec-4-7-25-oz-rec-ceramic-bouillon-cup-white), as fewer bowls will make the class much longer and more labor intensive.
  • Additionally, have as many of the following brewing devices as you'd like (choose at least two - the more the better): french press, Aeropress, other gravity brewers (Kalita Wave, Melitta, Beehouse, Fellow, etc.), siphon, moka pot, iced coffee brewers (i.e. Toddy, Kyoto tower, Hario Mizudashi, etc.)

Pro-level combination classes will be added soon.

Pricing for Online and Combination Classes:

For SCA members:

  • Intro to Coffee: $99 (includes all fees, materials, etc.) Or, free with purchase of any other class.
  • Foundation-level: $200 each, plus cert fee ($48)
  • Intermediate-level: $475 each, plus cert fee ($90)
  • Pro-level: $900 each, plus cert fee ($148)

Bundles:

  • Foundation + Intermediate, any track: $575 plus cert fee
  • Foundation + Intermediate in any two tracks: $1,000 plus cert fee
  • Foundation + Intermediate in all four tracks we offer: $1,900 plus cert fee

Non-members:

  • Pricing for Intro and Foundation-level classes is the same as for members; for Intermediate- and Pro-level classes, pricing is the same except certification costs are higher ($38 and $203, respectively)
  • The SCA sets certification fees. Pricing is subject to change.

 

Want to make one of our in-person bundles private for you or your group? Email us! Price: $1,000

Schedule

email info@firstcrack.com to reserve a spot!
Dates Location Classes Price
October 26 – 29, 2020 St. Louis Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory + Brewing Foundation through Intermediate $1,800.00
November 02 – 05, 2020 St. Louis Roasting + Sensory + Brewing Professional $3,750.00
November 04 – 06, 2020 Kansas City Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
November 09 – 11, 2020 Denver Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
November 11 – 14, 2020 St. Louis Intro to Coffee + Roasting/Sensory/Green Foundation and Intermediate $1,800.00
November 16 – 19, 2020 Denver Roasting + Sensory + Brewing Professional $3,750.00
November 16 – 18, 2020 Kansas City Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
November 23 – 25, 2020 Cleveland Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
November 30 – December 01, 2020 St. Louis Roasting + Sensory Professional $2,500.00
December 03 – 04, 2020 St. Louis Intro to Coffee, Green + Brewing, Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
December 07 – 09, 2020 Denver Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
December 07 – 09, 2020 Kansas City Roasting + Sensory Professional $2,500.00
December 14 – 16, 2020 Kansas City Intro to Coffee + Roasting + Sensory Foundation through Intermediate $1,250.00
December 14 – 15, 2020 Cleveland Intro to Coffee, Brewing Foundation through Intermediate $800.00
December 21 – 21, 2020 St. Louis Intro to Coffee, Green Foundation through Intermediate $800.00
December 22 – 23, 2020 St. Louis Brewing Professional $1,250.00

Students who take combination (distance learning + in-person) classes can schedule their testing date/location directly with their instructor. Combination and online classes can be taken at the student's pace and thus aren't scheduled.