SCA Premier Training Campus in Americus GA

Professional Coffee Training - Making Great Coffee Drinks 

A good cup of coffee starts your day off right.   A great cup of coffee gets your attention. 

We want your attention.  We want to tell you about the work that goes into hand-picking and farming certified organic, fair trade coffee.  We want you to know that purchasing coffee from small-scale farmers helps communities support themselves.   We want to share the power of farmer-owned cooperatives and the impact a collaborative approach to business can have on individuals.

But first, we must brew great cups of coffee.  That means understanding and controlling the brewing variables that affect a cup of coffee. 

Classes that meet the Specialty Coffee Association's Global Standards

A cup of coffee's flavor is affected by more than just your water-to-coffee ratio.  Coffee grind-size, freshness, water temperature, length of brew time and water quality can all affect the quality of your brewed coffee and ultimately the experience a customer has with Sweetwater Organic Coffee.

We offer classes that help you learn and control those variables.  Our Education Coordinator Hannah Mercer earned an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer license in 2017, which means she can teach barista and brewing classes that meet the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)'s international standards.  Students who successfully complete SCA classes can advance through the SCA's Coffee Skills Program that is designed to educate coffee professionals around the world.  

ENROLL in SCA Classes

We currently offer introduction, intermediate and professional-level classes in barista skills and brewing at here in Gainesville, Fla.  If you are interested in SCA Intro to Coffee + Barista & Brewing Foundations or SCA Barista and Brewing Intermediate or SCA Barista and Brewing Professional classes,  register at this site.  

Training for Customers

We want our customers to be successful.  If you are a Sweetwater customer looking for professional coffee training, please talk to Sales and Customer Service Manager Tina Adkins.  You can contact her at  

Contact Hannah Mercer for more information