SCA Barista Course (Intermediate Level)


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Developing your barista skills and pursuing quality 

The Barista Skills Intermediate builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation level. It’s ideal for someone who has barista experience and wants to explore how to formally develop their skills further, perhaps in preparation for a more senior role.

Minimum of 3 months work barista experience recommended.

Barista Skills Foundation is recommended but not mandatory. Knowledge and skills taught on the foundation module will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments.

Course Content includes:

  • -  Coffee varieties & origin’s impact on flavour

  • -  Processing methods and their effect on flavour & body

  • -  Solubility & density of different roast levels

  • -  Freshness of coffee and degassing process

  • -  Espresso brew ratios and formulas

  • -  Strength and extraction - getting familiar with the refractometer

  • -  Milk - composition and foam quality

  • -  Milk alternatives

  • -  Latte art practice, SCA standards

  • -  Espresso based menu - drinks range

  • -  Grinder - cleaning and maintenance

  • -  Water quality

  • -  Cafe and stock management

This course lasts for two days, and each cohort is up to 5 participants.  Courses start at 10 am, and end around 5.30 pm on each day.

All our courses are conducted by fully accredited SCA trainers (knows as ASTs). you don't need to be a SCA member to take one of our SCA courses, but you will need to have a learner membership account with the SCA. It's quick, easy, and free to get one - see here.

Please note: Our course fees DO NOT include the SCA Course Enrolment Fee.

This is currently set at 50 EURO/USD. and needs to be paid directly to the SCA before attending the course. If you attend our course without paying the enrolment fee, you will be unable to sit the exam, or collect a certificate from the SCA.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this, or anything else before booking your course. 

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