SCA Barista Course (Professional Level)


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Advanced training for the aspiring head barista.

This course represents the pinnacle of barista professional development and is likely to be a requirement for consideration of Head Barista posts in the very best speciality coffee shops. 

Holding the Barista Skills Intermediate Certification is a mandatory requirement for this course. A three months gap is also required between an intermediate and professional level course to ensure you have had time to absorb and apply the knowledge you previously acquired. 

Course Content:

  • -  The composition of the coffee bean

  • -  The density of the coffee bean and factors which influence it

  • -  Decaffeination processes

  • -  CO2 in roasted coffee and its impact on brewing

  • -  Packaging methods

  • -  Advantages & disadvantages of the different types of grinder

  • -  Tampers and distribution tools - features of different styles

  • -  TDS, alkalinity, TH, pH - their impact on espresso brewing

  • -  Milk processing methods

  • -  Advancing latte art skills

  • -  Water types and filtration methods

  • -  Cleaning procedures

  • -  Barista Menus in depth.

  • -  Financial management of the coffee shop. 


This course lasts for three 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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