SCA Barista Course (Intermediate Level)


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 improve coffee quality.

Minimum of 3 months experience required.

Introduction to Coffee and Barista Skills Foundation recommended.
All the knowledge and skills from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments.

Course Content:

  • -  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

  • -  Brew ratio & espresso brew formula

  • -  Strength and extraction - getting familiar with the refractometer

  • -  Milk - composition and foam quality

  • -  Diary’s 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 fourteen hours and each cohort is up to 4 participants. 

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.You'll use it to access online examinations and your certificates. It's quick, easy and free to get one - see here

If you would like to discuss a bespoke session for your team or group, or if you have any questions about this course, then please get in touch with us by hitting the orange icon at the bottom right of this webpage. 

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