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. The course is delivered by Magdalena, you can find out more about her here

Our course fee includes the SCA certification fee. If you would like to discuss a bespoke session for your team or group, please get in touch with us! 

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