SCA Barista Course (Professional Level)


Advanced training for the aspiring head barista.

The Barista Skills Professional course is designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind coffee brewing.

Holding 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 time to absorb the knowledge and you are able to put it into practice.

Introduction to Coffee, Barista Foundation, and Intermediate Brewing are recommended but not mandatory. All 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:

  • -  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 Menu

  • -  Financial management

This course lasts for 21 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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