You may find yourself working behind a coffee bar and know how to make a good coffee but not much about why it is good? Or you may find yourself having no industry experience at all, but love coffee and want to learn the craft?
At some point in every coffee lover’s and barista’s career there’s the need for validating knowledge or learning new skills. The Specialty Coffee Association - SCA - curriculum is the best way of doing this, as it is recognised by the coffee industry the world over. It is also a comprehensive and methodical programme which covers all things coffee in depth.
We caught up with Dan Dunne, Head of Training at Climpsons, to talk about the best way of approaching formal coffee training. You may have seen Dan judging at SCA competitions, and if you are lucky you will have caught him after hours with a guitar in hand - rumour has it that he sold his soul to play the blues.