SCA Brewing - Foundation Course


  • SCA Brewing - Foundation Course
  • SCA Brewing - Foundation Course
  • SCA Brewing - Foundation Course
  • SCA Brewing - Foundation Course

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For the budding barista and newbies in the coffee industry. Designed to test key core skills, this module will allow candidates to gain an understanding of the magical world of specialty coffee.

Introduction to Coffee is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module.

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SCA Brewing - Foundation

Join us for a one day in-depth coffee training for baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.

Designed to introduce core brewing skills and equipment to those with no previous brewing experience. Successful candidates should be able to grind and brew to the correct recipe to produce great coffee.

What's Covered?

  • Introduction to coffee
  • Brewing guidelines
  • Brewing methods and equipment

SCA certification

5 points earned towards the SCA Coffee Skills Programme

SCA certification fee: 

50 GBP for SCA members
50 GBP for non-SCA members

Please contact us at with your SCA learner number once booked.

Comprised of a written exam (15 questions with a pass rate of 60% required), a practical exam.

Introduction to Coffee is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module. 

Further information

Maximum of 6 people on a course. No minimum number for courses to run.

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Length & Location: Training will take place at the Climpson's Academy, courses will run from 0930 - 1700 with a lunch break. 

Climpson’s Academy is located opposite the roastery - Unit 5, Helmsley Place, E8 3SB

Training style: Our training has been developed to be accessible to everyone willing and eager to learn. It encompasses a wide range of learning styles, culminating in written and practical exams.

The Barista Trainer: Mr Dan Dunne, our Head of Training, is our super experienced, qualified SCA trainer. 

Equipment & Machinery: We’re proud to be partnered with some of the best machine and equipment companies in the industry. When training with us, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice on a range of equipment; including La Marzocco PB, GS3 and Victoria Arduino Mythos Grinders. 

Food & Beverage: We will feed you lunch as lovingly prepared by the team at Climpson’s Café. If you are very good a sweet treat and as much coffee and filtered water as you can drink in a day will be provided. 

See all available SCA courses and Climpson workshops here.