SCA Brewing - Professional Course


  • SCA Brewing - Professional Course
  • SCA Brewing - Professional Course
  • SCA Brewing - Professional Course
  • SCA Brewing - Professional Course

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This is built for baristas who have already achieved Intermediate certification. The course tests the ability of the professional brewer to navigate the Brewing Control Chart. This course is intended to extend the practical and sensory brewing capabilities of the professional brewer.

SCA Brewing Foundation is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. However, SCA Brewing Intermediate is mandatory. 

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SCA Brewing - Professional

Join us for three days of in-depth coffee training for baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.

This course includes

  • Exploring core brewing variables
  • Extraction
  • Strength
  • Grind size
  • The effect of roast
  • Using bypass
  • Know your water


25 points earned towards the SCA Coffee Skills Programme

Comprised of 2 practical tests (with a pass rate of 80% required) and a written exam (35 questions with a pass rate of 80% required). 

SCA Brewing Foundation is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. However, SCA Brewing Intermediate is mandatory. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments. 

SCA certification fee: 

150 GBP for SCA members

230 GBP for non-SCA members

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

Further information

Maximum of 4 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 over three days, 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.