SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course


  • SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course
  • SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course
  • SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course
  • SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course
  • SCA - Introduction to Coffee Course

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'Introduction to Coffee' is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. It charts coffee's journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From farming the cherries through drying, roasting, brewing and finally drinking, this module looks at the processes coffee goes through. This half-day course also includes a coffee cupping which allows you to taste the various flavours coffee has to offer. 

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SCA Introduction to Coffee

Join us for a half-day coffee training for enthusiasts and baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry. No pre-requisite training or experience is required. 

What's Covered?

  • What is specialty coffee
  • Coffee history
  • Understanding coffee at farm level
  • Basics of roasting
  • Coffee freshness
  • Basic brewing
  • Drinks menu

SCA Certification

10 points earned towards the SCA Coffee Skills Programme


Comprised of a written exam (23 questions with a pass rate of 60% required).  

SCA certification fee: 

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

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

Further information

Maximum of 6 people on a course.

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Length & Location: Training will take place at the Climpson's Academy, courses will run from 9:30am - 2pm or 1pm - 5pm.

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. 

See all available SCA courses and Climpson workshops here.