SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course


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A course for people who have already worked as a barista but are looking to further their careers

- Learn a deeper understanding of coffee from varieties, origins and processing methods and how they impact on flavour.
- You’ll learn to create an espresso recipe. Understand how different parameters are used to create a balanced espresso. You will be able to identify acidity, sweetness and bitterness with an espresso extraction.

- Milk techniques will be developed

- Work efficiency & customer service

Module Information

Barista skills
Required Prerequisite: None
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills Foundation
Minimum Length: 14 hours
Days: 2
Required Exams | Passing Scores: Written exam | 70% Practical exam | Pass each section of exam (passing scores per section vary)

Points Per Course: 10 points

Certificates included.

Food and refreshments provided:
For in-person training, food and refreshments will be provided on the day, if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies just let us know once you have booked the course and received the confirmation email.

Note: A minimum of 2 sign ups are required to run the course on the day


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the shipping policy?

    Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that our fulfillment team has received your order. Once your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email notification with your tracking information. Shipping fees are non-refundable in the case of returns.

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  • What is the location where the coffee workshop is going to take place?

    Climpsons HQ & Training Academy, 5 Helmsley Pl, London E8 3SB

  • Can I bring a guest to a coffee workshop?

    We can only accommodate the people having bought a ticket beforehand. 

  • SCA Courses - Can my booking be cancelled after confirmation?

    Yes. Bookings may be cancelled with a minimum of 5 working days notice before the course start date by contacting us via email or phone. We will then issue you a refund within 2 working days.

  • What happens if my course is cancelled?

    We always endeavour to ensure this does not happen but on the off chance that we can’t avoid it we will ensure to contact you as soon as possible via the contact details you supplied to us when booking your course. You will be offered either to re-book for a future date or receive a full refund.