SCA Brewing - Intermediate Course


  • SCA Brewing - Intermediate Course
  • SCA Brewing - Intermediate Course
  • SCA Brewing - Intermediate Course
  • SCA Brewing - Intermediate Course

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Designed to introduce the concept of scientifically measuring coffee extraction and to explore the element of coffee brewing, brewing intermediate helps the coffee professional manipulate brew techniques to improve coffee quality.

SCA Introduction to Coffee and Brewing Foundation is a recommended pre-requisite.

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SCA Brewing - Intermediate

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

What's Covered

  • Research history
  • Brewing process
  • Brewing and charting coffee
  • Brewing guidelines
  • Grinding
  • Effects of roasting on the coffee bean

SCA Certification

10 points earned towards the SCA Coffee Skills Programme


Comprised of 4 practical tests (70% pass rate) and a written exam (25 questions with a pass rate of 70% required).  

SCA Introduction to Coffee and Brewing Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. 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: 

85 GBP for SCA members

150 GBP for non-SCA members

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

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 over two 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.