SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course
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This is for baristas already working behind a coffee bar, but wanting to take things to the next level. Designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding. Expected from a competent barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 6 months or more).
This module will allow candidates to gain a deeper understanding of the magical world of specialty coffee. SCA Introduction to Coffee and Barista Skills Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisites. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through practical and written assessments.
SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate
Join us for two days of in-depth coffee training for baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.
Successful candidates should be able to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance
This course includes
- Understanding the coffee bean
- Workspace management
- Grinding, dosing and tamping
- Extraction and brewing
- Milk techniques
- Barista menu
- Hygiene, health & safety
- Customer service
- Cafe management
10 points earned towards SCA Coffee Skills Programme
Comprised of 4 practical tests and a written exam (25 questions with a pass rate of 70% required).
SCA Introduction to Coffee and Barista Skills 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:
100 GBP for SCA members
150 GBP for SCA non-members
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your SCA learner number once booked.
Maximum of 4 people on a course.
If there are no suitable dates showing, please get in contact with email@example.com
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.