SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course


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Learn the essential skills to set yourself apart on the barista career path. In the SCA Barista Skills Foundation Course you will learn all the essential skills you’ll need to thrive as a specialty coffee barista. This course will cover; dialling in a grinder to recipe, pouring espresso, foaming and texturing milk.

With more and more hospitality businesses switching to specialty coffee, these skills behind the espresso machine are essential for anyone who works with coffee. After this training you will be able to produce expertly made drinks with confidence.

Additional Details

No pre-requisite required

This module takes place in-person at Climpson & Sons HQ at Unit 5 Helmsley Place, Hackney, E8 3SB.

Minimum Length: 7 hours

Days: 1

Required Exams | Passing Scores: Written exam | 60%

Course points: 5 points

Certificates included.

Food and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies do let us know after completing your booking.

Note: A minimum of 2 sign ups are required to run the course in-person 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.