SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course


  • SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course
  • SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course
  • SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course
  • SCA Barista Skills - Foundation Course

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SCA Barista Skills Course - Foundation

For the budding barista and newbies in the coffee industry. Designed to test key core skills, this module will allow candidates to gain an understanding of the magical world of specialty coffee.

Foundation Barista Skills

Join us for a one day in-depth coffee training for baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.

Successful candidates should be able to dial in and brew espresso, foam and texture milk, as well as develop a basic knowledge of equipment, drink building, and the history and principles of specialty coffee.

10 points earned towards SCA Coffee Diploma

Length & Location: Training will take place at the Climpson's Academy, 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.

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

Introduction to Coffee is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module. All knowledge and skill from that module will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments. 

SCA certification fee: 

60 Euros for members

60 Euros for non-members

If you are an SCA member you are entitled to a discounted rate, please contact us at with your SCA membership number before ordering. If you are not yet a member of SCA and are interested in joining please visit the SCA website

Maximum of 5 people on a course. No minimum number for courses to run.

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