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Specialty Coffee Association

Attain accreditation at the highest level of coffee excellence and work towards your SCA Diploma

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Course Length -  1 day

The Barista Skills Foundation course focuses on the key skills required to set a grinder, make espresso, and texture milk for many different drinks.


This course allows one to gain an introductory understanding of the coffee itself and set a foundation from which to build practical skills for milk technique and latte art, while implementing health and safety practices and customer service.

For those wanting accreditation there will be an online exam sat at the end of the course.

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Course Length - 2 days

The Barista Skills Intermediate course is designed to test more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 6 months or more).


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.

Introduction to Coffee and Barista  Skills Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory).

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Course Length - 3 days

The Barista Skills Professional course is designed to test advanced skills and knowledge of the science behind processes used and expected from a professional barista.


Successful candidates should have a detailed understanding of their ingredients and of the techniques available to maximise the quality of the drinks made.


They should be able to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks and provide excellent customer service.

Holding the Intermediate Barista Certification is a mandatory requirement.



Course Length - 4 hrs

The Introduction to Coffee course is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink.


It charts coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From farming the cherries through drying, roasting, brewing and finally drinking, this module looks at the processes coffee goes through.


This half day course also includes a “coffee cupping” which allows you to taste the various flavours coffee has to offer. 

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