SCA Barista Skills Intermediate Course
A two-day course introducing extraction theory, professional tasting and how to adapt brew recipes. You will also improve your workflow and milk steaming with a dedicated latte art component.
A significant progression from Foundation level, this course is designed to get attendees to the level of a skilled, working speciality barista.
We look closely at taste and flavour, and how we can manipulate these using brew recipes (dose, output, time and water temperature). With the use of a digital refractometer, you will see how different brew recipes can optimise any coffee – a huge competitive advantage to any cafe or barista.
We will also look closely at workflow, ensuring that you work to maximise quality, consistency and speed. If you have ambitions to work as a Speciality Barista, this course is your benchmark and will greatly accelerate your learning curve and skill set.
Candidates entering this course should have a general understanding of espresso technique – the SCA Barista Skills Foundation course or 3+ months of work experience as a speciality barista would be ideal for this.
SCA Certification & Learner Number
This course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA). Please read more here and register as Learner if you are signing up for SCA Certification.
Duration & Complimentary Lunch
This is a two-day course running from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day, including breaks with complimentary lunch provided by Prufrock cafe.
Please note that the course will finish earlier on the second day if you are not taking the SCA Accredited Exam.
Maximum of 4 students.