Meet our training team - Sara and Tom! Sara is our Head of Education and Events and Tom hosts both SCA and Bespoke courses with us. If you want to develop your barista skills, book a workshop for your team or simply start your coffee journey, we are here to help.
Sara has been working in coffee for more than 10 years, starting out as a barista in the smallest (and nicest) coffeebar in Stockholm, Sweden and then fell in love with Speciality Coffee while doing a stint in Oslo, Norway. After moving to London in 2012, she spent 5 years with Workshop Coffee, starting out as a barista and then moving on to teaching brewing classes, opening and managing two new coffeebars and running operations for another. Now she is focusing on what she loves the most, teaching, and is heading up our Training Centre here in Prufrock Coffee. She's an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST) and is currently on the Creators' Group for the SCA Barista Skills module, working to update and improve the course curriculums and exams.
Tom started his career working in a small family-run cafe in Essex, which is where his love of coffee started to form. He moved to London in 2017 to dive into the world of Speciality Coffee, where he spent 3 years at Black Sheep Coffee. From starting out as a barista he moved to new store openings, barista training and eventually to leading coffee quality control as well as learning and development. He has decided to pursue the rewarding career of coffee education and is now one of the trainers here at Prufrock Coffee. He is an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST) for Barista Skills and Brewing, and a certified Q Arabica Grader by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI).