Meet our training team - Sara and Em! Sara is our Head of Training and Em 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.
Em started her career as a cocktail bartender and mixologist before venturing into the coffee industry in 2011. She worked as a barista and manager for an independent cafe in Oxfordshire before relocating to London in 2016; it’s here she entered the world of Specialty Coffee, first as head barista for Sourced Market Marylebone and later as a barista trainer with Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Now she’s an Authorised SCA Trainer here at Prufrock, teaching CSP Barista Skills courses, helping out at workshops, and running training days for home enthusiasts eager to learn more about the coffee they love.
Farryn is now venturing into running her own business full time, and are no longer with us at Prufrock Training. Although we will miss her very much, we are very happy for her and wish her all the success in the future. If you are looking for amazing skin care that is both vegan and cruelty free, head to her website Farryn Amber to find out more.