SCA Barista Skills Foundation Course | In-Person Session

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A course covering the key Barista skills, greatly accelerating students’ learning curve and skill set. This is the perfect course for you if you are thinking about becoming a barista, or just want to learn more about espresso based coffee.

In this course you will learn foundational coffee knowledge as well as key barista skills. Designed to quickly familiarise you with espresso machinery, you will learn the basics of  brew recipes, consistent dosing, tamping, grind adjustment and how to organise a bar for efficient workflow.

We will cover milk steaming and drinks production, including how to steam and pour milk to produce attractive and creamy-textured cappuccinos. We finish the course with basic water theory and customer service skills, as well as how to keep the equipment and machinery clean.

Online Course and In-Person Session

The course is divided into two parts: an Online Course + one In-Person Session.

You gain access to the Online Course and our Training Platform upon making your booking. Here we will cover the theory part of this course, through presentations and video demonstrations. We will also introduce you to some of the practical parts of the course, so you come into the In-Person Session prepared and ready.

The In-Person Session will take place over a half-day, running for 4 hours in our Training Centre. During this session we will complete the practical and interactive elements of the course as a group, under guidance from our trainer. This includes a coffee tasting and practical training using espresso machines.


You will receive our newly developed Workbook in the post ahead of your course*.

SCA Certification

This course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) and the SCA Exam is taken online upon completing the course. Please read more here if you wish to know more about SCA Certification.

Duration & Attendees
  • 1 x In-Person Session of 4 hours
  • Estimated 3 hours spent working through the Online Course
  • Maximum 4 attendees

*Please note that postage is included for UK delivery. If you wish to book from outside of the UK, please contact us so we can discuss options for receiving the Workbook.

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