SCA Barista Skills Intermediate Course
A two-day course introducing extraction theory, professional tasting and how to adapt brew recipes. You’ll 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 students to the level of a skilled speciality barista. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of coffee itself and the impact a coffee’s variety, origin and processing have on flavour.
We’ll look closely at the taste balance of espresso, and how we can manipulate this by adapting our brew recipes. Learning how to use a coffee refractometer to measure strength and calculate extraction, we’ll explore the sensory qualities associated with different strength and extraction levels.
We’ll work on creating well-presented drinks with multiple latte art patterns, and how to manage workflow efficiently on bar. You’ll also gain insight into water chemistry and testing, key concepts regarding health and safety, customer service and basic business practices.
Candidates attending 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 is ideal.
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’re signing up for SCA certification.
Duration: A two-day course with complimentary lunch provided. Please note that the course will finish earlier on the second day if you’re not taking the SCA Accredited Exam.
Maximum number of students: 4
Location: In our Training Centre