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SCA Barista Skills Foundation Training Course

Authorised SCA Trainer   Caffe & Co. SCAE / SCAA Member Liverpool

SCA Barista Skills Foundation Course

Perfect for budding baristas, this course will arm you with all the information and practical skills you need to become a barista / seek employment in a coffee shop and start making great espresso, milk texture and latte art.

With the Barista Skills Foundation course you have to OPTION of sitting a written SCA examination at the end of the course as well as being asessed on practical elements throughout the course.

Fees (including vat):



Points towards SCA Diploma: 5

1 Day. A light lunch is included or you may do your own thing.

Students: 4

Requirements: None, but completing the Introduction to Coffee is preferred and it would make sense to have this knowledge before embarking on the Foundation. Knowledge of the Introduction to Coffee will be assumed as being held.

Course Content

  • Coffee species
  • The espresso machine & grinder
  • Dialing in the grinder - calibration, dosing, distributing and tamping
  • Under and over extraction
  • Channelling
  • Espresso cupping
  • Introduction to milk, milk texturing and microfoaming.
  • Introduction to latte art
  • Being organised and prepared
  • The coffee menu
  • Workspace
  • Health & safety practices
  • Essential cleaning and maintainance

This course is ideal for those who may have a domestic espresso machine at home and simply want to get the best from it. If you are considering purchasing a domestic espresso machine, we recommend the Sage Dual Boiler machine. The Sage Dual Boiler has all the bells and whistles of a commercial machine and is able to produce great espresso and milk texture. It is a great espresso machine on which to learn.

Curriculum via SCA website

If you are looking for a shorter, non accredited intense course, then consider our Fundamentals of Espresso and Barista Basics course (4 hrs).

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Introduction to Coffee

Barista Skills Intermediate

Barista Skills Professional

Fundamentals of Espresso and Barista Basics

How to Open a Coffee Shop

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Sensory Skills Professional

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