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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. This course isn't just for the new or amateur baristas, it's equally suited to the home barista.

Course Content

  • Very brief background to coffee
  • Espresso machines & grinders (types and differences)
  • Dialing in the grinder - calibration, dosing, distribution and tamping
  • Fault finding
  • Under and over extraction and control
  • Understanding, minimising and controlling channelling
  • Introduction to milk, milk texturing, microfoaming, stretching and pouring
  • Introduction to latte art
  • Being organised and prepared
  • The coffee menu
  • Workspace
  • Health & safety practices and the importance of cleanliness
  • Essential equipment 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 has the ability to assist in producing great espresso and milk texture. It is a great espresso machine on which to learn.

With the Barista Skills Foundation course you have the 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: 3

Requirements: None, but completing the Introduction to Coffee is preferred and it would make sense to have this knowledge before embarking on the Foundation level particularly if you are chosing to have the courses accredited. Knowledge of the Introduction to Coffee will be assumed as being held and you may be tested on some aspects of its content in the Foundation written exam. Ideally you should love or at least drink coffee or be prepared to taste it!

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