Combines both SCA Intro to Coffee + SCA Barista Foundations

 

Intro to Coffee

This course is designed to cover broad-spectrum foundational coffee knowledge and is recommended for anyone desiring to go from coffee lover to coffee professional. This is a full day (8 hour) course. This class covers:

  • The history and origins of coffee 

  • Coffee as a commodity: scope of industry 

  • Differences between commercial and special grade coffees 

  • Arabica and Robusta: growing, sensory and application of product 

  • Processing: sensory and application differences 

  • Scope of cupping and sensory evaluation processes

  • Learning tasting mechanisms, language and processes 

  • Palette development 

  • Roasting: phases, equipment and language 

  • Keeping coffee fresh: storage and treatment 

  • Brewing: methods, controls and extraction 

  • Water quality and cleaning: making great coffee 

This course is designed to supplement the SCA diploma program for Coffee Skills. Passing a written test is required for course certificate. 

 

Barista Foundations 

This course is designed for baristas with little to no experience who desire to gain fundamental espresso preparation and milk steaming skills. This is a full day (8 hour) course. This class covers: 

  • Arabica and Robusta differences 

  • Freshness of coffee

  • Influence of roast degree

  • Grinder components 

  • Espresso machine components 

  • Safe us of grinder and espresso machine

  • Cleaning and organizing

  • Espresso recipes: SCA definitions and regional variations 

  • Grinder calibration and dosing 

  • Distribution and tamping techniques 

  • What is espresso 

  • Barista routine

  • Extraction: describing and modulating flavor 

  • Milk steaming techniques: temperature, air and turbulence 

  • Drink-making: components and construction 

  • Safe and hygienic work practices 

  • Regular cleaning of equipment 

  • Impact of cleaning on drink quality and machine function 

  • The customer experience 

This course is designed to supplement the SCA diploma program for Coffee Skills. Passing a practical and written test is required for course certificate. 

 

SCA Barista Beginners 2-Day Class Bundle

$875.00Price
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