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SCA - Barista Skills - Foundation

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Our SCA (Speciality Coffee Association) class for Barista Skills at Foundation level is the entry level class as part of the Coffee Diploma System. The class is hosted by our SCA Authorised Trainers Danny Ormonde or Lisa Lawson at Dear Green HQ in Glasgow.

This class offers beginners level Barista Skills which is studied at three different levels and communicates the essentials knowledge and skills required of a barista in a practical and interactive manner.

Barista Skills is for people focussing on the key skills required to set your grinder, make espresso and texture milk. This module allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself and build on your practical skills, not to mention health and safety, customer service and basic business theory.

The entry level diploma class is for people who are new to the coffee industry. No previous barista experience is required for this course;

  • Learn about beans, grinding, dosing and tamping.
  • Understand espresso extraction, grinder calibration and milk techniques
  • Learn health and safety, maintenance, hygiene & troubleshooting.
  • Identify equipment parts and understand key coffee industry terminology.
  • Learn desired size, taste and visual parameters of the barista menu.

The course communicates the key information to allow the student to pass practical and written exams. This is one of the Coffee Diploma System modules offered by the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), 5 credits will be awarded after completion. Formal certification by SCA is available, a further fee applies for certification. Please contact us for details.

Maximum of 6 students per class.  Refreshments will be provided.

Terms: Vouchers issued with 6 month validity. Payment is in advance of the class. Cancellation is only permitted 7 days prior to the commencement of the class. Please note that no refund will be issued for non attendance.

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