SCA Barista Skills Professional
SCA Barista Skills Professional

SCA Barista Skills Professional

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The Barista Skills Professional course is designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used by a professional barista (for example, a barista with 12 months or more of work experience). Successful candidates will have explored and demonstrated the advanced skills typically expected of a head barista. In particular, participants will learn a sophisticated tasting methodology and descriptive explanation of coffee flavors; gain a detailed understanding of drink ingredients and the techniques available to maximize the quality of the drinks made, understand how to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks, demonstrate an understanding of how to develop brew recipes and a systematic method of structuring beverage menus, and finally be able to consistently apply the highest standard of latte art and milk steaming techniques.

A written exam tests professional course knowledge while a practical exam tests the skills described above based on different working activities carried out during the course.

Participation on this course requires that the following modules have been completed at least three months prior:

  • Barista Skills Intermediate

The following courses are also recommended:

  • Barista Skills Foundation
  • Brewing Intermediate

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This course can be taken with or without SCA certification and can be used towards the SCA Diploma. We would recommend certification for anyone either already working in, or seeking a career in the industry. The intermediate level certificates come at a discounted rate for SCA members.

  • Points towards CSP diploma: 25
  • Course length: 3 days, 9:00-16:00
  • Class size: 4