SCA Barista Skills (Foundation / Intermediate / Professional)

SCA Barista Skills (Foundation / Intermediate / Professional)

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We are the ONLY SCA Premier Training Campus in Hong Kong, which means that both our teaching environment and equipment meet strict standards and are recognized as professional. The SCA Coffee Skills Program (including five specialist modules - Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills) is a modular, skills-based training program designed to prepare learners to gain more success in their career while contributing to the progress and evolution of the specialty coffee industry. 

Barista Skills teaches the essentials practical skills needed behind the espresso bar such as how to set your grinder, make espresso, foam and texture milk for cappuccinos, and create latte art as well as an exploration of health and safety issues, customer service protocols, and basic business practices.

🌈 Course Features

  • We provide private classes or online classes
    • One-on-one teaching for online courses. Learning materials will be sent and a delivery fee billed on freight collect basis will be charged by SF Express.
  • You must progress through the levels sequentially unless you can provide proof of completion for the Foundation and/or Intermediate courses.
  • The courses are taught in Cantonese. Please contact us if you need instruction in another language.

🌈 Bundle Discount

  • Discount for two: $100 off per head. Discount will be applied when you add it to the cart.
  • Foundation+Intermediate Private Class Offer: $500 off, i.e. $11,200 per head
  • Foundation + Intermediate + Professional Private Class Offer: $1,000 off, i.e. $20,500 per head
  • The price includes all learning materials, SCA administrative fees, examination and certificate fees. Students are required to separately pay the SCA course registration fee of USD50 per course.

🌈 Teacher–student ratio

  • Group class 1:4 (Foundation only)
    • 7 hours / Minimum 2 students
  • Online class 1:1 (Foundation only)
    • 7 hours
  • Private class 1:1 or 1:2
    • Foundation 7 hours
    • Intermediate 14 hours
    • Professional 21 hours

🌈 About the Courses

  • Foundation
    The Barista Skills Foundation course allows learners to gain an introductory understanding of the coffee itself as well as foundational skills required to set a grinder, make espressos, foam and texture milk and latte art techniques as per SCA quality standards, while implementing health and safety practices and customer service. Practical learning objectives and activities prepare the learner to conduct key foundational tasks of a barista. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.

  • Intermediate
    The Barista Skills Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has barista skills experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality and prepare for more complex job functions found in the barista profession. Through this interactive course, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself, specifically the impact of a coffee’s variety, origins and processing methods on flavor; the parameters of coffee quantity, grind texture, water quality, and shot time and their interaction when dialing in a brew recipe; drink construction and taste differences; workflow management and efficiency, sensory aspects of the espresso extraction; milk handling and techniques as well as latte art. In addition to coffee preparation, this course also covers key concepts regarding health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices. A written exam tests Intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability in terms of grinder calibration, espresso extraction analysis, latte art skills and drinks construction.

  • Professional
    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.

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