SCA Course - Foundation Barista Skills

A 6hr, 1 day course covering the key skills needed to become a Barista.

Skill level: Beginner

Class Fee: £275

Duration: One day 6 hours with a break for lunch (questions available afterwards). 

As part of the fee you will also receive a bag of DT Coffee & their barista manual along with notes from the training! 

SCA Foundation Barista skills course. - Purchase this course here.

Spaces available: 3 spaces 

SCA Certification fee: *£50

*This fee is not mandatory

*All fees listed include VAT and materials, all practical sessions have been suspended whilst lockdown measures are in place.

If you’re thinking about a career as a barista, or simply want to learn more about espresso-based coffee, then this course is for you!

This course is designed to introduce core barista skills to individuals with no previous professional experience and familiarise you with espresso machinery. Working on professional equipment, you will learn the basics of calibrating a grinder and espresso machine along with dosing, tamping and most importantly tasting. You will learn how to steam and pour milk to produce attractive, creamy Lattes, Cappuccinos and Flat Whites.

You will finish the 6hr course able to make the full range of espresso-based drinks with confidence and efficiency.

Course content:

• Coffee bean types

• Grinding, dosing and tamping

• Workspace management

• Extractions

• Milk technique

• Espresso-based beverages

• Customer Service, hygiene, health and safety

• Cleaning, maintenance and troubleshooting

SCA Barista Skills Foundation is a 6 hour long course.

This course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) and you can take the optional SCA Certified Exam at the end of the day at an additional cost of £50 which will earn you 5 points towards your Coffee Skills Programme.

If you'd like to book a SCA Barista Skills Foundation course then please do so via the shop  or drop an email to either or and we'll get right back to you!

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