The SCA Coffee Skills Program consists of six different modules: Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills,
Each of the specialist modules is available at three different levels, with points attached at every stage. You may choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
This two-day SCA foundation course is designed for those who are new to the coffee industry, and requires no previous barista experience to participate. Learn the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need behind the espresso and brew bar.
Key topics of learning:
The origin and history of coffee beans
Learning about grinding, dosing and tamping
Learning brewing devices and techniques
Understanding extraction, SCA ideal brew ratio and various brewing parameters
An introduction to milk frothing techniques and basic latte art
Understanding common cafe menu
Quality control points in cafe operation
The importance of hygiene, health and safety
Machine cleaning, maintenance and trouble-shooting