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.
In a 2014 study of the industry, the SCA discovered that Barista Course graduates have the potential to earn $200k more over their career lifespan than non-certified baristas — but being a professional is more than a paycheck, it’s about what you bring to the job be it advanced skills or new insights into the craft of expertly preparing coffee.
There are two tests associated with this class. An online written test and a 40 minute practical test. Each has a 70% passing score.
Course fees include lunch both days, all course materials, SCA fees and certificate fees and of course lots and lots of coffee!!
Course is scheduled for March 26-27, 2022
Class hours are:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm