SCA Barista - Professional

3 days, 25 points

In this three-day course, you’ll delve more deeply into the scientific elements of coffee, focussing on variables including water quality and exploring different compounds found in roasted coffee to further enhance our understanding of espresso extraction.

What we will cover

  • Fully understand all the components of the coffee to be able to describe taste, aroma and tactile experience.
  • Know how brewing parameters affect cup quality and how to dial in the recipe to best suit the coffee.
  • Understand café layouts and how to get the best from them
  • Look at water quality and how it affects extraction, measure TDS, alkalinity and PH
  • Understand profitability and basic costing of the café operation
  • Test your knowledge and skill with a series of written and practical assessments

Previous experience

Ideal for someone who has completed the intermediate level with a further 12 months experience working towards a professional career in coffee.


Member £825 including exam, Cert Fee (180 EUR) and VAT

Non Member £900 including exam, Cert Fee (270 EUR) and VAT

Availability for this course


Our SCA training courses are taught from our training campuses in Glasgow, London & Dublin. View our course availability below then click 'Still Interested?' tab to contact, book or enquire about future classes.

14th, 15th & 16th September 2020  London  9.00-17.00 each day Spaces
20th, 21st & 22nd October 2020 Glasgow 9.00-17.00 each day  Spaces 


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