After the excitement of World of Coffee in Dublin, there was little rest for our head barista trainer Julia as she lead Northern Ireland’s first ever SCAE Professional Barista Skills course. Taking place over 3 intensive days in our Training Academy, the attendees were put through their paces. Covering everything from the science of espresso extraction, water chemistry and tasting various organic acids to learning about what exactly is in our milk and how to calculate the number of coffees you need to sell in your café to break even. We can very happily announce that we had a 100% pass rate! A massive congratulations to Caroline Irwin, Stuart Atkinson, Natalia Spasowska & our very own Jonathan Parks on becoming certified SCAE Professional Baristas!