This 3 day course is aimed at those have been working for a year or more as a barista and have held some management responsibilities. They must have also completed and passed the SCA Intermediate Barista Skills certification.
This course is designed to test participants’ advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used by a professional barista.
During this course participants will complete a series of practical activities which are designed to teach and test these advanced skills.
Course content includes:
Learning how to develop espresso brew recipes through enhanced sensory evaluation and how to provide descriptive explanations of coffee flavours and aromas
Learning about the techniques available to maximise the quality of drinks made with the ingredients used – eg adjusting brewing temperatures & pressure profiles; using bespoke water profiles; understanding the limitations of plant based milk alternatives.
Learning how to manage the skills of other to produce high quality drinks
Discovering the impact water chemistry has on extraction & equipment lifespan. Participants will learn how to measure Total Hardness, Alkalinity, TDS and PH levels of different water samples
To gain certification participants must score at least 80% in both their practical and written assessments.
Successful completion of this certification will earn participants 15 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.