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SCA - Barista Skills (Professional)


Barista Skills is for people focussing on the key skills required to set your grinder, make espresso and foam and texture milk for cappuccinos. This module allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself and build on your practical skills for milk technique and latte art, not to mention health and safety, customer service and basic business.

Professional level is suitable for baristas with considerable experience who have also completed the Intermediate qualification. It takes both a scientific and managerial perspective to coffee and making espresso-based drinks.

Designed to test advanced skills and details knowledge of the science behind processes used, expected from a professional Barista (for example, from someone working as a Barista for 12 months or more, with some management responsibilities).  Successful candidates should have a details understanding of their ingredients and of the techniques available to maximise the quality of the drinks made.  They should be able to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks and provide excellent customer service. They should be able to maintain their equipments to ensure continued quality.  
Introduction to Coffee, Barista Foundation, and Intermediate Brewing and Grinding are recommended (but not mandatory) prerequisite modules. Holding the Intermediate Barista Certification is a mandatory requirement. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and written assessments.

This is one of the Coffee Diploma System Professional modules, 25 credits will be awarded after completion.

Language:  Cantonese or English 
Course material:  English
Course Length:  ~ 20 hours / 3 days (including exams)
* Course fee includes Exam & Certificates fee
** Date and time can be arranged for groups of 8 or above.
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