This course is designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Students will learn to do a simple calibration of their grinders and make an espresso and cappuccino to core standards.

Course Overview:

  • 9am - 12:30pm: Espresso Basics

  • 1:30pm - 3.30pm: Milk Basics

  • 3.30pm - 6pm: Hands-on Practice, Cleaning & Maintenance

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test and both exams will be scheduled another day (1-hour time slots).

 

Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest -฿2,000.00

Learners must complete their tests 2 months from the date of their class. Learners may also opt out of doing the tests, in which case there will be no SCA certification awarded. However, these learners will receive a certificate of completion from Espresso Academy.

We require a minimum number of 3 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date.

SCA BARISTA SKILLS - FOUNDATION

฿16,000.00 (1 DAY, 9AM - 6PM)

This course is designed to test the core and more advanced skills and understanding that are to be expected from an experienced barista.

Learners will get to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance.

We recommended that learners have some previous/current experience as working baristas in the field before attempting this level (SCA recommends 6 months' experience or more).

DAY 1 : 9 am - 4 pm

  • Advanced Espresso Techniques

  • Advanced Milk Techniques

DAY 2 : 9 am - 4 pm

  • Drink-Building 

  • Machine Maintenance

  • Guided Practice

IMPORTANT

  • Students who have not previously completed SCA Barista Skills - Foundation will need to demonstrate knowledge of espresso-making to SCA standards in order to enrol for this Intermediate course.

  • It is mandatory to hold certification at the Intermediate level before pursuing the SCA Barista Skills Professional level course, which requires extensive relevant experience

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test and both exams will be scheduled another day (1-hour time slots). Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest - ฿3,000.00

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date

SCA BARISTA SKILLS - INTERMEDIATE

฿22,000.00 (2 DAYS, 9AM - 4PM)

For: Career baristas with extensive experience, especially those who have completed their Intermediate exams and those pursuing their AST (Authorised SCA trainer) qualifications

Espresso can be intimidating. It is one thing ordering an espresso as a drink; to understand the nuances in an espresso and to be able to calibrate and extract a balanced shot is a different story altogether. 

This course is designed to help seasoned baristas understand what is going on in that blend of espresso. You will learn to understand your espresso through cupping and blending exercises. You will hone your senior barista skills by presenting different espressos, brewed using different parameters. It is a deep exploration of the world of espresso

The course also imparts other skills that are important to senior baristas - how to maintain the espresso machine, the different internal parts of an espresso machine and advanced milk frothing and pouring techniques. 

  • DAY 1 : Coffee Chemistry, Espresso Extraction, Water Quality, Blending

  • DAY 2 : A Day in the Life of a Coffee Technician, Core Systems of Cafe Operations

  • DAY 3 : Exam Practice

  • DAY 4 : Exam

IMPORTANT

  1. It is mandatory to hold the SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Certification. Students are required to have all the knowledge and skills from these and may be tested on them during the practical and/or written assessments.

  2. In order to sit for the SCA Barista Skills Professional exam, there needs to be at least a 3-month gap from the date of the Intermediate exam.

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test. Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - ฿1,000.00

  • Practical retest - ฿5,000.00

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date

SCA BARISTA SKILLS - PROFESSIONAL

฿28,000.00 (4 DAYS)