SCA Barista Skills Course - Intermediate (2 days)

Pre-requisites: SCA Introduction to Coffee and SCA

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This Barista training course is designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent Barista (for example, from someone working as a Barista for 6 months or more). Successful candidates will be able 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.

What you will learn:

  • How coffee origin and processing impacts flavour 
  • How to manage various grinders and dosing techniques 
  • How to use Espresso Brew Formulas to produce balanced espresso 
  • How milk composition affects foam and taste 
  • How to efficiently manage complex beverage orders at a high standard 
  • Hygiene, health, and safety in the workplace 
  • How to provide quality customer service 
  • Equipment maintenance & troubleshooting 
  • Profit margins, stock control, and waste minimisation

Certification Pricing Options: 

Please select from the 2 certification options during booking, depending on your current SCAE membership status:

  • Course + Certification (Member) is available for current SCAE members.
  • Course + Certification is available for anyone

What you will learn

  • How coffee origin and processing impacts flavour
  • How to manage various grinders and dosing techniques
  • How to use Espresso Brew Formulas to produce balanced espresso

What you will get

  • Access to the world’s leading coffee education program
  • Detailed course notes
  • Participants who successfully complete the written & practical exams will receive internationally recognised certification, and earn points towards the SCA Coffee Diploma.

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!

What to wear

Long pants and closed upper leather shoes

Appropriate for

Pre-requisites: SCA Introduction to Coffee and SCA Barista Foundation are recommended (not mandatory) modules, and it is assumed students will have all knowledge from these modules.

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Australian Coffee Academy

Vendor since 2017

The Australian Coffee Academy (previously known as the SA Coffee Academy) is Adelaide’s leading facility for professional barista training and coffee courses. Originally located on Rundle Street in Kent Town, the SA Coffee Academy was established back in 2003 by Tourism and Training South Australia (TTSA). Brian Raslan came on board with the Academy and ran his first course in late 2003. However, in September 2005, the Government of South Australia took a new direction by launching a coffee school at the Regency TAFE campus, resulting in the closure of the Academy.

Brian saw the opportunity in continuing the SA Coffee Academy brand, and took over the business and continued to offer professional barista training from 2005 onwards. The Academy was firstly relocated to a space in Flinders Street, Adelaide, before finding it’s permanent home on Gawler Place in 2006.

From this time on, Brian has set an industry standard in coffee training in Adelaide and around the country, successfully running small classes in Espresso Coffee Making, Coffee Art and more. In 2017 the SA Coffee Academy officially transitioned to the Australian Coffee Academy as the business broadens its horizons for endless possibilities in the coffee industry in Australia.

With a commitment to sharing passion and knowledge for coffee and the Adelaide hospitality scene, Brian and his industry trainers take pride in delivering small, hands-on classes with a focus on current industry trends to ensure each student goes home feeling confident in their coffee skills and techniques.

Whether you are new to the industry and want to enter at a high-skill level, are currently employed and wish to improve on your existing skills, are a home user or simply want to learn more about the world of coffee, we have the course for you!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the course will be refunded 50% of the course payment received. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the course are non-refundable

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Terms & Conditions

Students partaking in any courses at the Australian Coffee Academy or organised by the Australian Coffee Academy must agree to the following terms and conditions. The Australian Coffee Academy reserves the right to cancel or change the date and time of any course and refund payment at any time. 

The Australian Coffee Academy is not responsible for filling a position in any course if you are unable to attend due to any circumstances. However, you are able to send a substitute to any course in your place if you wish, as long as you have informed the Australian Coffee Academy of this change prior to the event and provide the name of the substitute attendee. 

Transfers to the same course run by the Australian Coffee Academy on a different date are allowed if there are positions left in the course and the course is the same price. 

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