SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate from $925

SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate from $925

2 Day Intensive Barista Training Course

Over 10 people have attended this class


The SCA Barista Skills Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has barista skills experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality and prepare for more complex roles as a barista (e.g. Head Barista or Cafe Manager).

What you will learn:

  • How coffee variety, origin and processing method impact flavour 
  • How to manage various grinders and dosing techniques 
  • The interaction between coffee to water ratios, grind settings, and flow rate when dialling in a brew recipe
  • Sensory aspects of espresso
  • How milk composition affects foam and taste 
  • Latte art
  • How to efficiently manage complex beverage orders at a high standard 
  • Hygiene, health, and safety in the workplace 
  • How to provide quality customer service 
  • Basic equipment maintenance & troubleshooting 
  • Profit margins, stock control, and waste minimisation

Successful students will earn points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Pricing Options: 

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

  • "SCA Member" is available for current SCA members.
  • "Non-Member" is available for anyone.
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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


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.

Genovese Coffee

(100 Reviews)

Genovese Coffee has been in coffee for 3 generations, and we have over 60 years of experience.

We offer a range of courses to suit new or experienced baristas, as well as those who want to improve their home espresso.  All of our courses have practical, detailed theory, as well as activities so you can apply your skills.

Our courses are led by award winning, highly experienced, and internationally certified professionals who make it easy for you to understand coffee in our certified SCA Premier Training Campus, with state of the art espresso, brewing, and roasting equipment, located close to Melbourne’s CBD.

For those wanting to take their coffee career to the next level, we also offer the world’s only internationally recognised coffee education program – The Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Skills Program, including Roasting; Sensory Skills; Green Coffee; Barista Skills; and Brewing.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Viet Anhrated it
29 Apr 2022
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Lifeng (Jodie)rated it
20 Jan 2021
It’s a Fantastic class, and I learn a lot from Simon about sensory and extraction. It’s the most worthy course I’ve ever learned.
Genovese Coffee 21 Jan 2021


Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

It is a condition of registration that you agree to follow the COVID-19 hygiene & social distancing guidelines required to protect you, other customers, and our staff.

We appreciate your choice of Genovese Coffee for your coffee education, and our course pricing reflects the following:

  • The quality of the training provided.
  • Pre-class preparation.
  • The quality of the equipment & the cost of materials used.
  • Small class sizes.
  • The ongoing development of our trainers.

Once your booking is confirmed and your payment is cleared, we begin the process of preparing your class.  Although we understand events or illness may require that you reschedule or cancel your booking, our refund and rescheduling policy reflects the costs incurred in the preparation of the scheduled class.

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