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Coffee and Barista Training Courses

Give yourself and your team the gift of knowledge. Pick up the essential skills and techniques to succeed as a barista today!

Brew Along
Step into the world of professional coffee education.

Whether you're looking to enter the coffee industry or simply want to improve your at-home brewing skills, our professional coffee erducation programmes can help you reach your goals. No matter which course you choose, you'll come away with a new appreciation for the world's favourite drink. To date, we have run over 2,500 coffee courses and masterclasses, training over 7,000 people from over 30 countries. 

As a barista, you have the opportunity to create amazing coffee experiences for your customers. Each and every encounter with a customer can be the beginning of a great coffee conversation. But to be a great barista, you’ll need the right skills and knowledge. This recommended selection of modules will equip entry-level baristas with the skills they need to make consistent, amazing cups of coffee and take their craft further.
The modules in the Apprentice Barista pathway cover topics such as coffee brewing, espresso extraction, milk texturing, and customer service. With this comprehensive training, your team will be equipped with skills to succeed and make every customer's coffee experience a memorable one.

Recommended Modules

We encourage learners to take these courses in the order listed below

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WSQ Provide Specialty Coffee Service

Discover the origins of coffee, farming and processing methods and try your hand at identifying flavour notes and coffee characteristics. Perfect your brewing methods to create delicious pour-overs, practise using the espresso machine to make espresso-based drinks, and get your first taste of creating latte art.

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SCA Barista Skills Intermediate

Gain a deeper understanding of coffee, coffee variety, origins and processing methods on flavour; the parameters of coffee quantity, sensory aspects, grind texture, water quality, workflow management, customer service and more.

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SCA Brewing Foundation & Intermediate

Dive deeper into the world of brew and explore a landscape bursting with flavour. The Brewing Foundation and Intermediate course are ideal for new and active home brewers who wish to further explore brewing parameters and methods to enhance their brew extractions and techniques.

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SCA Sensory Skills Foundation & Intermediate

Be introduced to the essentials of sensory evaluation. Investigate how our senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee.