SCAE Barista Skills Professional

MUMAC London stackSCAE Barista Skills:


This course is for a barista who has passed intermediate and develops a scientific and management approach to coffee


  • The course is suitable for those with extensive barista knowledge who want to push their knowledge and skills to the very highest level.
  • The course would be suitable for anyone managing barista skills and quality at a high level, perhaps involved in barista training.
  • The Intermediate Barista Qualification must be held before taking the Professional Qualification.


  • Full understanding of your beans: species, origin, processing and roast, and what flavours this gives to the barista
  • Fully understanding the science behind espresso extraction and using dose, texture, water quantity and temperature to adapt flavour
  • Analysing your espresso through TDS and extraction percentages
  • Managing freshness in your coffee
    • Workspace management: understanding how to lay out your cafe for speed, efficiency and good customer flow
    • Understanding the science behind different grinder technology
    • Managing effective dosing distribution and tamping in your team
    • Understanding the science behind new machine technology: multi-boiler, PID, pressure profiling etc.
    • Understanding the science behind milk and how this can be used to create great foam and identify problems
    • Consistently produce excellent “microfoam“
    • Develop greater latte art skills
    • Develop your own drinks menu
    • Understand regional variations in drinks produced around the world
    • Manage hygiene, health & safety in your cafe
    • Manage customer service in your cafe
    • Learn how to check and manage water quality
    • Understand what drives profit and loss in your cafe
    • LUNCH (provided each day – let us know any dietary requirements)
    • The three days include lots of practical experience using a range of quality espresso equipment. Training notes are provided.

Max Class Size: 4

Time: 09:30-17:00 (3 Days)

Cost: £895 per person

Certificate: €150-SCAE Members / €225 Non Members (Optional)

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