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This comprehensive barista training package provides a complete foundation of knowledge and skills for baristas through three Specialty Coffee Association courses: Introduction to Coffee, Brewing Foundation, and Barista Foundation.
In Introduction to Coffee, we’ll learn how to critically taste brewed coffee, then follow along coffee's seed-to-cup journey. We'll also discuss how each step of this journey impacts the flavors in your cup, debunking common misconceptions along the way.
Coffee Brewing Foundation introduces the art and science of brewing coffee. We'll discuss the essential elements of good brewing, learn about popular brewing devices, and discuss how small details of brewing techniques can affect the finished results.
In Barista Foundation, we’ll define espresso, discuss the 5 elements of espresso preparation, and demonstrate our recommended barista routine and espresso grinder adjustment method. We’ll also discuss our recommended milk steaming process, drink recipes, and barista workflow.
This course package includes lots of hands-on time in our Cupping, Brewing, and Barista labs. We’ll use a variety of popular brewing devices to explore how the essential elements of brewing can produce properly and improperly prepared coffee and taste the results. We’ll explore the spectrum of coffee’s sensory profile’s in a cupping. We’ll also step behind the espresso bar to practice creating excellent espresso, adjusting an espresso grinder, and steaming milk for a variety of beverages.
Brady Butler, Authorized SCA Trainer
Hands-on Lab session are at the Trail Blaze Coffee Academy near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Attendees who complete this Specialty Coffee Association CSP Course and pass all written exams will receive the SCA Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills Foundation, and Brewing Foundation Certificates. Course fees include all exam fees.
No prior experience is necessary.
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