SCA Coffee Skills Program: Barista Skills Intermediate
Join PCR as we host the Barista Skills Module of SCA’s Coffee Skills Program. This course will be taught by our dear friend & international barista trainer Zoey Thorson of Felix Roasting Company.
The Barista Skills Intermediate course is designed to test core knowledge and to introduce more advanced barista skills and understanding expected from a competent specialty coffee professional. In this 2.5-day course, students will learn to quickly and consistently dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand basic requirements for customer service and workspace maintenance. The first two days are spent covering lecture topics and tasting exercises with exams in between; the last day will involve remaining exams for certification.
Topics in this course include:
Understanding the Bean
Coffee Freshness for Espresso
Milk Chemistry & Steaming Mechanics
Equipment Cleaning & Troubleshooting
Have questions? Feel free to send us an email!
Introduction to Coffee and Barista Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) prerequisite modules. All knowledge and skills from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments in order to complete Barista Intermediate.
For more information on the Barista Foundation Course, please click here
This is the final class in a Cafe Series we are hosting from March 24 to April 2. This series includes Foundation & Intermediate levels of the Brewing & Barista SCA CSP Modules.
To read about previous classes, including Brewing Foundation & Intermediate and Barista Foundation – please return to our full calendar listing.
**In keeping within CDC guidelines surrounding covid-19, this course is limited to 6 students with 1 instructor and 1 facilitator aid. Students will be required to wear masks at all times, except when tasting exercises and exams are facilitated. There will be no shared drinking vessels and students will maintain a 6-foot distance when practicing tasting exercises.
Pacific Coffee Research maintains a sanitary space and always has extra PPE on-site, including medical-grade masks & gloves. Our team will ensure all surfaces are continuously disinfected to ensure the safety of all participants in this course. Registered students will be asked to complete and sign a covid-19 form before the course begins.
Mahalo for your participation and kōkua**