SCA Barista skills – Intermediate

The Barista Skills Intermediate course is ideal for someone who has barista skills experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality and prepare for more complex job functions found in the barista profession. Through this interactive course, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself, specifically the impact of a coffee’s variety, origins and processing methods on flavor; the parameters of coffee quantity, grind texture, water quality, and shot time and their interaction when dialing in a brew recipe; drink construction and taste differences; workflow management and efficiency, sensory aspects of the espresso extraction; milk handling and techniques as well as latte art.

In addition to coffee preparation, this course also covers key concepts regarding health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices. A written exam tests Intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability in terms of grinder calibration, espresso extraction analysis, latte art skills and drinks construction.

Course duration is 2 days.

The Intermediate Barista course includes:

  • basic lunch
  • use of professional equipment
  • participation certificate
  • handouts to review after the course
  • … and of course we remain available for any doubts you may have in the following months!

Other details:

  • Location: Cafetoria – Aalto (next to Aalto university metro station)
  • Course language: English
  • Equipments used: La Marzocco Strada, Sanremo YOU, Mythos II, Mahlkonig E65s
  • Lecturer: Ivan Ore (Roaster& Founder of Cafetoria, 2007 Finnish Cup Tasting Champion, SCA Barista trainer)

SCA certification (opcional)

For those interested in obtaining the SCA certification, this certification fee cost 125e. The certification fee is an administration fee set by SCA for awarding certificates.

Please note that a learner number will be required to attend this course and can be organised through visiting  and clicking ‘Become a Learner’ to begin the registration process. Our customer services team will contact you to establish your learner number in readiness for organising your certification following the course.



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