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Coffee is a bean, like so many others, but by a process it becomes the almost magical drink that so many of us love. The name itself comes from the Arabic meaning wine of the bean.

There is an art form in every cup of well brewed coffee, from selecting the beans, to grinding to the correct size and then brewing to extract the flavours. SCA Brewing and Grinding Intermediate is the natural step towards producing a great cup of coffee every time once completing the Foundation level course.

Making a great cup of coffee is an art, but there is so much science behind the brewing and grinding that a barista has to know. The SCA Brewing and Grinding Professional looks not only at how to brew and grind the perfect cup of coffee but also at the science in the cup.

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FOUNDATION
BREWING – FOUNDATION

Scottish Barista Academy Brewing Foundation
Course Duration: ½ Day – 13.30pm to 4.30pm
Points Gained: 5

Cost: £195 without SCA Certificate
£245 with SCA Certificate

For anyone who wants to know more about how coffee is made, or even better how to make a better cup of coffee then the SCA Brewing and Grinding (Foundation) is a great step on your journey.

The course introduces you to the origins of coffee as the fruit of a tree, and some of the various species that produce the various flavours of coffee. From there the learning continues as you follow the coffee through the various stages from the tree to a bean ready for grinding and brewing.

The origin and variety of the coffee beans that go into a blend are explored to examine what makes the various flavour and bodies of drinks that you will be able to taste and enjoy. But the ingredients are just the first step, the course will continue to look at how to brew that perfect cup and how to use the various pieces of equipment that anyone looking to make a proper drink should know.

Although tailored courses can be offered nationally, the Scottish Barista Academy offers coffee training and barista training with an international flavour in a local setting. Located in Livingston, West Lothian we offer the SCA modules and diploma, meaning you gain a recognised qualification to allow you to continue on your chosen career path. You will leave our courses with the theory you need and the practical experience to allow you to put the theory into immediate practise.

Is The SCA Brewing And Grinding Foundation Course right for you?

  • Do you have a passion for coffee that you want to take further?
  • Are you planning on taking the Barista Skills (Professional)?
  • Is coffee a part of your job or career?
  • Do you want to run or work in a café of coffee shop?
  • Do you want to know how to make a better cup of coffee?
  • Have you taken the SCAE Introduction to Coffee and want to carry on learning?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above then take a look at the available dates below and sign up now.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • By Train: The nearest railway station to the Scottish Barista Academy is Livingston North. If you are arriving by train, please let us know the day before the course, and we will organise a pick up from the station.
  • By Plane: We’ll pick you up from Edinburgh airport; just let us know your flight times.
  • By Car: Parking is available at our premises EH54 6TW

TESTIMONIALS


“Recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse deeper into the world of coffee or those who wants to take a career in coffee more seriously. I was a beginner and the training was fun and rewarding. Jim made sure I practiced enough to be familiar with the essential preparation for delivering THE cup of coffee. I will never ever look at the coffee machine and my coffee the same way again!”

Chunli Zhang


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SCA Examination & Certificate

There is a charge of £50 to take the SCA examination and issue the certificate to successful candidates, add this option when purchasing the course.

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INTERMEDIATE
BREWING – INTERMEDIATE

Scottish Barista Academy Brewing Intermediate
Course Duration: 2 Days – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Points Gained: 10

Cost: £745 with SCA Certificate

Building on the skills of the Introduction to Coffee and the Brewing and Grinding (Foundation) this course aims to give you the confidence and the knowledge to improve your coffee brewing.

SCA Brewing and Grinding covers the areas a good barista needs to know. Beginning with the elementary aspects of coffee grinding, including particle size, release of aromas, and issues such as heat build-up. These hands on sessions will also examine the different types of grinders, and the ways to analyse the grind.

The roast level is discussed and related through to the impact this will have on the grind size. Before the course moves on to the next part of how to produce great coffee, and the history of the research that has gone into brewing. Brewing is covered in enough depth that you will know not only how to brew a great cup of coffee, but also know what can go wrong when brewing and how to avoid these mistakes.

Located in Livingston, West Lothian the Scottish Barista Academy offers coffee training and barista training in Glasgow and Edinburgh, although tailored courses can be offered nationally. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements. We offer the SCA modules and diploma, meaning you gain a recognised qualification to allow you to continue on your chosen career path. All our courses are hands on and give you the chance to learn the most important part of coffee brewing, the tasting.

It is recommended that you complete the SCA Introduction to Coffee and the SCA Brewing and Grinding Foundation course before starting the SCA Brewing and Grinding Intermediate course, although it isn’t mandatory.

Is The SCA Brewing And Grinding Intermediate Course right for you?

  • Are you planning a career in the coffee industry?
  • Are you planning on taking any of our professional courses?
  • Have you taken SCA Brewing and Grinding (Foundation) and want to continue learning?
  • Are you a barista looking to improve your CV with an industry recognised qualification?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above then take a look at the available dates below and sign up now.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • By Train: The nearest railway station to the Scottish Barista Academy is Livingston North. If you are arriving by train, please let us know the day before the course, and we will organise a pick up from the station.
  • By Plane: We’ll pick you up from Edinburgh airport; just let us know your flight times.
  • By Car: Parking is available at our premises EH54 6TW

TESTIMONIALS


”Thank you for your terrific support for the Blue Fax Tea Room over the years of its operation. We have greatly benefited from your careful training and outstanding products.
Roy and Lorraine have run this successful business for 4 years. We had hoped it would continue under new ownership but this has not been possible. We will be retiring later this month and as such, our last full day of trading will be on Sunday 25th February 2018 from 10am – 4pm. If we are able to find that elusive buyer in the near future, we will be strongly recommending that they reactivate your services for their business.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in running this business and wish you and your customers all the very best for the future.

Roy & Lorraine Davey
Blue Flax Tea Room


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PROFESSIONAL
BREWING – PROFESSIONAL

Scottish Barista Academy Brewing Professional
Course Duration: 3 Days – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Points Gained: 25

Cost: £995 with SCA Certificate

One of the most hands on and practical courses we offer the course looks at the roasting and brewing of a cup in great depth, before moving on to look at the pH and how this can impact on the taste, the acids that are present in coffee that affect the taste, how the hardness of the water you use will change the flavour and the science of the other ingredients, including how the lipid content in the milk can change the taste and the body of the drink.
How does temperature change the taste of the drink, and how to chart the changes that all the various factors can have on producing the perfect cup of coffee are just some parts of this intensive and rewarding course.

The Scottish Barista Academy offers coffee training and barista training in Glasgow and Edinburgh, although tailored courses can be offered nationally. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements. Located in Livingston, West Lothian we offer the SCA modules and diploma, meaning you gain a recognised qualification to allow you to continue on your chosen career path. All our courses are hands on and give you the chance to learn the most important part of coffee brewing, the tasting.

It’s recommended that you hold the SCA Introduction to Coffee, SCA Intermediate Barista Skills and SCA Intermediate Brewing and Grinding before signing up to this course.

Is The SCA Brewing And Grinding Professional Course right for you?

  • Are you a professional barista looking to improve your skills and CV?
  • Do you own or want to own a café and know how important great coffee is to your customers?
  • Have you taken our intermediate courses and are looking to take the next steps?
  • Do you have a passion for coffee and learning about how to make a prefect drink?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above then take a look at the available dates below and sign up now.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • By Train: The nearest railway station to the Scottish Barista Academy is Livingston North. If you are arriving by train, please let us know the day before the course, and we will organise a pick up from the station.
  • By Plane: We’ll pick you up from Edinburgh airport; just let us know your flight times.
  • By Car: Parking is available at our premises EH54 6TW

TESTIMONIALS


“When I decided that I would pursue my dream of starting a coffee shop, I searched for a barista school in Scotland since that was where I would be starting up. I received a call from Jim within hours of sending the email enquiry. We instantly connected and I made an appointment to meet him at the School. Jim has high standards and expects the same from his students. The biggest reward is the more effort I put in, Jim gives the support, advice and effort right back. I have gained a mentor and a friend and I will forever be thankful for his advice and indebted to him for the success and popularity of the coffee I make each day.”

Sean Elder
Seans Coffee & Catering


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