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Introduction to coffee & SCA Barista Intermediate

For advanced learners:

If you already have some experience or basic barista skills, this course will bolster your knowledge of coffee and its preparation methods. The course ends with a written examination covering the topics of the Introduction to Coffee course as well as a practical examination covering the SCA Barista Intermediate course topics. Together, the two courses are certified by SCA (Speciality Coffee Association), and each awards 10 points (for a total of 20 points) that are valid towards the Coffee Diploma System.

Course information

Participants are introduced to the subject of coffee and shown how to operate coffee machines. Topics include: origin, historical background, harvesting, processing, constituents of coffee and how to handle roasted coffee.

Course content

  • Coffee facts, including information on cultivation, processing, classification, roasting methods and tasting
  • Preparation skills, including extraction theory and basic infusion techniques
  • Espresso and espresso-based beverages
  • Professional use of espresso machines
  • Hygiene and cleaning


3 days

Certificate of attendance



maximum 6


€ 732.00 per person incl. VAT, plus SCA Coffee Diploma System examination fee



SCA Coffee Diploma System

20 points (10 points per course)

Course material

Barista learning materials

SCA examination fee

160 € person, incl. VAT


Snacks provided

SCA examination fee Non-members

€ 245 per person, incl. VAT


8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Participants who have already completed the Introduction to Coffee course and passed the relevant exam are exempted from the written examination (€ 62).

Next dates:

If you would like to attend the course, please get in touch – we will let you know the next dates available.

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