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SCA Barista Skills Professional

For: Career baristas with extensive experience, especially those who have completed their Intermediate exams and those pursuing their AST (Authorised SCA trainer) qualifications


Coffee contains many possible flavours, aromas and textures due to the complex range of acids, sugars and bitter compounds it contains. Every bean offers different possibilities to the barista based on its variety, origin, processing and roast. However, it is up to the barista to unlock this potential using the tools at their disposal, such as, dose, grind texture, water temperature and quality and pressure.

This course looks at the science of extracting an espresso and how to use this knowledge to get the most from various beans.You will learn to understand your espresso through tasting and blending exercises. 
You will hone your senior barista skills by presenting different espressos, brewed using different parameters. It is a deep dive into the world of the espresso. 

SCA Barista Skills Professional also imparts other skills that are important to senior baristas - how to maintain the espresso machine, the different parts of an espresso machine, advanced milk frothing and pouring techniques.

Course Overview:

Day 1:
Coffee Chemistry, Espresso Extraction, Water Quality, Blending

Day 2:
A Day in the Life of a Coffee Technician, Core Systems of Cafe Operations

Day 3
Exam Practice

Day 4

Inclusive of

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test. 

Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:
Written retest - S$40
Practical retest - S$350

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds.


It is mandatory to hold the SCA Barista Skills Intermediate Certification. Students are required to have all the knowledge and skills from these and may be tested on them during the practical and/or written assessments.

In order to sit for the SCA Barista Skills Professional exam, there needs to be at least a 3-month gap from the date of the Intermediate exam.

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