Advanced Barista Course /Barista Skills Intermediate SCA

A COURSE THOUGHT FOR...
Who wants a real full immersion complete course: from the bases to the latte art!

Who is looking a professional and updated approach to coffee

Who is aiming international certifications SCA and IBC

Who recognize in himself the Home Barista Soul!

 

  • How to set a coffee cupping, the professional method of coffee evaluation
  • Coffee cocktails and preparation of coffee with syrups, toppings and… from frappuccino to Lecce coffee, from caramel latte to espresso martini!
  • Use historical espresso machines: from the lever one to the modern machines (where you can set all the parameters!)
  • Using a refractometer, understanding the concepts of TDS and extraction.
  • A technical section: setting the volumetric system, setting the temperature, changing the gaskets and..
  • The Home barista corner: machines, tools, tests and advices for those who have a passion for coffee!



The course is valid for the SCA Barista Skills Intermediate and Barista Advanced Italian Barista Certificate exams

The course is accredited and follows the Italian Barista Certificate international standards

This exam is required, in combination with other exams, to obtain the Coffee Skills Diploma.

 

  Courses are held in English

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Where

Florence Italy

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Next dates

27th and 28th of May 2024
June 8th and 9th 2024
June 24th and 25th 2024
July 17th and 18th, 2024

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Cost

240€

including the handbooks of the course

Installment payments > you can pay in three installments with stripe

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One Journey, One Vacation In Italy

The dates of the Espresso Academy courses are always set in such a way as to allow you to take part in several courses, one day after another, to give the maximum value to your trip, and your Italian vacation.

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Program of the Advanced Barista Course.  DAY 1

  • The world of coffee: arabica, robusta, varietals from bourbon to catimor.
  • Coffee in the plantation: washed, natural and the new fermentation methods..
  • A brief history of coffee: from Yemen to the plantations in Sicily.
  • Introduction to roasting and how coffee blends are made. We visit the roastery area!
  • The invention and evolution of espresso machines from 1900 to today
  • Practical work begins with the extraction of the espresso and coffee tamping
  • Coffee grinding: how to manage it and how to modify it with the various types of coffee grinders
  • Make and taste espresso made with historical espresso machines: from the lever one to the modern machines (where you can set all the parameters…)
  • Which is the best machine for your project of for your home? Leveller, special tampers, special filters or needles are important?
  • How to choose the best coffee for my project or for my house? 
  • A technical section: setting the volumetric system, setting the temperature, changing the gaskets and.
  • The perfect milk frothing managing different temperatures and frothiness. 
  • Vegetable (Plant Based) milks: try soya, oats and milks specifically designed for the barista
  • Cappuccino in practice: lots of exercises on milk frothing  and classic cappuccino
  • Italian preparations: latte macchiato, latte coffee, espresso macchiato etc.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of espresso machines. The softeners, the blind filter and the cleaning of the showers.

Eventual practical exam for the Italian Barista Certificate
Eventual support in SCA exam (SCA foundation level is only theoretical)

Program of the course. Day 2

  • Introduction to professional coffee tasting: body, acidity, bitterness, sweetness and flavours.
  • The use of the refractometer in extraction measurement. The concept of TDS and extraction.
  • Espresso tasting exercises : commodity arabica e robusta, coffee blends, caffè specialty.
  • Grinding setting exercises with dose and extraction weighing, preparatory to the IBM and SCA exam
  • Not just espresso: brewing, filter coffee and pour over, practical tests
  • Worldwide trends: babyccino, flat white, cortado and other preparations.
  • Latte art basics: height of pouring, flow control and movement of the wrist
  • Practice latte art base: the heart 
  • Basic latte art practice: the figure of the leaf or rosetta  
  • Basic latte art practice: the tulip
  • Basic setting and fixing of the espresso coffee machine: showers, volumetric, temperature

Eventual exam for the Italian Barista Certificate advanced certification (this exam involves a quite demanding speed test, any participation in this course will therefore be evaluated during the course according with the trainer)
Possible additional procedure for SCA intermediate exam.

 

 

 

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Pratice

Thanks to the sending home of video courses relating to the theoretical part, the course is, in fact, entirely focused on the practical approach and on various activities and experiences related to the coffee world

SCA CERTIFICATION

This barista course is hold under SCA protocol. At the end of it is possible to take part to the barista skills Intermediate. Find out more about SCA by clicking on this link.

BARISTA SKILLS PROFESSIONAL SCA COURSE.

Three days. Florence, June  the 3rd, 4th, 5th 2024
Three months after passing the intermediate exam, SCA allows you to aim for the Barista Skills SCA professional exam.

A journey more than a course, through the influence of water on extraction, the TDS measurements of the various calibrations, the preparation of single-origin coffee in espresso and latte art at the highest levels.

Here the programs and upcoming dates.

 

Our trainers

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Gabriele Cortopassi

After many years of experience he´s assisted and done consultancies for many bars and restaurants in Italy and abroad. Gabriele is also the founder of aprireunbar.com, which is one of the most followed blogs for bars and restaurants and the the title of his book (Hoepli editions). He´s an official SCA Trainer and also teaches the Bar Management course.
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Simone Celli

A real barista, with many years of experience behind the counter. His blog ilcaffeespressoitaliano.com is the most read italian coffee blog in the world! He´s a trainer for the Barista, Brewing and Latte Art courses and official LAGS certifier.

Our Students say...

I had an advanced barista course and I could make real italian cappuccino and great quality espresso. The course and the teachers were really professional.

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