SCA Coffee Skills Programme

SCA Barista Skills Intermediate

A two-day course introducing extraction theory, professional tasting and brew recipes. You will also improve your workflow and milk steaming with a dedicated latte art component.

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A significant progression from Foundation level, this course is designed to get attendees to the level of a skilled, working Speciality Barista.

We look closely at taste and flavour, and how we can manipulate these using brew recipes (dose, output, time and water temperature). With the use of a digital refractometer, you will see how different brew recipes can optimise any coffee – a huge competitive advantage to any cafe or Barista.

We will also look closely at workflow, ensuring that you work to maximise quality, consistency and speed. If you have ambitions to work as a Speciality Barista, this course is your benchmark and will greatly accelerate your learning curve and skill set.

Candidates entering this course should have a general understanding of espresso technique – SCA Foundation Barista or 3+ months of work experience would be ideal for this.

The course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) – if you take the optional SCA Certified Exam (£90 SCA member/ £160 non-member), you earn 10 points towards your SCA Coffee Skills Programme.

SCA Barista Skills Intermediate is a two-day class, running from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm both days, including a lunch break. Please allow an additional hour and a half on the second day if you choose to take the SCA Certified Exam.

Skill Level


Class Fee


SCA Certification Fee

£90 (for members)
£160 (for non-members)
This fee is not mandatory and can be deferred


Prufrock Café & Training Centre
23-25 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TE

All fees listed include VAT and materials.

How to Book

To book this class, please head to our new Training Centre website: If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone:  •    +44 (0)207 242 0467