SCA Coffee Skills Programme

SCA Brewing Professional

Extend your knowledge of how different variables combine to affect your brews with this 3-day course that looks at the cutting edge of extraction theory, water chemistry and grind analysis.

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This brand new course gives you the opportunity to learn about the inter-related effects of the variables in brewed coffee – freshness, roast level, grind, water chemistry and brew recipe.

You will complete this course confidently able to navigate the brew control chart, designing varied recipes to achieve your flavour and extraction goals.

With a close look at water chemistry, you will learn to test and evaluate the Alkalinity and Total Hardness of water, as well as the pH. We will look at different water filtration methods and their ability to manage desirable and undesirable components in your water – you will be able to design custom water filtration solutions for any commercial environment.

On completion of this course, you can expect to be able to manage brewed coffee across multiple sites, to QC different roasts and origins and to problem shoot any brew or brew method that is presented to you.

Candidates entering this course should have completed SCA Intermediate Brewing or have equivalent experience as a working barista. If you are unsure about your level, please contact us to discuss before you book.

The course is globally accredited via the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) – if you take the optional SCA Certified Exam (£180 SCA member/ £245 non-member), you earn 25 points towards your SCA Coffee Skills Programme.

SCA Brewing Professional is a three-day class, running from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day, including a lunch break. Please allow an additional two hours on the last day if you choose to take the SCA Certified Exam.


25 points towards SCA Coffee Skills Programme
London Barista Resource Certificate

Skill Level


Class Fee


SCA Certification Fee

£160 (for members)
£240 (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