SCAE Professional Barista Programme

In this programme, student will be equipped with core barista skills to achieve perfect production of espresso and milk base coffee to core standard in barista field. Upon passing the exams of Intermediate and Professional Level, participants will be awarded certification from SCAE. This barista certification is an internationally renowed qualification that enable graduates a competitive advantage in the work force by opening up additional job opportunities in the barista field. 

Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) is one of the worlds's leading professional organization promoting excellence in quality coffee, drawing together professionals from all aspects of the coffee industry. CEntral to the SCE's purpose, Coffee Diploma System (CDS) has been created to improve coffee standard through further knowledge and education. 

Please download the leaftlet visuals for more details programme outline.


Programme Pathway/ Duration : 
Intermediate Level (27hours) » Professional Level (18hours)
Entry Requirement : 
¤ Suitable for those with a strong interest in coffee or want to pursue a career in coffee industry to gain an insight into key basic skills in a new area 

    Introduction to Coffee and Barista
    The History of Coffee
    Coffee Cupping
    Coffee Selection, Grind Size and Dosage
    Overview of the Espresso Equipment
    Extracting Perfect Espresso
    The Art of Steaming and Foaming Milk
    Espresso Bar Drink
    Barista Skills at Level 1
    Introduction to Coffee Beans 1
    Workplace Management 1
    Grinding, Dosing and Tamping 1
    Extraction and Brewing 1
    Milk Technique 1
    Barista Menu 1
    Hygiene, Health and Safety 1
    Cleaning, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 1
    Barista Skills at Level 2
    Introduction to Coffee Beans 2
    Workplace Management 2
    Grinding, Dosing and Tamping 2
    Extraction and Brewing 2
    Milk Technique 2
    Barista Menu 2
    Hygiene, Health and Safety 2
    Cleaning, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 2
    Customer Service 1
    Financial Management 2
    Initial Shape and Pattern Creation
    Latte Art Workshop 1 & 2
    Technique and Skills of Milk Steaming
    Technique of Texturing and Foaming
    Pouring Technique
    Etching Technique 1
    Etching Technique 2
    Essential Latte Art Skills
    Barista Skills at Professional Level
    Introduction to Coffee Beans 3
    Workplace Management 3
    Grinding, Dosing and Tamping 3
    Extraction and Brewing 3
    Milk Technique 3
    Barista Menu 3
    Hygiene, Health and Safety 3
    Cleaning, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
    Customer Service 2
    Financial Management 2



As of January 2017, the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) and Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA) have officially unified to become one organization with a new name – Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
Please download the infographic for an overview of the process and what unification could lead to.

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