Barista training courses
in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the whole of Scotland.
HAND ON TRAINING
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”
We believe that attention to detail is everything. That’s why we keep our class’s small with a maximum of 3 / 4 people to each class.
Jim Watson who runs our courses is a fully qualified Barista and he is absolutely passionate about coffee with 23 years. Jim is a qualified SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) and is a City & Guilds trainer.
Our two most popular coffee course.
Whether coffee is your passion, your job, or a career opportunity waiting to happen, having the core skills is vital. The SCAE Barista Skills (foundation) course lays the foundations for you to build your skills on.
- Set a Grinder
- Operate an espresso machine
- Prepare and present an espresso drink
- Foam milk properly
- Taste different coffees.
A three day course that covers the three main disciplines of these courses, the SCAE Introduction to Coffee, SCAE Barista Skills and SCAE Brewing and Grinding. You will leave with the skills needed to follow a career in the coffee industry.
- Three days
- Three SCAE qualifications.
- 20 points toward your coveted SCAE Coffee Diploma
The SCAE Coffee Diploma is an education system aimed to meet the needs of coffee professionals everywhere. It is a controlled and certified system with a curriculum written and updated by the best minds in the coffee industry.
What our customers say
Can’t thank you enough, I really did have fun and it was a true pleasure to learn from someone with such a clear and strong passion and depth of knowledge.
This was my first experience of commercial coffee machines. I was completely put at ease by Jim. I would highly recommend these course to anyone, with Jims guidance and support I now have a very successful coffee shop, Thank you
We have worked with Jim Watson on numerous Barista Employability courses run in partnership with Job Centre Plus. These courses have been fundamental in providing individuals with key skills to assist them in gaining employment in the Barista/Hospitality industry. Jim has a great rapour with the trainees and makes the course interesting and fun! Jim in extremely knowledgeable and give the individuals a solid foundation in which to start their barista career.
Jacky Carstairs Lever Training Ltd
One of the luckiest things that has ever happened to me is stumbling across Jim Watson through a Google search for ‘barista training in Scotland’. I honestly feel as though Jim cares as much about the success of my business as I do. Jim gives 110% to everything he does and I would recommend his training without reservation. Support from Jim does not stop when the training session ends, he’s always at the end of a phone and nothing seems to be too much bother, a rare quality these days!