Three main coffee disciplines in 2 days

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A two 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.


On this course you will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to develop recipes for a variety of different brewing methods, and the practical skills the set a grinder, operate an espresso machine, prepare and present an espresso drink, foam milk and the practical customer service skills that a Barista, café owner or anyone else serving coffee will need.

It’s not all work and no fun though, you will get the chance to taste a variety of coffees, and train your taste buds to become a coffee connoisseur, able to identify the key attributes of the flavour and body that tell you about the variety of beans and brewing methods. If there’s time we’ll even take things a step further and look at the new alcoholic coffee drinks that are going to be the next big thing in bars and pubs.

This course is intensive, concentrated and rewarding. Designed and developed specifically for those wishing to pursue, or further a career in the coffee industry this is designed and delivered by professionals who have worked in the coffee industry and have the experience and qualifications to ensure that you leave with the practical and theoretical skills that a barista needs.

The Scottish Barista School offers coffee training and barista training in Glasgow and Edinburgh, although tailored courses can be offered nationally. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements. Based in Bathgate, West Lothian we offer the SCAE modules and diploma, meaning you gain a recognised qualification to allow you to continue on your chosen career path. All our courses are hands on and give you the chance to learn the most important part of coffee brewing, the tasting.

If this is the course for you then contact us now to find out the upcoming course dates and to sign up to the next available course. We look forward to welcoming you on to the course.

  • Skill Level : Beginner
  • Duration : 2 day – 9:30 am till 5.00pm
  • Qualification : SCAE Foundation Barista Course
    SCAE Brewing & Grinding Foundation
    SCAE Introduction To Coffee
  • Includes : Practical/Written & Certification
  • Number of Points : 25 points towards the Diploma
  • Cost Per Person : £635 – with SCAE Certificates


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WORDS From students

  • “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
  • “Recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse deeper into the world of coffee or those who wants to take a career in coffee more seriously. I was a beginner and the training was fun and rewarding. Jim made sure I practiced enough to be familiar with the essential preparation for delivering THE cup of coffee. I will never ever look at the coffee machine and my coffee the same way again!”

    Chunli Zhang
  • “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!”

    Lynn Frost