SCAE brewing and grinding professional

Course & Qualification

Making a great cup of coffee is an art, but there is so much science behind the brewing and grinding that a barista has to know. The SCAE Brewing and Grinding (Professional) looks not only at how to brew and grind the perfect cup of coffee but also at the science in the cup.

be32a02f30e958bOne of the most hands on and practical courses we offer the course looks at the roasting and brewing of a cup in great depth, before moving on to look at the pH and how this can impact on the taste, the acids that are present in coffee that affect the taste, how the hardness of the water you use will change the flavour and the science of the other ingredients, including how the lipid content in the milk can change the taste and the body of the drink.
How does temperature change the taste of the drink, and how to chart the changes that all the various factors can have on producing the perfect cup of coffee are just some parts of this intensive and rewarding course.

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.

It’s recommended that you hold the SCAE Introduction to Coffee, SCAE Intermediate Barista Skills and SCAE Intermediate Brewing and Grinding before signing up to this course.

Is the SCAE Brewing and Grinding (Professional) for me?

• Are you a professional barista looking to improve your skills and CV?
• Do you own or want to own a café and know how important great coffee is to your customers?
• Have you taken our intermediate courses and are looking to take the next steps?
• Do you have a passion for coffee and learning about how to make a prefect drink?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then contact us to find out the dates of our upcoming courses, and to sign on to the next course available. We look forward to giving you a warm friendly welcome on to any of our courses.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Duration : 3 day – 9:30am till 4.30pm
  • Qualification :SCAE Brewing & Grinding professional
  • Number of Points : 25 points towards the Diploma
  • Cost Per Person : £865.00

SCAE Brewing & Grinding professional
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WORDS From our 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