brewing and grinding

SCAE brewing and grinding foundation

Coffee is a bean, like so many others, but by a process it becomes the almost magical drink that so many of us love. The name itself comes from the Arabic meaning wine of the bean.

be32a02f30e958bwho want to know more about how coffee is made, or even better how to make a better cup of coffee then the SCAE Brewing and Grinding (Foundation) is a great step on your journey.

The course introduces you to the origins of coffee as the fruit of a tree, and some of the various species that produce the various flavours of coffee. From there the learning continues as you follow the coffee through the various stages from the tree to a bean ready for grinding and brewing.

The origin and variety of the coffee beans that go into a blend are explored to examine what makes the various flavour and bodies of drinks that you will be able to taste and enjoy. But the ingredients are just the first step, the course will continue to look at how to brew that perfect cup and how to use the various pieces of equipment that anyone looking to make a proper drink should know.

Offering courses in Glasgow and Edinburgh, although tailored courses can be offered nationally the Scottish Barista School offers coffee training and barista training with an international flavour in a local setting. 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. You will leave our courses with the theory you need and the practical experience to allow you to put the theory into immediate practise.

Is the SCAE Brewing and Grinding Course (Foundation) right for you?

• Do you have a passion for coffee that you want to take further?
• Are you planning on taking the Barista Skills (Professional)?
• Is coffee a part of your job or career?
• Do you want to run or work in a café of coffee shop?
• Do you want to know how to make a better cup of coffee?
• Have you taken the SCAE Introduction to Coffee and want to carry on learning?

Have you answered yes to any of the above, if so then contact us now to find out the dates for the upcoming courses and to book on to the next available course.

  • Skill Level : Beginner
  • Duration : 1/2 day – 13:30am till 4.30pm
  • Qualification : SCAE Brewing & Grinding Foundation
  • Number of Points : 5 points towards the Diploma
  • Cost Per Person : £180 without Certificate & £230 with SCAE Certificate

SCAE Brewing and Grinding Foundation

SCAE Grinding and brewing


SKU: SCAE Grinding and brewing.

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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