Join us on a journey through the history of coffee

SCAE Introduction To Coffee

Join us on a journey through the history, development and most importantly the making of a perfect cup of coffee, the SCAE Introduction to Coffee will stimulate both your mind and your taste buds.

be32a02f30e958bCoffee has a history that stretches back hundreds of years and we will trace the journey of this bean through history, look at the various varieties that are grown to produce the blends we know and love, and the examine each step of the physical journey from the tree to the cup.

Don’t worry that it’s just learning, on this course it’s more important that you can recognise the tastes behind the theories. Cupping is how the professionals taste and assess coffee, and by the end of the day you will have learnt how to taste coffee properly, allowing you to taste the variety of flavours from around the world.
At the end of the course you will have learnt about the theory of coffee, and even better you will leave with the skills to brew a great cup of coffee at home, for you and your family and friends, and not just one or two drinks, instead you will be able to prepare the range of drinks commonly found on a menu.

The coffees we discuss and taste may be from foreign climes, but we are home grown and local. Based in Glasgow and Edinburgh we offer coffee training and barista training. Our school is located in Bathgate, West Lothian although we can tailor courses to your location. 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.

Is SCAE Introduction to Coffee for you?

• Do you have a passion for coffee?
• Do you want to learn more about your favourite drink?
• Do your career plans include being a barista or running a café?
• Are you planning on taking any of our other SCAE modules?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these then contact us to find out the upcoming dates and book your place on the course. The SCAE Introduction to Coffee is an ideal first step on the ladder to learning more, adding skills to your CV or just learning how to produce a great cup of coffee.

  • Skill Level : Beginner
  • Duration : 1/2 day – 9:30am till 13.00pm
  • Qualification :SCAE Introduction to Coffee
  • Number of Points : 10 points towards the Diploma
  • Cost Per Person : £180 without Certificate & £230 with SCAE Certificate

SCAE Introduction to coffee

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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