The Barista Skills Professional course is designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used by a professional barista (for example, a barista with 12 months or more of work experience).
Successful candidates will have explored and demonstrated the advanced skills typically expected of a head barista. In particular, participants will learn a sophisticated tasting methodology and descriptive explanation of coffee flavours; gain a detailed understanding of drink ingredients and the techniques available to maximise the quality of the drinks made; understand how to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks; demonstrate an understanding of how to develop brew recipes and a systematic method of structuring beverage menus; and finally be able to consistently apply the highest standard of latte art and milk steaming techniques.
A written exam tests professional course knowledge while a practical exam tests the skills described above based on different working activities carried out during the course.
This is a 3-day course hosted by AST, Stevo Kuhn, a good friend and long-time partner of Father Coffee, as well as the current SA barista champ runner-up.
Upon successful completion of both practical and theory assessments you'll receive an SCA certificate of completion that affords 25 points towards a Coffee Skills Diploma.
The completion of Barista Skills Intermediate (in addition to industry experience) is a pre-requisite for taking this course.
Date: TBC, please register your interest on email
Host: Stevo Kuhn (AST)
Address: Father Coffee, 19 Dartfield Rd, Kramerville, Jhb
Duration: approx. 3 days, approx 6hrs each day
Max attendance: 6 students
Certification: SCA Professional Barista Skills (upon successful completion of assessments)
Parking is available on site.
Small print: In extreme circumstances we reserve the right to postpone or refund this course should course minimum attendance not be met. If this is likely to occur we will notify all students in advance with an option to postpone or take a full refund