Barista Skills Foundation is a required prerequisite of this course.
About this Event
The Barista Skills Intermediate course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has barista skills experience and wants to explore how to improve coffee quality and prepare for more complex job functions found in the barista profession. Through this interactive course, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself, specifically the impact of a coffee’s variety, origins, and processing methods on flavor; the parameters of coffee quantity, grind texture, water quality, and shot time and their interaction when dialing in a brew recipe; drink construction and taste differences; workflow management and efficiency, sensory aspects of the espresso extraction; milk handling and techniques as well as latte art. In addition to coffee preparation, this course also covers key concepts regarding health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.
This class is worth 10 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma. To pass the class, you must complete a 35 question written test and receive a score of 70% or higher. You must also pass three practical exams, which will be administered throughout the course.
In order to register for this class, you need an SCA Learner Number. To create a free SCA Learner Number or to find your existing number, please visit .
Counter Culture is committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. For the health and safety of our employees, guests, and communities at large, masks are mandatory for entry. Additional local mandates may apply. In the event that this gathering is deemed a significant risk to public health, we reserve the right to cancel. Should the event be canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, we will notify all guests via email and provide full refunds.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Counter Culture Coffee, 1781 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, United States