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SCA Pathways: Intro to Coffee, Barista Foundation, & Barista Intermediate

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm

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SCA Pathways: Intro to Coffee, Barista Foundation, & Barista Intermediate


The Crown is proud to offer SCA Pathways at our Premier Campus in the heart of Oakland!


The SCA’s Coffee Skills Program consists of educational Modules including Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, and Sensory Skills. Other than Introduction to Coffee, each module is taught at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional.


This week-long course will offer Introduction to Coffee (Feb 17, $500), the Barista Skills Foundation Level (Feb 18, $500), and the Barista Skills Intermediate Level modules (Feb 19 – Feb 21, $1,300). You can register for individual classes, or sign up for all three for $2,000. Snacks & Lunch will be provided each day.


Successful completion of each class will grant the student a certificate in the module and counts toward the SCA Coffee Diploma. The cost of the certificate is included in all pricing.


Contact Richard Sandlin rsandlin@royalcoffee.com for questions or check out the SCA’s website for more info.


 


Here’s what students can expect for each course:


Introduction to Coffee, Feb 17th, $500


The Introduction to Coffee course is the fundamental foundation on which you will be able to build your coffee knowledge on. You’ll be introduced to key ideas including:



  • Discovering coffee’s historic journey from its origins to the major commodity it is today

  • Learn about the journey of coffee from seed to cup

  • Discuss how the industry categorizes coffee

  • Get an overview of roasting, brewing, and the coffee value chain


 


Barista Skills Foundation Module, Feb 18th, $500



  • The Foundation level provides a first taste of what it means to be a specialty coffee barista and understand the skills needed for the specific coffee discipline. It is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to learn more. The Foundation level requires no previous experience.In this course, you’ll learn:

  •  Key skills behind the espresso bar

  • How to set your grinder

  • Hands-on time with industry experts steaming milk and practicing latte art

  • Health & Safety

  • Customer service

  • Basic business practices to running a successful coffee drinks program


 


Barista Skills Intermediate Module, Feb 19th – 21st, $1,300


The Intermediate level is suitable if you are already part of the industry or have taken the foundation module and would like to continue your training, are working in the field covered by the module, or have a firm knowledge of the basic skills. Experience working in the field is recommended for this level.


In this course, you’ll learn:



  • The key skills of working behind the espresso bar

  • To become more experienced with your grinder, and perform basic troubleshooting

  • Increased hands-on time with industry experts steaming milk and practicing latte art

  • Health & Safety

  • Advanced Customer service

  • Basic business practices to running a successful coffee drinks program


 


New to the SCA Program? Learn all about it on the SCA’s website.


 


Visiting the Crown:


We cannot wait to host you in our Tasting Room, at the Cupping Table or for a Coffee Course. One of the special things about The Crown is that we are located in the heart of Uptown Oakland – a veritable paradise for coffee lovers & foodies alike. However, parking is limited in the area, and we highly encourage public transportation or ride sharing. Below are some resources to help you plan your visit. For more information on visiting The Crown, please click here.

Details

Start:
February 17 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sca-pathways-intro-to-coffee-barista-foundation-barista-intermediate-tickets-74002654933

Venue

The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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