Posted by Syed on September 7, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Advanced Barista Course

    For those who want to grow professionally, reaching a level of quality and competence on par with the world of specialty coffee shops and the SCA Intermediate level.

    From solid foundations such as knowing green coffee, roasting, the principles of espresso extraction, frothing milk, classic cappuccino and machine maintenance, up to advanced topics: espresso tasting, machine setting and a lot of practice, even of latte art.

    The course is internationally recognized by the Italian Barista Method system and is valid for the SCA Barista Skills Intermediate exam.

    Passing the SCA Intermediate exam (optional) allows you to get 10 points for the SCA Coffee Skills Program diploma.

    More infos

    The course starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. with a short lunch break. The Espresso Academy is in Florence, a few minutes with the tram away from the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella and a few minutes from the exit of the highway, Firenze Scandicci.

    One Journey, One Vacation In Italy

    The dates of the Espresso Academy courses are always set in such a way as to allow you to take part in several courses, one day after another, to give the maximum value to your trip, and your Italian vacation.

    Find out below the dates coordinated on our calendar


    Program – Day 1

    • Arabica, robusta, varietals and blends, natural and washed: all the differences in taste
    • A brief history of coffee
    • Introduction to roasting and blending. Visit to the roasting.
    • The invention and evolution of espresso machines
    • The lever machine
    • Choose the right coffee machine for your business
    • Know and professionally evaluate the qualities of a coffee blend
    • The preparation of the espresso, scaling and coffee tamping
    • Coffee grinding: how it is settled and managed with the various types of coffee grinders
    • Practice on espresso calibration
    • The perfect frothing of milk by managing different temperatures and frothing levels.
    • Plant based milks: tests with soy, oats and milks designed specifically for barista
    • Cappuccino in practice: many exercises on frothing milk and classic cappuccino
    • Italian preparations: latte macchiato, latte coffee, espresso macchiato etc.
    • Cleaning and maintenance of espresso machines. The salt, the blind filter and the cleaning of the showers.

    Program – Day 2

    • Introduction to professional coffee tasting: body, acid, bitter, sweet and aromatic notes
    • Tasting of single origin coffee. From the sweetness of Central Americans to the body of Indonesian coffees.
    • Grinding setting exercises with dose and extraction weighing, preparatory to the IBM and SCA exams
    • Worldwide trends: babyccino, flat white, cortado and other preparations.
    • Latte art, general rules: height of pouring, flow and movement of the wrist
    • Practice latte art base: the heart
    • Basic latte art practice: the figure of the leaf
    • Basic latte art practice: the tulip
    • The third wave coffee shop: coffee brewing and specialty coffees


    Three days. Florence, October the 03rd, 04th and 05th 2022
    Three months after passing the intermediate exam, SCA allows you to aim for the Barista Skills SCA professional exam.

    A journey more than a course, through the influence of water on extraction, the TDS measurements of the various calibrations, the preparation of single-origin coffee in espresso and latte art at the highest levels.

    Here the programs and upcoming dates.


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