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Be a barista! SCA Barista Certified Course (Foundation)



Course schedule 7

9/3, 16/3, 23/3, 30/3, 6/4, 13/4(Wed)7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

20/4 (Wed) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Examination


Course outline:

a. Coffee Tasting (2 lessons), understanding differences between:

  • beans from different regions
  • beans from different roasting levels
  • beans from different roasters
  • beans with different brewing methods
  • good and bad coffee

b. Italian coffee brewing (4 lessons)

  • Features of Italian coffee
  • Espresso brewing
  • Milk techniques
  • Preparation of different types of Italian coffee
  • Knowledge about semi-automatic coffee machines and coffee grinders


Location: Tsim Sha Tsui

Fee: $7,500 (examination fee is included)

Maximum class size: 6-8

About the trainer:

Mr. Chester Tam, founder of Ideaology, has been in the coffee business over a decade. As one of the panel judges of the World Barista Championship (WBC), Chester has a very high standard in coffee making.


*Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is an internationally recognised association formed by SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe).