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Be a barista! SCA Barista Certified Course (Foundation)



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


19 Nov (Sat)10:00-12:30
26 Nov (Sat) 10:00-12:30
30 Nov, 7, 14, 21 Dec (Wed)19:00-21:30
28 Dec  (Wed) Exam 19:00-21:30

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).