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Be a barista! SCA Barista Certified Course (Intermediate)



Be a Barista! SCA Barista Certified Course (Intermediate)


Course 3

30/9,  7/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10 (Fri) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

2/11 (Wed) &  4/11 (Fri) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Examination


Course outline:

  • Understanding of grinding and how it affects the coffee’s flavour and body
  • Different ways of brewing (blends and single origin)
  • Recognise flavours under different extraction
  • Understanding the calculation of the extraction rate of espresso
  • Milk techniques (whole milk / skim milk / plant-based milk)
  • Milk foaming techniques
  • Practical skills for latte art
  • How to efficiently manage beverage orders at a high standard
  • Introduction of workspace equipment and training

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui

Fee: $9,500 (examination fee is included)

Maximum class size: 6-8

About the instructor: The class is given by a coffee master Chester Tam, who is the first local authorized SCAE trainer and barista. He is also the City & Guilds approved trainer and winner of 2016 TISCA Roasting Cup, certified judge of World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) and World Barista Championship (WBA).


*Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is an internationally recognised association formed by SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) in 2017.