Classes & Event Descriptions

CHOOSE THE EDUCATION THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU


Are you a brand-new barista? The following courses are a perfect fit: Barista Foundations, Brewing Foundations, or Sensory Foundations. These courses offer you the chance to build a foundation of techniques and knowledge. Practical and written exams are included.  Choose two courses that are most interesting to you. No prerequisites.

Are you an SCAA Level 1 certified barista or have worked a bar for a while? Our Barista  Intermediate course is your next step! You will have 12+ hours of intense hands-on training, followed by a practical exam to show you have mastered the offering. No prerequisites. Recommended, but optional: SCAA Heritage Class: Introduction to Espresso – CP101/102),Barista Foundations, or are a currently working Barista

Already SCAA Level 2 certified with an IDP and teaching experience at past SCAA events? Attend the Peer-to-Peer Training/AST Calibration and start teaching the new program right away. See below for information on necessary teaching experience.

Limited on Time? Sign up for the “Only at Camp” portion of the event. You’ll get the networking benefits of camp alongside top-notch seminars and workshops to become a better barista. You will attend for two nights and have access to social events and lectures. See “Only at Camp” section.


NEW SCA EDUCATION AT BARISTA CAMP


We are pleased to offer the new SCA Education for the first time at Camp! Attendees will have the opportunity to register for one Intermediate level course or two Foundation level courses. Either way, you‘ll have access to the latest education at the right level  for you.


BARISTA FOUNDATIONS (6 hours including exams – similar to SCAA Heritage class: Introduction to Espresso – CP101/102): Designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Successful candidates should be able to calibrate their grinders and make an espresso and cappuccino to core standards.  Practical and written exams will be taken at Camp and are included in the price.  Certificate issued upon earning passing scores.

BARISTA SKILLS INTERMEDIATE (12 hours plus exams – similar to SCAA Heritage Level 2 classes): Designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 6 months or more). Successful candidates should be able to dial in espresso, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance. Practical and written exams will be taken at Camp and are included in the price. Certificate issued upon earning passing scores.

SENSORY  FOUNDATIONS (6 hours including exams – similar to SCAA Heritage class: Introduction to SCAA Cupping – GE103): This course exposes and sensitizes students on the notion of specialty vs non-specialty coffee. Students will be able to recognize the core concepts of sensory analysis, and explain why and how coffee professionals use it in the coffee industry. Broad focus will be put on objectively identifying, describing, and discriminating aroma, taste, and body in coffees. Students will be introduced to SCA cupping protocol and methodology and reflect on the qualitative dimension of this evaluation methodology. Practical and written exams will be taken at Camp and are included in the price. Certificate issued upon earning passing scores.

BREWING FOUNDATIONS (6 hours including exams – similar to SCAA Heritage class: Brewing & Extraction Principles and Principles Applied – CP151/152): Designed to introduce core brewing skills and equipment to students with no previous brewing experience. Successful candidates should be able to follow standards for grinding and brewing to produce great coffee.   Practical and written exams will be taken at Camp and are included in the price. Certificate issued upon earning passing scores.

PEER-TO-PEER TRAINING/AST CALIBRATION (5-6 Hours) Are you an SCA lead instructor, Level2 certified in a Pathway/Module? Have you taught classes at SCA events? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a unique opportunity for you on the opening day of Camp. On Monday, September 25, SCA will host a Peer-to-Peer Training workshop (also known as a calibration) exploring the new SCA curriculum for the Espresso, Brewing, and Sensory Modules. The workshop will include an overview of each level’s objectives (Foundation, Intermediate and Professional), curriculum changes and set up/administration of the Module’s Practical Exams. Attendees will also go through the module’s professional practical exam. Attendees can calibrate to one module only. Choose the best one for you!

This opportunity is available to individuals who hold a Level 2 Certificate in the module, a Lead Instructor certificate (IDP) and meet two of the requirements below:

  • Lead instructor in 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Taught 4 classes previously at SCAA events or online
  • Member of Pathway Committee, Global Education Committee or Pathway Education Committee
  • Shadow instructed at least once at a Campus or SCA event.