The Academy

Home Barista Courses

This training is designed specifically for you, the home barista. This course will give you the tools, tips, and tricks to confidently work your equipment and make great cup of coffee.

Authorized SCA Advanced Courses

Here at Bella Barista we are lucky enough to have our own purpose built Academy with SCA accreditation. But not only that, we also have our very own Authorised SCA trainer, Martin Richards. We will be running brewing courses and barista skills each course is available at three different levels, foundation, intermediate and professional with points attached at every stage. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Guest Master Class

A wonderful opportunity to spend half a day with Ben Townsend, a highly acclaimed UK Barista who has been in the Speciality Coffee Industry for over 10 years. He has worked as a trainer at London School of Coffee for 8 years. In 2007 he Co-developed the City and Guilds Barista VRQ – the UK’s first accredited coffee qualification. In 2009 he opened The Espresso Room – awarded best coffee in London by Time Out and featured in various publications, including Monocle, Port, Conde Nast Traveller and Vogue. In 2013 he was a contributor to the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe Barista Diploma System. In 2014 he became Education Coordinator for the SCAE UK Chapter. In 2015 he also became Education Coordinator for the Barista Guild of Europe. He continues to be active in SCA Education activities.

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