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With two levels of dynamic content the SCA Barista Pathways present a series of classes designed to accelerate a Barista’s professional trajectory with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, coffee brewing methodologies, equipment operation and customer service. Upon completion, graduates have established a set of skills that are immediately relevant and ready to enhance the workforce in any coffee bar operation with a focus on high-level, high-quality execution to the standards and best practices of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

The Academy of Coffee Excellence offers you flexibility in how you can earn your Barista Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate: 

  • As a multi-day program accomplished in one trip     OR

  • As a series of one day trips to be less impactful on your work schedule     OR
  • As a combination of Live Lab Classes combined with SCAA Educations's eLearning offering     OR
  • As a customized addition to your company's Barista Professional Development Program working specifically with your team and your coffee and your espresso. Customized private company team training programs are for groups of 5 or more team members.