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Barista Certificate Pathway Training

Barista Certificate Pathway With two levels of dynamic content the Barista Pathway presents a series of classes designed to accelerate a Barista's professional trajectory with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, batch and hand pour brewing, 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.

A 2014 SCAA study of the industry discovered that Barista Pathway graduates have the potential to earn $200k more over their career lifespan than uncertified baristas — but being a professional is more than a paycheck, it’s about what you bring to the job, be it advanced skills or new insights into the craft of expertly preparing coffee.

Endorsed by the Barista Guild of America, the Barista Pathway is a powerful step forward as you pursue a meaningful career in specialty coffee.

After completing Foundations of Coffee, (approximately 11 hours of classroom and lab study),

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

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