Core Barista Skills - Module 1

Regular price £80.00

Start Time:
It starts at 9.30am and finishes at 12.30pm.
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HUDDERSFIELD HD7 6LS

Notes on disabled access: Our mill has no steps to access it and has flat floor surface throughout the training area, as well as parking outside on the same level. The espresso machines are set on counters at approx 9050mm height, although we can make accommodations for a lower set machine if required, with prior warning. We have two disabled toilets. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Dark Woods Modular Training Programme


A new approach to Barista training which allows coffee education and attainment to be both tailored and measured. It includes many resources including daily espresso calibration and cleaning sheets and is delivered in 3 hour “modules”, each with their own exercises and checkpoints. It is supported by our full colour training booklet  which includes brew charts and the SCA colour wheel as well as further training tips.

Core Skills (Module 1) is broadly equivalent to SCA Foundation Barista skills and Advanced Espresso (Module 2) and Advanced Milk (Module 3) is pitched somewhere between SCA Intermediate and SCA Professional Barista Skills

Module 1 – Core Barista Skills

  • Introduction to brew recipes
  • Dialling in your grinder
  • Steaming and texturing milk for a range of drinks
  • Essential machine and grinder care


Who is it for?

–       Baristas in need of a practical introduction to essential barista skills
–       Senior staff who supervise baristas
–       The course is aimed at commercial espresso machine users but keen home baristas are welcome too

Cancellations must be made with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice – unfortunately refunds cannot be processed for late cancellations.