Learning about coffee

north west coffee school and barista courses

ADAMS + RUSSELL COFFEE SCHOOL

#ARCoffeeSchool: SCAE Accredited Courses

The Adams & Russell Coffee School wishes to impart knowledge which will enthuse and excite. To give an understanding of how entice the very best from every ground coffee bean. To continually look to produce the best cup of coffee you have ever made.

Our coffee school courses are run in partnership with the ‘Speciality Coffee Association Authorised Trainer’ Andreas Constantinou, with a depth of knowledge and experience, firstly ignited in his upbringing in Greece to flair and passion shown later when he successfully introduced speciality coffee to the public through coffee shops and restaurants throughout the North West.

Based at our Birkenhead roasting house, Adams & Russell have a designated Espresso Room. This has been fitted with brand new Astoria espresso machines, grinders, and every tool required helping you successfully master the art of coffee and gain accredited SCAE qualifications. You will also get the opportunity to understand the full roasting process, initiate you own batch from the green bean to the cup.

 

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COME AND TAKE A LOOK

For the coffee enthusiast you are welcome to come and see us at our roasting house, visit our shop, and see the coffee being roasted.

If you want to bring a group along then just give us a call and we will arrange a guided tour, sample some coffees and take a look at different brew methods.

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BARISTA COFFEE SCHOOL

SCAE ACCREDITED COURSES

Based at our Birkenhead roasting house, Adams & Russell have a designated Espresso Room.

This has been fitted with brand new Astoria espresso machines, grinders, and every tool required helping you successfully master the art of coffee and gain accredited SCAE qualifications.

You will also get the opportunity to understand the full roasting process, initiate you own batch from the green bean to the cup.

PRIVATE COFFEE EDUCATION

Offered to any of our trade customers, we offer free training sessions at your outlet or you are welcome to visit us at Adams + Russell. We will tailor to your requirements any education required for you and your team, basic barista skills, latte art, daily & weekly machine maintenance, brew methods, selling speciality coffee.

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Course Options

SCAE INTRODUCTION

Time: 9am to 1pm

Duration: 1/2 day

Location: Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters CH41 9HH

Number of students: Max 6

Course Price: £75.00

Certification: £100.00 (SCAE full accreditation)

 

SCAE BARISTA SKILLS FOUNDATION

Time: 9am to 5pm

Duration: 1 day

Location: Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters CH41 9HH

Number of students: Max 6

Course Price: £160.00

Certification: £220.00 (SCAE full accreditation)

 

SCAE BARISTA SKILLS INTERMEDIATE

Time: 9am to 5pm

Duration: 2 days

Location: Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters CH41 9HH

Number of students: Max 6

Course Price: £300.00

Certification: £380.00/ £450 (SCAE full accreditation)

 

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COURSE CONTENT

SCAE INTRODUCTION – Information

What is Speciality Coffee and where it fits our market

The history of coffee drinking

The travel, migration and mutation of Arabica around the world

The differences between Arabica and Robusta

The distinction between “washed” (wet) and “natural” (dry) processed coffee

A taste of commercial coffee

The basics of roasting

The basics of brewing

Storage and preservation

 

SCAE BARISTA SKILLS FOUNDATION– Information

Coffee bean – key flavours differences between Arabica and Robusta

Workspace – hygiene, storage and preservation of coffee

Grinding – Grinder’s calibration, dosing, distributing and good tamping techniques

Setting up your coffee machine for a busy day ahead

Brewing – sensory qualities of under-extracted and over-extracted espressos

Milk – How to texture milk for a beautifully silky microfoam

The Barista Menu

Health & safety practices

Customer Service

Espresso machine cleanliness and maintenance

Financial Management

 

SCAE BARISTA SKILLS INTERMEDIATE – Information

Coffee Beans, defining origin, blend, speciality coffee. Varieties of plant, process methods, quality.

Appreciation of flavour profile from the cherry through to the cup.

 

Workspace – practical logistics of setting up a barista station. Requirements and safety aspects.

 

Grinding, Dosing, and Tamping – understanding how and why different grinders work, freshness, dosing, adjustment.

 

Extraction & Brewing – How to understand perfect extraction through fault analysis, dose, water quality, grind, and temperature.

Understanding the flavour and body profile with variance of dose and volume.

 

Milk – knowing the function of protein and the effect of different fat content. Foaming milk and the CDS Foam Quality Guide. Using milk alternatives. Producing consistent foam quality. Free pouring Latte art.

 

Barista menu – Perfect serve, efficient, and consistent production. A full and complete understanding of a full coffee menu. A practical ability to produce multiple drinks.

 

Hygiene Health & Safety – Understanding contamination, care for equipment, ingredients, personal hygiene. Safety hazards in the workplace regarding coffee machinery and the general catering environment.

 

Customer Service: communication, listening, and understanding, techniques for taking multiple orders. Handling negative comments and customer complaints.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance – Creating a daily cleaning process, ability to resolve basic issues relating to the espresso machine. Understanding when an engineer is required. The ability to identify grinder faults.

 

Financial Management – Understanding profit margins relating to coffee, hot drinks and other products. Storing stock in rotation and to avoid spoilage. Minimising waste