Course Barista Skills Intermediate

Are you already working in coffee and do you want to further refine your skills? Or are you an enthusiast with a thorough basic knowledge of coffee who wants to gain more knowledge? The Barista Skills Intermediate training from ITC Academy brings you a higher level! A nice plus, this training is SVH-accredited.

You will get started with the machines in this Intermediate training. We refresh your techniques, teach you all the fancy Barista moves and show you the latest gadgets in your field. But we also take the time to go through the theory with you. We will discuss the influence of origin, processing method and variety of the coffee bean. You will learn to recognize – by tasting – the effect of dosing and time. We experience why milk foams and why sometimes it won’t. You will work on the different coffees from the Barista menu and take the first steps to the financial aspects of a coffee bar.

For this training, you can apply for the internationally recognized SCA Barista Skills Intermediate certificate

Two days of 7 hours each. The training starts at 10 a.m., we finish at 5 p.m.
Preliminary training
For those who have not taken any prior courses, we recommend to first complete the Barista Skills Foundation training. It is not compulsory to have taken the Foundation training, however, participants for this intermediate program are expected to have a grasp of the knowledge and skill-set that is taught in the Foundation training.
  • Training: € 537,00 excl. VAT (€ 649,77 incl. VAT) (including training materials and lunch).
  • SCA exam (optional): € 130,00 excl. VAT (€ 157,30 incl. VAT)
Training materials
All learning materials are available at our training locations.
For whom?
Coffee roasters, buyers, vendors, employees working with coffee, private individuals who would like to learn barista skills.

This training has been developed to teach the more intermediate skills and knowledge that are expected from a competent barista.

The Barista Skills Intermediate practical exam takes place on the second day of class. If you also want an SCA certificate, you can take the online theory test after passing your practical exam. Read our SCA page for more information.
Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has created the Coffee Skills Program. This program consists of five different modules: Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills and Roasting. Each module is offered at three levels: foundation, intermediate and professional. All modules are concluded with a practical and theoretical exam. On successful completion of a module an internationally accepted certificate can be requested. For more information about the certification system, please visit the SCA website.
During the day we will switch between theory, experiments and practice.


You will learn…

  • what determines the taste of coffee beans;
  • the influence of origin, processing method and variety of the coffee beans;
  • how you organize your workplace to work quickly and efficiently;
  • the advantages and disadvantages of ‘on-demand’ grinding;
  • how to make micro adjustments to the coffee grinder;
  • the effect of lower and higher dosing on taste;
  • the influence of the extraction time on taste;
  • how to achieve a balance between sour and bitter;
  • what makes milk foam and what not;
  • how to froth alternative milks;
  • how to prevent cross-contamination;
  • what the health risks are when making coffee;
  • how to treat guests properly;
  • the importance of good personal hygiene;
  • how bad cleaning will influence the espresso machine;
  • to become aware of the costs involved in making coffee.


You will learn…

  • how to make an espresso, macchiato, americano, cappuccino, latte and flat white;
  • how to efficiently process an order of multiple drinks;
  • taste what the effects of adjusting the brew ratio and water temperature are on taste;
  • to clean the espresso machine and the grinder;
  • perfect your Barista skills.
Further training
Tastes like more? You might want to take a look at the following courses:

Beoordeling van deze training door onze cursisten
Marinda van der Voet30 March 2023
De training was kleinschalig en flexibel. Laura is erg gepassioneerd, kan het met veel plezier overbrengen en is erg duidelijk in haar uitleg.
Ik als thuis barista vond het top. Ik heb veel kunnen leren van andere studenten, van de diverse machines en spullen die gebruikt worden.
André de Gans19 December 2022
erg veel kennis bij de Trainer, en deze weet het goed en duidelijk/Begrijpelijk over te brengen
Niels van Doormalen - Theaterproductiebedrijf22 February 2022
Ontzettend leuke training gevolgd bij Paul, erg veel geleerd. Paul creëert een relaxte sfeer en was ook erg gericht op 'de-persoon'. Ik zou zo weer meer willen leren :-)
Aldwin Sanders22 February 2022
Goede en praktische training. Veel kennis en inspiratie opgedaan. Verder goed verzorgd! De trainer, Paul had ook erg veel parate kennis. Mijn complimenten.
Wesley van der Veen - Hesselink Koffie23 November 2021
Erg leuke training gehad van Paul, twee dagen volledig ondergedompeld in de wereld van koffie. Voor mij bekend terrein achter de machine, maar heel fijn om mezelf te blijven verbeteren. Daarnaast goede theoretische aanvulling, weer helemaal b(l)ij!
Guus Barneveld6 September 2021
Bert Arends - First coffee30 March 2021
Ik heb de training Sca Barista skills Intermediate gevolgd bij trainer Paul van de ITC academy. Deze training wordt gegeven in de Caballero fabriek, een geweldige en inspirerende omgeving. Paul weet de informatie uitstekend over te brengen. Een goede combinatie van theorie en praktijk. Ook zorgt hij dat het heel goed aansluit aan hetgeen je al weet en nog niet weet. Zeer zeker aan te bevelen.
Christian Cesar Kamp30 March 2021
Anoniem27 October 2020
Marco Elders - J.J. Darboven28 September 2020

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