A while ago I posted about barista training – and got some great responses. Â This is an area that, as an industry, we’ve certainly got a long way go to achieve what we ought to do.
When I was down in New Zealand last year I was lucky enough to be able to attend the SCAA’s Instructor Development Program course that was being run there. Â It was great to do a course that combined solid educational theory, but put together by people sympathetic to the specific challenges of coffee and barista training. Â I cannot adequately describe how much I enjoyed it. Â Barista training is still a part of my day to day work, and learning about how to train has been on my list of “stuff to do” for a while.
I feel much more capable in my capacity to create a training program, structure lesson plans and how to teach in a way that has direct, effective outcomes.
I’m pleased to announce that we (Square Mile) are going to help host the SCAA’s course in London. Â The course is a single day and will be run twice on the 2nd of 3rd of March. Â The venue isn’t yet confirmed but will be either in Central London or just out by the Roastery.
Tickets are available now. Â Discounts are available for SCAA members, but the course is open to anyone:
UPDATE: Â You need to register to use the SCAA website – this is like signing up for a forum, and not signing up for membership. Â The fee is for the course only – not for membership.
To clarify – I/we do not profit from ticket sales. Â We just wanted to see this program be available to those in the UK/Europe.
I believe this is the best $200 ($185 for SCAA members!) that you can spend on learning in coffee – especially if you do any sort of training as part of yourÂ profession. I suspect that this may appeal to people across Europe so I think places may fill up quickly. Â I’d recommend moving fast if you’re tempted.