CERTIFIED PREMIER TRAINING CAMPUS FOR ALL ASPIRING BARISTAS IN SAN JUAN PR
WHAT IS THE SCA?
To further understand the importance of a premier campus, let’s dive into what the SCA stands for and what it is. From their website:
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a trade association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge.
SCA’s purpose is to foster global coffee communities to support activities to make coffee a more sustainable, equitable, and thriving activity for the whole value chain.
From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain.
The SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach.
Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, the SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community.
WHAT IS AN SCA PREMIER TRAINING CAMPUS ?
An SCA Premier Training Campus is an organization certified by the Specialty Coffee Association as having met all the requirements of the SCA Premier Training Campus program.
This program highlights facilities that offer unique educational settings for coffee education.
GUSTOS ACADEMIA DE CAFÉ GOALS
Gustos Coffee Company is proud to host SCA certificate programs led by authorized specialty coffee trainers on-site at our HQ and roastery in Matadero, San Juan Puerto Rico.
Our goal in joining this exceptional international network of quality facilities is to further coffee education through expert training so aspiring coffee professionals from Puerto Rico and around the world can pursue their dreams of a career in the Specialty Coffee industry.
Regardless of the would be students level of experience, Gustos SCA facilities are deigned to further your coffee knowledge through guided exploration with access to the right tools
This maximizes learning potential and adaptability to future trends in Specialty Coffee taking advantage of a truly premier learning experience.
PUERTO RICO’S FIRST SCA PREMIER CAMPUS
SCA Facilities © Built & Designed by MV Studio | Architectural Photography © by Paola Quevedo
AN OVERVIEW OF THE SCA CURRICULUM CURRENTLY OFFERED
SCA Coffee Skills Program
INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE
Learn about coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today.
❍ From growing the cherries
through grading, roasting, and brewing, this module provides
an overview of the coffee value chain.
Gain the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar
❍ Learn how to set your Grinder, Milk Techniques and Latte Art, health and safety, customer service and basic business practices.
❍ Foundation (beginner) levels and Intermediate classes available
Advance your skills and get certified in 3 days.
❍ Includes both SCA Foundation level Coffee Skills Program modules; ” Introduction to Coffee ” and ” Barista Skills ” courses.
Get hands-on training in the brewing process
❍ Learn about grind profiles, methods, measuring coffee strength, and charting a coffee’s extraction
❍ Learn the different methods for making coffee and the variables that affect the quality of brewed coffee.
Coffee Workshops to advance your skills
- Silvia Basics : Learn the proper handling of the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine.
- Intro to Espresso : Learn the main steps for the preparation of an excellent espresso
- Basic Milk Texturing & Pouring : Learn the science behind milk texturizing
- Advanced Milk Texturing & Latte Art : Learn how to pour more advanced patterns.
- Advanced Espresso Calibration : Learn the proper preparation of great espresso
- Pour Over Brewing Methods : Learn to brew with alternative coffee brewing methods
STARTING YOUR CAREER IN THE SPECIALTY COFFEE INDUSTRY
At Gustos Coffee Co. we offer more than just exceptional coffee experiences.
We are leaders in coffee production, education, wholesale distribution and supply from farm to cup.
For additional information on
SCA Certifications Barista Workshops, Wholesale Supply & more >> please contact us here 🔗 ☕️