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The SCAA Barista Pathway is designed to accelerate a barista’s training with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, equipment operation and maintenance, and customer service. Upon completion, graduates will have demonstrable to enhance their abilities to work in any coffee bar focused on high-level, high-quality, and standards based best practices of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

According to the SCAA, in a 2014 study of the industry, Barista Pathway graduates have the potential to earn $200k more over their lifetime career than uncertified baristas. Being a professional is more than a paycheck, it’s about what you bring to the job be it advanced skills or new insights into the craft of expertly preparing coffee.

Endorsed by the Barista Guild of America, the Barista Pathway is a powerful step forward as you pursue a meaningful career in specialty coffee.

The course will be at the NEW BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS at 619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA

Barista Level One & Exam (2 days): US$995
Foundations & Barista Level One & Exam (3 days): US$1395

Graduates of Barista Level 1 will receive credits for the following SCAA Courses:
• CP101 & CP102 Introduction to Espresso, Parts 1 & 2
• GE103 Introduction to Cupping
• CP151 Introduction to Coffee Brewing & Extraction
• CP190 Level 1 Certificate Test (Written Test & Practical Test)

You can review more details here.

All courses include lunches and lecture materials.

Hotel Information: Hotels in Marin County can be booked online.

More Information?
Email us and we usually respond within 24 hours. Boot Coffee: (888)814-4347 (USA).

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For tailor made courses with Willem Boot or Marcus Young, please send us an email.

Boot Coffee Purchase policy:
All sales are final. Course fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, course fees can be applied to future courses or another person can take your place. For all changes, we will charge a change fee of 25% of the course price. Changes are not possible less than 7 days before the course.

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Master and refine your barista techniques, learn about the essence of quality, improve your tasting skills, and become accredited by the SCAA! This course is specifically designed for coffee professionals who seek expert training from renowned industry specialists.


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