Despite our best wishes, there is no single key to success in the coffee industry. If there were, we imagine it would be similar to this quote from a certain Michael Jordan: “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything else you do will rise.”
As a roaster and wholesale partner, we are fully committed to offering the finest training and education regarding the fundamentals of coffee. To further that goal, Portland Roasting will be offering Barista Skills Pathway courses developed by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) starting June 2019.
These courses represent the shared knowledge of hundreds of veteran coffee professionals, food scientists, and educators. Instead of having to rely on what you’ve heard from a neighborhood barista or from endless internet sleuthing, the knowledge and skills you’ll gain from the Barista Skills classes are part of a new global standard in coffee education and excellence.
An added bonus: each class includes testing and certification through the SCA to represent your coffee mastery.
We know that professional development is a big investment of time and money for baristas and cafe owners. To that end, we want to offer a quick list of the value these classes can bring to you and your business:
SCA Certification – The SCA is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing specialty coffee, from farming and processing to brewing and serving. A certification from the SCA carries with it the positive impact of their many projects and years of work improving coffee around the globe.
Tried-and-True Training – The content in these courses was developed from direct input from many industry veterans with years of experience. By mastering the concepts in these courses, you will be able to improve consistency and quality of your coffee drinks for yourself and your team.
Focused Instruction – Our classes are kept intentionally small so you will have plenty of opportunity to engage with material and our skilled instructor.
The Intro to Coffee and Barista Skills Foundations courses present an amazing opportunity to refine your foundational knowledge and fundamental skills. You will leave these courses being equipped to prepare delicious espressos and to have meaningful conversations about key practices in the coffee industry with your team and colleagues.
To sign up, visit our coffee education page.