SCA Premier Training Campus in Americus GA

Brewing an excellent cup of coffee is the last stop in a sustainable supply chain, and we are here to help coffee professionals as well as home consumers prepare their best beverages.

Professional Coffee Training & Certification

Café Campesino is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association as a Premier Training Campus, offering professional-level classes for baristas, coffee shop owners and coffee industry professionals.

Sales and Education coordinator Hannah Mercer is an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer whose SCA-approved classes can be an important stepping stone for baristas looking to achieve barista certifications or advance through the SCA’s education curriculum.

Successful students will acquire technical skills that will improve their drip coffee and espresso-based drink preparation, as well as enhance their general coffee knowledge.  As they work through their classes, students will soon realize they are becoming “coffee experts” and as Hannah likes to say, “honoring the farmer” by brewing good coffee.

2018 SCA Class Schedule

INTRO TO COFFEE + BARISTA & BREWING FOUNDATIONS BUNDLE + EXAMS

Perfect for entry-level coffee professionals or anyone looking to start their coursework with the Specialty Coffee Association's Coffee Skills Program.

May 2-4, 2018 
July 11-13, 2018
Sept. 5-7, 2018
Nov. 7-9, 2018

SCA Intro to Coffee + Barista & Brewing Foundations Bundle- REGISTER HERE


BARISTA & BREWING INTERMEDIATE BUNDLE + EXAMS

Ideal for a working barista to improve his or her skills and better understand the science behind coffee brewing.

June 2-8, 2018 
Aug. 7-10, 2018
Oct. 9-12, 2018
Dec. 4-7, 2018

SCA Barista & Brewing Intermediate Bundle- REGISTER HERE

For more information on upcoming classes, visit our training website  or contact Hannah Mercer at Hannah@cafecampesino.com or 888-532-4728. Learn more about how coffee training can help your coffee shop.

Training for the Home Coffee Brewer

Whether you’re just starting to learn about coffee, or you’ve been drinking it for years, our Community Classes are a great way to improve your coffee knowledge.  Class topics will range from learning about the coffee supply chain to developing grinding and brewing habits for making great drip coffee at home.

Upcoming Community Classes include:

June 2, 2018: "Latte Art Play Time." $20.  Learn how to use perfectly textured milk to make designs in a coffee.  LEARN MORE & REGISTER.

Aug. 4, 2018:  "Coffee Tasting Like a Pro."  $30. Awaken your senses and get a glimpse into the professional world of coffee with this professional coffee cupping, or "formal tasting" of coffees.  REGISTER ONLINE.

Sept. 8, 2018: "Crop-to-Cup Tour."   Free.  Learn the origins of coffee, how Cafe Campesino sources its coffee and get a behind-the-scenes tour of our roasting facility.  REGISTER ONLINE.

Dec. 1, 2018: "Step-up Your Home Coffee Game." $30.   Learn the basics of coffee science and how to use different brewing methods such as Aeropress, Chemex, French Press and Clever Dripper.   REGISTER ONLINE

Dec. 15, 2018: "Coffee Enlightenment 101." $20.  Get all of your burning coffee questions answered in one-sitting.  Perfect for coffee geeks, this is the class to ask questions and explore your tastes.  REGISTER ONLINE  

Training for Wholesale Customers

Passionate, knowledgeable baristas create winning cafes with repeat customers.  We know that having a well trained staff is essential to a successful coffee house business, and we want our wholesale customers to thrive. 

If you are a wholesale customer who needs training or are interested in becoming one, please contact Hannah Mercer at hannah@cafecampesino.com or fill out the form below to have more information emailed to you and schedule a time to have your questions answered.

Coffee Training Lab Admission Information

Please fill out this form to receive further information about upcoming classes and to schedule a time to talk with Authorized SCA Trainer Hannah Mercer about the best training plan to meet your goals.

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