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SCA Barista Foundations @ PCR in Kailua, Kona HI – postponed, new date TBD

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This course is part of a Cafe Series that Pacific Coffee Research is hosting, and Royal NY is instructing, March 26 through April 1, in Kailua-Kona, HI.  The Cafe Series is the result of a collaboration between Labs and Friends from Atlantic to Pacific.  So, if you would like to develop a solid foundation in Coffee Preparation or maybe just have dreams of opening a cafe one day AND want to escape the cold, to learn more about coffee on a coffee farm… This series is for you.

This series includes Foundation & Intermediate levels of the Barista & Brewing SCA CSP Modules.  

Registration for this course (as well as the other courses in this series) can be found here. The price for this individual course is $500.

Pacific Coffee Research is a Specialty Coffee Association Premier Training Campus, quality analysis & cupping lab, roastery, and Hawai’i coffee education center in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. PCR’s specialty coffee lab is located on a carbon-neutral coffee farm in North Kona alongside hundreds of coffee trees. This allows them to seamlessly incorporate farm visits, lectures by local producers, and other unique and valuable supply-chain perspectives into each of their courses.

The Barista Foundation course is designed to introduce core barista skills to people with little to no previous barista experience. Students will gain hands-on experience using commercial espresso machines, learn to calibrate their grinders and make classic espresso drinks (espresso, cappuccino, latte, and americano) to standard.

Topics covered in this class include:
Understanding Coffee Beans
Basic Barista Skills: Grind, Dose, Tamp, Extract
Workspace Management
Brewing And Extraction Principles
Milk Preparation
Drink Building
Hygiene, Health, And Safety

For more information, please read the full course description here.

For more information on this course or the cafe series please email: education@royalny.com

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend this class after signing up, you will receive a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot.

SCA Barista Foundations @ PCR in Kailua, Kona HI – postponed, new date TBD


March 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am — 5:00 pm


Instructor: Zoey Thorson

Coffee Pro/Veteran Educator. Over 10+ years of teaching a wide variety of coffee disciplines to a diverse student base around the world. Q-Grader and SCA Authorized Specialty Trainer. In 2019 Zoey became the Director of Education for The Lab by Royal NY. Zoey is friendly, approachable and informative with a vast knowledge base...come take a class at The Lab and see for yourself.

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