Event Details

SCAA Skill Building Workshops: Barista Level 1 Certificate Classes 10/3/13

Oct 03, 2013 08:00am - Oct 31, 2013 05:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education: International
Category: Education & Training: North Am


Invest in Success with the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Professional Development Programs

HOSTED BY:  Williamsburg Coffee & Tea
Academy of Excellence

1592 Penniman Road Suite A & B
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone No: 757-565-1400

Begins October 3, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Ends October 5 at 5:00 p.m.

PRICING (per person)

Price for all classes (INCLUDES Barista Level 1 Practical ONLY Testing Fee):
$595 SCAA Member
$645 BGA & RG Member
$745 Non Member

Price for each individual class:
$145 SCAA Member
$165 BGA & RG Member
$245 Non Member
$95 Testing Fee for Barista Level 1 Practical ONLY exam (if not purchasing the ALL CLasses Package)

Instructor: Todd Arnette

Todd Arnette has been roasting sustainable coffee since 1995 and is the owner of Williamsburg Coffee & Tea. He is a Licensed Q Grader, an Instructor for the SCAA and a Member of the Roasters Guild and Barista Guild. He has cultivated several Direct to Farm relationships and custom blends and roasts for independent coffee shops and contract clients alike. In the roastery and teaching lab in Williamsburg, Virginia, Todd Arnette has served as a consultant for coffee professionals looking to further their cupping, barista, or roasting skills. Other services to clients include green coffee sourcing and evaluating for contract purchase.

LISTED BELOW is the schedule of classes offered during this workshop.
Please see the individual class descriptions located at the professional development page on our website for more information. Please note, some classes have prerequisites. Prerequisite information and class descriptions are also available here in our searchable CLASS CATALOG.

Certificate Testing (October 5):
12:00pm - 5:00pm – Barista Level 1 Practical Test ONLY (separate fee if not purchasing the ALL CLasses packages- please see above)

Day 1 (October 3):
8:00am - 9:00am – Registration and Welcome
9:15am - 11:00am – CP103: Introduction to Customer Service
12:30pm - 3:30pm – CP151: Introduction to Brewing and Extraction Part 1
4:00pm - 5:00pm – Use of Hand pour equipment

Day 2 (October 4):
8:00am - 12noon – CP101: Introduction to Espresso Part 1
1:00pm - 4:00pm – CP102: Introduction to Espresso Part 2

Day 3 (October 5):
8:00am-11:00am – GE103: Introduction to Cupping
12:00pm-5:00pm – Barista Level 1 Testing: Practical ONLY (separate FEE if did not purchase the ALL CLASSES package)

SCAA education is unique in that it is created by the collaboration of industry experts who might otherwise be considered competitors, working together to establish agreed upon knowledge and skills that truly represent the industry best practices. All SCAA classes may be applied toward one or sometimes more than one of our Professional Certificate programs, which indicate a high level of competence in knowledge and skills required for the various job positions in specialty coffee businesses. SCAA Education is an exceptional and affordable way to gain success in the specialty coffee industry.

This workshop is part of a pilot program, wherein SCAA and the network of independent SCAA Certified Teaching Lab partners are testing this type of event as a means to improve access and opportunities to pursue SCAA Education and Professional Certificates.

Education credits to be awarded upon completion of coursework and passing of appropriate tests.

For more information, please contact the host directly:

Cancellation/Refund Policy: There are no refunds of any kind for this event. The SCAA has the right to change and/or cancel the event at any time.

Interested to join RG, BGA or SCAA? Contact our membership team at or 562-624-4100 to sign up. RG and BGA memberships are for individuals only. SCAA memberships start at $195 and there are several options available per business type. SCAA Memberships are for companies. Our membership team is available to help you pick the best membership option! Contact us before you proceed to register to ensure savings.

Already a member? In order to ensure you get membership rates and class courses get properly credited to your personal profile, please login with your individual membership number/profile to register. Hint: your email is your login. Every individual must register for themselves and a company will not be able to register for an individual under the company profile.
If your company is a member but you are not receiving member pricing, it’s possible your profile is not properly linked to your company. Email and we’ll fix that for you.

If you need help with your login or need help registering online, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 562-624-4100.

Early registration ends on Sep 11, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Sep 12, 2013 and ends on Oct 05, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 06, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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