SCAE Ireland Coffee Diploma Schedule

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SCAE Ireland is happy to announce the fourth year of the SCAE Coffee Diploma programme.

The SCAE Coffee Diploma encompasses coffee education and certification in six different modules in different disciplines: Introduction to Coffee / Green Coffee / Barista Skills / Brewing / Sensory Skills / Roasting, each with three levels of qualification: Foundation / Intermediate / Professional.

Participants can sit modules and certifications specifically to suit their profession or sit all modules and earn themselves a SCAE Coffee Diploma.

With a curriculum written by renowned industry experts, it is an opportunity for those involved in the coffee sector to up skill in all things coffee.

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                                                            THE SCHEDULE & COURSE FEES



MONTH         WORKSHOP                      Location              DATE         MEMBER          MEMBER

Oct 14        Introduction to Coffee             Dublin            27/10/14            60                        75

Oct 14          Barista Foundation                Dublin            27/10/14            120                     120

Nov 14   Green Coffee Foundation           Dublin             26/11/14           120                     150

Nov 14        Sensory Foundation               Dublin             27/11/14            120                    150

Dec 14        Brewing Foundation               Dublin             15/12/14            120                    150



      SCAE IRELAND      

MONTH    WORKSHOP                    Location       DATE      NON-MEMBER     MEMBER


Jan 15   Barista Intermediate             Dublin        19/01/15            200                   250


Feb 15   Sensory Intermediate          Dublin        18-19/02/15       350                   420

(2 day course)


TBC         Green Intermediate              Dublin             TBC               350                    420

(2 day course)


Mar 15    Brew Intermediate               Dublin        23/03/15            200                   250


Apr 15    Barista Professional            Dublin        27-28/04/15       350                   420

(2 day course)

May 14   Brewing Professional         Dublin        25-26/05/15       350                   420

(2 day course)


Dates and Location


Dates are subject to changes!


At various accessible locations around Dublin, to suit the module in question.






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Some of the finest teachers in the coffee industry will be on hand to present seminars and certify attendees including:


John Thompson–CoffeeNexus

John has over 17 years of experience in speciality coffee.His work at origin has spanned several continents. John has worked closely with coffee growers in several countries eveloping long term relationships, sustainable buying programs, and quality improvement nitiatives.

Now he trains and consults across the globe through his company Coffee Nexus, primarily on sourcing, sensory and roasting related projects. He has recently worked with the SCAE in developing the Coffee Diploma system, leading the green coffee section of the program, and supporting the sensory module.


Paul Stack –Marco Beverage Systems

Programme leader of the SCAE Gold Cup, Paul co-authored the Brewing and Grinding and Advanced Brewing modules for the SCAE Coffee Diploma curriculum and has been delivering seminars and workshops throughout Europe for the last five years.

Currently vice chairs the SCAE Ireland Education Committee.


Anita Nagy-Bertok –Matthew Algies

Anita has over 10 years of experience in the coffee industry. A skilled Barista with years of retail experience, Anita joined Scottish coffee roaster Matthew Algie over 6 years ago as a coffee and Barista trainer. She is an authorised SCAE Trainer (AST) and a certified sensory judge for the World Barista Championships WBC).Currently chairs the SCAE Ireland Judge Committee.


Ger O’Donohoe

Has been behind the counter for 16 years. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge having worked in some of Dublin’s finest coffee establishments (Coffee Angel, 3FE, The Fumbally among others) as well as a stint with Market Lane Coffee in Melbourne.

He is heavily involved with SCAE and the Irish Barista ChampionshipsAs well as this he’s recently become an Authorised Trainer for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (AST) teaching both Barista Skills and Grinding and Brewing modules.


Vini Arruda

Q-grader for Coffee Quality Institute, Head Barista at Urbun Café, Barista Trainer for Badger & Dodo Boutique Coffee Roaster, Authorised Trainer for SCAE (AST) since 2012.

Vini also was the first person in Ireland to achieve the Full SCAE Diploma.

Vini placed 6th and 3rd in the Irish Barista Championship in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Currently  Chairman of SCAE Ireland Education Committee, since 2013.



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