SCAE Courses

SCAE Courses

At Java Republic education is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that by providing a world class education platform to our customers we will help ensure that each Java Republic coffee is served as it should be.

We offer a range of Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) accredited courses to ensure that the training we offer reaches the highest possible standards. The SCAE sets the industry standard for coffee education & through the Coffee Diploma System (CDS) facilitates training courses that are deployed by accredited trainers.

Our SCAE Authorised Trainers (AST) regularly deliver a number of courses to suit everyone from the barista approaching the coffee machine for the first time to the more experienced barista looking to further their skill base to a Head barista who wants to take their career to the professional level.

To download the full SCAE CDS Barista Skills curriculum click HERE


Barista Foundation

Overview: designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Successful candidates should be able to simply calibrate their grinders and make an espresso & cappuccino to core standards.

Course Length:

1 day

Upcoming Courses:

  • 6th March-Booked Out

Max 6 people per course

Course Fees:

€180 SCAE Member

€220 non-member

Topics Overview
  • Understanding the coffee bean
  • Work-space management
  • Grinding, dosing & tamping
  • Extraction & brewing
  • Milk techniques
  • Barista menu
  • Hygiene, health & safety
  • Cleaning & maintenance

Detailed curriculum HERE


Barista Intermediate

CDS-Barista-Skills-IntermediateOverview: designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 6 months or more). Successful candidates should be able to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance.

Course Length:

1 DAY.

Upcoming Course:
  • 6th February-Booked Out
  • 27th March-Availibility

Max 6 people per course

Course Fees:

€250 SCAE Member

€300 non-member

Topics Overview
  • Understanding the coffee bean 2
  • Work-space management 2
  • Grinding, dosing & tamping 2
  • Extraction & brewing 2
  • Milk techniques 2
  • Barista menu 2
  • Hygiene, health & safety 2
  • Cleaning & maintenance 2
  • Customer service
  • Financial management

Detailed curriculum HERE


Barista Professional


Overview: designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used, expected from a professional barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 12 months or more, with some management responsibilities). Successful candidates should have a detailed understanding of their ingredients and of the techniques available to maximise the quality of the drinks made. They should be able to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks and provide excellent customer service. They should be able to maintain their equipment to ensure continued quality.

Course Length:

2 Days.

Upcoming Courses:
  • 27th & 28th February 2017-Booked Out

Max 4 people per course

Course Fees:

€500 SCAE Member

€750 non-member

Topic Overview
  • Understanding the coffee bean 3
  • Work-space management 3
  • Grinding dosing & tamping 3
  • Extraction & brewing 3
  • Milk techniques 3
  • Barista menu 3
  • Hygiene, health & safety 3
  • Cleaning & maintenance 3
  • Customer service 2
  • Financial management 2

Detailed curriculum HERE



Java Republic

510 Mitchelstown Road

Northwest Business Park

Dublin 15

Course Bookings

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Telephone – (01) 880 9300

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