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Barista Academy

Over 400 baristas of all levels train at our award-winning Academy every year. With five star reviews and a consistently high success rate, our courses are structured to suit all levels of experience. Whether you’re a home coffee enthusiast, an industry professional looking to take your skills to the next level, or a business wanting to train staff to make the best espresso every time, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure you leave us feeling confident in your own barista skills.

Situated at our headquarters in Buckfastleigh, the Voyager Coffee Academy is a purpose-built training facility designed in the style of a contemporary coffee shop. We only ever train in small groups, to ensure plenty of practice space. Try your latte art skills on some of Sanremo’s most innovative machines to make your learning easy, realistic, and enjoyable. Our head trainer Steve is an SCA accredited trainer, well known for his friendly and knowledgable approach to barista training.

So whether you are simply a home coffee enthusiast or a professional barista wanting to improve aspects of your skills this is the right place for you.

Look below to see our wide range of courses.

SCA - Barista Skills Foundation

Our seven-hour course including an exam and Steve’s famous Voyager lunch. Designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Successful candidates should be able to calibrate their grinders and make an…

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SCA - Barista Skills Intermediate

Our 14-hour long course including exams, 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).…

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SCA - Barista Skills Professional

Our 23-hour long course including multiple exams and Steve’s famous Voyager lunch. Designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used and expected from a professional barista (for example, from someone…

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Voyager - Essential Barista

WHO IS IT FOR? The Essential Barista course is for anybody working in coffee who wants to better understand, make and sell amazing coffee.   WHAT IS COVERED? Introduction to coffee Understanding the espresso Drink building Milk skills…

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Voyager - Advanced Barista

WHO IS IT FOR? The Advanced Barista course is for anyone who would like to take their coffee knowledge and barista skills to the next level.   WHAT'S COVERED? Espresso perfection Grinder set up and adjustments Latte art…

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Voyager - Train the Trainer

WHO IS IT FOR? The Train the Trainer course is for senior baristas and managers with responsibility for training staff   WHAT IS COVERED? Making the perfect espresso based drinks Machine and grinder settings Designing your own training…

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SCA - An Introduction to Coffee

Our introductory four-hour long course includes a little written exam, however, there is no practical exam at this stage. Introduction to coffee is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry…

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