The educational core of the Camp is based on industry standards provided by SCA’s Coffee Skills Program. Participants are offered the choice between different tracks, with optional certification. The tracks are composed of a variety of modules to cater for baristas with diverse skill levels and interests. You’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on training by some of the best certified trainers, who possess in-depth course-specific knowledge, as well as an excellent track record as a teacher.
The modules are an excellent way to start working towards your SCA Coffee Skills Program certificate. Professional education is a great way to enhance your career in coffee, and with recognised qualification, you can prove your skills to potential employers.
In addition to the CSP modules, Barista Camp offers cutting-edge content through lectures and tastings on a variety of topics such as sustainability, new processing techniques, customer experience and even a look at other similar industries we can learn from. Whether you’ve recently started out as a barista, or have been around for a couple of years, Camp is a unique opportunity to be challenged and to take your skills to the next level.
Barista Camp is made possible with the help of some of the best companies the speciality coffee industry has to offer. Companies who are eager to create an ongoing relationship with baristas, and are excited to be part of a movement to improve and professionalise the Specialty Coffee industry around the world. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of different machines and the newest equipment available in your area.
At Barista Camp, learning and developing as a barista is a shared activity. You are not alone at Camp: a group of baristas from all over the world are brought together to share stories and experiences, discuss problems or fears they are facing, and learn from each other. All participants, including trainers and lecturers, are split into smaller teams for fun team competitions and to create a great opportunity to meet new people. Always set in a beautiful locale, we’ve got a whole bunch of fun activities planned in the evenings, to help you relax, connect with peers and have an experience you’ll never forget!
There’s heaps of value in Barista Camp. Here’s another list of all the things you get out of attending Camp: