How To Be Officially Accredited As A Barista

So you’ve been working at Sal’s Espresso House for ten years, your customers line up around the corner every morning, and your double choc latte is considered an official tourist attraction in your hometown. So how do you now become an officially accredited Barista and confirm your caffeine dominance?

Well, you could just start calling yourself a Barista. After all, it’s not like anyone in line will care if you have a certificate or not that proves it. Heck, the kids at Starbucks call themselves baristas, and they’d be lost without their ‘how to make a mocha’ manual.

But if you want to do it right, you need to talk to the body that handles specialty coffee making around the world. The Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe are the two major coffee making bodies who gauge what is considered quality in the coffee making business and what is considered substandard. They run the annual World Barista Championships and have done since 2000. Membership to the SCAA brings you access to a network of 2500 coffee professional, market research, training and education, cupping workshops, brewing seminars, roaster training, and an annual conference. They also offer a membership directory containing qualified suppliers, vendors and customers, small business start-up resources, affordable health insurance, and member discounts on insurance products, freight services, market research, conferences, training labs, classes, and directory advertising.

But what makes the SCAA really worth joining if you’re a coffee pro is their certification programs that bring real credentials to brewing technicians and baristas.

No matter where you are in the world, the SCAA and its affiliates have a local person who can give you more information.

Qualified Baristas and Endorsed Bodies:

ASIA/PACIFIC REGION

AUSTRALIA
Endorsing Body
AASCA (Australasian Specialty Coffee Association) www.aasca.com
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CHINA
Endorsing Body
Shanghai CMP Sinexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd www.cmpasia.com
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INDIA
Endorsing Body
Speciality Coffee Association of India – badracoffee@hotmail.com
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JAPAN
Endorsing Body
Specialty Coffee Association of Japan www.scaj.org
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KOREA
Endorsing Body
Specialty Coffee Association of Korea – song-lee @ m2.dion.ne.jp
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NEW ZEALAND
Endorsing Body
AASCA (see Australia)
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THAILAND
Endorsing Body
WBC Hemisphere Co-ordinator Emily Oak (with Milan Crosse Partners Thailand) – mcpl @ ksc.th.com
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EUROPE/AFRICA

AUSTRIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – martin.kienreich@coffee-scout.com
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BOSNIA HERTZOGOVENA
Endorsing Body
SCAE Italian Chapter (see Italy)
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BULGARIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – youroukov @ spetema.com
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CZECH REPUBLIC
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – scae@scae.cz
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CROATIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – + 385 1 2409-369
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DENMARK
Endorsing Body
SCAE Chapter Denmark – syl@chokolade-compagniet.dk
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ESTONIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE Narional Coordinator – Vello.leitham@netexpress.ee
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FINLAND
Endorsing Body
Speciality Coffee Association of Finland – www.seko.fi
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FRANCE
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – gmeauxsoone@meo.fr
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GERMANY
Endorsing Body
National Coordinator SCAE German Chapter – info@scae.info
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GREECE
Endorsing Body
Nextmedia Hellas S A – nextmdia@otenet.gr
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ICELAND
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – adalheidur@kaffitar.is
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IRELAND
Endorsing Body
SCAE Ireland – info@marco.ie
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ISRAEL
Endorsing Body
AVA Coffee & Tea – ava-cof@isdn.net.il
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ITALY
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – info@musetti.it
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KENYA
Endorsing Body
Jens Heindrik Thomsen in conjunction with EAFCA – khsmith@ratescenter.org
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LEBANON
Endorsing Body
The Roster and Casper & Cambini – anthony@casperandgambinis.com
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LUXEMBURG
Endorsing Body
Jens Heinrik Thomsen WBC Hemisphere Co-ordinator – felix.miny@munhowen.lu
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NETHERLANDS
Endorsing Body
Peeze Coffee – b.hierck@peeze.nl
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NORWAY
Endorsing Body
SCAE Norway Chapter – tone@sh.no
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POLAND
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – tobracaj@aol.com
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ROMANIA
Endorsing Body
Romania SCAE Chapter / National Coordinator – trade@coffeebrokers.us
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RUSSIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – gourmet@ztel.ru
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SERBIA
Endorsing Body
Jens Heinrik Thomsen WBC Hemisphere Co-ordinator
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SLOVAKIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE Slovakia – scae@scae.sk
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SLOVENIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – info@planetcoffee.it
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SWEDEN
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – jan.hartman@specialkaffe.org
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SWITZERLAND
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – samuel.zenger@blaser-cafe.ch
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UKRAINE
Endorsing Body
SCAE Ukrainian – reminny@ionia.com.ua
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UNITED KINGDOM
Endorsing Body
SCAE UK National Coordinator – Stephen@coffeehunter.com
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YUGOSLAVIA
Endorsing Body
SCAE National Coordinator – +381 11 30 40 300
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AMERICAS (NTH AND STH)

BRAZIL
Endorsing BodySpecialty Coffee Association of Brazil – www.bsca.com.brHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaCANADA
Endorsing BodyCindy Chang WBC Hemisphere CoordinatorHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaCOSTA RICA
Endorsing BodySpeciality Coffee Association of Costa Rica – mcercone@scacr.comHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaEL SALVADOR
Endorsing BodySCAE National Coordinator – teresab@sv.intercomnet.netHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaMEXICO
Endorsing BodyCOSCAFE – info@cafeetrusca.com.mxHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaGUATEMALA
Endorsing BodyAnacafe – lizr@anacafe.orgHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaPUERTO RICO
Endorsing BodyAsociacion de Baristas de Puerto Rico, Inc. – german@encantospr.comHow To Be Officially Accredited As A BaristaUNITED STATES
Endorsing BodySCAA Specialty Coffee Association of America – www.scaa.org

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Comments

  1. Are there any company/associations that will accredit baristas in Hong Kong/ South China area? Thanks. I can not find more information from the China website above. Must have missed something… Thanks.

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