All three Matthew Algie coffee schools receive SCA premier training campus accreditationWritten by Charlotte Gowers
The Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) has awarded all three of Matthew Algie’s training centres with its prestigious Premier Training Campus accreditation, making Matthew Algie not only one of the first members to have joined the SCAE, as it was formerly known, but also the first coffee roaster to have accredited training centres in both the UK and Ireland - and first to hold multisite Premier Training Campuses in Europe.
Located in Glasgow, London and Dublin, each of the training centres has consistently demonstrated compliance with the SCA’s standards of excellence in terms of their provision of educational and learning environments, high-end training equipment and facilities.
The SCA is the world’s leading professional organisation promoting excellence in quality coffee and draws together professionals from all aspects of the coffee industry. The coffee skills programme aims to improve global coffee standards through furthering knowledge and education and consists of a number of different modules.
Caroline Carter, Head of Training at Matthew Algie, commented: “The best operators understand the importance of investing in a barista’s coffee journey. They know that great coffee requires more than just great beans and equipment. Our training courses help baristas to develop a sound understanding of sourcing, production, taste and brewing. And crucially, our 30-strong team of trainers help instil the knowledge, passion and delivery that sits at the heart of the most successful coffee businesses. To date we have trained over 50,000 baristas and we look forward to taking the next step in our training evolution together with SCA.”
Owen Thom, Training and Quality representative at the SCA, said, “We are delighted to be working with Matthew Algie, our long-time partner and the first multisite Premier Training Campus. Their commitment to excellence means that the SCA’s new Coffee Skills Program will be taught to coffee professionals across the UK and Ireland by the some of the best coffee educators in the world.”
As part of the SCA Barista Skills Program, Matthew Algie now offers a number of specialist modules in three learning stages: Foundation, Intermediate and Professional, each of which count towards the SCA Diploma.
For further information on Matthew Algie’s coffee schools and training programmes visit www.matthewalgie.com/training
For further information on the Speciality Coffee Association visit https://sca.coffee/