SCAA Brings Educational Programming to Australia

By Sasha Jade, Coffee Logic International

The Australian specialty coffee market, as those who venture down-under for next year’s World Barista Championship (to be held in Melbourne in May 2013) will find, is a well-developed coffee market;  albeit a very espresso-based coffee market.  Ironically, for such a competitive national industry, formal coffee education for professionals while very advanced for baristas, has until recently been pretty well non-existent for cuppers and roasters.  This has all changed thanks to the SCAA International Education Partnership License program (IEPL).

Coffee Logic International, established by Instaurator and Mick Kiely from Espressology, Saxon Wright from Pablo & Rustys, Emily Oak from AIR and Sasha Jade McGinley from Fat Poppy coffee, in conjunction with the Australasian Specialty Coffee Association, have begun offering SCAA certified courses in Sydney and Melbourne. The response to the initial courses run at the recent Melbourne International Coffee Expo was overwhelming. The hunger (and thirst) for the SCAA courses is enormous. As the unique and boisterous Australian coffee industry continues to grow and explore the world of specialty coffee, the SCAA’s IEPL down-under Coffee Logic International, is looking forward to helping educate Australians about how great coffee doesn’t just happen without a lot of highly educated and proficient coffee professionals.

To find courses being offered at our International Education Partner locations, please visit our events page to view classes in your region.