Trader Cafe - Specialty Coffee in Birmingham

We are an independent Coffee Shop, Coffee Roasters in Northfield Birmingham. We roast the coffee on premise. We like coffee. And we sell coffee. We want to share with you what we believe to be good, quality and price. If you like our coffee, we are exciting and encouraged. If you don't hate it, at least find us different (we should be), we are already very happy. ; )

Barista Training Birmingham - 2020 Oct Nov Schedule

 Schedule of SCA Training in Oct / Nov 2020

***Covid-19 Special Arrangement, minimise contact, social distance observed (see another note).
Limit to max 2ppl/class. If any reason in-person class is not possible, online session arranged.



OCTOBER SCHEDULE
14 October - Brewing Foundation 
15 October - Introduction of Coffee 
21-22 October - Barista Intermediate
28-29 October - Brewing Intermediate

(Other month please go to Calendar on the right panel)


Our courses are SCA accredited, Specialty Coffee Association. Students who complete and succeed the exam will be awarded with SCA certificate.

-> Foundation course is a good starting point for beginner and for those who want to join the Barista profession or coffee industry.
-> Intermediate course is for advancement for experience barista and professional.
-> Professional level is meant for Head Barista or management. Who knows, may be you will be the owner of a coffee shop.

We Are Hiring


Coffee Shop Staff 

COFFEE SHOP LOOK FOR PASSIONATE STAFF 



*** POSITION IS FILLED ***

Thanks for all friends to refer and share in their FB. Sweet ~~

Face Mask Sell at Cost £2

Stock some face masks. Sell at cost. £2 a pack (10 pieces, in sealed packing, reasonable quality).

Not sure how much it may help. It is good to see more people are selling protective products at more reaonsonable cost. When more people do a little more, profiteer will not exist.

Something we cannot make money of ~~

Coffee Training - Introduction of Coffee (SCA Accredited Course)


Introduction of Coffee (0.5 Day)

Introduction to Coffee is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. This half day class deliver essential knowledge of coffee. 


WHAT WE WILL COVER : Coffee Journey from its origin in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today. From farming the cherries through drying, roasting, brewing and finally drinking, this module looks at the processes coffee goes through. Coffee cupping to taste the various flavors coffee has to offer.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : No prerequisite required


COURSE FEE: £120
VENUE: 824 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NS

>>>SCHEDULE CHECK HERE <<< 


>>> BUY <<<  Direct Debit one off payment


***COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT: see another note of same title

Barista Training - Barista Skills Foundation

Barista Foundation (1 Day)

New to coffee? This one day class will deliver essential knowledge of what makes a good barista. We will cover core skills required to deliver barista menu.


WHAT WE WILL COVER : Essential coffee knowledge: coffee origin, Arabicas VS Robusta, how to store and preserve coffee Grind, dose, extract and brew a good cup of espresso: following a set of steps of industry standard Milk technique: how to steam different milk textures, which is the base of espresso based drinks Barista menu: learn barista menu and how to make them Workspace management: hygiene, health, safety, machine cleaning and basic maintenance


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : No prior knowledge required


COURSE FEE: £240
VENUE: 824 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NS
***COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT: see another note of same title

Barista Training - Barista Skills Intermediate

Barista Intermediate (2 Days)

Build up coffee skills through practical and theoretical training. To develop competency to make a great espresso-based coffee to next level professionally.


WHAT WE WILL COVER : Look more deeply into coffee beans, blends to single origins, Bourbons to Caturras Look at workspace and work flow for an optimum layout Refine your espresso skills and dial in a specific recipe Deliver sets of drinks to specification Test your knowledge and skill with a series of written and practical assessments.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : This course is aimed at baristas with some experience looking to refine their skillset.


COURSE FEE: £450
VENUE: 824 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NS

>>>SCHEDULE CHECK HERE <<<

>>> BUY <<<    Direct Debit one off payment

(Direct Debit is secure online payment and covered by Direct Debit protection, but it takes 5 days to go through. So we can accept booking of direct debit payment minimum 1 week in advance of the course).

COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT - see another note of same title

Coffee Training - Brewing Foundation (SCA Accredited Course)

Brewing Foundation (1 Day)

COURSE HOURS : Recommended course hours: 6 hours excluding exams Written exam 30 minutes Practical exam 30 minutes ***

WHAT WE WILL COVER : Coffee Origin and Processes Brewing Guideline for extraction, ratio, time, turbulence, temperature Introduce core brewing skills and equipment How to grind and brew to the correct recipe

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : Introduction to Coffee is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module.

COURSE FEE: £240
VENUE: 824 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NS
(Direct Debit is secure online payment and covered by Direct Debit protection, but it takes 5 days to go through. So we can accept booking of direct debit payment minimum 1 week in advance of the course).

>>>SCHEDULE CHECK HERE <<<

>>> BUY <<<    Direct Debit one off payment

*** COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT - see another note of same title

Course Arrangement During COVID-19

COVID-19 WARNING

Class is limited to max 2 to ensure social distance and prevention of Covid-19. Student who has symptons of flu, sore throat, or coughing MUST NOT come to the class. Temperature will be checked in arrival and those have temperature cannot be admitted to the class. Course in other date/ time, on site or online, will be re-arranged. Course material will be delivered in advance, reading before the class is required in order to reduce contact time. Pratice will be done in sequence, one by one, rather than crowding all at the same time.


Coffee Training - Brewing Intermediate

Brewing Intermediate (2 Days)

COURSE HOURS : 12 hours (including instruction and practical time) ***


WHAT WE WILL COVER : Designed to introduce the concept of scientifically measuring coffee extraction and to explore the elements of coffee brewing, brewing intermediate helps the coffee professional manipulate brew techniques to improve coffee quality. All coffee brewed during this course will be measured and charted by the AST for Strength and Extraction. Allow for discussion and questions.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : Brewing Foundation


COURSE FEE: £450
VENUE: 824 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NS (or conduct online in case of Covid-19 lockdown, or any related reason. Student are required to have access internet. Practice may be adapted considered different student have different equipment with them. Exam is conducted online).

>>>SCHEDULE CHECK HERE <<<

>>> BUY <<<    Direct Debit one off payment

*** COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGMENT: see another note of same title

Face Shield Sell at Cost £2.5

Face Shield Sell at Cost £2.5

We stock some face protective shields, reasonable quality, adjustable angle. We sell at cost £2.50, others sell at £5-10. Something we cannot make money of. 

(Note: Limited to one per customer. We don't show it over the counter. Ask us. Thanks)

50% Discount 3-31 August (valid only Mon Tue Wed, Eat-in)

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