About DSCI

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Danes Specialty Coffee Institute (DSCI) curriculum and facility was established by Paul Jackson in 1999 to help develop Specialty Coffee and the standard of Espresso in Australia. Since that time DSCI has lead the industry with the most comprehensive Specialty Coffee training programme in Australia for Baristas.

Paul Jackson has been in the coffee industry since 1982, is an accredited trainer holding a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training and creator of Danes Specialty Coffee Institute Barista qualifications and training program.

Paul and Danes Specialty Coffee has been an award winning coffee roaster since 1994 and is the Managing Director of Danes Specialty Coffee. He has owned and managed multiple Danes retail stores since 1995 and has hosted the Danes Grand Barista Championships from 2001 to 2014, Danes Home Barista Competition since 2010 and Danes International Grand Latte Art Championship since 2015.


SCAA Member 2014

In 2013 Danes became an Internationally Licensed Training Partner of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) to train and teach the SCAA Pathway in the International Professional Development Programwww.scaaeducation.org/pathways/

In 2014 the DSCI training facility in Brookvale was accredited as an internationally recognised SCAA training Campus.

We welcome you to join us in one or more of our many Specialty Coffee courses on offer and or to become recognised in the SCAA and Danes Barista qualifications program.

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DSCI barista & SCAA courses available

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