Friday 19 August 2022

Notorious Café officially opened Abu Dhabi’s first SCA accredited campus

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ABU DHABI, UAE – Home-grown coffee concept, Notorious, has officially opened doors to Abu Dhabi’s first ever Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) accredited campus. Located in Abu Dhabi – Mussafah, within the Al Barakah Holding (2nd floor) building, the coffee academy is designed to explore the various elements of the coffee industry and enhance each student’s skills using high-quality equipment, qualified instructors, and well-planned programs.

The facility will solely focus on training for all coffee related courses, some of which have been tailored in house and others that are SCA recognized.

The training program at the academy is offering a variety of lessons ideal for all levels of coffee enthusiasts, from home to café or connoisseur. Courses include Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills, amongst multiple others.

Commenting on the launch, Samer Mashal, Founder of Notorious, said, “This is an extremely proud and exciting moment for us at Notorious. I am a coffee enthusiast myself, as well as a certified SCA instructor, and have always felt that there is a shortage of proper coffee education in Abu Dhabi, and in the UAE as a whole.

I sought to bridge this gap by offering a stand-alone facility, ‘a coffee college’ of sorts, that provides in-depth knowledge and the correct technique, emphasizing the importance of coffee education.

We are keen on spearheading these efforts and hope to become the region’s coffee learning center. We look forward to welcoming our students and hope they will take the opportunity to discover more about our offering,”

The fees and duration vary as per each course requirements; for more information, please visit

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