Trader Cafe - Specialty Coffee in Birmingham

We are an independent Coffee Shop, Coffee Roasters in 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. ; )

Coming Coffee Training Courses

Barista Training in Birmingham

Coming Coffee Training Courses

These courses are SCA accredited - for those who want to join the coffee industry, or further develop their skills. We offer discounts in some courses. Contact us if you are interested. #sca #coffeetraining #baristaskills #baristatraining



Continue to believe, good product comes in good price. Many items are available only online. 

De'Longhi Active Line Filter Coffee Maker

High quality filter coffee maker in black (or white) and silver, a modern breakfast essential.
  • Aroma function
  • Keep warm stays hot
  • Material: Stainless Steel, Plastic, Glass
  • Easy to use, just 2 buttons
  • Easy to clean. Permanent filter. Washable carafe


SCA Introduction to Coffee - - - 17 JUN 2022 - - -

Introduction of Coffee (0.5 Day)

Certificate Option

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

SCA Brewing Foundation - - - 24 JUN 2022 - - -

Certificate Option

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.

SCA Barista Skills Foundation - - - 18 JUN 2022 - - -

SCA Accredited Coffee Training

Certificate Option

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


Barista coffee knowledge: coffee jorney, coffee in closer look, Arabicas VS Robusta, coffee species and varities, how to store and preserve coffee, workspace management

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 prerequisite required

SCA Brewing Intermediate - - - 26 to 27 AUG 2022 - - -


Brewing Intermediate (2 Day)

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 : 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 

SCA Barista Skills Intermediate - - 22-23 JULY 2022 - -

Certificate Option

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.

Coffee of Asia

After work today, I roasted 5 batches of new coffee. Many know that I like African coffee a lot. You know what ?! I have Asian coffee this time~~ Exciting><

Last week, I came across some acquaintance in the African church of my good friend. They were so curious why I was there. Is there any problem sir?