SCA Barista Skills - Foundation (1 Day)

For: Aspiring baristas looking to understand the basics of specialty coffee


This course is designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Students will learn to do a simple calibration of their grinders and make an espresso and cappuccino to core standards.

  • 9am - 11:30am: Espresso Basics
  • 12:30pm - 3pm: Milk Basics
  • 3pm - 5pm: Hands-on Practice, Cleaning & Maintenance
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm: Written Exam

Practical Exam: 30-minute time slots on designated Exam Days (not on same day)

We require a minimum of 3 students to run the class on the stipulated dates, if we do not meet the requirement, students will be informed accordingly and moved to the next available date. Please read our FAQ page to learn more about rescheduling/cancellation policies. 

SkillsFuture credit can be applied towards this course

SkillsFuture credit can be applied towards this course

Course Fee: S$480 (including GST)

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test. Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - S$40
  • Practical retest - S$80

Students must complete their tests 2 months from the date of their class. After which there will be a $30 administration fee incurred to re-schedule the test date. Students may also opt to not do the assessments if they choose to. There will be no SCA certification given in this case, but a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista. 

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Package Pricing

Take both Foundation and Intermediate classes at a special package price of S$1,265 (instead of $1,330). Additional package pricing combinations are available.