SCA Barista Skills - Foundation (1 Day, 9am - 6pm)

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.

(This course is available in Mandarin. 本课程提供中文教学请点击此处)

Course Overview:

  • 9am - 12:30pm: Espresso Basics

  • 1:30pm - 3.30pm: Milk Basics

  • 3.30pm - 6pm: Hands-on Practice, Cleaning & Maintenance

PRE-CLass workshop

“What is Specialty Coffee” is a pre-class introductory workshop that teaches basic coffee concepts and introduces specialty coffee tasting which will be applied to all SCA Foundation classes. This workshop is provided at no extra cost and all students are strongly encouraged to attend as it eases you into the class.

What you will learn:

  • Understand basic coffee aromas and flavours

  • Understand how to taste coffee

  • Gain insight into the Bettr Coffee Education System

The workshop is conducted on weekdays and weekends at 10 am - 12.30 pm / 2 pm - 4.30 pm / 6.30 pm - 9 pm. You can select your workshop date when you book your Foundation class online.


Course Fee: S$480 (including GST)

This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for Singaporeans).

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test and both exams will be scheduled another day (1-hour time slots). Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - S$40

  • Practical retest - S$80

Learners must complete their tests 2 months from the date of their class, after which a S$30 administration fee will be applied to reschedule the test date.

Learners may also opt out of doing the tests, in which case there will be no SCA certification awarded. However, these learners will receive a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista.

We require a minimum number of 3 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date.

Please READ OUR BOOKING POLICY for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds. 

* Registration will close 3 days prior to commencement of class.

Additional UTAP training benefit is available for NTUC members.

Foundation + Intermediate combo

Save when you take both the Foundation and Intermediate level courses. This package also includes a complimentary 1-hour Barista Lab valued at $100.

Package Fee: S$1,200 including GST (full value $1,430)

Or, if you're looking to complete all SCA Foundation level courses, take a look at our Foundation Series Package.


Other package pricing combinations are also available.