Green Coffee is essential to specialty coffee. It’s the foundation from which everything else can be built on - roasting, brewing. Good ingredients are a must for good food, but sometimes we forget that green coffee is the basic raw ingredient that can make a cup of coffee delicious or not worth a second sip.
— Sam Choi, Guest Instructor (JC Coffee Solutions)

SCA green coffee - Foundation (1 Day)

For: Aspiring baristas, roasters and coffee professionals looking to understand the basics of green coffee


This Foundation course covers the key concepts surrounding green coffee, from growing the plant, through processing, shipping, storage and arrival at a roaster.  It includes an introduction to cupping and coffee grading.

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$480.00 (including GST)

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

  • Written retest - S$40.00

  • Practical retest - S$80.00

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.

Foundation + Intermediate combo

Save when you take both the Foundation and Intermediate level courses. 

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