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

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


This course is designed to introduce core sensory skills to those with no previous experience. It investigates the way we perceive what we taste and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee’s natural characteristics.

No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module. A passion for great coffee is essential! 

Course Overview:

  • What is sensory analysis and evaluation?

  • Why is sensory analysis important in coffee?

  • Tastes and aromas in coffee

  • Cupping protocols

  • Core sensory equipment

Complimentary Workshop

This Foundation course includes a complimentary pre-class workshop that will be conducted on a separate day. The workshop runs from 10am - 12.30pm / 2 pm - 4.30 pm / 6.30 pm - 9 pm and covers:

  • What is Specialty Coffee - This benefits learners new to coffee. It offers an insight into the world of specialty coffee and introduces the Bettr Barista Education Ecosystem. Students will also learn to understand coffee aromas, flavours and how to taste specialty coffee.

This workshop is recommended (but not mandatory), and you can select your workshop date when you book your Foundation course online.


Course Fee: S$480.00 (including GST)

This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for Singaporeans).

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)