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

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)

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)