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Start a Coffee Business with the SCA Foundation Series

Immerse yourself in our Foundation series, which is internationally certified by the Specialty Coffee Association.

Description

This is a Blended Learning Course -- Refer to 'Mode of delivery' section for more details. 

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and there is an ever-growing demand for specialty coffee. If you've ever dreamt of starting your own cafe or coffee business, our foundation series is the perfect place to start. Based on the internationally recognised Specialty Coffee Association syllabus, it provides you with a well-rounded introduction to the world of coffee.

As a premier training campus, we provide a high standard of professional coffee education. Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know about coffee, from farming and processing methods to brewing and tasting. You will also learn about equipment maintenance and customer service. By the end of the course, you will one step closer to being ready to open your own successful cafe or coffee business.

Save $190 when you sign up for these modules as a series - Students also receive access to "What is Specialty Coffee" and 1 cupping spoon

  • SCA Sensory Foundation: Learn about the essentials of sensory evaluation in a practical and interactive manner. Sensory Skills investigates the way we perceive what we taste, how to evaluate coffee’s natural characteristics, and implementing this knowledge in business.
  • SCA Green Coffee Foundation: Learn about the key concepts surrounding green coffee: production, processing, grading, shipping, storage, arrival at destination, as well as coffee contracts and portfolio management.
  • SCA Barista Skills Foundation: Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: learn how to set your grinder, milk techniques and latte art, health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.
  • SCA Brewing Foundation: Learn about the variety of methods for brewing coffee and the brewing variables that affect quality. The Brewing module provides hands-on learning on grind profiles, brewing methods, measuring coffee strength and charting a coffee’s extraction.
  • SCA Roasting Foundation: Learn about the roasting process, including roast cycle, roast levels, identifying defects, the physical changes that beans undergo during the roasting process, as well as workspace management and lean production.

You'll finish the series with a well rounded understanding of coffee. Perfect for the coffee enthusiast or professionals looking to enter the industry, or deepen their knowledge. 

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Scheduled Practical Dates & Times:

Please note that it is mandatory to complete your virtual classes before attending your practical classes.

JULY 2022

 Modules  Practical dates
 Sensory  21 July
 Green Coffee  22 July
 Barista Skills  23 July
 Roasting   24 July
 Brewing  26 July

 

 

Class Timings:

Virtual

Barista Skills, Brewing Skills and Green Coffee Foundation: 10am - 1pm

Roasting and Sensory Skills Foundation: 10am - 12.30pm

Practical

Barista Skills Foundation: 9am - 4.30pm

Brewing Skills and Sensory Skills Foundation : 10am - 4pm

Roasting Skills and Green Coffee Foundation: 10am - 3.30pm

Funding and Subsidies

The Barista Skills Foundation module is SkillsFuture credit eligible (for Singaporeans above 25 years). 

Additional UTAP training benefit is available for NTUC members (Barista Skills Foundation only).

Mode of delivery

  1. E-learning (45 mins) - What is Specialty Coffee? (You will only need to complete this once, if you are signed up for multiple SCA Foundation classes) 

  2. Virtual Classroom (13 hours)- The theory components of the module you have signed up for will be taught by an instructor in a Virtual Classroom, on the date that you have signed up for. 

  3. Practical (36.5 hours) - There is then a practical component of the class where you will visit our Academy and be guided by an instructor on the hands-on components of the module you have signed up for. Please choose your practical date from the options above and indicate your choice at checkout. 

  4. Test - theory (online) 

Complimentary with all Foundation series package bookings:

  • Access to E-learning module "What is Specialty Coffee"

  • 1 cupping spoon

Course Fees

Instalment payment is available for this course, either select the instalment payment option at checkout or drop us an email us at ask@bettrbarista.com for further assistance. 

Pre-Class Workshop

The E-learning module of “What is Specialty Coffee” is provided to all students that sign up for our SCA Foundation Courses, to teach you the basic coffee concepts. All students are required to attend as it eases you into the SCA framework.

What you will learn

  • Coffee journey from seed to cup
  • Differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee
  • Introduction of specialty coffee and trends
  • Gain insight into the BB coffee education system

You will receive further instructions on how to access this E-learning module once you have signed up for your SCA Foundation course.

Certification

The course fees includes the online theory tests. Any subsequent retests (per module) will be charged as follows:

  • Theory retest/re-enrolment fee: S$40.00 (upon 2 failed attempts)

    The online exam link will be sent to you after the practical session has been completed

  • Students must complete the online theory test (2 attempts) within 21 days from the date of receiving the exam links. After which there will be a S$40.00 administration fee re-enrolment incurred due to the exam link expiration.

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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