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SCA Brewing Foundation (Blended Learning)

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


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

SCA Brewing Skills Foundation is designed to introduce the novice to the core skills and equipment required to produce great brewed coffee. After a little theory on the seven key essentials to brewing, students get their hands on a variety of different brewing equipment to test their skills and taste some great coffees.

They will be shown the correct procedures to get the best out of different brewing equipment from filter, pour over, Aeropress and syphon. No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module.

Course Overview:

  • Introduction to Coffee and Coffee Extraction
  • The Essential Elements of Brew
  • Introduction to Brewing Methods

Practical times & dates available (9am - 4pm), please key in your choice at checkout. 

  • July - 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 29 Jul
  • August - 1 Aug, 14 Aug, 23 Aug, 25 Aug
  • September - 1 Sep, 11 Sep, 22 Sep

This course is also available as part of a combo (beginner + intermediate) and a series (foundation series). Get in touch to find out more. Discounts are applicable.

Funding and Subsidies

This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for Singaporeans)

Inclusive of

  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 (2 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 (6 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. Tests - theory (online) and practical

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.


The course fee includes 1 online theory and 1 practical test. 

Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:
Written retest - S$40.00
Practical retest - S$80.00

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. 


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 Terms and Conditions for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds.

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