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SCA Green Coffee Foundation

Green Coffee Foundation introduces basic concepts regarding the production, trade, and evaluation of green coffee.


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

The Green Coffee Foundation course introduces basic concepts regarding the production, trade, and evaluation of green coffee.

Participants will learn about the specialty coffee supply chain from farm to roaster, including cultivation, harvesting, processing, drying, shipping, storage, and delivery. Within this supply chain, learners take a closer look at the principles of coffee growing, processing, grading, trade, and portfolio management.

Practical learning objectives and activities prepare the learner to conduct basic assessments of green coffee. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.


Practical times & dates available (10am - 3.30pm), please key in your choice at checkout. 

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



 Practical Dates (10 am - 3.30 pm)






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. 

Who Should Attend

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

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 (3 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. Test - theory (online)

Course methodology

  • Mini lectures to explain concepts and theories
  • Practical activities including role playing, demonstrations and practice time allocated
  • Mutual sharing and feedback

Course Fees

$480.00 incl. GST 

The course fee includes course learning material, SCA examination and certification. 

You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online). 

Note: Theory re-exam/re-enrolment fee is S$40.00 (upon 2 failed attempts)

Students may also opt out of the exam 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 4 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.

Add-on Kits

Kits are optional and price is available only as an add-on to the foundation class (pre-order only). Do note that you may not utilise your SkillsFuture Credits on these kits.

  • Add on $55 for a Cupping Starter Kit (Original Price - $73) 
  • Add on $104 for a Cupping Pro Kit (Original Price - $138)


Cupping Starter Kit - A Bag of Roaster's Choice Single Origin Coffee (250g) + Cupping Spoon + Cupping Bowls

Cupping Pro Kit - Two Bags of Roaster's Choice Single Origin Coffee (250g each) + Cupping Spoon + Cupping Bowls + Hario Slim Hand Grinder

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