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Barista Essentials Basic (Blended Learning)

For: Aspiring baristas or coffee hobbyists looking to understand the basics of specialty coffee. Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar.


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

Barista Essentials Basic provides you with a first taste of the Barista discipline and is a great way to get insight into the skills required of a barista including espresso preparation, steaming and texturing milk for cappuccinos, and maintaining a clean bar. No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module. 

Course Overview

  • Espresso Basics
  • Milk Basics (including basic latte art) 
  • Hands-on Practice, Cleaning & Maintenance

Practical times & dates available (9am - 5.30pm), please key in your choice at checkout. 

  • July - 15 Jul, 27 Jul
  • August - 6 Aug, 20 Aug
  • September - 10 Sep, 18 Sep, 24 Sep


Certificate of completion from Bettr Barista will be provided. 


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.

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 (7 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


Instalment payment is available for this course, please email us at if interested. 

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