This is a Distance Learning Course -- Refer to 'Inclusive of' section for more details.
SCA Brewing 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 to learn a variety of different brewing equipment and will be shown the correct procedures to coax a good cup from different equipment such as filter, pourover, Aeropress and the Syphon. You can even get to taste the coffees and brew alongside with the instructor while learning from home.
The E-learning module of “What is Specialty Coffee” is provided to all students that sign up for our SCA Foundation Courses to teach the basic coffee concepts. All students are required to attend as it provides basis to 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 Bettr Barista coffee education system
(Virtual Theory + Virtual Practical)
Introduction to Brew Elements
Steps of Brew
Brewing with different equipment and methods
*Only students in Singapore will be mailed the Class Kit: "250g single origin coffee (ground for class), a weighing scale." Do note that registration closes 5 days prior to course date to allow time for mailing. Overseas students are welcome to join and benefit from all components of the class, and can source the materials in the class kit in their own country.
You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online).
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 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 Terms and Conditions for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds.
Registration will close 5 days prior to commencement of class to allow time for mailing the class kit.
Course Fees: $350 (including GST)
The course fee includes course learning material, class kit, SCA examination and certification.
Theory re-exam/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 exam (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
E-learning (45 mins) - What is Specialty Coffee? (This is a one-time requirement, if you are signed up for multiple SCA Foundation classes)
Virtual Classroom (3 hours) - Theory components of the module are taught by an instructor in the Virtual Classroom
Practical (3.5 hours) - Practical components of the module taught and guided by an instructor in the Virtual Classroom where we demonstrate the steps of brew and how to adjust your brewing parameters to achieve a better cup
Exam - Theory (online)
This course is currently not eligible for SkillsFuture Credits.
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