Combines both SCA Intro to Coffee + SCA Barista Foundations


SCA Intro to coffee teaches students about coffee’s journey from its origins in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today. From growing the cherries through grading, roasting, and brewing, this course provides an overview of the coffee supply and value chain.


Students will learn:

  • The journey from seed to cup
  • Coffee processing
  • The roasting process
  • Difference between promotional and specialty grade coffee
  • Difference between arabica and robusta coffee
  • Manual brewing methods
  • Coffee cupping


The SCA Barista Foundatinons course provides a first taste of this specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into the professional barista world by learning key skills including espresso preparation, steaming milk, and maintaining a clean bar. The Foundation level requires no previous experience.


Students will learn:

  • Workspace Management - learn the tools of the trade and how to minimize waste in order to maximize profits


  • Espresso and Milk Preparation - work on top of the line equipment and learn industry best practices and techniques in shot pulling and milk steaming, as well as how to effectively use an espresso grinder and machine.


  • Palate Development - learn to speak coffee flavor like a coffee pro using the coffee tasters flavor wheel


  • Customer Service - learn the role of the barista within the specialty coffee community and how they effect environment, atmosphere, product and service, ensuring optimal customer experience


  • Health, Safety and Hygiene - learn how local laws apply to the safety and hygiene of equipment and cleaning in accordance with manufacturer specifications


  • Cleaning, Maintenance and Troubleshooting - gain an understanding for machine maintenance and care and know when service calls are warranted

SCA Barista Beginners 2-Day Class Bundle