SCA Barista Foundation

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Course Hour: 14-18 Hours
Course Date: Oct. 05, 06, 07 (9am – 14:30pm)
Course Fee: CAD$500/SCA Member & Non Member
Practical Exam/

Written Exam/

Certificate Fee:

CAD$120.00/SCA Member



Mandatory: None
Recommended: Introduction to coffee.

Overview: Designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Successful Candidates should be able to simply calibrate their grinders and make an Espresso and Cappuccino to core standards.

1. Understanding of the importance using fresh coffee beans and how to keep them fresh
2. Understanding of the importance of maintaining a hygienic and organized workspace
3. Identification and naming of parts of grinder and demonstration of dosing technique
4. Identification and naming of parts of espresso machine
5. Demonstration of steps for preparing espresso
6. Demonstration of steps for steaming milk
7. Demonstration of good techniques for preparing and serving an Espresso and Cappuccino
8. Demonstration of safe and hygienic work practices when preparing and serving espresso drink
9. Understanding of the importance of regular cleaning of the grind and espresso machine

Attendees will be at Bicerin Coffee Lab from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
To Enrol with SCA site: and search “Canada”

2 reviews for SCA Barista Foundation

  1. Posted by  • 

    If you have no experience and want to have your own coffee shop, definitely recommend, possibly with intermediate together, cause the foundation lay the solid foundamental suff underneath and then you could build up skills faster.

    Rated 5 out of 5
  2. Posted by  • 

    The second day for my coffee course is the SCA Barista Foundation. We love the environments at Bicerin Coffee Lab because I met so many new sincere friends who love the coffee as well. I think the foundation course is perfect for those whom want to get a taste of a new area of coffee knowledge with no prior experience. Not really hard but you can learn so many new knowledges. Barista Foundation is for the people like me with no experience and focuses on the key skills required to work in a coffee shop, like how to set up your grinder, make espresso and foam and texture of milk for cappuccinos, etc. I still remember how nervous I was when first took the practical exam. Everything was new to me, fortunately, Jingbo was so patience and walked me through step by step, and again and again until I can totally handle it by myself. I was so happy I can make a latte by myself. When I drank the latte that was made by myself, I know it means something.

    Rated 5 out of 5
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