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SCA Barista Foundations

SCA Barista Foundations

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2024 Dates:

Saturday, July 13, 9AM-4PM

Friday, August 16, 9AM-4PM

Saturday, September 21, 9AM-4PM

Friday, October 11, 9AM-4PM


The SCA Barista Foundations course helps you gain the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar.

You'll learn:

  • How to set your grinder and dial in an espresso recipe
  • Milk techniques
  • Latte Art
  • Health & Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Menu Considerations

Foundations Level (One-Day Course). The foundations level is perfect for beginners and requires no prior experience. This class provides a first taste of what it takes to be a barista and is a great way to get insight into the skills required to run a coffee bar.

Testing: All testing will take place at the end of class. Testing is recommended for those who already have 3-6 months experience as a barista.

To reserve your spot, click "Book Now" above and choose your date on the calendar.

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  • Approachability

    Our teaching style is open, engaging, and non-judgmental.

  • Collaboration

    We love making connections across industries and subject areas.

  • Inclusive Diversity

    Our class offerings represent a range of learning possibility for everyone.

  • Inquisitive Research

    We believe there is always more to learn!

No experience required.

You don't have to be a professional barista or bartender to take a class at the Lab. Our lineup includes resources for amateur coffee enthusiasts and craft beverage aficionados.

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