Barista Skills Foundation

Barista Skills Foundation

SKU: BS1_2

Barista Skills Foundation

The Barista Skills Foundation course focuses on the key skills required to set a grinder, make espresso and foam, and texture milk for cappuccinos. This course allows one to gain an introductory understanding of the coffee itself and set a foundation from which to build practical skills for milk technique and latte art, while implementing health and safety practices and customer service.

Course Information

  • Course Length: Minimum 8 hours including exams
  • Prerequisites: None; Introduction to Coffee recommended

Written Exam Information:

  • Total Number of Questions on Online Written Exam: 20 (worth one point each) Total Time Allowed for Online Written Exam: 22 minutes
  • Passing Score (Online Written Exam): 60%

Practical Exam Information:

  • Total Time Allowed for Practical Exam: 30 minutes Total Number of Sections on Practical Exam: 2
  • Passing Score (Practical Exam): Section 1 – 66% = 12 points correct
  • Section 2 – 86.5% = 45 points correct

A candidate must pass all 2 sections of the exam, in order to pass the entire exam. However, if a candidate should fail a section, the candidate should be encouraged to continue with the exam. If a candidate fails a section, they need only retake the failed section.

Cost: $400.00 Includes SCA certification fee, handouts, lunch and all class supplies