SCA Barista Skills - Foundation (1 Day) $600

SCA Barista Skills - Foundation (1 Day) $600

Barista skills course for beginners


This Barista training course is designed to introduce core Barista skills to people with no previous Barista experience.

You will learn: 

  • The key components of an espresso recipe.
  • Fundamental techniques for espresso preparation (dosing, distribution, and tamping).
  • How to identify correct and incorrect extraction by taste.
  • How to adjust a grinder.
  • How to prepare silky smooth milk.
  • How to prepare typical espresso beverages (e.g. Cappuccino, Machiato, Flat White, Caffe Latte etc.) 
  • Workspace management.
  • Hygienic work practices.
  • Daily grinder and espresso machine cleaning.

Students who successfully complete the online exam after the course to receive the internationally recognised SCA Barista Skills certification.  SCA Barista Skills certification earns credit towards the SCA Cafe Diploma.

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What you will learn

  • Fundamental techniques and processes for extracting espresso to industry standards
  • Skills for preparing silky milk and pouring basic espresso beverages
  • Workspace management

What you will get

  • Access to the world’s leading coffee education program
  • Detailed course notes
  • Participants who successfully complete the written & practical exams will receive internationally recognised certification, and earn points towards the SCAE Coffee Diploma.

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Pre-requisites: SCA Introduction to Coffee is a recommended, and all knowledge and skill from that module will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments.

Genovese Coffee

(137 Reviews)

Genovese Coffee has been in coffee for 3 generations, and we have over 60 years of experience.

We offer a range of courses to suit new or experienced baristas, as well as those who want to improve their home espresso.  All of our courses have practical, detailed theory, as well as activities so you can apply your skills during the course.

Our courses are led by award winning, highly experienced, and internationally certified professionals who make it easy for you to understand coffee in our certified SCA Premier Training Campus, with state of the art espresso, brewing, and roasting equipment, located close to Melbourne’s CBD.

For those wanting to take their coffee career to the next level, we also offer the world’s only internationally recognised coffee education program – The Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Skills Program, including Roasting; Sensory Skills; Green Coffee; Barista Skills; and Brewing.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Wendyrated it
23 Feb 2021
I was attending the barista course foundation on 19 FEB.At first start I was abit nervous as my English is not that good.But my trainer is very nice and through and explaine every details til I understand. And the content is very practical and you can do a lot on-hand practise as well. I m really enjoy learning with Genovese and I m gonna start my brewing course tomorrow and I ask my boyfriend join me as well. Strongly Recommend to you guys
Jerryrated it
24 Mar 2023
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

We appreciate your choice of Genovese Coffee for your coffee education, and our course pricing reflects the following:

  • The quality of the training provided.
  • Pre-class preparation.
  • The quality of the equipment & the cost of materials used.
  • Small class sizes.
  • The ongoing development of our trainers.

Once your booking is confirmed and your payment is cleared, we begin the process of preparing your class.  Although we understand events or illness may require that you reschedule or cancel your booking, our refund and rescheduling policy reflects the costs incurred in the preparation of the scheduled class.

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