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SCA Barista Skills - Foundation in Ahmedabad

Regular price ₹ 25,300.00
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Course Timings : 11:00AM - 5:00PM


  • The Barista Skills Foundation course allows learners, with no previous barista experience, to gain an introductory understanding of coffee itself, as well as foundational skills required to operate an espresso bar. 
  • This is one of the Coffee Diploma System Foundation modules, 5 credits will be awarded after completion. 

What you will learn:  

  • What is specialty coffee? 
  • The course sets the foundation blocks for learners to set a coffee grinder, make espressos, foam and texture milk for milk-based espresso drinks (latte, cappuccino, etc.). The course also explores the implementation of health and safety practices and customer service protocols.  
  • Coffee journey from seed to cup 
  • Differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee 
  • Introduction of specialty coffee and trends 
  • Skills to prepare and serve espresso 
  • Sensory aspects of an espresso 
  • Prepare and serve cappuccino and latte 
  • Milk steaming techniques to create milk-based coffee beverages 
  • Gain insight into the education system fashioned at “Specialty Coffee of India (SCAI)” 

Practical learning objectives and activities prepare the learner to conduct key foundational tasks of a barista. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives. 


Who Should Attend 

SCA Barista Skills Foundation is suitable for: 

  • Budding Home Baristas 
  • Aspiring Career Baristas/Individuals keen to pursue a career in the Food & Beverage industry 
  • Coffee Enthusiasts 


Course methodology 

  • In – person classroom session (2 Days – inclusive of practical exam) 
  • Module specific lectures to explain concepts and theories about being a barista and coffee skills 
  • Practical activities including demonstrations and practice time allocated for espresso dial-ins and milk beverage creation 
  • Mutual sharing and feedback  
  • Practical Exam - Post theoretical training and practice hours, a practical examination will be conducted at our Academy.  
  • Online Exam - Learners will have up to 20 days, once the online exam link is generated, to attend an online theoretical exam. 
  • Course Delivery Language: English   
  • Course Handouts/ Handbooks:  English 


Course Fees 

  • INR 25,300 incl. GST 
  • The course fee includes course learning material, SCA examination and certification.  You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online). 
  • Note: Upon 2 failed attempts students may choose to pay re-enroll/ re-exam fee for SCA certification or opt out of the exam if they choose to. There will be no SCA certification given in this case, but a certificate of completion from SCAI will be provided. 


41 Spring Field Row House, Judges Bunglow Rd, near Amul Auda Garden, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054 


Where is the training conducted? 

The training is conducted at our Bengaluru center. However, for region specific training programs the training will be conducted at the location mentioned for the training program (for instance, IAC Judges' Certification program)


Specialty Coffee Academy India

413, 9th Main Rd, 4th Block, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011

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Are there any online courses? 

Currently, all of our courses are formatted for an “in - person classroom” mode due to the nature of course, where tangible and sensory experience are just as significant as the theory modules.

Are any trainings conducted in locations other than Bangalore (Mumbai, Delhi, etc.) 

Currently, all our classroom trainings are conducted at our Bengaluru center but we are looking to expand our footprint to other cities in the country. Stay tuned!

What course is right for me? 

Course can be opted for based on area of interest in the world of coffee. All of our courses have a section highlighting what an ideal audience for the course would be. In case of further queries/ confusion please reach out to us over email/ WhatsApp.

What is SCA certification?

SCA certification is a globally recognized certification which can be leveraged to pursue professional aspirations or AST status, anywhere across the globe.

What is SCAI certification? 

SCAI certification is a certification offered by “Specialty Academy of India” or SCAI and stands as a testimony of your successful completion of the module in which the certification has been achieved.

Why does the SCA certification course cost so much? 

The SCA certification courses’ cost is inclusive of training, SCA certification fee and GST. The course cost will not have any additional/ hidden cost on top of what is displayed for the product.

Can I get a refund on cancellation of my booked slot?

Since we work with micro batches, the number of slots in every program (SCA program or SCAI workshops) are extremely limited and therefore a refund will not be possible. However, in case of unavoidable circumstances, we can move your booked slot to one of the upcoming scheduled batches, as per your convenience. Please reach out to the education co-ordinator in such event.

Is accommodation provided? 

SCAI undertakes delivery of quality training courses and provision of training handbooks/ handouts. Food and accommodation arrangements will have to be planned and borne by the learner.