Welcome to our Foundations program! Knowing the basics of coffee will give you a significant leg up in virtually any route you want to pursue in the coffee industry!

About this course

This is a bundle of entry level SCAE courses. This program will give you the general knowledge on coffee and it will prepare you for any path on coffee specialisation you may wish to pursue in future. This course is suitable for beginners seeking to gain an insight into barista skills, brewing skills and the history of coffee.


Approx. 4 - 6 Weeks

Skill Level

Entry Level

Available Sessions

Morning, Afternoon & Evening

What is included in the course

  • Beanstitute Membership
  • Three SCAE Diplomas
  • Beanstitute Foundation Diploma
  • 4 hours of free access of our coffee lab
  • Milk & Coffee will be provided

Foundation Program Modules

  • History of coffee
  • Coffee value chain
  • Coffee brewing
  • Science of Espresso
  • Grinder calibration
  • Espresso basics
  • Sensory analysis
  • Cupping protocols
  • Sensory equipment
  • Coffee Extraction
  • Elements of Brew
  • Brewing Methods
  • Growing & Processing
  • Shipping & Storage
  • Cupping & Grading

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Which combination of SCAE modules would you like to take?