SCA Barista Skills (Foundation Level)
Duration: 7 hours (2 sessions)
October 19 / 1PM – 5PM
October 20 / 1PM – 4PM (may be instructed to attend the on-site class)
Instructor: Teresa Garcia-Plotkin, Authorized SCA Trainer
Learn the practical skills you need behind the espresso bar: learn how to set your grinder, milk techniques and latte art, health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.
Foundation Level: 5 Points
The Foundation level provides a first taste of a specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to go on to learn more.
The Coffee Skills Program consists of six different modules: Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills.
Each of the specialist modules is available at three different levels, with points attached at every stage. You may choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
~ Introduction to Coffee: 10 Points
~ Barista Skills Module
~ Brewing Module
~ Green Coffee Module
~ Roasting Module
~ Sensory Skills Module
~ Foundation Level: 5 Points
~ Intermediate Level: 10 Points
~ Professional Level: 25 Points
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Teresa Garcia-Plotkin was destined for coffee. After 16 years in the Information Technology sales industry in Singapore, she found herself wondering and wandering about coffee. She even took a part time Barista job in Starbucks Singapore on a short stint. She values education and started taking SCAE courses. After trainings with Mr. Luigi Lupi for her SCA certificates, becoming an in house trainer and Academic Head for BCAA, becoming a Q grader, completing SCA Coffee Diploma—she took her coffee training several notches higher by getting AST certified. She continues her passion and love for coffee thru continuous learning and teaching.