SCA Barista Foundation

2-day certified educational course

Barista Basic ist ein intensiver 1-Tages-Kurs

Certified barista course for coffee lovers, coffee insiders, coffee shop, gastronomy & hotel staff

More and more people are looking for quality and recognise immediately, whether your opponent is able to handle a professional machine and a milk steamer properly. 


Make your first step to becoming a professional barista and let us train you in our SCA Barista Foundation course!

Our barista courses are held according to the standardised certification system (the Coffee Skills Program) by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and are therefore internationally recognised by coffee shops around the globe.

The SCA Barista Foundation course - which will conclude with a final theoretical and practical exam by the independent institute, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). In this course we are teaching upcoming baristas and coffee lovers everything they need to know about how to handle a semi-automatic espresso machine and milk steamer properly. All practical parts will be also taught in theoretical lectures.



This educational course will be held be the authorized and international barista Trainer Michael Haller. He is authorized to teach SCA certified courses and exams.


Course schedule

Day 1 9am - 5pm


+ Welcoming


+ Introduction and course scheduling


+ History and global distribution of coffee


+ Basic knowledge of coffee growing regions, harvesting, processing, roasting and preparation of coffee


+ Bean knowledge, quality and correct storage of coffee


+ Optimal extraction - Grinding, dosing and tamping


+ Workspace management and workflow


+ Cleaning, health and safety 


Day 2 | 9am -5pm



+ Extraction and correct preparation of espresso


+ Milk knowledge and professional milk foaming technique


+ Latte Art Basics


+ Barista workflow according to international standards


+ Modern coffee recipes


Exam at the end of the course


+ Practical exam according to the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)


+ Theoretical exam according to the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) - will be done by the student in an online exam after the practical exam.

Requirements: No previous knowledge is required to attend this course. Interest in coffee is highly recommended.


Number of people: Max. 4 people


Duration: 2 days (each day 9am - 5pm)


Course fee: € 650,- / person including all taxes and certification fees


Location: Prater 80, 1020 Vienna


Important information: 

Please register after payment (free of charge) as a Learner (Become a Learner) following this link: 


Afterwards please register for all exams because all theoretical exams will be held online!


You are interested in booking this course?

Courses are held with a minimum number of 3 participants


Please enter your details into the form below and we will let you know as soon as enough people are interested so we can find a suitable course date.


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If attendants do not show up to a course then our AGB apply if no other course date is selected in advance.

No credit voucher or return of booked courses.

Booked courses can not be converted into goods.

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