Barista Skills Foundation


Build a solid foundation of barista skills in this comprehensive one-day hands-on introductory barista training class.

We’ll practice recommended processes for brewing espresso, adjusting espresso grinders, and steaming milk, and use them to create delicious espresso-based beverages.


In this hands-on barista training class, students learn how to brew espresso using various recipes and practice pulling shots. We’ll taste and discuss properly and improperly prepared espresso and learn how to adjust an espresso grinder to achieve delicious results. Students will practice steaming milk and then use all of their new skills to create espresso-based beverages. We’ll also learn how to clean espresso machines and grinders.

No prior experience is necessary, though completing Introduction to Coffee is strongly recommended.

Successful completion of this barista training class and a short online written exam qualifies the learner for the Specialty Coffee Association’s Barista Foundation certificate.

Course fee include all SCA Certificate Fees.

Please review our Course Conduct and Cancellation Policies before completing your registration. Paid registration for a course indicates acceptance of these policies.

Additional information

Class Date

8/23 9am-5pm, Charlotte, 9/13 9am-5pm, Charlotte

Course Location

Trail Blaze Coffee Training Center, Charlotte, NC


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