Barista Pathway Level 1

Learn the basics of espresso preparation, milk, and drink building in The Level 1 Barista Pathway. With access to the best tools, coffees, and industry leaders, Level 1 Barista students receive expertly lead training and a comprehensive introduction to the espresso craft.

CB100 - Seed to Cup
CP103 - Customer Service Essentials
CP151 - Brewing and Extraction Principles
CP152 - Brewing and Extraction Principles Applied
GE103 - Orientation to SCAA Cupping 
CP101 - Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals Part 1
CP102 - Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals Part 2
EXAM - Barista Level 1 Practical Exam and Written Exam


  • If a candidate enters the program with little or no experience, knowledge or skills, the BGA highly recommends that candidates work for at least 3-6 months as a professional barista before attempting EXM_BW1 & BP1.
  • Candidates must complete the entire Level 1 course and testing within 3 years.

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