Who should go through the Barista Level 1 Certificate Program?
Level 1 training classes are available to attend with no prerequisite knowledge, skills, or class credits required (though some is recommended for specific classes). No prior qualifications are required to attend Level 1 training classes. Standards established by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) are introduced and used throughout Level 1, with an emphasis on knowledge, skills, and other attributes used in the specialty coffee workplace where coffee preparation is central. Currently, class credits do not expire and can be accumulated toward the Level 1 Certificate at the preferred pace of the learner. All coursework is at the 100-level, or beginning level, which, according to SCAA’s Definition of Levels is appropriate for the following students:
- Students who are new to the subject or skill.
- Students who have little or no experience or knowledge.