The introductory barista course to begin your journey into the world of quality coffee.
The 2 Day Barista course is ideal for those that want to learn how to make great coffee based on espresso, whether it's to work as a barista in a cafe or as a coffee lover at home.
3 Major Benefits
What You’ll Discover
Coffee has a long journey full of interesting twists and turns before it ends up in our cup. We’ll lead you from fields around the world where coffee is planted as a seed through its lifetime as a growing tree, before exploring the harvesting and processing methods that lead to the little brown bean we all know and love and the liquid that is made from it.
- What is the difference between the main species Arabica and Robusta?
- What are the main ways coffee can be processed and how do they impact its flavour?
- What impact does origin have on a coffee’s flavour?
Espresso brewing involves 11 very important steps which need to be followed to get the best out of coffee beans. You’ll learn how to use the complex espresso machines in a way that makes them seem simple!
You will understand how to use the main equipment such as the coffee machine and grinder, as well as some of the other tools required to make great coffee. We will show you all steps to making espresso followed by an in depth explanation as to why it’s crucial to follow them precisely.
- What are the parts of a coffee machine and what are their roles in the process?
- What are the 11 key steps to making espresso?
What does under-extracted , balanced and over-extracted espresso taste like ?
Espresso is the base for every other popular coffee serve! If it doesn’t taste good then neither will your Americano or Flat White! You will learn why grinder adjustment is so important to do on a daily basis and how to do it effectively. We will show you different types of grinders and how to use them. You will practise how to adjust grind size and create the perfect recipe for your espresso.
- What is the difference between a manual grinder and on-demand grinding?
- Why is it important to use the right amount of coffee? How might the difference between 16g or 18g of the same espresso affect the flavour?
- Why is grinder adjustment a key skill for every barista?
What to do if espresso tastes too sour or too bitter?
Milk texturing is as important as perfect espresso! Correct temperature and foam quality will perfectly balance the complex taste of espresso with sweetness of the milk and create a delicious flavour profile. This part of the course is a big focus and you’ll spend a lot of time practising the skill of perfect milk foaming.
You will learn steps for steaming milk and gain understanding of the difference between foaming and texturing. You’ll be able to create shiny microfoam which will not only taste good in your Latte or Cappuccino but also will create perfect latte art!
- What are the steps to steaming milk?
- What is the difference between foaming and texturing milk ?
- What are the different ways to steam different milks like full fat, oat milk or almond milk?
Latte art is the skill that separates the basic barista from the skilled coffee server!
You’ll get practice in all steps to create the designs you’ll see in high end coffee shops. This is one of the hardest skills to learn in the world of making coffee, but we’ll show you the best tricks to crack it as soon as possible. Patience and practice is key for all art, and Latte Art is no different!
- How should you pour into the coffee to create a base for latte art?
- How do you create a good contrast between white and brown on the coffee’s surface?
- What’s the difference in technique between the heart, tulip and rosetta?
Espresso is the foundation of every other popular coffee serves. By taking all you have learnt from the espresso part of the course you will learn how to understand and make the coffee drinks you might see on a standard coffee shop menu, plus you’ll learn how to make more creative drinks and rarer serves.
- What makes an Americano?
- What is the difference between a Flat White, Latte and Cappuccino?
- What other drinks can you make using espresso?