BARISTA SKILLS

Ideal for those who have barista experience and want to further expand their coffee knowledge, barista skills and brewing techniques. 

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BARISTA BASICS

2 SESSIONS OF 3 HOURS

AFL 280

Designed to introduce core Barista skills required to make and deliver the key drinks menu for any coffee shop. Successful candidates should be able to make espresso drinks to core standards & understand milk texturing among other areas vital to becoming a competent Barista.

The following topics and more are covered in the course:

•    Differences between Arabica & Robusta Coffee
•    Espresso Process: Grind, Dose, Tamp
•    Grinder Calibration
•    Extraction & Brewing
•    Sensory experience and evaluation
•    Milk texturing
•    Workspace Management & Workflow
•    Influence of roasting degree
•    Espresso Based Menu
•    Cleaning & Health Safety

LATTE ART

3 HOURS | AFL 175 

Master the skills of pouring a heart, rosetta, or your own ‘special art form’ to take home and practice!

 

This class is perfect for beginning and intermediate baristas wishing to gain more control of their skill set using milk theory and steaming for ideal beverage presentation. Learn about the unique relationship between espresso and milk and how professional baristas use this relationship to pour beautiful latte art. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and understanding to put into practice all the skills learned on our commercial equipment.

The following topics and more are covered in the course:

 

  • Coffee bean types, Storage

  • Understanding the dynamics of extracting great coffee

  • Guidelines for coffee extraction

  • Adjusting grind

  • Dosing & pouring techniques

  • Popular manual brewing methods

  • Coffee station maintenance tips

BARISTA ADVANCED

2 SESSIONS OF 3 HOURS

AFL 500 

For those who want to grow professionally, reaching a level of quality and competence on par with the world of specialty coffee shops.

 

From solid foundations such as knowing green coffee, roasting, the principles of espresso extraction, frothing milk, classic cappuccino and machine maintenance, up to advanced topics: espresso tasting, machine setting and a lot of practice, even of latte art.