The first part of this course will give a comprehensive foundation for anyone wishing to become a barista. We give an overview on the history of coffee, green coffee cultivars, harvesting and processing. Then we also cover different brewing methods and principles of extraction. A short lecture on roasting theory and a demo is next. Then we cover the workings and maintenance of an espresso machine, we do practical training of grinder calibration, pulling excellent espresso shots and finally milk steaming practical. When you walk out with your certificate you will be able to make a good espresso,cappuccino and have a thorough understanding of what is required to do all espresso based beverages.
The second part builds on the foundation set by the first part of the course.
During this part of the course we will validate and reinforce what you learnt in the first part. You will learn to identify sub-standard espresso and learn how to diagnose the cause and how to fix it. You will get hands on experience of setting up your equipment for different coffees to get the best out of each coffee.
We will also focus on improving your milk steaming techniques. You will learn what different styles of steamed milk is required for making for example a cappuccino vs a flat white vs a latte.
at the end of these 5 days you should be completely competent in making espresso and most espresso based beverages. You will have the skill to setup your equipment to achieve the required outcome and you will be able to identify errors and fix them.
Courses starts at 09h00 and finishes at 16h00.
Charges includes free coffees and lunch every day.
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