Wa Barista training lab

  • Coffee Classes for all skill levels

    From the home brewer to the most experienced barista - all classes are adaptable

  • Hands-on practice and training

    Our classes are focused on hands-on training to give you better practical skills and more time on the machine

  • Experienced Teachers

    Our trainers have all worked as baristas with years of experience to make sure you receive the highest quality training

Barista Essentials

4 hours

Discover the science behind great coffee in our Barista Essentials Basic class. In this foundational course, our experienced barista trainers break down every aspect of the coffee-making process from start to finish, explaining the 'why' and 'how' behind each step. Whether you're an aspiring barista, a coffee enthusiast, or simply looking for an engaging coffee class, this is the perfect place to start.

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Barista Essentials Full Day

7 hours (including lunch break)

Building on the foundations of our Barista Essentials course, this extended, full day class is designed for those keen on entering the barista profession and wanting more time behind the machine. It incorporates key lessons in the Barista Essentials class and a full afternoon to perfect your skills and get you cafe ready.

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Latte Art & Milk Chemistry

3 hours

Pouring latte art requires a blend of precise technique and artistry. In our three hour class, our expert trainers set the foundation of awesome latte art, starting with milk chemistry and essential latte art pouring techniques. You'll learn how to pour the three fundamental latte art pours: a heart, rosetta and tulip.

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Barista Advanced

3 hours

Become a coffee master with our Advanced Barista course, designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of specialty coffee and espresso. Guided by our expert barista trainers, we explore advanced roasting knowledge, problem solving extraction issues and so much more.

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Spanish Barista Essentials

4 hours

Taught by our Spanish speaking head roaster, this class covers coffee culture in Australia, the difference between filter and espresso coffee and everything in you need to know to become a barista.



Will the Barista Essentials Full Day class help me find a job straight away?

For the best preparation to work as a barista, we suggest taking these classes in order:
1. Barista Essentials Full Day
2. Latte Art & Milk Chemistry
3. Barista Advanced
This will give you a well-rounded skillset in the theory, practical experience and how to best apply it to your
workflow in a café environment.

Just as there are many varieties of cafes, they also have varied expectations for barista roles. Smaller cafes might consider hiring you straight after training, while larger establishments may expect you to gain more experience first. To stay updated on job opportunities within the Perth region, we recommend joining the "WA Baristas" and “WA Barista Network” Facebook groups, where many cafe owners post job vacancies.

Do I receive a certificate?

You will receive a Certification of Completion for each class you attend

Who are these classes for?

Our classes are suited to coffee enthusiasts, new baristas, café owners, and professional baristas would like to refine their skills whilst being guided by industry professionals.

Are there any pre-requisites for the classes?

- For Barista Essentials & Barista Essentials Plus, no experience is needed.
- For Latte Art & Milk Chemistry, experience isn't mandatory, but familiarity with espresso machines and milk texturing is beneficial.
- For Espresso Mastery, it helps if you have an understanding of espresso extraction to get the most out of the class.
- For Home Barista, no experience is needed. We recommend you bring your home machine to the class to get the most out of it. Alternatively, you can work on our machines at the training centre.

If you aren’t sure which class is right for you, please contact us at mail@wabaristatraininglab.com.au
for assistance.

Barista Courses + Training Perth

Basic, Advanced, Spanish and Full Day barista courses and training by experienced baristas and roasters in Perth. Each class is focused on hands on experience - whether that be latte art, barista basics, shot pouring or frothing milk. Intimate class sizes, with a max of 6 people in each barista class. Email us today to find the right Barista course for you.


11 Jones St, O'Connor

WA 6163

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