In this class, we expand on what we learnt in Barista Basics. It is aimed at people who are familiar with the process of making espresso coffee and want to take their skill set to the next level.
Prerequisite: An understanding of how dose and grind affect an espresso extraction.
- A detailed look at the coffee plant and cherry
- How coffee beans are harvested and processed to produce different flavour profiles
- An introduction to the roasting process and the chemical changes that occur when you roast green coffee
- A cupping session to determine different flavour profiles from different growing regions & processing methods
- A recap on the main variables of espresso extraction - grind and dose
- Roast freshness and why the age of your coffee is so important for espresso extraction
- Advanced espresso extraction and diagnosis and how to adjust your grinder to ensure a correct extraction
- How coffee grinders work, including flat burr & conical burrs, and how to use that information to get the perfect extraction
- An in-depth look at the chemical makeup of milk and how the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in milk change when you apply heat to them.
- How to texture the perfect jug of milk and spilt jugs to enable you to group drink orders
- The importance of workflow to make your job easier and keep the boss and the customers happy
- How to look after your espresso machine and grinder and troubleshoot problems that may occur
Attending a Class
What are your cancellation and refund policies?
If you cancel your booking within 24 hrs of the class or do not attend the course, you will forfeit your payment.
We do have a minimum required for a class to run. If we don’t meet the required numbers and have to cancel a class, we will give you at least 24 hours notice and rebook you at a later date/time that is convenient for you.
If you need to cancel or reschedule a class, please contact us as soon as possible. Please note that rebooking a class is subject to availability.
Can I change the date of my class?
Sure thing, as long as you give more than 24 hours notice of the required change, and there are available spots on the chosen date. To change a booking, please contact us.
Where do I go to attend the barista course?
We are located at the Rubra Coffee warehouse – 11 Jones St, O’Connor.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is verge parking available across the road on weekdays, and the warehouse car park is open to use on the weekends.
Do I receive a certificate?
You will receive a Certification of Completion for each class you attend.
What do I bring to the barista class?
It is recommended that you bring a notebook and pen if you wish to take notes. To satisfy Occupation Health & Safety requirements, you must wear closed in shoes. If you are attending a full day class, you will need to bring your lunch, as there are no food locations open nearby on the weekend. You are welcome to bring a snack for the shorter classes.
What resources will be provided during the classes?
The training uses a combination of hands-on and theory-based learning. You will receive some handouts, and we do use PowerPoints presentations throughout the classes. It is recommended that you bring a notebook and pen if you wish to take notes.