What to Expect in Your First Coffee Barista Class

What to Expect in Your First Coffee Barista Class

By Henry Henry Lie

Published: Mon 11 Mar 2024

What to Expect in Your First Coffee Barista Class

what to expect in your first coffee barista class

What to Expect in Your First Coffee Barista Class

With Australia’s love affair with coffee showing no signs of slowing down, one thing you can be sure of is that being an experienced and qualified barista brings you a huge range of employment opportunities. As a skilled barista, you can work in many different environments, from cafes, bars and restaurants to cruise ships, theme parks and tourist attractions.

To gain the necessary skills, you’ll need to complete a coffee barista course. In this article, we’ll look at these courses in a little more detail so you’ll always know what to expect from your first barista class.


What To Expect From A Barista Class

In this article, we’ll be looking at the complete Barista and Coffee Art Class. This course runs for just one day, and you will receive a non-accredited recognition of course completion.

Best of all, there are no course prerequisites. Simply register and book as long as you’re over 16 years of age. Throughout the course, you will learn a range of skills and competencies. Let’s explore the course content in more detail.


Barista Basics

In a Barista and Coffee Art Class, your initial focus will be on grasping the fundamentals of operating an espresso machine. This includes learning tasks such as loading the group handle and properly tamping coffee. You can expect to become a whiz at pulling the perfect espresso from a machine and adjusting the grinder accordingly. You’ll learn the ins and outs of operating a café-style coffee machine. Importantly, you’ll learn to pour different types of coffee, particularly the common ones that appear on most coffee menus.


Coffee Machine Maintenance

Baristas don’t need to be machine technicians, but they do need to learn about the proper cleaning and upkeep requirements for café-style coffee machines. You’ll learn how to clean and maintain grinders to ensure they stay in good working order.


Proper Coffee Grinder Use

In your role as a barista, you’ll almost certainly need to grind coffee. That’s one of the skills you’ll learn during the Barista and Coffee Art class. Grinding beans is the basis of all coffee-making, therefore, it’s an important skill to know. While we don’t go into a huge amount of coffee bean theory, you can certainly expand your skillset by taking a keen interest in all things coffee. 


Introduction to Coffee Art

While learning the basics of being a barista is fun, it gets even more interesting when you start learning advanced techniques. As the course name suggests, you’ll also learn how to do cool things like latte foam art, advanced milk texturing and more. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of pouring the perfect coffee with beautiful latte foam art, this course is definitely for you.

With all of this learning combined, you’ll be ready to get out there and land your dream job in hospitality. Contact us today to find out more or book your barista class directly. Our barista classes are conveniently located in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Share     This Article
Coffee School