THE BARISTA ACADEMY IS ON THE MOVE!
We are in the process of moving to a new premises in Coalville. Our goal is to have the new barista training suite ready for courses from August 2023. However, until we have a firm completion date, we have suspended course bookings for the time being.
We sincerely apologise for the disruption and hope to make bookings available soon so watch this space!
For details about barista courses, please see sections below.
Barista Training Courses
We offer barista training courses for everyone that include a great mix of screen based learning, demonstrations, practical challenges and sharing our passion of coffee. We pride ourselves on making our courses fun and light-hearted as well as being engaging and informative. We hope that you leave us with not only your printed course guide, but also with good memories of the day and all the barista skills you wished to acquire!
£96 / half day
The Fundamentals of Making Great Coffee
Our Barista Essentials course is an informative half day introduction to the world of coffee and the skills required to set you on the road to being a top notch barista! When you leave us you will be armed with the basic skills and knowledge needed to start producing great espresso coffees (with continued practice of course!).
An Introduction to Barista Terminology
We explain many commonly used terms and pieces of equipment that you will become accustomed to as your journey into the barista world continues.
The Coffee Grinding Process
Learning about the different types of coffee grinder available, grinder calibration and the dosing and packing process.
Extracting an Espresso
Learning how to achieve the perfect espresso extraction. Espresso is the base for most of your drinks in a barista’s arsenal so mastering the perfect extraction is essential.
Steaming & Texturing Milk
Covering the full milk steaming process and how to generate silky smooth micro-foam (used in all your milk based beverages).
Latte, Cappuccino & Americano
Learning how to make the three most commonly ordered drinks following the ‘professional beverage routine’. This draws all the skills you have learnt together as you will be grinding the coffee, extracting the espresso and steaming the milk to present the final beverages.
£180 / FULL DAY
Our full day course includes the Essential Barista
Take Your Skills To The Next Level
The Professional Barista course continues on naturally from our Barista Essentials course and takes you on a more in depth journey into the history of coffee and how to create our full ‘barista menu’ of beverages. You will leave this course with a good working knowledge of all the drinks from a coffee house menu as well as being equipped to discuss your passion and knowledge of coffee with your customers.
Learning about the history of coffee, growing & harvesting and the processing & roasting processes.
Full Barista Routine
Acquiring the skills to make a full ‘barista menu’ of beverages.
Practice Makes Perfect
This time is used to practice all the beverages learnt and take advice on how to improve your skills. You will finish with a practical ‘challenge’ to create a large order of drinks in a set time, helping you to streamline your skills.