Master Barista is $199 and is 5 hours in duration.
This course results in a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment listing the units SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
Note Bonus: Includes Mandatory Hygiene Unit at no extra charge
It is a 5-hour barista experience that starts from the basics and culminates in two hours of non-stop coffee-making focusing on milk texturing and coffee art. We were the first people in the world to conduct coffee art courses so you will learn all the cutting-edge tricks using etching and freepouring techniques.
Master Barista can be completed in one day or split over separate days (3 hours one day, 2 hours on another). It is the ultimate power session taught by trained Cert IV professionals. Our teacher/student ratio is unrivalled in the training business. We have unlimited milk and coffee, do not recycle old milk and coffee and do not waste students' time getting them to watch copious videos during the course or stack dishwashers. We present using proper live demonstrations.
Master Barista encapsulates our Barista Basics course (see course outline above) plus an intense 2-hour coffee art experience that involves looking at etching, fudge art and free-pouring. We have developed this course in conjunction with representatives from the coffee industry as well as representatives from educational bodies such as TAFE.
What Master Barista is not:
Who the course will appeal to
This course is designed for the following people:
What you will get upon completion
Coffee Art and Presentation Techniques Certificate
The final two hours of the Master Barista course is all about coffee art. We were the first company in the world to offer a formal class on it. This certificate is attained on completion of Master Barista.
Effective Milk Texturing Movie
Our Effective Milk Texturing movie will remind you of the exact techniques that you need to employ to enable you to execute brilliant coffee art.
Free-Pouring Basics Movie
Most baristas take about 3-4 months to go some way in mastering the art of the free-pour. This movie will remind you of how it is done. It is our theory that the more you watch it being done, the faster you will be able to master it!
Access to audiopodcasts of our internationally acclaimed Grinder Adjustment series will be given to students as they graduate.
A colour ready-reference guide to some of our top etching designs is handed to students as they graduate.
Plus everything that you get with Barista Basics, ie:
RTO Statement of Attainment
As well as essential skills, BARISTA BASICS™ will also provide you with a certificate bearing the unit of competency codes and names SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
Barista Basics Certificate
Barista Basics certificates have helped baristas around the world find employment. This is attained when you complete Barista Basics.
How to Make Every Coffee on a Coffee Menu movie
All the coffees on the coffee menu are demonstrated on the movie, so you can go straight home and recap what you have practiced in the course.
Written Coffee Menu
A written coffee menu listing the ingredients of all of the major coffee drinks will also be handed to students during the class.
Ebook: How to Get a Job as a Barista
Through their experience of owning and operating four espresso bars, Barista Basics Coffee Academy owners David Gee and Matthew Gee have put together an invaluable guide to getting a job as a barista. Their ebook contains the following:
You will get this upon enrolling in Barista Basics.
Access to our job websites and ongoing education websites
David and Matthew Gee have created some of the hottest job and social networking sites in the world. Learn more about them and how to get access to them in the class.
One to Four Instructors
One to four instructors are present, depending on class size, at all courses to provide feedback to students and to oversee their operation of the espresso machine.
No “lining up” to wait for machines
We use 3 group and 2 group Italian espresso machines that have at least two groups steam wands and are designed for at least two operators. This means that everybody gets their own equipment to use and there is no sharing with anyone else in the class. Barista Basics therefore offers a level of practical experience that is unrivalled by any other coffee school.
We are in the heart of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBDs:
Suite 15, Level 10, The Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney
(near Town Hall train station - between The Strand Arcade and Myer).
Shop 3A, Level 1 (top level), Paramount Retail Centre, 108 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
(Chinatown end of Bourke St. Closest cross street is Exhibition St).
Ground Floor Suite 3, Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
(just behind Central train station).
Level 2, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle (opp new law courts)
We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for coffee classes or decide at a later date after booking that that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.
Students With Special Needs
Please discuss any health issues which may affect your training and assessment with the instructor prior to attending. Candidates with special needs are advised to email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be contemplated.
In an effort to continually improve our services and use the most updated training methods, we encourage feedback.We will email a feedback form for you to fill out after your course is complete. Feedback is also welcome at email@example.com or by calling us on 1300 366 218.
Access to Student Records
Students or past students may inspect their own files under supervision by arrangement with CBD College. If a student wishes to inspect his/her own file, they may apply in writing to CBD College for permission to do so, stating the reasons for the request. Information can only be supplied to the student, not another person, unless the student has given written permission which can be verified.
Our trainers are all effective communicators with qualifications as set down by the Australian Government as well as experienced baristas. Methods of training will include oral delivery, use of powerpoint presentations run on LCD screen TVs incorporating video footage, “live” practical demonstrations by trainers and one-on-one interaction by trainers with students using the espresso machine.
Students will be assessed by trainers with the relevant qualifications as set down by the Australian Government. This assessment will take the form of direct observation of practical tasks and written questioning.