Barista Basics is $120 and is 3 hours in duration.
It is a 3-hour barista experience that actually teaches you how to identify all the key variables that go into making espresso-based coffee then moves on to instruct you on putting all of those variables together at speed to make excellent finished coffees.
The key variables that go into making espresso-based coffee, amongst other things are;
Barista Basics has evolved over the last 5 years. What started as a "learn to froth, adjust the grind and make coffee" course has now extended well beyond that into a power session that combines cutting-edge barista techniques with expert knowledge and advice.
Our aim is simple: to teach espresso using the national framework whilst maintaining the Italian espresso roots.
Whether you are looking for an immediate job or simply searching for espresso excellence, this course is for you. We have developed this course in conjunction with representatives from the coffee industry as well as representatives from educational bodies such as TAFE.
What Barista Basics is:
What Barista Basics is not:
Who the course will appeal to
More than just the basics, this course is designed for the following people:
What you will get upon completion
Nationally Recognised 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 SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA001 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 4, (G-04) Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 which will take place through online learning which students must complete prior to attending class.