Coffee Academy

Weekday Bundle: Essential Coffee Knowledge + Fundamental Barista Skills



Explore the world of Specialty Coffee with Essential Coffee Knowledge. Our trainers will guide you through the journey from seed to cup, help you discover the unique flavours of coffee from around the world, and provide insights into coffee growing and processing. And because learning is more fun with hands-on experience, complement your knowledge with Fundamental Barista Skills. From mastering espresso preparation to perfecting milk frothing, this session will cover everything you need to know for brewing a delicious cup of coffee. These classes form a perfect combination to complete your learning.

The class covers the following content

What You’ll be Doing

  • The Coffee Cherry – detailing the differences between Arabica and Robusta species and an introduction to Specialty Coffee
  • Coffee Producing Regions – highlighting how terroir and processing methods play an important role in the flavour differences of major coffee producing countries
  • Roast Profiles – understanding how different roast levels affect flavour and aroma.
  • Espresso Preparation Techniques – a skill-building session to develop great techniques for dosing, distributing and tamping
  • Quality Evaluation Training – adjustments to brewing parameters based on visual cues and sensory evaluation
  • Espresso Beverages – interpreting the coffee menu
  • Milk Frothing – identify ideal milk temperature, apply proper positioning and milk frothing techniques and introduction to free-pouring