Coffee Academy

Fundamental Barista Skills

Fundamental Barista Skills


This highly informative and technical course is a must for all coffee enthusiasts aspiring to be a full-fledged barista. As a practical workshop, this class will cover everything that you need to know in preparing consistent tasting espresso and replicating the steps involved to aerate and texture a cup of silky smooth milk. Our Essential Coffee Knowledge and Fundamentals of Barista Skills make a great pair to complete your learning.

The class covers the following content:

What You’ll be Doing

  • 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.