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Barista Standards

Get ready to dive into the vibrant world of coffee with our introductory barista course training course in Melbourne. This course teaches you the fundamental techniques required to prepare an excellent cup of coffee every time. In this interactive course, you’ll gain a basic understanding and insight into how to dose and tamp, extract quality espresso, texture milk, and grind adjustments. Capped at just four people per class, you’re guaranteed a hands-on and up-close experience to make the most of the course. Enhance your coffee expertise within Australia’s vibrant coffee scene today. Enrol now and take your skills to the next level.


What is covered?

Our basic barista course offers all the necessary skills to develop your barista skills.

This course is designed for those with little to no coffee-making experience (but all are welcome). You’ll learn the following:

  • Equipment Orientation
  • Grind Size and Grinder Adjustments
  • Dosing and Weighing
  • Distribution and Tamping
  • Extraction Parameters
  • Understanding Under and Over Extraction
  • Troubleshooting Under and Over Extraction
  • What is Channeling and How to Avoid it Happening
  • Coffee Recipes
  • Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White, Macchiato (Long and Short), Espresso, Long Black, Piccolo, etc
  • Pulling Espresso Shots
  • Steaming and Texturing Milk (including alternative milk)
  • Pouring Milk
  • Cleaning and Storing Equipment
  • If you already have a robust understanding of these techniques, our Advanced Barista course may be a better fit for you. Designed to deepen your knowledge and refine your skills, the advanced course offers a progressive learning opportunity for the committed coffee professional.
Who is this course designed for?
Whether you’re eager to build a career as a barista or just a coffee enthusiast wanting to learn more about espresso, this course acts as a launching pad to help you develop your knowledge and skills about specialty coffee, no matter your experience level. It’s a fantastic opportunity to bolster your capabilities, prepare you for the industry, or satisfy your curiosity about specialty coffee. In addition, this course is designed to engage wholesale accounts to equip their staff with the tools and knowledge they need to make a delicious cup of coffee every time.
Why do this course?
Designed and developed by our very own World Barista Champion, Anthony Douglas and passed on to you by our team of dedicated industry-leading trainers, our barista training program is a golden opportunity to explore your passion and deepen your knowledge within and beyond the basics. Our course imparts all the fundamentals through an interactive experience and hands-on teaching. With immediate feedback, you’ll quickly grasp the essence of barista basics, enhancing your coffee-making skills and knowledge. In addition, our espresso barista course is the perfect blend of knowledge, practice, and community. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, but you also get to connect with fellow coffee enthusiasts and expand your network.


You’ll need a notebook and pen to jot down your notes. Also, be prepared to indulge your coffee cravings, as you’ll be sipping on all the coffee you can enjoy throughout the class.
Opt for attire that’s comfortable and easy to move around in. Don’t forget your comfortable shoes as you’ll be standing for the majority of this course.
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