|Barista Fundamentals, Gaining Command of the Variables - 2 day |
This course covers the fundamentals including cupping and palate development; seed to cup chain; bean grinding; milk theory and milk steaming; espresso theory; extraction and profiling; and the basics of equipment maintenance; as well as work flow/ergonomics coupled with a visit to a coffee shop to observe and see in action what has been learned in the training. For pricing and registration click here.
Barista Fundamentals plus Drink Building Package - 3 day
This course continues to build on skills learned in days one and two and introduces hot and cold espresso beverage preparation and presentation including latte art and etching. For pricing and registration click here.
Barista Fundamentals plus Development of the coffee house menu: brewed coffee, tea, and other beverages - 4 day
This course continues the skills building of days one through three and also includes brewed coffee and whole bean sales; tea tasting and brewing; menu building and the psychology of its development; information about coffee roasting, profiles, and sourcing; and creating signature beverages. For pricing and registration click here.
Barista Fundamentals plus Drink building and Coffee Business Consulting Package - 5 day
The new coffee shop owner will find this training indispensable! This course offers all of the above plus a full day of business consultation covering staffing issues (e.g. hiring, training), development or review of your business plan and concept review, and methods of marketing (creating a satisfied and happy customer). For pricing and registration click here.
Home Barista: Coffee Preparation - 1/2 day: Morning
In this 3 hour course, you will discover how to get the best flavors out of your purchased coffee and brew. Topics include: using the right water, the relationship between the grind and the brewing method, cupping (i.e. tasting) for beginners, choosing the right coffee, and a hands-on demonstration of several popular home brewing methods. For pricing and registration click here.
Home Barista: Espresso Preparation - 1/2 day: Afternoon
In this 3 hour course, you will learn the basics of espresso and espresso extraction. Topics include: how to extract espresso and diagnose taste problems, how to steam milk properly with tips and recipes for competition quality espresso beverages, and machine maintenance. The course offers a hands-on experience using several popular home machines and grinders. For pricing and registration click here.