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Barista Skills

West Herts College
Course summary
1 week
65 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Next available date: 20/02/2021 - Watford
Vocational & College Courses

Course description

Barista Skills

This one day course is aimed at both enthusiasts and those working in the coffee industry. You will learn how to make the perfect espresso and other coffee classics such as cappucinos and lattes

Suitability - Who should attend?

Basic Barista is an ideal course for those working in the hospitality industry or those who have just started using the espresso machine, ensuring that they have a global understanding of both the product and process of coffee.

Training Course Content

Topics covered:

  • Coffee botany
  • Arabica and Robusta beans, processing and preparation
  • Roasting coffee, freshness, storage and life-span
  • Correct procedures of using grinders and espresso machines
  • How to set the grinder, dose and pull a shot of espresso
  • Troubleshooting: how to spot bad coffee by appearance, smell and taste
  • Milk steaming: how to make micro-foam - the silky, shiny milk that tastes wonderful
  • The cafe menu: learn the difference between cappuccinos, lattes, flat-whites and more
  • Cleaning your machine and keeping your work area clean throughout the day to ensure consistent taste and quality in your drinks

Continuing Studies

You'll now know the difference between a Piccolo Latte and a Ristretto, as well as understanding the process to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Whether you're looking to start working as a full time barista or simply mastering the craft of home coffee brewing.

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West Herts College

West Herts College

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West Herts College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ

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