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Barista Basics

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the history of coffee
  • How coffee is blended and roasted
  • Learn how a good coffee should look, smell and taste;
  • Experience some great and bad coffee examples
  • Learn to achieve a perfect extraction. Under extraction is too weak/watery/sour, over extraction means burnt/bitter coffee
  • Hands on Practice on the coffee machines in our training room
  • Why is milk so important?
  • What is the right temperature?
  • How to texture silky creamy milk?
  • What are the different types of coffee served in a cafe?
  • How to make these coffees such as a Latte, Cappuccino, Long back…
  • How the espresso machine works and how to do basic maintenance tasks such as grindsetting, dose setting and grind adjustment
  • How to clean and check equipment such as seal and shower screens
  • How to adjust an incorrect grind to achieve a perfect 30ml in 30 seconds extraction…

Here is what you’ll receive:

  • A statement of attainment for the unit SITHFAB204 Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
  • Detailed course notes & instructions
  • Unlimited use of coffee and milk


How long is the course?

5 hours



At VCS premises in Malaga or at your School if you have an Espresso Machine


Number of students in one class

Each class is limited to max 8 people