Barista Basics is a barista training program offering real world experience as students operate a live pop-up coffee shop on site. You will learn about the life cycle of a coffee bean, from cultivation through processing and roasting on through to the brewing process. You will be introduced to latte art and leave the program with the tools to be a successful barista anywhere!
You will learn:
Days 1 & 2: Barista Basics
- Coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, and roasting
- Coffee varieties
- Coffee grinding, dosing, tamping, and cupping
- Coffee brewing methods
- Pulling espresso coffee shots, steaming, frothing, and stretching milk
- Intro to latte art
- Espresso machine care and maintenance
- Classic Coffee beverages
Day 3: Allie’s Coffee Spot
You will setup and operate a pop-up coffee shop so you can gain hands on experience of the fast-paced coffee shop environment. You’ll apply coffee preparation and finishing techniques to create classic coffee drinks, with a focus on food safety/ sanitation as well as customer service.