Introduction to Coffee is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. It charts coffee’s journey from its “birthplace” in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today, enjoyed by millions of people around the world.
Part artist, part lab technician, the Barista uses science in the service of coffee preparation. This course aims to introduce core barista skills to persons without previous barista experience.
It is recommended, but not necessary, that you complete our Introduction to Coffee course before taking this course.
Designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 6 months or more). Successful candidates should be able to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance.
Introduction to Coffee and Barista Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules.
Designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used, expected from a professional barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 12 months or more, with some management responsibilities). Successful candidates should have a detailed understanding of their ingredients and of the techniques available to maximize the quality of the drinks made. They should be able to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks and provide
excellent customer service. They should be able to maintain their equipment to ensure continued quality.
Introduction to Coffee, Barista Foundation, and Intermediate Brewing are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. Holding the Intermediate Barista Certification is a mandatory requirement.