Barista Basics

Learn fundamental barista skills in this introductory barista course

Lead Instructor
David Seng
World Barista Championship judge

21 topics

67 lessons

39 videos

In this introductory barista course to coffee making, you will learn fundamental barista skills required to make coffee from the modern coffee menu.

We recommend this course if:

  • You have little to no experience making coffee
  • You’d like to become a barista
  • You’re a home barista and want to make better coffee at home
  • You’re a curious coffee enthusiast

By the end of this barista course, you will have the knowledge and confidence needed to get the best out of your home set up or start your coffee career.

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Take this barista course at your own pace. There are no time limits or limit on the number of retakes for quizzes and tests.

This course is jam-packed full of actionable information, interactive learning modules and videos.

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Key topics covered include:

  • Making your first espresso to a prescribed recipe
  • How and when to adjust the grinder
  • How to steam milk for different drinks
  • How to pour milk to create different milk-based espresso drinks
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance

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