Introducton - Barista Training Course Auckland
This intensive training class will teach you to make delicious coffee every time. It is designed to give you the practical knowledge to prepare espresso coffees in a cafe environment.
The course will cover espresso recipes and coffee terms & techniques to make great coffee. You will learn how to extract espresso, the different coffee roasts, grinds, storage of coffee and how to clean an espresso machine. From here, you will practice steaming milk to to achieve a smooth and glossy texture, to achieve the industry standard for milk based coffees and beverages.
- Flat White
- Short Black, Long Black, Americano
- Hot Chocolate
Our tutors have experienced barista professionals who have worked in cafes for many years making coffee, and gaining tricks and tips to help with your training. Our course includes a theory module that introduces you to different varieties of coffee beans, their different growing locations and how these factors influence the taste of our coffee.
Certificate & Future Study Options
A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the completion of this class.
Graduates of this course will be familiar with operating a commercial coffee machine and preparing the beverages listed above. For students looking to apply for jobs in the industry, we reccomend enrolling in either the Barista Part Two or our Barista Micro-Credential as you will have more time to practice and perfect your skills.
- Barista Part Two - Part time over two evenings
- Certificate in Barista and Service Skills Micro-Credential - Full time over 5 days
Page Updated: 18 Oct 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a barista course worth it?
Professional barista courses will teach you best practice, allowing you to develop skills that are transferable between cafes and employers. On the job training will typically be specific to one cafe or espresso machine type, restricting your future options.
A professional course will provide you with a supportive environment where you can gain confidence and and make mistakes without impacting real customers or your employer. It will consolidate your learning and improve your chances of securing a barista position.
What is the difference between Barista Part 1 + 2 and the Barista Micro-Credential?
The Barista Micro-Credential is a formal course accredited by the New Zealand Government and is subsidised for domestic students. This programme runs over 5 days and contains both theory and practical assessments prior to awarding the certificate.
The Barista Part 1 and 2 programmes cover the same practical skills but deliver a condensed theory component and there is no formal assessment. This programme runs during nights and weekends, offering greater flexibility to students with other commitments.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm - 7pm or Weekends 9am - 2.30 pm
Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.
Registrations close 1 day before the course starts. Late registrations may be available, please enrol and contact us regarding any late registrations.
- NZ$335 from 1st Jan 2024: NZ$345