Area 51 Barista Training

Area 51 Barista Training consists of modules that allow you to gain a deeper understanding of coffee and build on practical skills for milk technique, latte art, health & safety, customer service & basic business skills.

These modules can be studied at three different levels:

BARISTA BASICS is for people new to the coffee industry and focuses on the key skills required to set your grinder, make espresso as well as foam and texture milk. No previous barista experience is required for this course.

INTERMEDIATE provides a deeper understanding of the coffee itself and builds on the practical skills learnt at Barista basics level. Milk techniques, including latte art, are introduced as well as health and safety, customer service and basic business skills. This course is suitable for people already working as baristas

PROFESSIONAL level is suitable for baristas with considerable experience who have also completed the Intermediate qualification. It takes both a scientific and managerial perspective to coffee and making espresso-based drinks.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE

  • Understanding The Coffee Bean
  • Work-Space Management
  • Grinding, Dosing & Tamping
  • Extraction & Brewing
  • Milk Techniques
  • Barista Menu
  • Hygiene, Health & Safety
  • Cleaning & Maintenance

WHAT IS THE VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS

  • Increase in sales through better quality and consistency

  • Increased job satisfaction for staff and increases employee retention rate

  • Create a qualified head barista to train staff internally

  • A development ladder for your staff

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE

  • Understanding The Coffee Bean
  • Work-Space Management
  • Grinding, Dosing & Tamping
  • Extraction & Brewing
  • Milk Techniques
  • Barista Menu
  • Hygiene, Health & Safety
  • Cleaning & Maintenance

WHAT IS THE VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS

  • Increase in sales through better quality and consistency

  • Increased job satisfaction for staff and increases employee retention rate

  • Create a qualified head barista to train staff internally

  • A development ladder for your staff