Intensive barista training


The intensive barista training is the ideal way to be immerse in the complex world of coffee. Perfect for passionate home baristas and those wanting to work in coffee or are new in the industry.

8 people

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Intensive barista training lasting a full week-end (12 hours total), from 10am to 5pm with a lunch break from 1 to 2.

Saturday, 10 to 1:30: theory, technique and diagnostic.

  • An in-depth look at coffee extraction
  • What parameters affect the rate and quality of extraction, and how
  • Calibrating equipment
  • The steps to prepare an espresso and several manual filter coffee methods
  • Tasting espresso and diagnosing brewing flaws
  • Adjusting parameters to improve your coffee
  • Steaming, texturing and sharing milk

Saturday, 2:30 to 5: Tasting, history and terroir

  • The history of coffee since its discovery
  • Growing and processing coffee
  • Introduction to the terroir and roasting of coffee
  • How to choose a coffee, and demystifying labels – organic, fair trade, direct trade, etc.
  • Tasting via ‘cupping,’ the technique used by coffee professionals to evaluate coffee


  • All day intensive practice, with a lot of tasting and calibrating, for both filter and espresso
  • Calibrating of 2 or more coffees.
  • How to clean and maintain your equipment


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18-19 Février 2017, 1er-2 Avril 2017, 29-30 Avril 2017, 27-28 Mai 2017, 8-9 Juillet 2017, 26-27 août 2017, 23-24 septembre 2017

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