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Intensive Barista Training


The Intensive Barista Training combines all of our standard classes into one intensive weekend. Perfect for current or future home or professional baristas, with experience or not! French only. For an option in English contact us by email.

8 people
Duration: ~14 hours over two days

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Our Intensive Barista Training lasts a full week-end (approximately 14 hours total), from 10am to around 6pm each day, with a one-hour lunch break. (The exact finishing time each day will vary according to questions, discussion, etc.)

* Please note that this class is presented in French only at the moment. We can help you along the way in English, but the majority of the content is in French. For more information on an English training, please contact us by email.*

Course contents

  • The history of coffee since its discovery;
  • Agriculture and on-farm processes;
  • The ethical issues of coffee, demystify the appellations – organic, fair trade, direct trade, etc.;
  • Introduction to coffee terroir;
  • Tasting via cupping, a technique used by professionals to evaluate coffee;
  • An in-depth look at how coffee brews;
  • What parameters affect the taste and quality of your coffee, and how;
  • Best practices, techniques, and tools for preparing an espresso, as well as several manual filter coffee methods;
  • Tasting espresso and filter and diagnosing brewing flaws;
  • Adjusting parameters to improve your coffee;
  • Steaming, texturing and sharing milk;
  • The difference between milks: 1%, 3,25%, soy, almond, etc.;
  • The three characteristics of good microfoamed milk: temperature, texture, thickness;
  • Analyzing different milk thicknesses: cappuccino, latte, flat white;
  • Latte art techniques and tricks;
  • Practice of steaming milk and pouring two basic latte art designs;
  • An open practice session for espresso, filter, and milk steaming and pouring;
  • How to clean and maintain your equipment;
  • Discussion.

Additional information


17-18 Octobre 2020 (en français), 21-22 Novembre 2020 (en français)


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