From bean to brew
Want to learn about the fascinating world of coffee, develop your barista skills, or open your own coffee shop? Whatever your goal, our Barista Course has plenty to offer.
✔️Become a highly skilled working barista in just 5 days
✔️Learn brewing methods, latte art, coffee flair, and much more
✔️Hands-on training with expert instructors
No previous experience required, just a passion for coffee and a desire to learn!
Professional barista training for coffee lovers
This intensive course has been crafted by coffee guru Fabio Milani. Fabio is a renowned international coffee consultant and co-founder of the World Flair Association (so it’s no surprise that he’s also the pioneer of coffee flair!)
This course has been carefully crafted to teach you all the barista skills you need to kickstart your career in the coffee industry. Through hands-on training behind your own barista station, you’ll learn how to produce the perfect cup of coffee every single time and have the knowledge to talk about it like a professional.
This practical course is filled with fun activities like the coffee flair session, so you’ll cement friendships with your coursemates from the very first day. As you’ll be staying in our specially chosen accommodation facilities, you’ll get to relax together in the evenings. EBS students leave with friends for life.
Why take the EBS Barista Course?
Discover the coffee industry from a barista’s perspective during this intensive 5-day course.
You will learn:
- The ins and outs of coffee equipment
- Different roasting methods, coffee types and history
- Specialty techniques including AeroPress, Chemex, V60, Filter, and French Press
- How to match grind size, brew time, and coffee to water ratios with roast type and origin
For established baristas, you will develop and enhance your existing skill set as you’ll also cover advanced techniques such as coffee flair, complex brewing methods, extraction, flavour development, and more.
Entrepreneurs and aspiring coffee shop owners will also greatly benefit from the management topics of the course as we touch on coffee business practices, efficient workflow, costs, and customer service.
The EBS Barista Course (5 Days) provides you with the skills you need to pass various modules of the Coffee Skills Program offered by the prestigious Specialty Coffee Association (SCA): the Introduction to Coffee module at all levels, the Barista Skills module up to intermediate level, and the Brewing Foundations module at foundation level. SCA exams are not included in the course, but, if you wish to take one externally, our instructors will be happy to help you arrange this.
Upon completing the course, you will receive an EBS certificate and access to our exclusive employment platform MatchStaff where you can search for top-notch jobs.
Course Content Overview
Learn the core skills needed to kickstart your barista career. This module covers calibrating the grinder, proper use of the equipment, and using fresh milk to produce foams for cappuccinos and macchiatos. It will also touch on health and safety practices, customer service, and an introduction to coffee flair. You will learn how to balance coffee aromas and how to taste specialty coffee.
Get an insight into the world of specialty coffee and become familiar with the process of coffee production, including bean extraction and how different flavours are developed through roasting. This module also covers brewing methods - from espresso to French Press, Chemex, and AeroPress - as well as how to use coffee in cocktails.
In this module, we will introduce you to the theory, techniques, and equipment required to produce delicious brewed coffee. You will study the seven different processes involved and practise using different equipment to test your skills. This module also includes coffee tasting and a cappuccino and latte art session.
During the final two days of the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of coffee and perfect your newly acquired skills. The aim of this module is to ensure that, as a barista, you can create a perfectly balanced espresso and identify acidity, sweetness, and bitterness. You will also develop your milk-handling techniques to produce attractive latte art patterns. You will practise efficient working processes and making drinks of high quality to order while following the correct procedures. Finally, we will focus on customer service, designing your own business model, and examining profit and costs.
Put everything you’ve learnt into practice with the EBS barista exam which includes both theory and practical tests to make sure you have a solid understanding of everything we have covered over the course of the week. Upon passing the course, you will be awarded an EBS certificate.
Learning at the world’s largest bartender school
Follow a programme devised by industry legend and international coffee consultant Fabio Milani
Hear from passionate, knowledgeble instructors who have worked in all areas of the industry
Specially designed schools
Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres
Yes! You can choose to stay at EBS accommodation. Most of our students stay with us as it's the best way to socialise during the course.
Check out the school pages to find out more about individual accommodation.
No, students from all over the world attend our courses so you need to make your own way to the school.
Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to reach your chosen destination.
Yes - you can book the course now and settle the payment before the course starts
Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each.
Yes! With your EBS certificate, you also receive access to our exclusive job platform MatchStaff where you can apply to exciting positions all across the globe.
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