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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 two of the coffee industry’s leading experts with years of experience, Dr. Andrej Godina and Fabio Milani. Andrej has a PhD in coffee and is an authorised SCA trainer, master barista, and coffee taster. Fabio is a renowned international coffee consultant and the pioneer of coffee flair.

Take a course created by coffee experts

This intensive course has been crafted by two of the coffee industry’s leading experts with years of experience, Dr. Andrej Godina and Fabio Milani. Andrej has a PhD in coffee and is an authorised SCA trainer, master barista, and coffee taster. Fabio is a renowned international coffee consultant and 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.

Become a professional barista

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.

Have a unique experience

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.

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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.

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Career prospects

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

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Top-quality teaching

Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders and baristas

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Coffee experts

You won’t find anyone as knowledgeable or passionate about coffee as our team

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Specially designed schools

Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres

Barista FAQs

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 spread the cost.

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.

Course Highlights

Schools

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Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Brussels
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Milan
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Stockholm
Sydney
Vienna
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Europe’s most diverse and fascinating city that is fuelled by canals and cocktails 24/7.

English
Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Austria’s premier ski and spa town hosts this super exclusive course right before the ski season.

Barcelona

Barcelona

The beach city that has it all; famous sights, epic nightlife, shopping, and stunning scenery.

English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Berlin

Berlin

Home to unbeatable nights out, remarkable history, and a unique urban culture.

English, German, Italian
Brussels

Brussels

A gastronomic gold mine where you can savour Belgian beer, stuff your face with waffles, and rave to techno.

English, French
Cape Town

Cape Town

A city of once-in-a-lifetime experiences; explore wildlife reserves, catch the best waves, and see unparalleled beauty.

English, German, French
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

The effortlessly cool Danish capital is renowned for its good food, laidback culture and impressive architecture.

Danish
Dublin

Dublin

A picturesque and vibrant city that has a rich bartending history and amazing nightlife.

English, French
Jalisco

Jalisco

Discover agave fields, multiple tequila and mezcal distilleries, and the local culture

English
Kos

Kos

The stunning Greek island that offers you white sandy beaches, activities, and exceptional nightlife.

English, French
London

London

One of the world’s most iconic, international, and individual cities where bartending is king.

English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Madrid

Madrid

Spain’s cosmopolitan-cocktail city with world-famous museums and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Spanish, Italian, English
Mallorca

Mallorca

Explore the beautiful city of Palma, relax on secluded beaches, and experience Magaluf nightlife

English, Spanish, French
Milan

Milan

Check out the fashion capital of the world, awe-inspiring buildings, and eat mouth-watering food.

Italian, English, German
New York

New York

Experience The City That Never Sleeps, snap the famous sights, and drink outstanding cocktails.

English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Paris

Paris

Take in the wonders of the city, taste the best wine and cheese, and fall in love with the cocktail culture.

French, English
Phuket

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island is one of the world’s best party hotspots and a traveller’s dream location.

English, German, French
Rome

Rome

Italy’s capital offers culture unlike any other, fantastic food, and amazing architecture.

English, Italian, French, Spanish
Stockholm

Stockholm

Island hop around the capital of modern design or have a drink on a floating bar.

Swedish, English
Sydney

Sydney

Explore this buzzing international city, relax on sun-drenched beaches, and experience nature at its best.

English
Vienna

Vienna

The Austrian capital is a majestic city renowned for its beautiful palaces, thriving culture and opulent coffee houses.

German

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