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.
Reach the level of a highly-skilled working barista in just 5 days.
Learn brewing methods, latte art, coffee flair & lots more through 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 between them, Dr. Andrej Godina and Fabio Milani. Andrej has a PhD in coffee, he’s an SCA authorized 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.
This hands-on course is filled with fun activities like a practical coffee flair session so you’ll cement friendships with your coursemates from the very first day. As you’ll be staying together in our specially chosen accommodation facilities, you’ll get to relax and enjoy your free time in the evenings. So many of our students leave EBS with friends for life.
Discover the coffee industry from a barista point of view during this intensive 5-day course. Our expert barista trainers will teach you all the fundamental barista skills including grinder setting, milk handling and latte art through practical training sessions, using top-level professional equipment. By the end of the course, you’ll be at the level of a skilled working barista, able to work confidently in a busy barista environment.
For established baristas, you will develop and enhance your existing skill set as we’ll cover advanced techniques including coffee flair, complex brewing methods, extraction, flavour development and more.
Entrepreneurs and aspiring coffee shop owners will also greatly benefit from this course as we cover coffee business practises, efficient workflow, costs and customer service.
Get a certificate from the Specialty Coffee Association
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is the world leader in barista and coffee education. They offer a prestigious Coffee Skills Program which comprises six different modules. Each module is available at three different levels, with points attached at each stage.
The EBS Barista Course (5 Days) provides you with the skills you need to pass the Introduction to Coffee module at all levels, the Barista Skills module up to intermediate level and the Brewing Foundations module at foundation level.
To be awarded with a certificate, you must pass short practical and written tests under the supervision of an SCA certified trainer, which will take place on a specified date after your EBS barista course. The foundation certificate costs €60 for members and non-members of the SCA while the intermediate certificate costs €100 for SCA members and €180 for non-members.
Please note that sitting the SCA exam is entirely optional.
Course Content Overview
Learn the core skills needed to kickstart your barista. This module covers calibrating the grinder, proper use of equipment and using fresh milk to produce foams for cappuccinos and macchiatos. It will also introduce health and safety practises, customer service and an introduction to coffee flair. You will learn how to balance coffee aromas, flavours and how to taste specialty coffee.
Get an insight into the world of speciality 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 and coffee flair practise.
In this module, we will introduce you to 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 practical 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. This 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 examine profit and costs.
Put everything you’ve learnt into practise with the EBS barista exam which include 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 with an EBS certificate.
Learning at the world’s largest bartender school
Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.
Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres
Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy
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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; therefore, you need to make your own way to the school.
Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to 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.
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