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Home Barista Class


Register for the next Home Barista Class and get plenty of hands-on practice making great coffees

When: Select a date that suits you best
Where: Level 20, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000
SKU: HBCL Category:

Now YOU can impress your friends and family by creating authentic coffee that will make them think you’ve got an Italian Café in your kitchen…

So YOU want to impress your friends and family with your great coffee making skills, do you?

Attend this course and they’ll think you own an Italian Café…

Who Should Attend this Course?

  • Do you love coffee and want to learn how to make coffee like a professional?
  • Do you have an espresso machine you don’t know how to use at your home or office gathering dust in your cupboard?
  • Are you considering buying a new coffee machine or upgrading and want to make the best decision so you can make great coffee?

If you have said yes to any of the above, then this course is for you. You too can learn the art and skills of making great coffee at home.

Here’s Your 7 Tips on Perfect Coffee at home:

A perfect espresso should have the following features:

  1. It should have good body. If you hold a glass up to the light, you should not be able to see the light through the glass.
  2. It should have a thick rich caramel coloured crema on top. The crema should be uniform in colour and support sugar before falling through. If you stir it, it should re-form quickly.
  3. It should have a good aroma and smell delicious.
  4. It should be between 25-30mls in volume and should be extracted in 25-30 seconds. The extraction should look like “mouse tails” as it pours from the spouts.
  5. It should have a strong balanced taste.
  6. When you knock out the coffee cake it should hold together and resemble a chocolate biscuit. This is a good indication of whether you have the correct grind, dose or tamp. If the coffee cake is wet and sloppy the grind may be too coarse, tamped too lightly or dosed too small.
  7. If you drink milk-base coffee such as a latte or a cappuccino, your coffee texture should be creamy and smooth. This indicates you have the correct milk texture.

You Will Learn

How to make the perfect coffee as described above, as well as –

  • Learn some history of coffee; How coffee is grown, blended and roasted;
  • Learn how a good coffee should look, smell and taste;
  • Experience some great and bad coffee examples; and
  • Learn to achieve a perfect extraction. Under extract is too weak/watery/sour, over extract means burnt/bitter coffee.
  • Discover why –
    • Why is milk so important?
    • What is the right milk temperature?
    • How to texture silky creamy milk?
  • Find out what are the different types of coffee served in a cafe like a latte, cappuccino, long black, macchiano are;
  • Learn how to make these coffees;
  • How coffee machines work and how to do basic maintenance tasks such as grind setting, dose setting and grind adjustment;
  • PLUS practise on the coffee machines in our training room.

The Value You Gain

You will gain more value from our course because:

  • Our small class size. Each class is limited to six (6) people so your instructor can provide individual attention.
  • This is a hands-on and fun class. We believe you learn more when you have fun at the same time (You are even welcome to bring your own machine).
  • Includes a FREE copy of our Home Barista Institute Coffee Art DVD valued at $35.
  • You get Lifetime phone and email support on completion of the course.
  • A Free 2 Hour practice session including coffee & milk supplied (Valued at $70). Practice is available after you attend the course and by appointment. To ensure personal attention.
  • You receive a Home Barista Certificate of merit on completion of the class.

Here’s what previous students say about the Home Barista Class:

“Just thought I’d tell you how I was going now that I could apply the knowledge to my new machine back at home. I must say, I have been pulling the best shots that I have ever seen come out of my gaggia. Absolutely amazing. I have lots of crema and the taste is awesome compared to what I was producing before. I thought that before I did the course it must have been an issue with the machine, but when I got home I had a play around with my grinder, I bought one of your lovely stainless steel tampers and with a bit of practice around the shots poured beautifully.”

“I’m absolutely stoked with the results, who would have thought a few hours could make such a difference to the coffee I make. Thankyou!”

– James Walker, Adelaide, South Australia

“Thank you for the lovely coffee class running on Thursday evening. Eventually I could make a nice, silky, smooth, creamy and shiny milk at the course, after two years of failing trials at home! Many thanks to Ricky, who always pushes us to do the best (and I won’t forget how you always teased me about ‘frothing’. That’s fun). Today I showed my certificate off to my mother and sister-in-laws, and two friends from Indonesia (the ones who are interested to buy a coffee machine and do the course as well). We had a nice lunch at my place and finished it up by having my different-in-look lattes..! It was great.”

Yulitta W Owen, North Melbourne, Victoria

Attending a Home Barista Class

When: Select a date that suits you best
Where: Level 20, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000
How much: $150 per person (regular price)

Additional Information

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 18th Mar 2017, 10am to 2pm, Saturday 27th May 2017, 10am to 2pm, Saturday 15th Jul 2017, 10am to 2pm, Saturday 23rd Sep 2017, 10am to 2pm, Saturday 2nd Dec 2017, 10am to 2pm