Espresso Coffee Making

Espresso Coffee Making

Barista Training

Over 100 people have attended this class


This full day course covers the basic skills and knowledge needed to extract and serve espresso coffee using commercial equipment. With one coffee machine and grinder per student, this small and hands-on course is perfect for beginners who want to enter the hospitality industry, or baristas who wish to improve on their existing skills.

Espresso Coffee Making course includes:

  • A brief history of coffee
  • Selecting and grinding coffee
  • Extracting espresso
  • Texturing milk
  • Preparing and organising the work area
  • Service and presentation
  • Cleaning and maintaining espresso machines

This course incorporates the nationally accredited unit of competency ‘Prepare and serve espresso coffee’ (SITHFAB012B) by the Australian National Training Authority. Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. To gain a Certificate of Attainment in the preparation and service of espresso coffee you will be required to undertake 30 hours of industry experience, followed by a formal assessment at the SA Coffee Academy. Formal assessment is a 1 hour session, subject to demand.

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What you will learn

  • A brief history of coffee
  • Selecting and grinding coffee
  • Extracting espresso

What you will get

  • The skills and knowledge needed to extract and serve espresso coffee using commercial equipment
  • One coffee machine and grinder per student

What to bring

  • Just your interest to learn!

What to wear

Casual with closed shoes

Appropriate for

This course is suitable for those working in or looking to start their career in the hospitality industry

Australian Coffee Academy

(17 Reviews)

The Australian Coffee Academy (previously known as the SA Coffee Academy) is Adelaide’s leading facility for professional barista training and coffee courses. Originally located on Rundle Street in Kent Town, the SA Coffee Academy was established back in 2003 by Tourism and Training South Australia (TTSA). Brian Raslan came on board with the Academy and ran his first course in late 2003. However, in September 2005, the Government of South Australia took a new direction by launching a coffee school at the Regency TAFE campus, resulting in the closure of the Academy.

Brian saw the opportunity in continuing the SA Coffee Academy brand, and took over the business and continued to offer professional barista training from 2005 onwards. The Academy was firstly relocated to a space in Flinders Street, Adelaide, before finding it’s permanent home on Gawler Place in 2006.

From this time on, Brian has set an industry standard in coffee training in Adelaide and around the country, successfully running small classes in Espresso Coffee Making, Coffee Art and more. In 2017 the SA Coffee Academy officially transitioned to the Australian Coffee Academy as the business broadens its horizons for endless possibilities in the coffee industry in Australia.

With a commitment to sharing passion and knowledge for coffee and the Adelaide hospitality scene, Brian and his industry trainers take pride in delivering small, hands-on classes with a focus on current industry trends to ensure each student goes home feeling confident in their coffee skills and techniques.

Whether you are new to the industry and want to enter at a high-skill level, are currently employed and wish to improve on your existing skills, are a home user or simply want to learn more about the world of coffee, we have the course for you!

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5.0 (12 reviews)
Mehrirated it
05 Nov 2021
I enjoyed this training and it was so useful for me . I didn't have any information about making coffee with coffee machine before but now I can do it myself . The trainer was so good and professsional and very friendly . Every student can work with a machine individually so I had enough time to try and improve myself for many times and the trainer everytime correct me .
Marissarated it
04 Jun 2021
Great experience with Thanh Luu, highly recommend!
Jakrated it
17 Feb 2021
The teacher, Thanh Luu was supportive and professional. His contextual knowledge, understanding of learning and teaching and demonstration skills were excellent. I would recommend training with him.
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Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the course will be refunded 50% of the course payment received. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the course are non-refundable

Terms & Conditions

Students partaking in any courses at the Australian Coffee Academy or organised by the Australian Coffee Academy must agree to the following terms and conditions. The Australian Coffee Academy reserves the right to cancel or change the date and time of any course and refund payment at any time. 

The Australian Coffee Academy is not responsible for filling a position in any course if you are unable to attend due to any circumstances. However, you are able to send a substitute to any course in your place if you wish, as long as you have informed the Australian Coffee Academy of this change prior to the event and provide the name of the substitute attendee. 

Transfers to the same course run by the Australian Coffee Academy on a different date are allowed if there are positions left in the course and the course is the same price. 

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