Introduction to Espresso Barista Course

Next Available: Fri, 24 Jan 1:00PM
2.0 hours
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A great starting point for emerging Barista's or complete beginners.

In this barista course we delve into the nitty gritty of producing great coffee using a commercial machine. A perfect pick for new Baristas or anyone keen to expand their coffee knowledge, this is a chance to gain the core skills necessary to get started in the specialty coffee industry. 

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to understand & safely use commercial coffee machines & grinders.

  • Learn about adjusting a coffee grinder for perfect extraction.

  • Learn to dose, distribute & tamp coffee correctly.

  • Learn about milk pouring techniques and texture silky milk - microfoam.

  • Learn how to make all the coffees on the menu.

  • Touch on latte art and get a basic understanding

  • Prepare & serve espresso to industry standard

  • Prepare & serve milk based espresso beverages to industry standard

  • Clean & care for commercial coffee equipment


When booking a course, you have the opportunity to purchase Scott Rao’s ‘The Professional Barista Handbook' for a highly discounted rate of $40.00 (cheaper than on Scott’s page!) while it’s regular price is $65.50. Scott Rao is a coffee professional with a scientific background who practices Stockfleth technique, a modern technique which is similar to our techniques for even coffee distribution. This book is a great tool for any enthused barista.


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What you will learn
  • Prepare & serve milk based espresso beverages to industry standard
What you will get
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Gain the core skills necessary to get started in the specialty coffee industry.
  • 400g Bag of Clandestino Roasters Beans of your choice from our current selection.

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Appropriate for

Anyone who loves coffee and wants to further their knowledge and skills


Clandestino Coffee

Vendor since 2015

We love coffee, we also love people who love coffee.

We are a coffee bean supplier and Noosa’s first specialty roaster. Since our beginning, we have been dedicated to producing the finest quality coffee and we’re certainly not going to slow down.

Living by the motto “flavour is paramount”, we are constantly searching and scouting coffee beans from farms all over the world. With every cup of coffee brewed; we want each moment to be a good one. Come join us on a flavour journey and further develop your taste buds so that you enjoy each cup of coffee a bit more.

The coffee courses take place in our learning facility that we lovingly call The Cube. 

It's located right next to our Roastery and our HQ, so you’ll see where the action happens (and might even get lucky and get a quick tour of the facilities). With coffee it takes practise and time. Working hard to memorise facts is great but being able to translate why that matters, why that’s good, why that makes this taste unique or special – that’s what matters.

We designed our coffee courses the same way as we train our wholesale clients - where consistency is key and attention to detail makes all the difference.

We invite you behind the scenes to learn our craft. 

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Clandestino Coffee requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Clandestino Coffee to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Clandestino Coffee or organised by Clandestino Coffee must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Clandestino Coffee.


I agree to give Clandestino Coffee unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Clandestino Coffee classes and events or on Clandestino Coffee's premises. (For use of Clandestino Coffee marketing materials).


Clandestino Coffee requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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21 December 2019 • Introduction to Espresso Barista Course

Very informative and in depth barista course. Trainer was very helpful and patient. Training room was well set up and comfortable.


26 November 2019 • Introduction to Espresso Barista Course

I was very happy with the expert knowledge and professional delivery of my course. Held in comfortable surroundings and in a small group.


05 November 2019 • Introduction to Espresso Barista Course

This was an awesome way to spend a couple of hours on one of my favourite subjects, coffee. Aubrey was very knowledgeable about the whole process, and I learned about the origin of Clandestino as a business (which was fascinating - did you know the plane in the cafe is real? (but not the gun!)), where the original Magneto roast had its origins, how coffee is roasted and blended, and cupped, and poured, and combined with milk, and turned into ... art. The dedicated training space was perfectly setup, and very in keeping with the whole Clandestino ethos of everything being a cut above anything else. I already rate Clandestino roasters, coffee and cafe as the best coffee experience I've had, and after this course I can understand the level of attention to detail that goes into every aspect of the business, and coffee making to make that the case. My interest in the course was for home use only, but I would happily recommend this to coffee lovers and aspiring baristas alike.

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