Introduction to Espresso Barista Course
from AU$185.00/head

Introduction to Espresso Barista Course

Learn how to make delicious coffee!

Next Available: Mon, Wed
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Group Size: 2 - 4
Over 250 people have attended this class


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 $50.00 while it’s regular price is $70. 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.

What to wear


Appropriate for

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

Clandestino Coffee

(109 Reviews)

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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4.9 (59 reviews)
Chrisrated it
06 Jan 2024
Kai was a great instructor and gave me a really terrific intro to the basics of barista-ing.
Jackrated it
03 Jan 2024
Loved this course. Everything I hoped for and more. Kai is an excellent instructor and made the whole experience fun and informative. Really looking forward to making my first cup of coffee using all the skills I’ve learned. Thank you Clandestino.
Elizarated it
20 Jul 2023
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

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).

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