Basic Latte Art.  Barista Foundation. Barista Course

Level 1 - Foundation

The first step on your coffee journey

Next Available: Sat, 01 Jun 9:00AM (AEST)
3 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class


Whether you're a home barista enthusiast or a budding café gun, having a solid foundation of practical skills and coffee knowledge will help you get the best out of your coffee.  

This course is jam packed to give you all the basics you need to start creating delicious coffees at home or in the café, and will give you a holistic view of your coffee, starting from the seed all the way to your cup. 

In Level 1 you will learn about:

  • The fascinating journey from green bean to cup.
  • The necessary equipment for quality brewing.
  • An introduction to coffee recipes and taste balance.
  • Correct technique for perfect espresso shots.
  • Preparing silky milk and how to pour it

 We recommend this course as a wonderful starting point for beginners, home baristas, or anyone that wants to improve their fundamentals. No experience is necessary, but even seasoned baristas can learn a lot in this course.

All classes are limited to three participants each with their own machine as per social distancing requirements. These classes used to run with up to 6 participants meaning you will gain a lot of personal one on one time with a trainer!

When you Arrive:

Head to ONA Melbourne Cafe and let one of our friendly staff know you are here for training and we will take care of you from there!

ONA Coffee Trainers:

All ONA Coffee trainers are highly experienced in producing top quality coffee and are running courses designed by Hugh Kelly, Australian Barista Champion 2016, 2017, 2021.

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What you will learn

  • The finer details of achieving the correct grind-particle size.
  • Learn how to make an espresso recipe using coffee dose, extraction weight & time.
  • Finding the best recipe for a coffee

What you will get

  • You will receive an Electronic Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the class.

What to bring

  • Your smile :)

What to wear

Wear comfy shoes as you will be standing for the majority of this course.

Appropriate for

People with limited or no experience and those wanting to get a job as a barista.

ONA Coffee Melbourne

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ONA Coffee is a Canberra-based company centered around a love of specialty coffee. Our obsession is connecting communities & sharing flavour, sourcing 86+ point green beans, skilled roasting & serving delicious coffee at ONA's four cafes, plus supplying cafes around Australia & the world.

In 2015 ONA Coffee Director - Sasa Sestic - won the Australian & World Barista Championships; ONA Coffee won the World Espresso Championship; & World Roaster Championship. ONA Coffee's Head of R&D - Hugh Kelly - is the Australian Barista Champion 2016, 2017 and 2021. Hugh Kelly is also a two time World Barista Championship finalist. ONA Coffee's Director of Coffee - Sam Corra - won the Australian Brewers Cup Championship 2017 & went on to become the World Brewers Cup Runner Up. ONA Melbourne is also home to the most awarded Australian Brewers Cup champion Devin Loong, Australian Barista Champion Matt Lewin and Australian Latte Art Champion Victor Vu. 

We source our green beans exclusively from Project Origin, Sasa Sestic's ethical green bean trading company. Sasa & his bean hunters travel the world continuously, engaging in direct trade with coffee farmers in order to provide fair income for them and quality control for the coffee . . . which benefits everyone.

At ONA Coffee we are passionate about coffee. We are dedicated to being specialists it every facet of coffee, from green bean, roasting, barista training and our cafes serving the best coffee to our customers.

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4.9 (14 reviews)
seiyarated it
25 May 2024
Victor was really professional and supportive!! I felt much more comfortable rather than before I started. I definitely recommend the class.
Adamrated it
22 Mar 2024
That was the best class ever! It was so informative, and Victor helped us out so much. He had great skills and was more than willing to answer all of our questions, and assist us when required. He went above and beyond for us, and I couldn’t recommend this class anymore!
Ralphrated it
03 Feb 2024
Had my foundational lesson at ONA Melbourne with Victor. He was very well informed and conveyed his information to us in a manner easy to understand. The small class size meant there was more one on one time that allowed us to know what we were doing right and wrong when learning to use the machine which was very helpful for understanding and troubleshooting when making espresso. Easily would recommend this course.
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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.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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

Thank you for booking an ONA Coffee Barista Course or Gift Certificate.

If you find you are not available to attend the course you have booked, you are welcome to transfer to a different time and/ or date, pending availability. The transfer must be done at least 48 hours, prior to the course commencing. We can offer a refund (less booking fee) when more than 48 hours notice is provided & a refund is requested.

If you transfer or cancel 24-48 hours, prior to the course commencing, there will be a $25 transfer or cancellation fee.

If you find you are not available to attend the course you have booked and give us less than 24 hours notice, you no longer have the option to transfer to another course and will lose your full course fee.

All courses and gift certificates must be used within six months after the purchase date.

Please appreciate that ONA Coffee Barista Courses are very popular and booked 4-6 weeks in advance, if you transfer from a course, we need to fill your place. Thank you.

Any questions, please contact ONA Melbourne Training via this email:

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