Barista // Level 3 // Advanced Espresso Variables
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Barista // Level 3 // Advanced Espresso Variables

ONA Coffee Sydney

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 mins
Group Size: 2 - 4
Over 20 people have attended this class


This course is designed for people who want to take their understanding of espresso coffee to a much deeper level. Our trainers will help you to navigate the complex world of espresso extraction to achieve a balanced result 99% of the time,  every time.

This class is a happy blend of 50% Theory, 25% Sensory Activities and 25% Practical Skills.

  • How to determine ideal dose, extraction yield & brew time for the perfect recipe
  • Brew ratios, and measuring strength/concentration of espresso
  • The finer details of achieving the correct grind-particle size.
  • Tasting coffee to assess taste balance.
  • Practice dialling in one of Ona's single origin coffees. 

We recommend that you have completed the Level 1 & 2 courses, or have professional experience as a barista. 

All classes are limited to 4 participants & you will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the class.  If you would like to run a group session of more than four please contact and we can arrange something special for you.  

Additional Needs:

Non - English Courses // Our courses are primarily facilitated in English, however our team may be able to arrange a private session of 2 or more in alternative languages. Please contact us at to discuss further.

ONA Coffee Trainers:

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

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What you will learn

  • The variables and the way they interact to produce flavour and extraction outcomes in espresso
  • Protocols for measuring strength in espresso, and understanding of how to control strength and the extraction of the 'compounds' that affect espresso taste
  • The coffee dial in matrix and taste analysis techniques used to successfully produce some of the best espressos at the World Barista Championships

What you will get

  • You will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the class.
  • An electronic copy of course information for later reference.

What to bring

  • A positive attitude to drink and learn to analyse espresso given this course is built mostly around theory, taste and analysis, the fun part ;)

What to wear

Casual with closed in shoes

Appropriate for

Baristas wanting to advance their understanding of extraction theory and espresso analysis, coffee enthusiasts wanting to learn more about what makes good espresso.

ONA Coffee Sydney

(196 Reviews)

ONA Coffee Sydney is a showcase coffee bar of Australian specialty coffee roaster, ONA Coffee.

Founded in 2008 by former World Barista Champion, Saša Šestic, ONA Coffee is dedicated to sharing amazing coffees from around the world, as well as the incredible stories and experiences of the people who grow them.  We aim to transform the process of drinking coffee into an unforgettable experience.

ONA Coffee Sydney's training curriculum utilises the incredible baristas you see in store everyday to create informative and educational experiences that will lift your coffee making & tasting skills to the next level, no matter what stage you're at.

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4.7 (4 reviews)
Kelvinrated it
06 Apr 2024
Super fun morning dialing in espresso with Jason! Learnt a heap about how to adjust different variables to achieve different results.
Sumiatirated it
24 Dec 2023
Great and easy understand about taste espresao
Miguelrated it
06 Mar 2020
Very fast paced and jam packed but Hugh is highly knowledgeable and patient. I would have benefited from an extra hour of training but absolutely 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.


  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$7.00 applies.
  • 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

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours' prior to course commencement to transfer or cancel your course attendance, or you will forfeit your full course and booking fee.

If you wish to transfer to another course or cancel your booking, you must contact the ONA Sydney Team via email more than 48 hours' prior to course commencement, for a course refund (please note you will forfeit the $7 booking fee!!)

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