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Espresso Fundamentals

Barista Training For Beginners

Next Available: Wed, 10 Jul 8:30AM (AEST)
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3 hours 30 minutes
Over 500 people have attended this class


Course Outline

This training package has been designed as a taste test for the coffee lover, giving them an insight into the craft and skill required to be a barista. All training is conducted in a purpose built training room with 2 x 2 group La Marzocco espresso machines with Mazzer grinders to match. 

Espresso Fundamentals also makes a great team building session for corporate groups. 

The content covered includes:

  • Introduction to growing, roasting and harvesting
  • Understanding the espresso machine and grinder
  • The perfect espresso
  • Silky milk every time
  • Free pouring techniques

Would you like more hands-on time? 

Making coffee is a hands on learning experience and for only $80 you can add one hour of practical training to the end of this class. Simply select "+ 1 Hour Practice Session" when making your booking. 

Bonus Offer!

This class gives you the opportunity to purchase Christine Cottrell's Barista Bible at the heavily discounted price of $50.00 per booking, normally $65.00.  

The Barista Bible is the ultimate companion for anyone who is keen to learn the art and science of preparing and serving perfect coffee beverages. This coffee book is perfect for the coffee connoisseur or home barista – when learning how to make espresso coffee beverages.

  • Easy-to-read text
  • Hundreds of superb illustrations and high quality photographs
  • Step-by-step instructions for more than 20 espresso techniques
  • Detailed coffee training including what is espresso and how to make espresso, coffee grinding, steaming milk & foaming milk, coffee extraction, cleaning espresso machines
  • Step-by-step coffee recipes with stacks of barista tips including coffee art or latte art
  • Fascinating coffee history and the origins of various coffee beverages
  • Meticulously researched and written by a hospitality trainer and coffee expert
  • Aligned with the Units of Competency from the Australian Hospitality Training Package.
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What you will learn

  • Introduction to growing, roasting and harvesting
  • Understanding the espresso machine and grinder
  • The perfect espresso: Silky milk every time - Free pouring techniques

What you will get

  • Upon conclusion of Espresso Fundamentals all participants will receive: 10% off all barista tools instore.
  • Digital Certificate of Participation
  • 250grms First Batch Coffee Beans

What to bring

  • Prerequisite: A love for espresso coffee!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Beginners who love for espresso coffee!

The Coffee Training Co.

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The Coffee Training Co. specialise in coffee education and training, offering a range of barista courses in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Established in June 2014 with the vision to bridge the gap in coffee training, offering affordable course options that cater for the passionate home barista to the person looking to obtain a formal qualification.

Our team of trainers is made up of vastly experienced industry professionals who are not only passionate about coffee but also training. All our trainers started their careers behind a coffee machine and from there, have or still do, own and manage cafes, and are heavily involved in barista competitions, develop and implement coffee training and assessment programs. 

So with The Coffee Training Co. you are in safe, experienced hands.


Coffee training and assessment

 Contract training 

Development of coffee training and assessment material 

Anything coffee, just ask!

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Really enjoyed this intro to espresso class, so happy to receive it as a gift! Xiomara was a great teacher with a great way of delivering information and gave helpful feedback in the practical portion :)
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$14.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note 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


100% payment is required upon booking. Payment can be made in store or via our website. We accept VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Cash (In Store Booking Only)  or Direct Deposit (Upon request).   Payment by instalments is also now available. The Coffee Training Co. use the secure and trusted merchant facility of


Bookings can be made by phone, email or online (preferred). Once payment is made and agreement to these terms and conditions have been confirmed, bookings will be confirmed by email. A reminder email will be sent 24 hours prior to commencement of a class. 

Class Cancellations 

The Coffee Training Co. reserves the right to cancel a class within 48hrs of the scheduled commencement date & time if the below booking / enrollment numbers are not met.

  • Advanced Barista Techniques - Minimum 2 bookings / enrollments.
  • Espresso Fundamentals - Minimum 2 bookings / enrollments.
  • Basic Latte Art - 0 bookings / enrollments.


All training facilities are purpose built coffee training rooms. Equipment used are 2 group commercial espresso machines and commercial grinders.  

Privacy Policy

The Coffee Training Co. is committed to supporting the national Privacy Principles which set  clear standards for the collection, use, storage and access of personal  information which is obtained as part of business operations. To provide  our services we require certain information from the purchaser or  trainee, e.g. their name, address, contact details etc. If the purchaser  or trainee does not provide us with this information we will not be  able to provide the services the purchaser or trainee have requested.

As  required by the Privacy Act the purchaser or trainee may also check and  correct the accuracy of personal details at any time. The Coffee Training Co. is not involved in the selling, trading or alternative unauthorized use  of personal information. We will not, on any circumstances pass on  personal details to other organisations, unless required by law.

Training and Assessment

All The Coffee Training Co. trainers are industry experienced trainers.  All courses offered follow a clear training plan that is flexible to  meet the learners needs. Methods of training include, but not limited  to, the use of practical demonstrations & explanations, content  delivered by TV & DVD, and "one on one" assisted training, physical  work books and assessments and practical assessments.

Workplace Health & Safety Policy

Our Trainers are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe training environment & facilities for the welfare of other trainers, trainees and guests.

Trainees are responsible for;

  • Ensuring their own personal health and safety, and that of others in the training facility.
  • They  comply with any reasonable directions (such as safe training  procedures, wearing personal protective equipment) given by a trainer or  management for health and safety reasons.
  • Ensuring correct attire is worn and personal hygiene standards are met to meet food safety standards.

These include;

  • Wearing of closed in shoes at all time
  • Long hair should be tied back
  • No acrylic nails
  • No nail polish
  • Minimal jewellery
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