An introduction of how to get the very best from your espresso machine and grinder.
If you've been bought a flash espresso machine for Xmas and still haven't figured out where to find the on/off button, or are thinking of working in cafe or perhaps have some experience and want to improve and get into good habits, then this really is the course for you.
Based in our bespoke 1st floor barista training facility, we'll take you on a step-by-step, near-magical and hyper-caffeinated journey through the foundations of being a great barista. Like all our courses, it'll be thorough, lots of fun and extremely practical and hands-on. We'll use video analysis to evaluate your milk texturing and pouring and better help progress. The course rolls like this:
- The raw material: Arabica vs Robusta
- Speciality coffee - the roasting process
- The importance of the grinder
- The key components: grind adjustment, dose-weight to brew-weight ratio, tampers and tamping,
- Extracting the perfect espresso - visual, taste assessment
- Working through a whole drinks list
- Milk production - how to get great micro-foam
- Basic latte art
- A well-earned lie down
We'll finish around 1 pm for an amazing vegetarian lunch, courtesy our good friends at the local deli/cafe Babaganoush, which is freshly prepared on the morning of your course, and review the session while stuffing our faces.
We'll give you a FREE bag of freshly roasted coffee to take away with you and they'll be some spot-prizes for the most outrageously good and not quite-so-good efforts.
*Rin has gained a distinction at The London School of Coffee and has provided training throughout the UK for many people in their own homes, cafes and workplaces and of course, in our training area at Lakeland Food Park. He has helped a wide range of people from 2* Michelin staff, a student with dyspraxia to a 12-year old prodigy.
If you'd like to purchase a voucher to give to a loved one, then please click HERE to find the link to the vouchers page and select appropriately (£80 p.p.) on the drop-down menu.
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