This online barista training course was designed keeping in mind both baristas and coffee shop owners. While focusing on barista skills and techniques, we also pinpoint the qualities that employers are looking for in baristas.
In this online course, we did our best to collect the most essential information about barista job. Let’s quickly walk through the main topics that we are going to discuss with those who are just starting their career in coffee.
Online barista training – main topics:
We believe, that you are reading this article because you love coffee. You value high quality specialty coffee. Maybe you have already participated in a few coffee cuppings and can sparkle with some trendy coffee terms. Well, we’ll help you to elaborate your barista vocabulary and make it more profound and rich.
Introduction to Coffee Bar Equipment.
As a barista, you are supposed to understand your coffee equipment like the back of your hand. We’ll discuss every piece of equipment and advise you on ergonomics.
Beans, beans, beans… The coffee essence is hidden in every coffee bean! Did you know that coffee flavor, acidity, and body pretty much depend on coffee origins? There are many more discoveries awaiting!
Understanding the coffee roasting fundamentals is essential to get the best taste from of each bean.
Coffee Grinding and Dosing
Grinding, dosing and tamping can seem difficult in the beginning but as soon as you know grinding machines and tamping techniques, the whole process will become automatic.
This is the routine process you will have to repeat frequently as a barista. That’s why you should learn how to prepare espresso almost with your eyes closed.
We will dedicate a few videos to milk steaming because it might be one of the most complicated processes in preparing espresso-based drinks. You want to serve your customers a cappuccino with smooth and silky foam, not with thick airy bubbles.
Latte Art Training
Being a barista is a lot of fun! Do you want to learn how to make those wonderful latte designs that so often appear in your Instagram feed? This is the right resource for you!
Knowing how to operate your espresso machine is great. But besides that you’ll need to know how to brew coffee in the brew bar. Some coffee snobs prefer coffee from the Chemex to espresso shots.
Workstation Cleaning and Equipment Maintenance
Cleaning your coffee equipment will be essential in your barista routine. It’s important to keep your tools clean, because good equipment enhances the best qualities in coffee. Moreover, you are going to deal with food and drinks and it requires being neat and tidy.
And many more!
Ultimate barista job search guide
Additionally, this online barista training course offers plenty of tips on your job search. You won’t find this information in any other barista training courses, online or offline. We have talked to many coffee shop owners and learned what employers actually want from their future baristas.
We believe that it’s extremely important to prepare your detailed barista resume. That’s why in one of our barista training videos, we focus specifically on how to write the perfect “barista resume”: what information to add to your resume and how to highlight your strengths and advantages.
It’s a normal reaction to be nervous before any job interview. We have dedicated a separate video to help you overcome your fear and anxiety!
After the interview, you should follow up with your interviewer. There;s always a human factor and manager can simply forget things. What’s the proper way to follow up? Watch a special video.
Barista Training Academy is your premiere online barista training resource for learning how to be a barista, how to land a job as barista, and all the aspects of starting your career in retail coffee. For more information visit our blog.