3-Day Barista Training Class

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ILBA Coffee School's Barista Training Class consists of (3) eight-hour training days covering a variety of disciplines in drink preparation. This class is perfect for future cafe managers and baristas focusing on introductory drink preparation techniques. All of our classes are conducted at our 10,000 square foot facility in San Diego California that is only 15 minutes from the beach.

The Barista Development Class is a hands-on training course with a training manual focusing on the key points related to proper espresso extraction, milk texturing and successful drink preparation. Our trainers and consultants at our coffee school have years of experience in the coffee industry and will walk you through all the skills and techniques to successfully prepare the essential drinks associated with a gourmet coffee menu.

Class Agenda

BARISTA DEVELOPMENT

ESPRESSO

Extracting shots off multiple espresso machines, Evaluation of the perfect shot, Proper tamping techniques, Espresso quality control, Efficiency techniques

MILK

Learning the fundamentals of steaming, Pouring the perfect latte, Multi tasking, Methods of flavoring. Proper temperature control

CUPPING

Purpose & Implementation, Regional taste profiles, Tasting Components, Supplies, Scoring Methods

BREWING

Methods of brewing, Different equipment options, Serving options, Systems of extraction, Grinding fresh vs. pre-ground, Quality control

DRINK PREPARATION

Hot, Iced and Blended Drinks, Making Non coffee drinks

COLD DRINK PREP

Proper blending techniques, Equipment options and their results, Methods of iced drink preparation

LATTE ART

Introduction to Latte Art, Latte art demonstration, Latte art training, Latte art creation

TEA

History and key facts, Proper brewing, Tea latte drink preparation, Quality control, Serving options

SMOOTHES

Whole fruit vs. fruit blend, Proper techniques, Product options

EQUIPMENT

Introductions to multiple manufacturers, Applications for each type of equipment, Cleaning and proper sanitation, Maintenance and repairs

FLAVOR OPTIONS

Powder vs. pump based system, Differences in ingredients & flavor profiles, Drink development techniques

ROASTING

Roast profiles, Price vs. quality, Roasting methods, Fair trade, Shade grown, Organic