Coffee creation from bean to cup.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make the perfect coffee.

Want to learn about the fascinating world of coffee, develop your barista skills or open your own coffee shop? Whatever your goal, our Barista Course has plenty to offer.

Reach the level of a highly-skilled working barista in just 5 days.

Learn brewing methods, latte art, coffee flair & lots more through hands-on training with expert instructors.

No previous experience required, just a passion for coffee and a desire to learn!

Professional barista training for coffee lovers

Join a course created by coffee experts

This intensive course has been crafted by two of the coffee industry’s leading experts with years of experience between them, Dr. Andrej Godina and Fabio Milani. Andrej has a Ph.D. in coffee, he’s an SCA authorized trainer, master barista and coffee taster. Fabio is a renowned international coffee consultant and the pioneer of coffee flair.

Become a professional barista

This course has been carefully crafted to teach you all the barista skills you need to kickstart your career in the coffee industry. Through hands-on training behind your own barista station, you’ll learn how to produce the perfect cup of coffee every single time, and have the knowledge to talk about it like a professional.

Have a unique experience

Latte art is the mark of a professional barista, and during this course, you’ll learn the theory behind it and put it into practice. You’ll use different drawing and free pour techniques to transform the milk into simple yet beautiful images.

Course Highlights

Discover the coffee industry from a barista point of view during this intensive 5-day course. Our expert barista trainers will teach you all the fundamental barista skills including grinder setting, milk handling, and latte art through practical training sessions, using top-level professional equipment. By the end of the course, you’ll be at the level of a skilled working barista, able to work confidently in a busy barista environment.

For established baristas, you will develop and enhance your existing skill set as we’ll cover advanced techniques including coffee flair, complex brewing methods, extraction, flavor development and more.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring coffee shop owners will also greatly benefit from this course as we cover coffee business practices, efficient workflow, costs, and customer service.

Get a certificate from the Specialty Coffee Association

The Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) is the world leader in barista and coffee education. They offer a prestigious Coffee Skills Program which comprises six different modules. Each module is available at three different levels, with points attached at each stage.

The EBS Barista Course (5 Days) provides you with the skills you need to pass the Introduction to Coffee module at all levels, the Barista Skills module up to intermediate level and the Brewing Foundations module at foundation level.

To be awarded a certificate, you must pass short practical and written tests under the supervision of an SCA certified trainer, which will take place on a specified date after your EBS barista course. The foundation certificate costs €60 for members and non-members of the SCA while the intermediate certificate costs €100 for SCA members and €180 for non-members.

Please note that sitting the SCA exam is entirely optional.

Course Content Overview

  • Barista skills (foundation)
    Learn the core skills needed to kickstart your barista. This module covers calibrating the grinder, proper use of the equipment and using fresh milk to produce foams for cappuccinos and macchiatos. It will also introduce health and safety practices, customer service and an introduction to coffee flair. You will learn how to balance coffee aromas, flavors and how to taste specialty coffee.
  • Introduction to coffee
    Get an insight into the world of specialty coffee and become familiar with the process of coffee production including bean extraction and how different flavors are developed through roasting. This module also covers brewing methods from espresso to french press, Chemex and Aeropress as well as how to use coffee in cocktails and coffee flair practice.
  • Brewing foundation
    In this module, we will introduce you to the theory, techniques, and equipment required to produce delicious brewed coffee. You will study the seven different processes involved and practice using different equipment to test your skills. This module also includes coffee tasting and a practical cappuccino and latte art session.
  • Barista skills (intermediate)
    During the final two days of the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of coffee and perfect your newly-acquired skills. The aim of this module is to ensure that as a barista, you can create a perfectly balanced espresso and identify acidity, sweetness, and bitterness. You will also develop your milk handling techniques to produce attractive latte art patterns. You will practice efficient working processes and making drinks of high quality to order while following the correct procedures Finally, we will focus on customer service, designing your own business model and examine profit and costs.
  • Exams
    Put everything you’ve learned into practice with the EBS barista exam which includes both theory and practical tests to make sure you have a solid understanding of everything we have covered over the course of the week. Upon passing the course, you will be awarded an EBS certificate.

Why Is This Course for You?

  • Reach the level of a skilled specialty coffee barista
  • Start working as a barista immediately after your course
  • Add some skills to your CV
  • Learn how to make the perfect espresso, latte, cappuccino and more
  • Become confident with using all coffee-making equipment
  • Develop your latte art skills
  • Gain industry knowledge to help you open your own coffee shop
  • Enhance your existing coffee-making skills and boost your career
  • Take official SCA exams and demonstrate your level worldwide

Schools

London

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • 15 April - 19 April
    • 13 May - 17 May
    • 17 June - 21 June
    • 15 July - 19 July
    • 12 August - 16 August
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
    • The course only: £893.00

Paris

  • Language: French
  • Dates:
    • 22 April - 26 April
    • 20 May - 24 May
    • 24 June - 28 June
    • 22 July - 26 July
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
    • The course only: £893.00

Barcelona

  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Dates:
    • 22 April - 26 April
    • 20 May - 24 May
    • 17 June - 21 June
    • 15 July - 19 July
    • 12 August - 16 August
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
    • The course only: £893.00

Madrid

  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Dates:
    • 08 April - 12 April
    • 15 April - 19 April
    • 06 May - 10 May
    • 13 May - 17 May
    • 03 June - 07 June
    • 01 July - 05 July
    • 08 July - 12 July
    • 29 July - 02 August
    • 05 August - 09 August
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
    • The course only: £893.00

Rome

  • Language: Italian, French, Spanish, English
  • Dates:
    • 18 February - 22 February
    • 25 February - 01 March
    • 11 March - 15 March
    • 18 March - 22 March
    • 08 April - 12 April
    • 15 April - 19 April
    • 06 May - 10 May
    • 13 May - 17 May
    • 17 June - 21 June
    • 24 June - 28 June
    • 08 July - 12 July
    • 15 July - 19 July
    • 12 August - 16 August
    • 19 August - 23 August
    • 09 September - 13 September
    • 16 September - 20 September
    • 14 October - 18 October
    • 21 October - 25 October
    • 04 November - 08 November
    • 11 November - 15 November
    • 02 December - 06 December
    • 09 December - 13 December
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
    • The course only: £893.00
Program taught in:
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Last updated July 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Full-time
Price
893 GBP
Course only: £893.00; Course & Accommodation: £1,027.00
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Barista Course - European Bartender School