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Basic Barista Course Outline

Module 1: Origins of the Coffee Bean

  • Introduction to Origins of the Coffee Bean
  • Areas of Growth
  • Types of Coffee Beans
  • Methods of Roasting Coffee Bean
  • Recipe for Different Coffee

Module 2: Coffee Grind Adjustments

  • Coffee Grind Adjustments
  • Coffee Grinder Tips
  • Cleaning the Grinder

Module 3: Dose Settings

  • Dose Settings

Module 4: Temperature Brewing

  • Understand Beans
  • Brewing Process
  • Brewing at Room Temperature

Module 5: Brew Ratios

  • Coffee to Water Ratio
  • Strength of the Coffee
  • Measurements
  • Golden Ratio

Module 6: Weighing Espressos

  • History of Espresso
  • Weighing Requirements
  • Dosing Stage
  • Dry Dose

Module 7: Inner Workings of Espresso Equipment

  • Inner Workings of Espresso Equipment

Module 8: Latte Art

  • Introduction to Latte
  • How to Create a Foam?
  • Pouring the Latte Foam
  • Pouring a Rosette Print

Module 9: Alternative Brewing Methods

  • Brewing Coffee
  • Coffee Brewing Methods
  • French Press Brewing
  • Moka Pot
  • Cold Brew
  • Aero Press

Module 10: Handling Large Drinks Orders

  • Team Work
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety for the Espresso Machine

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There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Basic Barista Course.


This course is designed for anyone who would like to become a barista and would like to gain the skills to fulfil this role.

Basic Barista Course Overview

A barista is an espresso machine "coffee artist" who makes, decorates, and serves drinks to clients. A barista is responsible for preparing and serving coffee-based drinks that meet the customer's expectations in terms of flavour, temperature, and presentation. Baristas provide personal recommendations, build relationships with customers, and create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere in a coffee shop. Studying this training equips learners to demonstrate all the necessary skills that are required to start a career from scratch in the coffee industry. Pursuing this training helps individuals get equipped with the necessary skills and techniques to enhance their career opportunities and increase their earnings.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day Basic Barista Course provides delegates with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to become competent baristas. During this course, they will learn about the various methods of roasting coffee beans. They will also learn about health and safety measures when working with an espresso machine. This course will be led by our highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer, who has years of experience in teaching and will help delegates get a complete set of barista skills and knowledge of responsibilities.

Course Objectives

  • To become familiar with the various methods of roasting coffee beans
  • To attain knowledge of various tips for using a coffee grinder effectively
  • To understand the importance of dose setting for different types of coffee
  • To become familiar with how to measure coffee and water accurately
  • To learn how to properly maintain and clean an espresso machine
  • To get knowledge of the inner workings of an espresso machine and how it operates

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to identify the various areas of growth and types of coffee beans. They will also be able to manage time and prioritise tasks to handle large drink orders efficiently.

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What's included in this Barista Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Experienced Instructor

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Basic Barista Course FAQs


A barista is a person who is trained and skilled in making coffee-based drinks, including espresso, cappuccino, and latte.
Latte art is a technique that baristas use to produce figures and shapes on the surface of the foam in espresso-based lattes and cappuccinos.
No, this training is ideal for both bar and restaurant staff as well as for everyone who wants to prepare beverages individually.
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to identify the various areas of growth and types of coffee beans. They will also be able to manage time and prioritise tasks to handle large drink orders efficiently.
In this Basic Barista Course, you will learn about various origins of coffee beans, methods of roasting coffee beans, coffee grind adjustments, dose settings, temperature brewing, brew ratios, latte art, how to create a foam, how to handle large drink orders, and other related concepts.
The price for Basic Barista Course certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Basic Barista Course.
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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