First Shot Barista Training
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Sydney's Leading Barista Training Courses
At First Shot Barista Training, we understand how competitive the coffee market is in Australia. We provide expert barista training in Sydney at all levels so that you can enter the industry with a depth of knowledge and a strong ability to produce a great cup of coffee for your customers.
More than simply receiving a certificate, our Sydney-based barista coffee school teaches baristas about the complex art of coffee-making, from understanding how the coffee is grown to optimising your machines, perfecting your milk frothing technique and creating latte art.
What makes First Shot Barista Training different?
An avid interest in all things coffee drives our trainers to consistently improve and expand their knowledge of the coffee market in Australia and worldwide so that they can deliver the latest in coffee-making techniques.
Manage your coffee operations more confidently with our advanced barista class in Sydney — you’ll learn a broad range of transferable skills. From attending to your machines to understanding coffee growing regions, notes and the science behind brewing, our classes are designed to set you up for success.
Learn the intricate functions and features of state-of-the-art La Marzocco and Sanremo espresso machines, and fine-tune your understanding of coffee grinders using leading brands like Mazzer, Robur, Mythos and Ek43. Mastering the basics of these models will allow you to transfer these skills to any machine used by current and future employers.
You can also book for larger groups if you’d like to complete a training day for your employees or as a social activity with friends. Our trainers keep each class light-hearted and fun, ensuring that your passion for coffee is nurtured. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll start making coffee in your first lesson, tasting your delicious creations as you go.
With an understanding that education is key in building a strong career in the coffee industry, our classes are cutting edge, providing industry insights from professionals at the forefront of great coffee in Sydney.
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Our hands-on classes will arm you with a broad knowledge of espresso machine extraction. Using our La Marzocco and Sanremo machines, as well as our grinders and scales, you’ll learn specialty techniques in grinding, dosing, timing and weighting to make a perfectly balanced espresso.
We teach you how to froth milk to achieve a smooth and creamy texture, as well as pouring techniques to produce attractive basic latte art designs for a professional barista coffee.
From set up and operation to maintenance, we teach you how to create a good workflow.
Whether you’re applying for work as a barista or up-skilling, you can experience a sense of confidence the next time you step behind the espresso machine.
Once you’ve mastered the perfect shot, we move on to milk frothing, how to achieve a smooth and creamy texture and free pouring techniques. Incorporated into our lessons are workflow and café communication so that you can improve the way you interact at work to optimise your efficiency. At the end of our 'Job Hunting' intermediate barista course, you will leave with the following skills:
From the seed to the cup, we explore the timeline of coffee. You’ll learn about prominent growing regions and the methods in which coffee is processed as well as develop your palate to understand different notes and flavours.
An understanding of the science and best practice in making attractive and delicious tasting coffee that meets the rigorous standards and expectations of coffee connoisseurs in Australia.You will be able to dial in any recipe requested by your employer or customers.
We teach you advanced pouring techniques, from standing to arm techniques, to produce attractive advanced latte art designs such as wing tulip or rosetta.
From set up and operation to maintenance, we teach you how to optimise your workflow for a safe and efficient workspace.
Designed by our trainers, business consultants and hotel managers, we put together a stellar barista resume that is sure to get you an interview.
We work with you to improve your interview techniques, providing you with effective tips and tricks to help you make a great first impression.
Our comprehensive barista coffee course in Sydney provides a supportive learning culture that will boost your confidence in making specialty coffee.
You will learn the broad industry of coffee, from the best-growing regions and conditions to the refining and roasting process. Whether hot or cold, we introduce you to the science behind brewing and extracting coffee. You will learn the variables that go into brewing, including the water temperature, quality and pressure.
Our industry professionals will provide a comprehensive overview of espresso machines and grinders, equipping you with the skills to accurately and efficiently dial in coffee as well as troubleshoot operational problems. we will help you understand the sensory experience behind great coffee, what customers seek out of their café and language to effectively analyse and deconstruct coffee blends. Armed with a strong sense of the world of coffee, you will have the skills to improve your coffee and enhance your customer’s experience.
Learn the science to steaming perfect latte milk and master your pouring with our trainers who have years of experience in competition. From jug & cup holding techniques to standing techniques, we will teach you exactly how competition baristas usually perform on the stage.
Expand your horizons and sign up for affordable Sydney coffee training today!
Professional development is essential to expanding your career in the coffee industry. Our cutting-edge and affordable coffee training in Sydney will equip you with transferable skills that will impress employers and help you improve and optimise your café operations. Get in contact with us via our online enquiry form to speak to one of our trainers about our three-tiered coffee course in Sydney. Sign up today and enjoy huge savings on our barista courses.
Highly recommend this course for everyone, especially who’s living in Sydney area and wants to find a barista job or just interested in coffee art. The trainer Nguyen Le is super super friendly, enthusiastic and I can see that he really wants to express his passion about coffee to everybody around. He also provided me some useful tips and experience which are really important for a new guy like me. Another trainer, Viet Nguyen, is awesome as well. He’s really dedicated in the class and also enthusiastically reminds his students to do some revisions at home. Overall, although there are plenty of options to find a good barista course in Sydney but this one I think is one of the best to consider.
Le was such an amazing trainer: super friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and very supportive! Although I’ve had a bit of experience in making coffee previously, thanks to his helping me point out my strengths and weaknesses, I can see that my skills have been improved remarkably. Besides, I love that there are only 2 students per class, which made the course more personalised (though affordable fee) and also really assisted in achieving the highest training quality. Once again, thank you so much Lee, and to anyone out there who’s looking for a credible barista training course, I highly recommend First Shot Barista Training!
Really good quality course! Nguyen Le was taught really well from the basic of how making a good coffee until how to get a job from small things that we never thought. He also so motivated and open minded. Really enjoy the course, thank you!
Erika putri stevani
Quality course! Teacher Le Nguyen is very professional and enthusiastic. Not only I was trained on coffee making but also how to create an impressive resume and how to take a good interview. I signed up for the Job Hunting package and it worth every penny as I got 2 barista jobs just after 8 hours of training. Definitely recommend for anyone who is still considering!
I did the 3 hours short course and Le managed to give me all the basic knowledge of coffee making. Had a great learning experience with him as he was so friendly and energetic. He pointed out what my mistakes are and focused on those untill I did it correct! I got disappointed on myself at a stage when I wasn't doing the milk steaming correctly but he kept encouraging me and finally I learnt to steam milk properly. He really boosts up the confidence of his students. I didn't even realise how the session passed so quickly as we were talking about music, hobbies etc and learning to make coffee at the same! I highly recommend First shot barista training!
Munia Khan Disha
My friend and I chose the Job Hunting course and it was fantastic. Le Nguyen was an amazing leader and showed us everything we needed to know to become junior baristas (milk steaming, latte art, correct dosages, ect). Definitely recommend him!!
Would definitely recommend FSBT & especially Mr. Lee to anyone who is starting their barista career. Lee knew what my flaws were and amazingly built up my self-esteem. He gave out literally all his experience to me so that I could get my dream job. A huge shout out to Lee! If you are taking your first few steps to your barista career, slide to Lee or FSBT’s dm straight away.
Highly recommend this amazing place for anyone who wants to become barista. Thank to enthusiastic trainer- Nguyen Le, he knows exactly what is my mistake and then explain it in the simple way for me to understand. I am so grateful for your instruction when I make coffee and latte art. After job hunting course, you will become professional barista. I promise that you won’t regret when join this course.
AI VAN NGUYEN
Highly recommend this place to start your coffee journey. The course was filled by excitement and laugh 😂 but still provide more than enough basic theory and practice. The mentor (Mr. Le) is about super duper friendly who have more than 6 years working with beans. I ensure you will become an actual skillful barista after the class.❤️
Amazing training from Lee, so passionate about his craft. We were short for time and Lee managed to fit us into his schedule. Can’t recommend him enough. The attention to detail and the amount of time we had on the machine was beyond our expectation. Thank you Lee, we will keep practicing our heavy pour tulips.
Definitely recommended! After taking the course, I got a new job. The trainer is amazing, with positive energy, and rich knowledge of coffee. Before taking the course, I felt unconfident and never made the milk right. But after only a few minutes with the trainer, I did the milk perfectly, even latte art became easy for me. I sent the deposit before the course started, and when the course ended Nguyen Le didn't even ask me to pay the rest amount of the fee (80%), only when I found the job, I can pay him back. How nice he is.
Hang Pham Diem Le
I’d love to recommend the “Tasting course” to someone who is a beginner but has strong passion in coffee like me. I got 4 hours of training by @simon_barista and it was really worthy. I love the way that green coffee beans were roasted, ground, brewed then come to my taste. Simon is a very knowledgeable and professional trainer who I was encouraged so much from. Thank you guys for inspiring me to be a good coffee lover and a happy barista in the future 🤩
VU THI PHUONG
Lee is a great and enthusiastic trainer. He is so friendly, cute and so so so helpful! I took the Job Hunt course and it was amazing. Not only learning about barista and specialty coffee, but I also experienced the real work place made up by him for us to practice. Finally I’ve got a job just 2 weeks after the training. All in all, the fee is reasonable and I received more values than what I had expected. Highly recommend First Shot Barista Training for people who are passionate about coffee and goal to get jobs in this field!
Truly reckon!! This course is not only for who just started but it also for those wanna learn overall or details about coffee and barista techniques. Le, my trainer, tried to use the most understandable concepts and knowledge to mentor trainees. Fully equiped with modern machines and practical course.
This is one of the best centre in Syd. I highly recommend to do barista course with FirstShot Barista Training... The trainers are so kind, helpful... especially Nguyen Le ,he helped me how to become a good barista... I have got the job after doing the course.. Thank u again
Highly recommend First Shot Barista Training. I never thought that I can do almost every drink after only 8 hours training. The course was intense, fun and practical as we had chance to practice with the machine solo and in team. Thanks to Mr.Lee (our teacher)'s 1-on-1 feedback, we are getting better through every cup we have made. It is recommended for who wants to learn how to be a barista quickly and practically which could be easily applied in real coffee shops.
I couldn't be happier about my training with Simon! I found his information really valuable and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to update their knowledge about coffee standards in Australia or who is just starting their career as a barista 🙂
It's an excellent course with a great teacher! The place is really quiet and beautiful. If you want to be a barista in Australia you have to do this course!
Had a blast learning some latte art with Le. Super professional, super funny, would 100% recommend this place! Thanks again Le!
My husband and I took a course with Simon (while on extended travels) and had an absolutely FANTASTIC experience that was tailored to our interests and wants (we discussed a lot about coffee variety, processes, etc. since we’re more hobbyists and potentially interested in opening a shop vs. becoming baristas). We also honed our skills in pulling espresso shots and got to dabble in latte art (which has always eluded us). We can’t speak highly enough of the experience and hope to take another class soon - a true highlight of our travels!
Any barista course doesnt compares to this excellent experiencie. The place is great, staff is awesome and i‘ve learn a lot. Thank you very much!
Totally recommended!!!! there is no word to describe all the enthusiasm of Le, he is an amazing trainer ever! Le supported me a lot with his experiences. With only 4hrs training, I've got a bunch of skills and knowledge about coffee that more than expected❤ great training - wonderful trainer - awesome place for someone want to learn about coffee✌.
Le is so fantastic trainer! I just had 4 hours for training with Le, but he was so enthusiastic and passionate. I could feel during the course. I did not feel stressful, he created a comfortable atmosphere to generate motivation for me. I have got a bunch of knowledge and skills for coffee.
Đỗ Thảo Phương
The best coffee training ever ! I did the 4 Hours discovery training and learned a lot about coffee, Australian coffees standards and know how to make shot and simple cafe art! Highly recommended for you first step in coffee world !
Le is a really responsible and helpful teacher. This training gave me exactly what I want, I have a more particular knowledge of making coffee .thanks a lot
Highly recommend for those who truly want to become a barista and get a good job. Le and Simon are awesome trainers. They are very enthusiastic, funny, friendly and have many experiences in this industry to share with you. Thanks to them, now I know a barista requires so many things other than just making a cup of coffee or a certificate. Once again, thank you First Shot for inspiring me and hopefully, you can inspire more and more people.
Duc Anh Pham
A big thank you to my barista trainer Nguyen Le First Shot Barista Training. A fantastic teacher!! I am not a coffee person but after meeting with Nguyen Le, the things I've learnt about coffee making in 4 hrs made me feel very passionate about the art of making a nice cup of coffee. Once again thank you!!!
His course helps me a lot to gain coffee making skills and knowledge about different kinds of coffee. Besides, I had a lot of time to practice in a professional environment. Furthermore, after the course the trainers also support me in looking for a job and with their support I got the job straight. Thank you Le for support me a lot and demonstrate how to steam milk and make coffee properly so many times. Thank you Simon for offering me a job
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be a truly barista, the place is awesome, the course is fantastic. I specially appreciate staff Le, he taught me a lots with all enthusiasm, in the hardest part of learning as latte art, he guided me step by step and show me the easiest way to learn, as well as the pressure he created to push all my potential in improving. At last i can completely make the basic latte art. Trust me, this place is greatest place for barista, worth your money and time.
Fantastic one on one coffee course. A big thank you to Lee for showing me techniques and knowledge needed to become a barista. You were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and inspirational trainer. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanna be a barista !!!!! Thank you again!
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First Shot Barista Training
Our team and network in the industry will ensure the best for you and your business. We have helped 1000’s+ baristas and cafe owners up-skill their brewing, latte art or sensory.
To bridge the gap between people seeking to work in coffee and cafés looking for professional staff
Structure the way coffee making is being taught & convey knowledge more efficiently
We offer efficient, affordable and professional barista course for people in Sydney to get their
We provide a tiered progression so that our training moves at a speed that suits your learning curve. Depending on the course, you’ll learn the basics of foundational coffee-making and machine maintenance to more advanced coffee theory. For baristas looking to expand their knowledge, our advanced training provides education in coffee tasting, developing your palate to understand different coffee profiles.
Our foundational classes deliver a high success rate of 90% for those looking to become a barista and our advanced courses equip baristas with the knowledge and tools to reach their potential as coffee tasters, managers and café owners.
Easily accessible for those working in the city or travelling on the train line, our training centre is located in the CBD. We’re just steps away from Central Station and close to a number of bus stops. We regularly maintain our facilities and have implemented a safety policy to ensure that we deliver a clean and safe learning space.
First Shot Barista Training puts your needs first
Meet the gurus behind First Shot Barista Training
Professional competitor. Known for his impeccable attention to details and motivational spirit. Students from all levels find his training very accessible and enjoyable.
SCA professional barista trainer & Q-Arabica Grader. Simon’s philosophy of work: to enhance people’s knowledge by which he gives people a better life.
Hotel Manager at Hotel Mountain Heritage. Having been in the industry for more than a decade, He has his own secret formula to help his students land a job effortlessly.