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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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.
The Experience Our Alumni Had With Us
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.