Private Home Barista Course | Online
Would you like to make delicious coffee at home? Do you have an espresso machine already, and want to achieve great tasting coffee, consistently? Join this interactive online course for a one-on-one session with one of our trainers!
In this course we will focus on understanding the fundamentals of what it takes to make delicious espresso, learning how to work to a recipe and adjusting your espresso grinder to achieve great results. Our trainer will be demonstrating on a home espresso machine, while you follow along on the machine you have at home. We have a range of machines and will try to match yours as closely as possible.
We then go on to cover milk steaming technique, to achieve glossy, microfoam milk and look at lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos. There will even be some latte art practise, just for fun! We will also have time to chat about coffee, espresso machines and any other questions you may have.
You will receive 500g of espresso, freshly roasted by Square Mile Coffee Roasters, in the post ahead of your course. This is the same coffee your trainer will be using. We will post the Training Pack one week before your course.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read this page about international shipping before booking your course from outside of the UK.
Online Course and Live Video Session
The course is divided into two parts: an optional Online Course and one practical Live Video Session. You gain access to the Online Course and our Learning Platform upon making your booking. Here we will introduce you to the theory behind espresso brewing and demonstrate some of the practical skills you'll use during this course. Taking part in the Online Course is optional, but we recommend looking through it before the practical Live Video Session starts.
The Live Video Session will take place over two and half hours, and during this session we will cover the practical and interactive elements of the course, under guidance from our trainer.
Duration & Attendees
- 1 x Live Video Session at 2.5 hours
- Estimated 15 minutes spent working through the Online Course
- Maximum 1 student/1 household
- A home espresso machine is needed for this course
- We strongly recommend having an espresso grinder as well, but it’s possible to attend this course using pre-ground coffee
- A way to film your espresso machine while you’re working, like having a computer with a webcam facing your machine