This intensive class introduces the essential principles and industry best practices for preparing quality espresso and espresso-based beverages. Barista Fundamentals is an introductory course, so no prior experience is necessary! Students should expect to leave with an understanding of:
The journey of coffee from seed to cup and the role of the barista as coffee steward
Proper technique for espresso preparation
How to steam milk for microfoam
Building a variety of espresso-based drinks
Basic workflow on bar
Daily cleaning procedures for espresso equipment
This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate Espresso and Latte Art + Milk Science.
There is a half-hour break built into this class.