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Posted on 26/12/2017 in Workshops by HospitalityTrader

Barista Boot Camp 2-day Workshop

Proud Mary Coffee Roasters Level 1, 200 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Barista Boot Camp 2-day Workshop
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So, you want to head into the world of specialty coffee as a Barista but not sure where to start?

Fast track your training needs with this intensive 2-day program designed to train skills, knowledge and job-ready coaching arming you for your goal into coffee.

Enters - Barista Boot Camp.

A commitment paired with classroom, hands-on activities and group work will allow you to try, test and clarify the skills to work as a Barista in specialty coffee.

Day 1:

  1. Understand the journey of coffee as a raw product from various origins and how these steps involved impact the flavour or coffee.

  2. Understanding the numbers and the common variables producing espresso for milk and black coffees and how to manage them.

  3. Dialling in your house-blend recipe using Robur Mazzer grinder and tasting your way to success of replicating quality house-blend espresso.

  4. Understand the relationship between strength and extraction and the impact and value of brew ratios.

  5. Texturing milk using a 2-step technique, good for pouring and integrating into a crema.

Day 2:

  1. Further practice dialling in your house-blend recipe using Robur Mazzer grinder and milktexturing presenting a finished product.

  2. Awareness of a cafe coffee menu and how to manage common variations for customer requirements.

  3. Use the refractometer to analytically measure an espresso TDS % and chemistry formula to identify the extraction yield % to determine if the ratio is producing an ideal espresso extraction with taste profile and numbers referring to extraction % chart.

  4. Dialling in espresso using a variety of single coffee offerings using an EK Mahlkonig grinder and various brew ratios to achieve good in the cup.

  5. Following a ‘café closing checklist’, how to plus hands on cleaning and maintenance for a commerical espresso machine and grinders.

Plus, share your learning goals prior to the workshop and with our Training Manager we can facilitate supporting your goals within the two days with learning or resources. Open for discussion!


The following 2-day program is suitable for people currently employed, or interested in becoming employed in specialty coffee. All attendees who have completed Barista Boot Camp will be put forward as ‘trained’ to our network of cafe owners currently seeking a new Barista.

During the 2-days we 
include catering, snacks and each class hosting only 3 spots to ensure maximum time, attention can be given to all.


We have no minimum numbers for any of our workshops, once you have registered be assured that the workshop will go ahead. We offer an option to pay in instalments or in one hit to secure your spot. Payment must be finalised prior to workshop date.

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Level 1, 200 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

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