Barista Essentials

Barista essentials online

This course will give you the technical skills required to operate a commercial espresso machine and produce espresso and espresso-based beverages.

You’ll learn from passionate, experienced tutors in a real-life learning environment where you’ll gain coffee knowledge and became familiar with the espresso extraction process, steaming milk and milk pouring.

The course is delivered through a combination of hands-on practical and online learning. We recommend undertaking the online (theory) components first, so you’re well prepared for the practical sessions but you can do the online learning at any time during the course. For the online component, you’ll need access to a computer and the internet.

The practical component is made up of six, three-hour sessions on campus. To pass the course, you need to achieve 80% in each of the seven online assessments, and gain competency in each of the two practical assessments.

Please note:

  • You can start the online component up to three weeks before the start of the course and you’ll also have access 85 days after the course finish date.

Course code

TSBT310

Level

3

Credits

12.0

Estimated hours

24.0

Cost

$413

Learning outcomes

  • Name key coffee producing countries.
  • Describe ways in which coffee beans are grown, processed and stored.
  • Use and maintain a coffee grinder.
  • Use and maintain an espresso machine.
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Upcoming Dates

Monday 09 October -
Wednesday 11 October

Intensive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

9am – 4pm

(online component is available from Monday 18 September)

Christchurch City Campus
Monday 09 October -
Wednesday 11 October

Intensive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

9am – 4pm

(online component is available from Monday 18 September)

Timaru Campus
Monday 13 November -
Tuesday 28 November

Monday and Tuesday 5.30pm – 8.30pm

(online component is available from Tuesday 24 October)

Christchurch City Campus
Tuesday 05 December -
Thursday 07 December

Intensive Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9am – 4pm

(online component is available from Monday 13 November)

Christchurch City Campus
Monday 04 December -
Wednesday 06 December

Intensive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

9am – 4pm

(online component is available from Monday 13 November)

Timaru Campus