Now YOU can impress your friends and family by creating authentic
coffee that will make them think you’ve got an Italian Café in your kitchen…
So YOU want to impress your friends and family
with your great coffee making skills, do you?
Attend this course and they'll think you own an
Who Should Attend this course?
-Do you love coffee and want to learn
how to make coffee like a professional?
have an espresso machine at your home or office gathering dust in your
-Are you considering buying or
upgrading and want to make the best decision?
you have said yes to any of the above, then this course is for you. You too can
learn the art and skills of making great coffee at home.
Here's your 7 Tips on Perfect Coffee at home:
A perfect espresso should have the
It should have good body. If you
hold a glass up to the light, you should not be able to see the light
through the glass.
It should have a thick rich caramel coloured crema on top. The
crema should be uniform in colour and support sugar before falling
through. If you stir it, it should re-form quickly.
It should have a good aroma and smell
It should be between 25-30mls
in volume and should be extracted in 25-30 seconds.
The extraction should look like “mouse tails” as it pours from the spouts.
It should have a strong balanced taste.
When you knock out the coffee cake it
should hold together and resemble a chocolate biscuit. This is a good
indication of whether you have the correct grind, dose or tamp. If the
coffee cake is wet and sloppy the grind may be too coarse, tamped too
lightly or dosed too small.
If you drink milk-base coffee such as a
latte or a cappuccino, your coffee texture should be creamy and smooth.
This indicates you have the correct milk texture.
You will learn how to make the
perfect coffee as described above, as well as following in the course:
Learn some history of coffee; How coffee is
grown, blended and roasted
Learn how a good coffee should look,
smell and taste;
Experience some great and bad coffee
Learn to achieve a perfect extraction.
Under extract is too weak/watery/sour, over extract means burnt/bitter
Why is milk so important?
What is the right milk temperature?
How to texture silky creamy milk?
What are the different types of coffee
served in a cafe like a latte, cappuccino, long black, macchiano?
How to make these coffees?
How the machine works and how to do
basic maintenance tasks such as grind setting, dose setting and grind
Practise on the coffee machines in our
You will gain more value from our course because:
small class size. Each class is limited to max 6 people so your instructor can
provide individual attention
a hands-on and fun workshop. We believe you learn more when you have fun at the
same time. (You are welcome to bring your own machine)
a FREE Home Barista DVD valued at $35
phone and email support
practice of 2 hours, coffee & milk supplied (this is valued at $70).
Practice is available after you attend the course by appointment
Home Barista Certificate will be issued on completion
Buy any coffee machine package (machine & grinder) within 6 months of
completing this course, you will receive $150 rebate off your machine price!
This makes your coffee class FREE!
Here's what our students said about this course:
"Just thought I'd tell you how I was going now that I could
apply the knowledge to my new machine back at home. I must say, I have been
pulling the best shots that I have ever seen come out of my gaggia. Absolutely
amazing. I have lots of crema and the taste is awesome compared to what I was
producing before. I thought that before I did the course it must have been an
issue with the machine, but when I got home I had a play around with my
grinder, I bought one of your lovely stainless steel tampers and with a bit of
practice around the shots poured beautifully.
I'm absolutely stoked with the results, who would have thought a
few hours could make such a difference to the coffee I make. Thankyou!
... James Walker.
Thank you for the lovely coffee class running on Thursday evening. Eventually I
could make a nice, silky, smooth, creamy and shiny milk at the course, after
two years of failing trials at home! Many thanks to Ricky, who always pushes us
to do the best (and I won't forget how you always teased me about 'frothing'.
That's fun). Today I showed my certificate off to my mother and sister-in-laws,
and two friends from Indonesia (the ones who are interested to buy a coffee
machine and do the course as well). We had a nice lunch at my place and
finished it up by having my different-in-look lattes..! It was great.
...Yulitta W. Owen, North Melbourne, Victoria
You’ll find some
feedback from our coffee class students and clients who bought coffee machines
from us by visiting http://www.homebarista.com.au/student_feedbac_8.html
Is The Course and When?
This is a 4-hour course giving you plenty of hands on
practice on coffee machine.
When: 2014 Timetable as below
(2-6pm) - 2014 - Feb 8th, Mar 8th & 29th, April 26th, May 17th, June 7th & 28th, July 19th
(5-9pm) - Feb 27th, Apr 10th, May 29th, July 10th
Home Barista Institute, in-house cafe (Common Ground Coffee)
225-229 Victoria St, West Melbourne 3003. Corner of William St. (We are
located just up the road from the famous Queen Victoria Market, 5 minutes
walking distance to Melbourne CBD)
fee: $150 per person. Booking can be
made in person or over the phone. Credit card payment ($150) can be accepted
over the phone.
Home Barista Course makes the
perfect gift for someone who loves coffee. Simply purchase the voucher and we
will send it out.