Hospitality and Catering

Level 2 Award in Barista Skills
Course Title
Level 2 Award in Barista Skills
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Mode of Study
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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You'll now know the difference between a Piccolo Latte and a Ristretto, as well as understanding the process to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Whether you're looking to start working as a full time barista or simply mastering the craft of home coffee brewing.
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This course is aimed at both enthusiasts and those working in the coffee industry. You will learn how to make the perfect espresso and other coffee classics such as cappucinos and lattes. This Level 2 course is ideal for those working in the hospitality industry or those who have just started using the espresso machine, ensuring that they have a global understanding of both the product and process of coffee. Topics covered include:
Coffee botany
Arabica and Robusta beans, processing and preparation
Roasting coffee, freshness, storage and life-span
Correct procedures of using grinders and espresso machines
How to set the grinder, dose and pull a shot of espresso
Troubleshooting: how to spot bad coffee by appearance, smell and taste
Milk steaming: how to make micro-foam - the silky, shiny milk that tastes wonderful
The cafe menu: learn the difference between cappuccinos, lattes, flat-whites and more
Cleaning your machine and keeping your work area clean throughout the day to ensure consistent taste and quality in your drinks