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About the Intermediate Barista Course

Our most popular barista course that’s covers all the essentials and plenty of practice to get your started on your barista journey. This is a great course to ignite your love for coffee and give you the practical experience to start your work as a barista

  • Introduction to the bean
  • Tools of the trade
  • Espresso machine Setup & calibration
  • perfect espresso extraction
  • Milk stretching, texturing, and basic latte art
  • Preparation of all coffee beverages
  • Barista lingo And etiquette
  • Written & practical exams

You will learn everything from how to blend your own variety of bean blends, advanced latte art, to costing your coffee beverages for your own venue. The examination at the end of the course is based on the National Barista Championship rules.

Course times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, JHB 10am – 4pm, CPT 9am – 3pm (Total 18 hrs).

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Location: Cape Town

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Jordan Botes
Jordan Botes
2021-05-14
This course was most informative, both theoretically and practically. Charmaine is an excellent educator. I had loads of fun!
Andrew Kiloh
Andrew Kiloh
2021-05-14
kevin van Schalkwyk
kevin van Schalkwyk
2020-02-10
Great foundation to have!
Siyabonga Ndlovu
Siyabonga Ndlovu
2019-07-20
Mxolisi Mayisa
Mxolisi Mayisa
2019-07-20
KVE Productions
KVE Productions
2019-07-18
Arthur Samende
Arthur Samende
2019-07-16
Taurai Blessing Saruchera
Taurai Blessing Saruchera
2019-07-16
blessing phiri
blessing phiri
2019-07-15
Jayden Oosthuizen
Jayden Oosthuizen
2019-07-15

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The first practical thing to learn is 'how to pour a perfect espresso' this is the same question as 'how long is a piece of string?' It is an art form. Once this skill is mastered then milk dynamics is one of the big difference makers as you will notice burnt milk before most things in your coffee.

Most baristas are taught on the job, and if you are lucky enough to work under a great barista who has the time to take you under his wing then you can't get a better start. Of course, finding the job with the perfect trainer is a bit of a mission and it is of course easier to book a Barista course to give you the right start in your coffee learning journey. There is plenty of great information on the internet but if you are not sure what you need to be studying first and you would like some practical supervised learning then a physical course is the best way.

The 1-day course is ideal if you are not quite sure you want to take the plunge. It will give you an excellent overview of the essential skills a barista should have, and a lot of great starting points to build on. The 1-day course also makes a great present for the coffee fanatic. The 3-day course will take you much more in depth and gives you more chance to practice your skills with our experienced teachers. The 3-day course is recommended for those serious about a career in the coffee industry.

This is of course up to you, for many of our students they just want a job in a local coffee shop to earn them some money through college or travelling but some will choose to make this their career and for them the possibilities are endless. Here are the jobs that some of our students are now doing; Most are working in the top coffee shops and restaurants around Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, Working as a crewmember/barista in the private yacht industry in Monaco - Working as a barista on one of the largest private yachts in the world (we can't tell you which one I'm afraid )

The price includes everything you need: course material, and a fully stocked coffee bar with all the equipment. The only thing you will need to bring to class is your favourite pen. Lunch is not included in the course. Both schools are in the town centre very close to lots of different eateries. Students can also bring in their own lunch and we do have facilities for storage and warming.

You can book and pay for your course online, there is plenty of information on this website and it's very secure. If you want to speak to someone call Fay or Xola at our head office +27 21 422 1574 and they can give you the lowdown. You can pay over the phone or we can send you a link for an EFT, Snapscan or your credit card. You only need to pay a deposit when you book to secure your place on a particular course then you can settle the remainder in the week before you start.

Save and Get Fully Qualified With Our Package Deals

We have put a number of our courses together for those that are looking to combine the courses into a longer one, whilst making a great saving on course prices. Our ultimate package is the Master Bartender Course, which teaches you everything you need to know to start your bartending and barista career with both knowledge and style. You can do the courses over whatever time period suits you; there is no problem with doing the Master Bartender Package in a month or you can spread it over 6 months if you like.

You can see all the different course dates on the website or contact us to help you navigate this.

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Master Bartender Package

36 400,00 Johannesburg

The Master Bartender Package is the full house deal. Offering all our top courses currently available at Shaker. This package will take you to the top level of bartending.

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Superyacht Package

18 200,00 Johannesburg

The perfect package has been put together with the core beverage skills need for the world’s top superyachts. This package will get you confident with making cocktails, coffee and spirit knowledge. We also will give you some tips for dealing with demanding clients.

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Superyacht Plus Package

24 600,00 Johannesburg

The perfect package has been put together with the core beverage skills need for the world’s top superyachts. This package will get you confident with making cocktails, coffee and spirit knowledge. We also will give you some tips for dealing with demanding clients.

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