CAREERS IN COFFEE
The qualification centres on coffee and, in particular, espresso. However, it also incorporates filter coffee, tea, chocolate, juices and smoothies. Four areas of learning are covered:
- Background to the raw materials
- Producing a range of speciality drinks
- How to operate, care for and maintain the equipment
- Looking after customers
The barista training course consists of a minimum of 20 hours of class time and practice in the workplace before practical and written assessments. The training course lasts for three days.