At Bean Culture, coffee is our passion.
It’s no secret that Australia has a long-standing love affair with coffee. No longer is coffee simply a drink, it’s a culture, a passion, something akin to divinity. We value the humble coffee bean and its hallowed grounds.
At Bean Culture, we think of our roastery as a place of home and our baristas as our family.
We are passionate about all things coffee and we want to share this love of coffee with as many people as possible. The art of coffee is not something that can be picked up overnight. It takes dedication, knowledge, and practice, but with enough focus and the right guidance, you too can master the art of the perfect brew.
The benefits of barista training
Casual work opportunities to a career: Whether you’re a UNI student or you’re looking for permanent work in the hospitality sector, barista training is becoming an expected skill for employees. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, why not give your resume an edge by taking a barista course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to brew a wicked cup of coffee and jazz it up with textured milk and latte art techniques.
Choose from a range of courses
At Bean Culture, we offer barista training Canberra locals can trust. Based in Mitchell, Canberra, Bean Culture is the first roastery to boast an open space coffee roastery and professional barista training and now a world first hydroponic coffee farm. From Beginner barista to latte art extraordinaire, our training courses are specially designed to give you the knowledge, passion and skills you need to succeed.
We cater to all levels of experience and tailor each class to each group. You can learn more about the history and culture of coffee, while mastering a range of techniques, including coffee machine operation, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, grinder espresso extraction and milk texturing to latte art.
So what are you waiting for? Book a course now!
Here’s some of the common questions we get asked.
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We offer 2 barista courses:
Barista Introduction Course is $160 for 2 hours.
– This course covers Grinder tuning, espresso extraction, coffee recipes, milk texturing and basic latte art.
Looking For Work Course course is $320 for 4 hours.
– This course covers what you need to know about working as a Barista in a café, we will covering everything from opening and closing procedures and everything in between. You will walk away with a clear understanding of what’s expected from you and the skills required to gain employment in the coffee industry.
You will have the undivided attention of your trainer – at the end of either course, we will provide you with digital certificate.
All courses are Non-Refundable for change of mind, you are welcome to change your course date within 5 days of your booked lesson to a new date that has availability, if you cannot attend, you are welcome to gift your lesson spot to someone else. If the course is cancelled by Bean Culture, you will have the option of a full refund or change of date – whatever you prefer.
What is covered in the espresso extraction training?
Unlike other local training organisations, we don’t pre-adjust the coffee grinder before you arrive – we will do this with you and teach you how to adjust the grinder so 21g of coffee pours in 25sec, we will explain the importance of consistently weighed shots of coffee, what happens when you over / under pack the basket and also change the room environment to mimic the effects of temperature and humidity. These changes will affect your espresso extraction and we will teach you how to recognise the change and fix it. This is a major part of being a barista because beyond the eye catching latte art, you need to be able to produce a coffee that tastes great!
Latte Art Component
We will cover milk texturing and stretching and show you various techniques to achieve this, we will then begin training on pouring a heart, then a tulip.
How to find us?
We are located at Unit 5, 47-49 Vicars Street, Mitchell, if you get lost, just give us a call on 6223 2200.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, just yourself! We will provide you with fresh, locally roasted coffee and as much milk as you need.
Please be mindful that we will probably make a bit of a mess so refrain from wearing whites as you will most likely overflow a few cups on your shoes!