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Five Senses Barista and Coffee Training Courses are run in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, and are designed to upskill abilities across all levels.

Barista fundamentals coffee training will suit both the aspiring hospitality hero and home connoisseur, with professional development training courses available for those who know their way around a Mazzer and Synesso.

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Fundamentals: Espresso

Get back to coffee fundamentals. This training is recommended for all skill sets, but is a must for beginners, covering proper espresso preparation technique, including brewing variables, repeatable skills and tasting. Fundamentals: Espresso training also gives experienced baristas the chance to improve their skill set through repeatable exercises.

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Fundamentals: Milk & Beverages

This training covers milk texturing and pouring used for drinks found on most cafe menus. A 3-hour hands-on, guided course to barista milk practices, Fundamentals: Milk & Beverages also covers non-dairy alternatives and the basics of latte art. Appropriate for all skill levels, the training is perfectly paired with Fundamentals: Espresso.

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Fundamentals: Guided Practice

Be well prepared for the morning rush by honing your skills in our supportive training cafe setting. Suitable for intermediate baristas who need to ‘level up’, training is customised to the areas in which you’d like to strengthen your abilities. Choose your exercises and perfect your technique with a trainer close at hand.

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Specialty Coffee Service

Deepen your knowledge of coffee with training suitable for all experience levels. Origins, processes, blends all have an effect on the end product. In understanding the journey of a perfect cup, workshop participants will be able to confidently discuss flavour profiles and have a better appreciation for specialty coffee service.

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Filter Brewing

If you’re interested in non-espresso brew methods like pour over, Aeropress and cold brew, this brewing training course is the ideal starting point. Learn simple and effective recipes, how to adjust brewing variables and practice repeatable techniques. This filter brewing training workshop is a three-hour practical class with a tasting component, suitable for home and professional industry baristas.

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Home Barista Training

Five Senses Home Barista Training is the way to get the most out of your machine, or prepare you for the joys a home espresso unit can bring. A fun way to get a fundamental understanding of extractions, milk texturing and keeping your machine in working order, you have the option to practice on our equipment or bring your own to our coffee academy.

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Cold Coffee Preparation

Have fun exploring methods for cold coffee preparation, including the Toddy system, Clever Coffee Dripper and flash-chilled Kalita pour over. A three-hour experience in experimentation with effective recipes, with demonstrations and hands-on practice by participants. The lesson will cover the basics of extraction and adjusting brewing variables and is suitable for industry and home baristas.

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Advanced: Espresso Extraction

Brew, taste, adjust. Get to know your brewing variables, including how brew ratio, technique, grind, humidity and temperature affect the flavour in espresso extraction. This is an advanced training workshop for participants who are familiar with proper extraction techniques and confident in being able to dial in a recipe using scales and timers.

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Advanced: Latte Art

The latte art course for Insta-worthy cups. Get tips and techniques to help you refine and perfect hearts, rosettas and tulips. More experienced baristas who know how to create latte art will get advice to improve upon designs. The advanced latte class is recommended for home or industry baristas who can consistently produce proper milk temperatures and textures.

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Pro Dev: Understanding Specialty Coffee

Learn the complexities of what sets speciality grade coffee apart. Join us on the journey from how coffee is grown, processed, traded and more; a comprehensive look at the process from cultivation to cup. The three-hour specialty coffee course explores how origin and process affect quality and flavour, and is a must for those pursuing a career in specialty coffee.

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Coffee Course Gift Voucher

Give the gift of being able to create the best cup they can. A coffee training course gift voucher is the ideal present for that special someone who is looking to improve their skills on a home machine or a professional setting. If they’re a coffee connoisseur with limited spare time, the course value will also work as credit on all products on the Five Senses website.

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