The Coffee Lover’s Barista Course


Requirements: For Beginners and people who want to top-up their knowledge working with a professional Espresso Machine

Join for us for delving into the exciting world of making espresso-based coffees. In this BARISTA course we focus on Espresso Machine coffee only teaching you how to work as a Barista. Learning on our La Spaziale S5 Espresso Machine, you will be introduced to what it takes to pull the perfect shot, steam some decent milk, learn how to look after your machine and, of course, try and taste plenty of coffee. After completing this course, you will be confident in using an Espresso Machine and one step closer to joining our Durham Coffee Club!


  • Basic Coffee Knowledge
  • The Importance of Freshness and Espresso Brewing Guidelines – ‘dialing-in’ your machine
  • What is a good Espresso? grinding – weighing – tamping – shot pulling
  • Basic milk steaming skills
  • Creating a coffee menu
  • Looking after your Espresso Equipment – cleaning and maintenance

Included in the course:

  • As much coffee as you can drink
  • Some nibbles
  • Complementary 250g bag of coffee

Duration: 3hs (10am – 1pm)

Location: Durham Coffee HQ – AMR Building, Unit 8, Sacriston Industrial Estate, Plawsworth Road, Sacriston, DH7 6JX, Durham

* Note: Maximum of 4 people on a course. Course needs a minimum of 2 people to run – we will contact you at least a week before if the course needs rescheduling *

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