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 us on our Coffee Lover’s Barista Course and delve into the exciting world of making espresso-based coffees. We will focus on espresso based coffees only in this Coffee Lover’s Barista Course and teach you how to be a confident Barista. Learning on our La Spaziale S5 Espresso Machine, you will be introduced to what it takes to pull the perfect shot and steam decent milk for latte art, look at different coffee ratios and how to create a menu, learn how to look after your machine and, of course, try and taste plenty of coffee. After completing our Coffee Lover’s Barista Course, you will be one step closer to joining our Durham Coffee Club (see below for more details) and confident in using an Espresso Machine, ready to impress friends, family and employers.


  • 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 *

Loved our Barista or Beginners course and want to further your knowledge to gain membership to our Durham Coffee Club with exclusive access to discounts and our Brew Lab Events? Then sign up to our Coffee Lover’s Advanced Course for a deeper insight into the world of coffee and roasting with hands on tasting and cupping experience.