Barista Academy

RAISING THE BARISTA
For more than 10 years, we have trained over 4000 pro baristas who now pour coffee across South Africa and beyond. Our fully equipped Barista academy offers a range of courses throughout the month.

THE COURSES:

Our upcoming events are posted below as well as on our Facebook page and can be booked either directly below or through Quicket.

Cupping Sessions

This is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. Our Head Roasters create an exceptional experience for each Cupping Session. From the coffees tasted to the session’s focus each Cupping is a unique experience.

  • Taste our current coffee offering
  • Learn to taste coffee like the professionals
  • Explore and understand different origins and characteristics of coffee

Enjoy 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 12 people per course
R75 / 1 hour
Cape Town and Johannesburg

Coffee Knowledge Sessions – Sunday Brews

For both the coffee geeks and those who want to grow their coffee knowledge and appreciation. Head Roaster, Mike MacDonald, hosts Sunday Brews and shares his passion and coffee knowledge.

  • Different focus each month
  • Taste various coffees
  • Learn about different coffee varieties and coffee processing
  • Gain an appreciation for fine and speciality coffees

Enjoy 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 12 people per course
R150 / 1 hour
Cape Town only

Home Barista Course

Develop your espresso skills in our Home Barista course. A practical introductory course full of hands-on experience and demonstrations for home baristas. Improve both your coffee knowledge and espresso-based drink preparation skills. Learn how to get to get the best out of your home espresso machine.

  • Coffee history and theory
  • Equipment introduction — grinder, espresso machine, brewing equipment
  • Grinder calibration
  • Understanding espresso — grinding, tamping, dosing, pouring, drinks
  • Hands on espresso extraction
  • Basic milk preparation — steaming and texturing

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 8 people per course
R1000 / 4 hours
Cape Town and Johannesburg

Alternative Brewing Course

Learn how to make good coffee at home without an espresso machine. This practical course is full of hands-on brewing experience and demonstrations for coffee enthusiasts. Brewing is the final step in your coffees journey. We teach hands-on step by step brewing for each of the 5 methods that will help you brew coffee to perfection at home.

  • Coffee theory and history
  • Equipment introduction
  • Alternative brewing — French Press, Aeropress, Hario V60 Pourover, Mokapot and Siphon
  • Brewing basics
  • Hands on alternative brewing

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 12 people per course
R650 / 3 hours
Cape Town and Johannesburg

 

Professional Barista Course

Improve your barista skills and knowledge by joining our wholesale customer training. Pour and brew coffee at a professional level with our 3 day in-depth coffee theory and a hands-on brewing experience.

  • Coffee theory and history
  • Equipment introduction — grinder, espresso machine, brewing equipment
  • Grinder calibration and maintenance
  • Hands on espresso extraction
  • Understanding espresso — grinding, tamping, dosing, pouring, drinks
  • Perfect espresso pour and drink recipes
  • Milk Preparation — steaming, pouring and basic latte art
  • Tools to diagnose and solve their own problems

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, a notebook and pen, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 8 students
R3800 / 3 days
Cape Town and Johannesburg

Latte Art Course

Learn how to pour the perfect pattern to finish the ultimate espresso experience. A step by step guide, through the fundamentals of creating a solid base for any type of latte art pattern.

  • The art of steaming/texturing milk for different drinks
  • Free pouring
  • Latte art basics — the heart, the rosetta and the tulip

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 8 students
R750 / 3 hours
Cape Town and Johannesburg

Condensed Pro Course

Refresh your barista skills. The course is shaped to suit each student’s needs, our barista trainer spends time focusing on a personalised, student specific class dynamic.

  • Personalised course content
  • Practical skill improvement
  • Each student works on their own espresso machine

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, a notebook and pen, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Maximum 2 students per class
R3000 / 1 Day
Classes are available Tuesday to Saturday (depending on availability)
Cape Town and Johannesburg

Coffee Consulting

One-on-one coffee consultation with an Origin barista trainer or coffee expert. Develop your barista skills; learn how to get the best out of your own coffee machine or learn about coffee operations, we will design a coffee course to suit your needs.

  • Personalised course content
  • Private course

The course includes a complimentary cup of coffee on arrival, a notebook and pen, take-home barista guide and 10% off all purchases* on the day of the course.
Price and dates available upon request
Cape Town and Johannesburg

* The minimum spend is R350 in order to qualify for the discount.

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