Barista Course (5 days)

For coffee enthusiasts and professionals, budding baristas and aspiring coffee shop owners alike!


Are you a home coffee enthusiast who wants to learn more? Do you want to turn your passion for coffee into a profession? Maybe you’re an established barista looking to hone your skills? Or perhaps you even want to start your own coffee business? Whatever your goal, our Barista Course (5 days) has plenty to offer.

No previous experience required, just a passion for coffee and a desire to learn!


EBS has teamed up with two of world’s leading coffee experts, Dr. Andrej Godina and Fabio Milani, to bring you this hands-on course:

Andrej Godina: With a PhD in Science, Technology and Economics in the Coffee Industry, few people know the coffee industry like Dr. Andrej Godina! A world-renowned coffee expert, Andrej is a licensed trainer and master barista accredited by the prestigious Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). In 2015, he founded Umami Area, an association dedicated to spreading the culture of quality coffee through events and training programmes. If all that wasn’t enough, he also works as a coffee taster and a consultant for coffee roasters and Italian coffee machine companies. In addition, he owns coffee plantation of 45 hectares in Honduras named Finca Rio Colorado.

Fabio Milani: An international coffee consultant with over 10 years of industry experience, Fabio Milani is best known for inventing coffee flair, which brings the art of flair to coffee-making. In addition to teaching the art of being a professional barista, throughout his rich career, Fabio has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, been on the judging panel of numerous competitions and even appeared in Costa Coffee advert!


Discover the coffee industry from a barista point of view during this intensive 5-day course. Our expert barista trainers will teach you all the fundamental barista skills including grinder setting, milk handling and latte art through practical training sessions, using top-level professional equipment. By the end of the course, you’ll be at the level of a skilled working barista, able to work confidently in a busy barista environment.

For established baristas, you will develop and enhance your existing skill set as we’ll cover advanced techniques including coffee flair, complex brewing methods, extraction, flavour development and more. Entrepreneurs and aspiring coffee shop owners will also greatly benefit from this course as we cover coffee business practises, efficient workflow, costs and customer service.


The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a non-profit organisation that represents thousands of coffee professionals around the world from producers to baristas. The world leader in barista and coffee education, they offer a prestigious Coffee Skills Program which comprises six different modules. Each module is available at three different levels, with points attached at each stage.

The EBS Barista Course (5 Days) provides you with the skills you need to pass the Introduction to Coffee module at all levels, the Barista Skills module up to intermediate level and the Brewing Foundations module at foundation level.

At EBS, we offer you the option to take a number of SCA exams and earn points towards your Coffee Skills Diploma. To be awarded with a certificate, you must pass short practical and written tests under the supervision of an SCA certified trainer, which will take place on a specified date after your EBS barista course. The foundation certificate costs €60 for members and non-members of the SCA while the intermediate certificate costs €100 for SCA members and €180 for non-members.

With this highly-recognised certificate, you can showcase your skill level to employers and institutions around the world.


In addition to developing your barista skills, this course also provides lots of opportunities to meet new people, explore new places and have fun. The hands-on course is filled with lively activities like a practical coffee flair session so you’ll cement friendships with your coursemates from the very first day. As you’ll be staying together in our specially chosen accommodation facilities, you’ll get to relax, unwind and enjoy your free time in the evenings. So many of our students leave EBS with friends for life.

3 Reasons to Book Now

Want to learn about the fascinating world of coffee, develop your barista skills or open your own coffee shop?

  1. Develop all the skills you need to become a successful, accomplished barista
  2. Discover the wonderful world of coffee from every angle
  3. Learn how to brew the perfect espresso and cappuccino and learn latte art
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A lot of the best spirit brands in the industry have recognised us as the world’s leading bartender school, due to our standard of excellence we instil within our students. We therefore have the backing of some of the biggest names in the industry, which means you will not only receive world-class training but will be dealing with world-class ingredients too.

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Course Curriculum - Barista Course (5 days)

Barista skills (foundation)

Learn the core skills needed to kickstart your barista. This module covers calibrating the grinder, proper use of equipment and using fresh milk to produce foams for cappuccinos and macchiatos. It will also introduce health and safety practises, customer service and an introduction to coffee flair. You will learn how to balance coffee aromas, flavours and how to taste specialty coffee.

Introduction to coffee

Get an insight into the world of specialty coffee and become familiar with the process of coffee production including bean extraction and how different flavours are developed through roasting. This module also covers brewing methods from espresso to french press, chemex and aeropress as well as how to use coffee in cocktails and coffee flair practise.

Brewing foundation

In this module, we will introduce you to theory, techniques and equipment required to produce delicious brewed coffee. You will study the seven different processes involved and practise using different equipment to test your skills. This module also includes coffee tasting and a practical cappuccino and latte art session.

Barista skills (intermediate)

During the final two days of the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of coffee and perfect your newly-acquired skills. This aim of this module is to ensure that as a barista, you can create a perfectly balanced espresso and identify acidity, sweetness and bitterness. You will also develop your milk handling techniques to produce attractive latte art patterns. You will practise efficient working processes and making drinks of high quality to order while following the correct procedures Finally, we will focus on customer service, designing your own business model and examine profit and costs.


Put everything you’ve learnt into practise with the EBS barista exam which include both theory and practical tests to make sure you have a solid understanding of everything we have covered over the course of the week. Upon passing the course, you will be awarded with an EBS certificate.


Supported by the biggest spirit brands in the industry

Many of the industry’s biggest names have recognised us as the world’s leading bartender school due to our exceptional standards of education. This means that you will not only receive outstanding training but will also use world-class products as well.

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