Barista Training

We take immense pride in the art of coffee brewing and its pristine origin of beginning-to-end processes before being poured into one cup. It is the initial impact that GBS aims to create for people to be able to pursue their coffee brewing passion for a professional level and build a career out of it. We thoroughly designed a comprehensive course outline that will cover all of the important skills and knowledge needed to become a professional barista as well as running his or her very own coffee shop.

A thorough barista training curriculum is designed and delivered directly from GBS to provide the fundamental skills on how to make every cup of coffee your client’s #1 and to maintain the sustainability of your highly-invested artful brewery and mastery. Let’s start from theories on how the coffee is grown, processed, selected, roasted and brewed to hands-on experiences in grinding, distributing, tamping and extracting espresso until your eyes, sense of smell and taste for flaws are fully developed so that perfecting a cup of coffee and retaining customers are not a conundrum.

But every barista does not have to wait until the coffee is gulped to prehend the customers’ loyalty to the coffee shop. Capture every coffee aficionado’s impression since even before a single drop is sipped with Coffee art, which is also expounded in the training. Whether the coffee is given at the shops or special occasions, such as big events or large gatherings, to existing or new customers, confine them with arts and change the way of how coffee looks.

Our Barista course had been designed to introduce our student to the exciting world of being a professional barista. A wonderful journey start here! It is not simply to make a perfect coffee. That’s why our barista course will start you on this journey by developing your knowledge of how coffee is grown, processed, selected, roasted and brewed. Don’t worry!! Once we have covered the theory, it’s time to get hand’s on and begin learning practical techniques such as grinding, distributing, tamping and extracting espresso. Our barista course will focus on identifying areas to refine and how to perfect your extraction. If you can develop eye, sense of smell and taste for flaws in the extraction, you will know how to perfect your cup. On the other hand, you are able manage costing of coffee shop. Our trainer will share with you the important foundation skills and knowledge needed to become a professional barista.

350 USD - Barista Diploma Course
*** Course outline:
  • An overview from bean to cup (Growing, processing, roasting and barista)
  • Specialty coffee
  • Coffee Bean (History, plantation belt, Family tree and Cherry Anatomy)
  • Roasting profile
  • Processing Method
  • Barista Skill
    • Definition of Espresso
    • Brewing Strength
    • Extraction
    • Brewing Ratio
    • Tamping & Channeling
  • Espresso Machine
  • Grinder
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Drink Costing
  • Customer Service
  • Hygiene & maintenance
*** Upon completion of the 3 days course, students shall:
  • Foreknow specialty coffee
  • Study about history of coffee and it expanded from past to present
  • Get to know Coffee growing regions & botany
  • Differentiate between Arabica vs. Robusta growing and taste
  • Roasting effect and the taste
  • The right espresso extraction
  • History and type of espresso machine
  • Brewing methods and creating espresso formula
  • Understand grinding & tamping
  • Understand water substances which will effect to coffee flavor
  • Choose the right milk
  • Hygiene & maintenance
  • Menu creation
  • Financial management

For: Working baristas looking to deepen their competency
This course is designed to test the core and more advanced skills and understanding that are to be expected from an experienced barista. We recommended that learners have some previous/current experience as working baristas in the field or completed Barista Basic Course before attempting this level

150 USD - Barista INTERMEDIATE course
  • Know the right espresso extraction
  • Learn about coffee processing that will effect coffee flavor
  • Understand the espresso taste through brewing ratio
  • Choosing the right milk
  • Basic of Latte art
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Guided Practice

IMPORTANT: students who have not previously completed Barista Basic Course will need to demonstrate knowledge of espresso-making to standards in order to enroll for this Intermediate course.

We start the course with a brief background on where coffee comes from and the differences in roasting and quality, therefore we can develop a good palette for taste. We then move onto grinding and tamping on our professional espresso machines to get you comfortable with extracting espresso. We can also cover milk texturing here if your machine includes a milk feature

105 USD – Barista Basic Course
  • Bean
  • Milk
  • Espresso Machine
  • Grinder
  • Hygiene & maintenance
*** Upon Completion of the day 1 course, students shall:
  • Fundamental Barista Skill
  • How to operate coffee machine
  • How to calibrate grinder (Dose Grinder & On Demand Grinder)
  • Understanding Espresso recipe
  • Understand how to foam silky milk correctly to make perfectly milk beverage
  • Learn how to free pour
  • Clean and maintain the coffee machine
  • Real practicing, you can make as many coffee as you like. By the end of the
    session you are very confident to make perfect silly milk and each coffee the one menu

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