WHAT IS THE TRAINING ROOM?
The Training Room is a seriously awesome, purpose-built facility where we equip coffee aficionados with the best barista skills in town! It includes work spaces for our trainees as well as a couple of state-of-the-art coffee machines.
What types of barista training classes do you offer?
We offer a range of classes to suit all abilities. Please refer to the Barista Classes page for a breakdown.
How many trainees are in each class?
Barista-ing like a boss is no mean feat, which is why we like to keep our classes small and hands-on. We generally cap numbers at four participants, ensuring all our trainees get plenty of personal attention and time to practise their skills. If you have a larger group, talk to us and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
When are your classes held?
We love our weekend catch-ups with friends and family almost as much as you do, so we generally run classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That said, our schedule can vary based on the availability of trainers or class participants. To find out when our next classes are being held or to discuss a preferred date, feel free to get in touch with us.
How do I know I’m being taught by an expert?
We don’t like to blow our own trumpet but…our trainers are the best in the business (seriously, we’ve got the bling in the trophy cabinet to prove it!)
Our founder Tim Adams is a former Australian Barista Champion and 3 times QLD Barista Champion, representing Australia at the World Barista Championship in 2009. Trainer Tilly Sproule also holds her own on the national stage, having placed 5th at the Australian Barista Championships in 2018 and holding herself 3 consecutive QLD Titles.
I can’t tell my beans from my backside. Do you cater for beginners?
You bet we do! Whether you’re a first time brewer, a home barista or simply a coffee drinker extraordinaire with a keen interest in the humble bean, our beginner class will suit your needs. We also encourage you to progress to our intermediate and advanced classes once you’ve earned your beginner barista stripes.
Do I have to complete the beginner level course before progressing to the more advanced classes?
Nope. We’re a cruisy bunch (as long as we have our morning coffee!) so we’re fairly flexible in our approach. If you’ve already been in the business for a while and have mastered the barista basics, you’re welcome to sign up for our intermediate and advanced classes.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone more passionate or knowledgeable about the bean than these coffee connoisseurs!
After successfully completing the training, will I walk away with anything for my resume?
Absolutely! We’ll deck you out with a formal certificate of completion that’s signed and dated by our qualified trainers.
Do you offer gift vouchers for barista training?
Not yet, but we’re working on it! Give us a call in the meantime if you want to tee up a class for a friend and we’ll do our best to help you out.