Cleaning a coffee machine – this isn’t the reason you become a barista (or bought a home espresso machine), but it’s still an important part of the job. You can’t just leave this for the closing staff, it’s important that you understand how and why you need to clean the coffee machine yourself! 3 […]
It is a busy time of year around July and many students are finishing their mid-year exams and finally have some time to look for employment and training options that will help them land a job. We’ve put together a 4 point plan to help you find the right training but also how to leverage […]
Have you ever had an absolutely stellar coffee at one of your favourite cafes or local roasters, bought a bag of their coffee beans only to be let down by the flavour when indulging in a cup at home? Did it lose some of the nuanced aromatics or develop some harshness or acidity? Well chances […]
Caleb Cha has spent nine years in the specialty coffee industry and in that time he has certainly picked up a great deal of knowledge from his practice, research and experimentation. Caleb specialises in working with milk and pouring creative latte art designs with great precision and skill. After summarising his enlightening presentation on the science behind […]
We were fortunate enough to host World Latte Art Champion Caleb Cha here at HG Coffee School last week and we can certainly see why is a champion! Caleb presented the science of milk foam and got us all behind the espresso machine to work on our latte art skills in a series of practical […]
Latte art is not for the faint of heart. After all, it’s not easy to use milk and coffee as your medium. In this unique field, Caleb Cha is a bona fide champion. We consulted Caleb Cha, having not only won the Australian, but also the World Latte Art Championships in 2015, Caleb seriously knows what he’s talking about when it comes to latte art!
Finding your first job can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not really too sure how to go about it. Luckily for you there is more than one way to get your foot in the door and land a barista gig!
Getting your espresso extracting just right is an ongoing battle, one that all baristas know well. As you know, there are more than a handful of variables to take into account when troubleshooting. We have put together a comprehensive list of extraction problems you’re likely to run into and some of the reasons why they occur to help you get on the way to perfect coffee every time.