Your journey to becoming a professional barista has to start somewhere – but finding a job in the coffee industry isn’t simple when you have little experience. For those of you fresh out of barista training, there are 2 main paths towards your first barista job. What You Need to Succeed Nearly all well-paying, respectable […]
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 […]
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!
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.