What our students say:
I thoroughly enjoyed my barista course today. It helped to highlight some bad habits I've formed in my coffee-making; I learned some useful techniques as well as the theory and reasoning behind them; and I had so much coffee today that I don't need to sleep until sometime late next week.
I would tremendously recommend the "2hr latte art session" for its great value for people who want to sharpen their milk pouring skills.
TJ was my instructor and she was very supportive, encouraging, and attentive. It was great and enjoyable experience training with her. Thanks to TJ im more confident and learned new tricks even i was experienced in the coffee industry. Also, she showed me valuable key points to make perfect milk frothing, and we also tried other creative ways to make latte art.
In a nutshell, im now confident to make beautiful latte art than before, and would definitely be back in the future for more coffee lab sessions for further practicing.
Thank you very much, HGCoffee ^^.
Wrote this review because It taught me the technical knowledge and skills that is required for employment. And scroll to the end for the brief summary.
Completed Barista Level 1 & 2 course bundle and the experience overall exceeded expectations(which were none). Lectures are enthusiastic, knowledegable and critically helpful but expressed ways to improve skills in friendly demeanor.
The bundle builds solid fundementals based on current industry standard equipment (Level 1). Your application of fundementals will be tested by simulating a busy shift (Level 2) but they do teach techniques on how to manage it as well as offer a demo and explaination on latte art techniques.
Even if you done barista training before(like me) doing the level 1 course does refresh you on proper techniques and correct mistakes that self-taught or volunteering coffee makers make. Best to take it if you don't feel confident for your basic coffe e
To ensure you get the most value out of the course ask questions because the class atmosphere allows it.
My criticism of the course being unable to practise the very basic latte art though I was in a group of 7 thus I can understand and for my employment needs it isn't necessarily required.
The training bundle teaches you industry standard coffee making skills with modern equipment and conditions you to apply them in a fast-paced setting that is expected in a busy workplace. My criticism is being unable practise the very basic latte art but will accept it due to class size at the time.
Would Recommend for employment preparation? Yes
$250 for a bartending for an hour - Ridiculous (course claims to be 3hrs but 90% of the time is spent sitting around watching!
Such a waste of time, this won’t help you get a trial shift at a bar nor will it help you on that trial shift! Plus when I called to enquirer the staff who I spoke to on the phone were extremely rude! Also the lady who was trial seemed very unprepared as she didn’t know the professional terms for some items. To sum up; completely disappointed and feeling ripped off!!!
I enjoyed the course and would recommend it. Luke and April were very instructive and attentive. It was a lot of fun and I left feeling confident and now want to take the next step with level two.
Awesome course!! All of the trainers - Isaac, April, Luke & TJ made everything so relaxed and easy and FUN!! I would definitely recommend this course for anyone. Whether you’re looking at getting into the industry or wanting to better your skills. ��
Went to learn latte art today. Giving me feedbacks each time I pour and explaining how I should be doing with reasons, I felt getting better each time. Can’t wait to go back to my shop and keep practicing. Thank you so much.
Attended level 1 today and Luke was amazing I can't speak highly enough of this young talented man a credit to the school
An amazing course learnt so much from this, it was a fun safe environment with skilled and considerate teachers. Will be coming back to do more courses with this company highly recommended them!!
The guys here are awesome! They really listen to what you need help with and give you the assistance you need. I did the barista level 1 course and also the latte art course and learnt so much. I went there with barely any coffee knowledge and left with great foaming skills and being able to do some latte art! Everyone is so enthusiastic which makes you just as excited as them to learn and do your best. Cheers guys!
Learning with HG was a great experience. Mathew and Isaac both have great in-depth knowledge of the subject and shared as much as they possibly could within the time-frame. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to understand coffee and look forward to the next session. Thanks guys.
HG coffee school is a great environment to learn in and I think it's great meeting new people and gaining the confidence in front of people
HG Coffee School is AWESOME! I love being there and they teach very well. You will appreciate everything! Not just a typical school because you find yourself having a lot of Fun by doing their courses. Hands on teaching is EXCELLENT!!!
After successfully completing the Beginners & Expert level courses at HG, I received four job offers (three of which I had to turn down).
I would definitely recommend HG's barista training to anyone who is finding it difficult to gain employment.
All trainers are incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about coffee, which in turn makes YOU passionate about being a barista.
Throughout the level 1 and 2 Barista courses, i didn't once feel lost or over my head, and i could clearly see my vast improvement when it was all over! I would highly recommend these courses!
My husband and I took the intro to coffee course and loved it! The 3 hour class went by very quickly, and we walked away feeling excited about the theory we learned. We couldn't wait to get home and practice our new skills!
Had a blast during my Barista level 1 course. The time definitely flew by. I dont think i could find any one else as passionate about coffee as my teachers. Hopefully coming back soon to do level 2 �
All our baristas get their training at HG and always they come out of their sessions with Luke really excited about coffee, keen to practise their skills and full of confidence! I really couldn't recommend this school highly enough.
I had a great time in the barista level 1 course. There was plenty of in depth background information, and the hands-on experience was fantastic. Having small group and one-on-one instruction allowed for a comprehensive set of skills and techniques to be practiced. Mathew and Sean were excellent leaders and I would definitely take a class with them again.
Had a ball today doing level 1 learnt so much & thanks to Matthew & Isaac for being awesome,both are easy going & so much knowledge can't wait to do level 2 & more,i learnt not to do a long black with milk haha lol ,thanks heaps guys see ya soon
Matthew is an absolute genius when it comes to coffee! Thank you for your extremely wise words and understanding. I'm an old school 90's taught barista but Matthew showed me the way!! Thank you
Peter, Luke, and Isaac are the real coffee aficionados! Coffee is their passion and it resonates to all the students. I learned a lot from Luke in my Level 1 & 2 training sessions. He's such a great trainer! Isaac gave me a demo of manual brewing using brewover method. And I learned a few tips of analyzing the flavour and aroma! And of course, Peter. He's the man! Ask him everything about coffee, he will give you a very valuable insight. I learned a lot about the industry from him! I highly recommend HG Coffee School to everyone.
The best school to learn everything about coffee. They're well organised and worth every penny. Simply awesome!
I highly recommend anybody who is remotely interested in great coffee attend these courses ... Peter and his team are incredibly passionate about teaching you everything you need to know about the art of great coffee ... Just do it 🙂
Thanks HG Coffee School for an amazing session today! I am grateful for a fantastic experience. I loved it and I will be back for more. You guys are superstars! 5+++
Time flies when you're having fun. This course is a great way to learn about coffee. A good step for those looking for cafe /batista work. Thanks again guys!
It was a beautiful experience. We learned so much about coffee and i would definitely continue all the courses. A special thanks to sean our trainer.
Awesome as thanks for everything. I am very excited to know how to make a good coffee now and look forward to hopefully finding employment as a barista and perhaps doing the advanced course. Thanks again. 🙂
Knowledgeable, friendly and really helpful teachers and a great amount of hands-on experience, particularly in the Level 2 Barista's course. Will definitely recommend!
My staff and I completed the Level 1 Barista Course at HG Coffee School and were blown away by the knowledge and professionalism they possess! The trainers were extremely enthusiastic and made the day extremely enjoyable. We definitely recommend using HG Coffee School if you want to learn everything about coffee and have a fun time doing it!! We are looking forward to completing Level 2 and perfecting our latte art!! Thanks HG Coffee School!!!
— Tanya Papa, Owner Alfresco Cakes
The instructor was very knowledgeable and vibrant, the atmosphere was great and practical exercises were awesome! A credit to the HG Coffee School
— Pauline Kirchner, Owner The Ritz Cafe
I came to the course with little training but left with knowledge and confidence to make great coffee. This I was amazed with and left the course very happy. I will be ensuring that all my staff attend this course. I will definitely be back for the Barista Level 2 course!
— Steve Ryles, Owner Perfect Cup McLaren Vale
I would highly recommend this course (Barista Level 1) as it was thorough and the trainers were so knowledgeable, we could throw anything at them and they had an answer!
— Belinda Eastham, Manager Bun Cha Restaurant
I highly recommend this course – even though we could make coffee well before we attended, we are going away feeling well trained in all aspects of coffee and know we will be making the best coffee in the Mid North SA. Come visit us for the taste test!!!
— Heather Pretlove, Owner Wild Saffron Cafe
I really enjoyed the Barista Level 1 course on Saturday. I got everything out of the course that I was hoping to and more. It was very professional and easy to understand. The two instructors Mat and Sean were fantastic, they were very professional and made the learning process easy and fun. It was very clear that they take pride in their job an enjoy the industry. From an outsider looking to learn this is always great to see that the people who are training you enjoy it as well.
Keep up the good work guys!!
HG Coffee is a great company with great people working for them and in my opinion a business like this will always be very successful!!
— Darren Camporeale, Director Organico Prima
The greatest strength of the training was the instructors ability to keep our attention by giving us full hands on experience. This course is a must for all people handling and selling coffee. I will ensure all my baristas have accredited training so we all meet exacting standards across my business. Uniformity is a must!
— Steven Wade, Owner Bridge Hotel Langhorne Creek
One of the best courses and presentations I’ve ever had!
— Tony Bonello, Owner Two Bees Café Victor Harbour
Having only ‘on the job’ training, I found this course to be rather informative. Luke shared his passion for coffee through his instructing, more courses need a Luke!
— Amanda Street, Manager Hudsons Coffee Calvary
Had a great time, experienced trainers, lots of theory and practical work. Learnt lots!
— Mark Ruta, Director Pullman Coffee Tampers
The course provided everything it promised and more as the instructors related a lot of examples for domestic machines and commercial baristas. I would recommend this school to people that would like to earn more about making coffee or getting a job in the industry
— Srdjan Semiz, Small Appliance Manager Harvey Norman City Cross
Thanks for the confidence and time to perfect the skills required!
— Brian Styles - Olive Cafe
At first I was unsure of how much skill and training there was involved with making coffee. Mathew and Sean blew me away with endless useful tips!
— Ryan Smith - The Duke of York Hotel
I was nervous that the trainers would be critical of beginners, but i was made very comfortable by the relaxed and friendly environment.
— Alannah Jones - Adelaide
I was wondering if it would be worth the money i spent on it, but it definitely is and will help me get a job! I would recommend this bar tending course to anybody who is looking for a job but doesn’t have much work experience.
— Jade Honnou, International Student - Adelaide University Union
I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the course would be structured, but as soon as the course started I knew I was in for a great day! Passionate, helpful, committed and knowledgeable facilitators, i now feel confident to work as a barista!
— Sarah Main - Grange Hotel
I’d like to recommend this course for beginners, everything is clear and makes sense, and the trainers are really good 🙂
— Ayu Pamangkas, Cafe Owner - Borneo, Indonesia
Great job, trainers had amazing knowledge and provided insightful information 🙂
— Kendall Trigg - Adelaide
HG Coffee School has done a really good job 🙂 Friendly and knowledgable staff. Great experience 🙂
— Charmaine Tsiuming Tong - Adelaide
Would thoroughly recommend this school to anyone wishing to learn about the world of coffee and becoming a barista. Excellent training vehicle with brilliant, passionate trainers!!
— Diana King - Adelaide
If schools were run like this course, all kids would become geniuses! Great instructors, polished course, plenty of practice!
— Lucy Duldig - Adelaide
One of the best courses and presentations I’ve attended. Enjoyable day.
— Tony Bonello- Owner – Two Bees Cafe Victor Harbour
I had some doubts going into the training, I was most worried about “too much theory”. The Theory was minimal, all practical and very hands on. The HG Coffee School are experts!
— George Haralabakis – State Manager Grinders Coffee South Australia
I would recommend this course to any and all job seekers. This course opens opportunities and doors. Thank you.
— Kate Douglas – Walk The Talk Kitchen & Catering
I would recommend this training to everyone because it’s a great skill set to have wherever you go. It was an awesome day which was very informative.
— James Heidrich – Jacobs Creek
I Thought I wouldn’t have such a clear view of how to make coffee after this course but i really have got a good understanding and base level knowledge to build on in the future. The course flew by and the instructor was confident and enthusiastic.
— Stephanie Howard – OCB Cafe
I had no doubts about this course from the start. Their delivery on the training was perfect. I’d recommend this course to anyone. The training was clear and direct and trainers were great. Thank you.
— Tracey Kynoch – Boatshed Cafe
Time flies and I have done my work experience with Matthew and received very valuable knowledge and experience. Thank you for that opportunity. I would like to thank HG Coffee School especially Matthew and Luke for the wonderful class and the sharing of their skills very professionally and fun.:) Will definitely return for the advanced class after I got my first job hopefully soon. Thank you. Best regards, Ryan
— Ryan Ho – Adelaide
Having only ‘on the job’ training, I found this course to be rather informative. Luke shared his passion for coffee through his instructing – More courses need a Luke!
— Amanda Street- Manager– Hudsons Coffee, Calvary
Enthusiasm Passion and Training time was all well balanced.
— Benjamin Owen-Thomas – Adelaide
Invaluable Information! Hands down the best Job Seeking Seminar I have ever sat through, Well worth the time.
— Mathew Smith – Australian Defence Force RAAF Edingburgh
I will recommend this course to my up and coming baristas at my coffee shop. I found the trainers were amazing teachers with a great amount of coffee knowledge.
— Jane Dudgeon - manager – Hudsons Coffee
I found the booking process easy and replies and confirmations quick and the instructor was knowledgeable and passionate. Having some prior experience, I wanted to learn more and get some qualification. I was pleased to learn a lot even though I had prior knowledge. I would recommend this course to other home enthusiasts or anyone wanting to learn more.
— Timothy Reedman - Adelaide
The greatest strength of the course was the instructors ability to keep our attention by giving us full hands on experience. This course is a must for all people handling and selling coffee. I will ensure all my baristas have accredited training so we all meet exacting standards across my business. Uniformity is a must
— Steven Wade – Owner - Bridge Hotel Langhorne Creek
I highly recommend this course – even though we could make coffee well before we attended, we are going away feeling well trained in all aspects of coffee and know we will be making the best coffee in the Mid North SA. Come visit us for the taste test!!!
— Heather Pretlove - Owner – Wild Saffron Cafe
I was very excited to do the course after having worked in a café for many years and having had some experience in coffee making. Enjoyed the course and enthusiasm of trainers very much
— Alessandra Caretti – Jacks Esspresso Norwood
I heard about the course through work and think the greatest strengths of the course is the volume of information and experience of the trainer. The course was very comprehensive and covered everything.
— Ashley Lyons – Cerebos Australia, Mocapan Barista Trainer South Australia
I thought that the class was run with excellent instructors and in a professional manner. It was very informative and fun. The best part was that the class was kept to a good size with not too many people and plenty of practice time.
— Jason Chamberlain – Owner Wendy’s Septon Plaza
I came to the course with little training but left with knowledge and confidence to make great coffee. This I was amazed with and left the course very happy. I will be ensuring that all my staff attend this course. I will definitely do the Level 2 course.
— Steve Ryles – Owner Perfect Cup McLaren Vale
I had doubts about the way I’d been shown to make coffees at my workplace. After doing this course I definitely feel confident when making various types of coffees. My workplace has only just opened so if we have any new staff I’ll definitely recommend them to do this course if they’re interested in becoming a barista.
— Tamara Woodley – Pier One Wallaroo
Having never made espresso, I was excited about learning how to master this art. I was extremely impressed with this course and am now also going to buy a home machine to share my new skills with my family and friends. Awesome training!!!
— Carole Dayman – Pier One Wallaroo
The greatest strength of this course is the step by stem instruction with a practical approach and learning a large amount in one day. The training has delivered, I’m heaps more confident and would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with coffee or have it at home. Great course all up!
— Kim Arnold – San Churro Café
Two friends of mine recommended the course and I also would definitely recommend this course. Even if not pursuing a career in hospitality, it’s a good skill session to attend. The course defiantly delivered on its promise.
— Lucinda Lokan – Hyde Park Bakery
I recommend this course to anyone in barista work in cafes or hotels. I enjoyed this course, as I work in a hotel and have learnt so much. If you are passionate about coffee then this is recommended. Everything was well explained with one on one teaching included. I learnt a lot I never knew about coffee. They are so passionate about his teaching. Great night, Great Coffee.
Thank you HG Coffee
— Carol Schapel – Caledonian Hotel Robe
I didn’t realize that the course would be so hands on. This is a good thing. I can now make an awesome cup of coffee! I would recommend this training to everyone as an entry level to the coffee trade. Great Course! Great Trainers! Thank you.
— Vicki Addington – Adelaide
As soon as I arrived the professionalism was clear. The course told me everything I needed to know to begin work as a barista. I would strongly recommend this course. The instructors were terrific. Truly.
— Arkady Abbott – Adelaide
I heard about this course through a friend. I thought it would be a very technical course, but with the great help and advice from the instructors they made it simple to create the coffees. The instructors were very enthusiastic and helpful which made the whole course great. Also there was a lot of practice time which helped me work out how to make great coffee.
— Phillipa Woodard – Naracoorte/Adelaide
It was a very interactive course which enabled us to get hands on. Countless facts about coffee making that I had no idea about. Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to improve their coffee skills or resume.
— Elly Bignell – Home Grain Bakery Aldinga
The course was great, the greatest strength of the training was the variety of different machines and how well things were explained. I got all the training I needed
— Kelly Lands– Swan Gourmet Catering
I found I learnt an enormous amount in a clear way!
— Sam Davy- Impressive Advertising
I feel confident when making coffees now, and wouldn’t improve anything in the course, everything was GREAT! I wasn’t sure of how successful the day would be when I booked it, but I was pleasantly surprised at the results! Because of how well the information and instructions were delivered, I felt incredibly confident in making my first coffees, and very proud of how they turned out!
— Grace Frick- Adelaide
I would recommend this barista training to all who work in hospitality. The booking process was easy with no online difficulties and the practical learning was the courses greatest strength.
— Hannah Jane Wardle - Cafe Capellas
I was initially concerned that this course would be either pitched too high or pitched too low, but it walked me through a great level of detail in a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend this course to anyone passionate about great coffee, both personally and professionally. Top effort guys!
— Justin McArthur - Adelaide
The course was very well priced for what we learnt and for the duration. Luke was an excellent instructor, articulate, encouraging, and patient. He carefully explained all facets of coffee preparation whilst thoroughly answering all questions. Would definitely recommend this course/Luke to others for those wanting a comprehensive intro to all things coffee.
— David Habib - Adelaide
Like everything I do on the internet, I was a little worried about the validity of the course, but it turned out to be so good! I would recommend this course to anyone even the least bit interested in making very good quality coffee. The course was better than I had expected and the trainer was funny and engaging. A very good teacher 10/10!
— Eliza Earle - Adelaide
The booking process was very simple and straight forward, with great communication. I was initially concerned that the one day course would not be enough time to fully cover the technical aspects of working an espresso machine, however my instructor was very precise in his explanations, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of the espresso industry . Thank you
— Robert Sims - MAPO restaurant Adelaide
I was very satisfied with the course, booklets and trainers, overall an excellent course.
— Tahlia Jane kerin - Temptations cafe & Dessert Bar Broken Hill
I would recommend this course to anyone opening a new cafe
— Mikako Lovett- Vinz Cafe Mawson Lakes
I thought the class would be bigger with less individual focus; complete opposite! I would recommend this course to people looking for work or just coffee lovers. Everything was explained clearly and in depth. The course was informative and fun!
— Ellen Murray- Adelaide
Such a great full on day of training. was great to get back to basics and be taught by passionate people in the industry. Helpful – easy to understand – would recommend to anyone.
— Tom Jarvis - Mojo Espresso
The Course was recommended to me by Job Prospects, I loved that I could book online and pay with paypal. I learnt so much in a relatively small amount of time. Initially i was unsure of what to expect, but it was very professional and i felt comfortable, the trainers were very helpful and explained everything in detail. Very happy with the overall experience. Thank you 🙂
— Jessica Agus - Adelaide
The training fulfilled its promise of having me produce great coffee. I would recommed it to anyone looking to be industry ready. Great Job!
— Nadeem Shaki - lakeside Cafe, Oakden
I was afraid before the course began that it’d be hard and I wouldn’t have enough time, but I’m very happy and confident in what I learnt. I’d highly recommend this course, It was amazing!
— Grace Austin - Cleve Hotel, Cleve
I didn’t have any preconceived ideas or expectations of the course but enjoyed it and found it informative and practical. I would not hesitate to recommend to others.
— Lauren McLeod - Beach Camp International
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. There is much more to coffee + craft of the barista than I ever imagined. I can’t speak highly enough of the trainers + the high standard of the training delivered. I’m ready to roll!
— Louise Roberts - Australian Education Union
I was really doubting that i would be sucessful in this course to begin with. But the instructors showed me clearly and easily what to do. i would recommend this school to anyone wanting to be a barista.
— Sanjeet Ubhey - Side Gate Cafe
I Found today a good experience to be using machines I was unfamiliar with, it was a great test of my skills as a barista. Thank you.
— Alex Wilson - Barista – Hudsons Coffee
The amount of trainers to students was excellent, and the course was conducted really well.
— Sam Johns – Press Food & Wine
I learnt how to use a grinder and set it, they answered all questions I had about making coffee also. I would recommend this course to my staff to learn about the skills for making and serving coffee.
— Tara Dutschke – Tindi Tindi Tables
The course provided everything it said it would and more as the instructors related a lot of examples for domestic machines and commercial baristas. I would recommend this school to people that would like to earn more about makig coffee or getting a job in the industry
— Srdjan Semiz – Small appliance manager - Harvey Norman City Cross
I would strongly recommend this school!! I loved todays training! The last course I took here resulted in me getting a job in a cafe. No hesitations and would rate 10/10!!
— Jordan Collette – Craigburn Farm