What our students say:

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

Hi Peter,

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.

Thank you

— 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