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Is it time to become a Barista?

Did you know that it is estimated that 67% of us aspire to work in a different industry to the one we are currently in.

Are you fed up with your day job and want to try something a bit more creative?

Are you good with people and thinking that the hospitality industry may be the way forward?

Then why not consider training to become a Barista!

If you are serious then you need to research this new career path thoroughly – look at current job descriptions for the industry and head off for a coffee and talk to people about their jobs.

It’s also good to reflect on your skills and interests and determine if you would be suitable for the career you have in mind. Make a list of the skills you need to do your job with a career change then make a list of your current skills, experience, strengths and weaknesses. See if there are any matches. The more you have in common with both lists the more likely you are making the right decision. If there are skills lacking it is pretty easy to take on further learning so you can get the job really want.

If you then need to understand the difference between a?double shot skinny caramel flat white and a regular latte then consider looking at a Barista Training Course.

Barista training courses will take you through all aspects of using a commercial espresso machine to make coffee. Whether it is a cappuccino, a latte, flat white or an espresso itself they all start off life from an espresso shot. Courses vary in actual content but as a general rule they will teach you everything you need to know in order to turn out great coffees every time, The courses are hands on and you will be making real coffee and cover areas including

• Selecting which beans and what grind to use to

• How to extract the coffee from the beans and use the espresso machine

• How to make the differing coffees, cappuccino, latte, flat white etc

• Texturing of the milk (frothing) to make killer cappuccinos

• Serving the coffee so that it looks like a piece of art too good to drink!

• Cleaning of the machine

Once you are trained up and good to go you just need to ensure that you have the proper tools to help you create the perfect coffee – look at our fab Barista Kit deals available today.

If you want to discuss training in more detail then why not drop us a line and speak to Devina Blake, our Head Barista Trainer?