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LSI Brisbane English and Barista Training


Want to improve your English and learn a new skill? At LSI Brisbane you can combine your English classes with barista training in downtown Brisbane. If you are eligible to work while you study, why not learn a new skill which will help you find a job faster in Brisbane?

Barista Course options:

Master Barista 

  • English tuition: 20 lessons per week
  • Duration: 1 day (5 Hrs); Can be taken on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Master Barista Qualification:
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Intense 2-hour coffee art experience that teaches etching, fudge art and free-pouring

Barista Basics

  • English tuition: 20 lessons per week
  • Duration: 1 morning (3 Hrs)Can be taken on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Barist Basics Qualification:
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Use hygienic practices for food safety

Advantages of these programs:
RTO Statement of Attainment: Qualifications needed for working in hospitality sector
Barista Basics Certificate that helps baristas around the world to find employment
How to Make Every Coffee on a Coffee Menu movie – to recap what learned during the program
EBook: How to Get a Job as a Barista 

AUS$ 519 for one week (additional weeks of English at the published rate) Price given for Master Barista option. Contact us for Barista Basics price

Minimum age: 17  Start dates: First Monday of every month 

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For prices for regular English lessons, check the Language Studies International (Brisbane) Queensland page on this web site

A Barista

The word barista is of Italian origin, and in Italian, a barista is a male or female "bartender", who typically works behind a counter, serving both hot drinks (such as espresso), and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, not a coffee-maker specifically.

Baristas generally operate a commercial espresso machine, and their role is preparing the shot and pulling the shot; the degree to which this is automated or done manually varies significantly, ranging from push-button operation to an involved manual process. Machines range from manual (lever), where the pressure is applied by hand, to semi-automatic, where the pressure is applied automatically but brew time is not selected by the barista, to automatic, where the brew time is also preset (but preparing the grinds is still manual), to super-automatic, where the barista need only load the beans and push a button, but is otherwise completely automated.

Espresso is a notoriously finicky beverage, and thus good manual espresso making is considered a skilled task. Further, preparation of other beverages, particularly milk-based drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes, but also non-espresso coffee such as drip or press pot, requires additional work and skill for effective frothing, pouring and most often latte art.

Beyond the preparation of espresso (and other beverages) and general bartending skills (interaction with customers, handling and scheduling orders, etc.), skilled baristas acquire knowledge of the entire process of coffee to effectively prepare a desired cup of coffee, similar to how a sommelier is familiar with the entire process of wine making and consumption.

This knowledge includes the correct operation, maintenance and programming of the machine, grinding and tamping methods, extraction times, water temperature and quality, micro milk frothing, free pouring, latte art, roasting, coffee plant cultivation, drying methods, correct storage, renewable methods of disposal, recycling of the coffee and packaging used. A barista can acquire these skills by attending barista training classes, but they are more commonly learned on the job.