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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 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

Barista 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 

Cost 2021:

AUS$ 575 for one week (additional weeks of English at the published rate) Price given for Basic Barista option. 

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.

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.