Sat, 24th Jun 2017
10:00 - 13:00
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This is a practical course aimed at the home barista or coffee enthusiasts wishing to learn more about how to create great espresso and milk-based drinks from their own kitchen. This session lasts for three hours and requires no previous experience at all, it is also adaptable to meet the specific needs of the student and ensure the content covered is relevant to your own equipment.
During the course we will explore the principles of brewing coffee first, taking into account the impact of coffee origin/processing/water quality/filtration method in addition to all important barista skills. We will then introduce the theory behind espresso brewing including the adjustment and calibration of the grinder before covering off milk steaming technique and the foundations of latte art technique. Each attendee will receive tailored feedback an guidance regarding their practical skills, and we will also detail the ways each person can get the best from their exact set-up!
There will be plenty of time allocated for you to jump on one of our machines and have a go yourself and make use of your time with Ollie, our SCAE qualified barista trainer. You’ll also get the chance to keep in touch with Ollie with any equipment or coffee-related questions going forward.
All courses take place at the North Star Coffee Academy based at Leeds Dock. We are very easily accessible by either foot (15 minutes from Leeds train station), bus, car (multi-storey car park available on site) or water taxi which goes directly to and from the train station every 20 minutes. There is also a Holiday Inn on site for courses lasting more than a day.
Once you have booked your place, we will be in touch with further details about your course. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch.