We offer Barista Courses in the Christchurch area!

Would you like to make a good cup of espresso coffee?

Would you like to work as a barista?

That’s exactly what we would like to show you!

Individuals – Coffee Lovers

Many people who attend are coffee lovers who want to make the best possible coffee, use their coffee beans, espresso machines and grinders to their full potential.

Christchurch Barista Courses

Christchurch Barista Course

Baristas and Cafe Staff

Most of our clients / students are baristas or staff working in cafes. Have you ever wondered why there are so big differences between the coffee you get at different cafes, all of them using professional espresso machines? There are about 50 different things you can do wrong, when making espresso coffee.

We will teach you the basics: Extracting espresso shots, texturing milk and making silky froth and how to make the different coffees. Wonder what a two-thirds latte is, or a piccolo? We can show you. You will receive some laminated sheets showing the preparation of different styles of coffees.

Trained-on-the-job or self-taught Baristas

Many of our students told us they are working, or have worked as a barista. However, they never received proper barista training. We find that many baristas that were trained on the job often do not understand “why” things are done the way are done – this can be confusing. There may be simple tricks or techniques they were never shown. We can help, after attending one of our courses, you will have a solid basis for working as a barista.

Our courses and rates

Click here to view our rates and learn more about the courses we offer.

Our photo gallery

Click here to view some photos taken during our courses. This will give you an idea of the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of our courses.

Make a booking

Click here to make a booking. To contact us via phone or email, visit our Contact Us page.


Barista Relief Staff

We can help with Barista Relief Staff, even on short notice. This service covers the Christchurch area. More details here, or Contact Us.


For bookings or any queries about Barista Courses or Barista Relief Staff, please contact us via our Contact Us page.


Thank you for stopping by and visiting our page!



Posted by on 15 January 2014 in Welcome

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We have arrived!

Done it - now taking bookings for barista courses again

Done it – now taking bookings for barista courses again

We have now moved to Avonhead and after a very busy week, the house is in a state that allows us to take bookings again. Brigitte is doing the first few courses this week. The training area is completed, apologies if there are still some stacks of boxes in other areas 🙂

You find us here.

At our new address, there is plenty of street parking. We also have space for two or three cars on our driveway.

Looking forward to seeing you here, soon!



Posted by on 5 October 2016 in Uncategorized

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Moving house – sorry, no bookings until October 2016

We will be moving house and until our new house is ready, we will not take bookings.

Moving house - course re-commence 1st week of October

Moving house – course re-commence 1st week of October

Courses will re-commence in the first week of October

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope we can take your booking at a later time.



Posted by on 5 September 2016 in Uncategorized

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Reviews wanted!

Reviews wanted!

This is a call to our former students. If you have a spare minute, please write a review, similar to Hannah’s. We had so much spam, we had to close comments for anyone but registered users. If you are happy to write a review, please email Brigitte and we set you up as a user.


Posted by on 17 February 2015 in Reviews

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Cannot recommend enough!!

I am an English traveller wanting to certify my barista skills before looking for work and I’m so happy I found Brigitte’s details online.

The course was very informative and helpful. Brigitte has a lovely friendly personable approach, great knowledge of coffee, flavour and preparation and an infectious passion for the subject. The time flew by and I felt my skills were dramatically improved thanks to her guidance.

Thank you again for your help! I strongly recommend people sign up as well!

Hannah G.


Posted by on 10 September 2014 in Reviews

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Working Holiday Visa – Working as Barista

In recent weeks we had several students that are holders of Working Holiday Visas. They were either visitors here in NZ or about to head overseas.

If you are here in Christchurch on a Working Holiday Visa, doing one of our Barista Courses and adding this to your set of skills is certainly a good idea. Many coffee shops will employ casual staff and also many restaurants or even market stalls have commercial espresso machines these days.

The courses were generally one-on-one’s and our students appreciated the opportunity to ask many questions and spend a lot of time trying different techniques.



Posted by on 14 May 2014 in Information

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Latte Art Videos

If you find any good videos showing latte art, please let us know and we will post them here!



Posted by on 18 February 2014 in Information

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Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

The machines we use for our Barista Courses is the Breville Double Boiler Espresso machine. We have two of these. Many of our courses are one-on-one, but can accommodate up to four students in one course.

This is a top of the line single-group espresso machine. Being a single-group this would not be considered a commercial espresso machines. However, we have put quite some thinking into this.

The main advantage of a commercial espresso machine over this one would be that you can make coffee faster, using the two groups.

But we will not be focused on speed. We will focus on quality and making the best possible coffee.

This Breville machine also has user adjustable water or boiler temperature. Most commercial machines need a technician to adjust this. Adjusting the boiler temperature really allows you to tweak the espresso shots to the optimum.

This Breville machine does have a pressure gauge and temperature gauge. It can be used in an automatic mode, or the manual mode.

Considering all this, the Breville Double Boiler is ideal for Barista or Coffee courses – it is small and therefore portable, we can offer courses on site, not only at our premises. On the other hand this machine has everything you find on a commercial machine.


Posted by on 18 February 2014 in Reviews

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