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Welcome!

15 Jan

We offer Barista Courses in the Christchurch area!

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

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

Christchurch Barista Course

Christchurch Barista Course

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.

 

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.

 

Barista Relief Staff

We can help with Barista Relief Staff, even on short notice. This service covers the Christchurch area. Please contact us to discuss details.

 

Contact

Contact Brigitte on 0279558575 or bmoeller@bigpond.com

 

 
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Working Holiday Visa – Working as Barista

14 May

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.

 

 
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Late Art Videos

18 Feb

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Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

18 Feb
Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine

The machine we use for our Barista Courses is the Breville Double Boiler Espresso machine.

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.

 
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