Dublin Bar Academy

1 Day Barista Course


This practical, intensive 1 Day Course is designed to kick-start your barista career

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This is a day one practical course designed to show you how to perfect your espresso and milk texturing techniques. Our purpose built Coffee School is Irelands leading Barista Training Centre. Our courses are conducted on 3 styles of coffee machines, from entry level to advanced, and a selection of modern and classic grinders. This provides our students with a genuine coffee shop experience.


Selected Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.



  • Introduction
  • Opening procedures
  • Adjusting the grinder
  • How to make a great espresso
  • How to keep cup quality throughout the day
  • Popular drinks, and how to make them
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Best practice & customer service
  • Introduction to Latte Art
  • How to choose milk
  • Steaming, texturing, correct temperatures
  • Practical machine work
  • Time trial with orders
  • Q&A, Certificates

Paul Taylor
Head Barista

Paul developed a passion for coffee whilst living in New Zealand and Australia between 2001 and 2005. A time when our Australian friends were regarded as having the most advanced barista scene outside of Italy.   On his return to Dublin Paul worked at Third Floor Espresso (3FE) where he spent 2 years refining his trade. He was one of the founding owners of Tamp & Stitch in Temple Bar which was one of Irelands first Clothes & Coffee Boutiques. Tamp and Stitch was listed in the Irish Times as best new shop in 2013.

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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School

Supported by Vanguard Beer Collective. The one stop shop for Irish Craft Beer