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1 Day Introduction to Barista


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

Head Barista

Ben has been our resident barista trainer for the last 4 years. His career kicked of in Australia back in 2012 where he did a handful of courses with the Australian Barista Academy. Back in Dublin he worked 2 years for Bear Market Coffee in Blackrock and became a trainer for Illy Coffee in 2015. He also recently started his own coffee brand, 8th corner which is now the fastest growing coffee brand in Ireland.

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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School

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