Dublin Bar Academy

4 Day Professional Barista


The complete experience. This course covers everything you need to know if you want to work as a professional Barista

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Our expert barista trainers will teach you all the fundamental barista skills including grinder setting, milk handling and latte art through practical training sessions, using top-level professional equipment. We also cover advanced techniques including complex brewing methods, extraction, flavour development and more.

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.

Duration: 4 Days

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: €399

Certificate:DBA Certificate awarded on completion

Day 1:

Coffee history and processing presentation
Espresso machine breakdown
Grinder – breakdown & maintenance
Dialling in – extracting excellent espresso using taste and recipes
Equipment cleaning

Day 2:

Milk steaming techniques
Drinks menu breakdown and demonstrations
Introduction to Latte Art

Day 3:

Full drinks menu practice
Roastery visit/cafe outing
Homebrewing – Cafitiere, Aeropress, pour-over
Sensory skills – Coffee cupping

Day 4:

Full drinks menu practice
Dialing in – Time trial
Drinks menu – Time trial
Summary, Q & A, Certificate presentation

Ben Forsyth

Been has been our resident barista for the last 4 years. His career kicked of in Australia 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 then became a trainer for Illy coffee back in 2015.

Ben also recently started his own coffee brand – 8th Corner which is now the fastest growing speciality brand in Ireland.

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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