We offer a range of Espresso courses commencing with the Espresso Coffee – Introduction which provides participants with the fundamentals of good coffee, including the importance of roasting and grinding and how to safety operate a commercial coffee machine and extract a perfect espresso base.
We also offer the nationally accredited course; Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee which covers the skills to organise and set-up the coffee preparation areas, advice customers on the different types of espresso coffee, texture milk, serve and present espresso coffee, clean and maintain an espresso machine.
Courses can be undertaken on campus or at your workplace. Our experienced Barista trainers can provide recognition of your skills if you are already an experienced Barista or they can provide the full training as required.
Blue Mountains College offers training on campus in the purpose built internet cafe, which is located in the College Library. It is operated as a training cafe by the hospitality section. Students from relevant courses can obtain valuable "real life" experience in cafe operations. At these times you can enjoy a coffee and cake, or perhaps a light meal; read a magazine, newspaper or book, and use one of the internet computers in the area.