Genovese have a deluxe coffee lab at their East Coburg roastery and offer an advanced course that counts towards a certificate III in hospitality. Legit! They also cover machine maintenance, and if you have a café using their beans, introductory training courses are free. Domestic peeps, come in for a three-hour session on Saturdays. Coburg.
Proud Mary brew man Remy Shpayzer holds classes for wannabe professionals – a four-hour masterclass into coffee-making technique with insights into what being a barista actually means. He also offers a laid-back two-hour class that covers all the necessary basics for wannabe home baristas who want to hone the craft. Locations vary. Melbourne.
BYO machine and grinder to this cool class where Venezianos train up everyone from home enthusiasts to advanced grinders at their store. Alternatively, book trainers for a private session. They also teach latte art, if you crave a milk rosetta or crema swan. Abbotsford.
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