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Barista Fundamentals SOLD OUT

  • The Lab 650 Hadley Road South Plainfield, NJ, 07080 United States (map)

The Lab's Professional Education Series

Barista Fundamentals


As a small business owner and espresso bar operator I found the Barista training excellent. in addition to Hands-On practice and instruction on the art of high-quality espresso drinks, there was also plenty to be gleaned about the science of espresso. Overall a well-balanced, excellent course.
Jack Cook - Waterville Standard Bakery, Waterville, NY

 Before taking the Royal Coffee New York barista class, we had no idea how to talk about espresso or espresso-based drinks.  Now we can have intelligent conversations about where and how we want to develop the brewing side of our roasting business.
Dan Joseph - FoJo Beans, Norwich, NY

Being a well versed barista takes a lot of practice, but building a strong foundation in the basic skills you need will help make the learning curve less steep and have you mastering a busy rush hour behind the bar in no time!

Barista Fundamentals is a 2 day workshop that covers 5 segments

  • Coffee History and Processing
  • Espresso
  • Milk Science and Latte Art
  • Extraction Science
  • Cafe Drinks and Workflow

Students will have plenty of hands on time on the machines dialing in espresso, steaming milk, and making lots of drinks.

Although this class is a focus on the foundations, students will leave feeling proficient and comfortable working behind the bar at a busy cafe.  We’ll have a practical “exam” at the end of the course for students to see how far they’ve come in just 2 days, and in what areas they need to focus on going forward.  


Earlier Event: July 11
Private Roasting Training
Later Event: July 17
Private Roasting Training