Barista Basics

  • This non-accredited online barista course provides you a strong foundation in coffee knowledge.
  • 100% online – start and stop as you please
  • Enrol now and receive your certificate today
  • Please read our student guide (PDF, 745 KB) or more about your rights
  • 5 Star Hospitality Training (RTO #45332) is an official training provider 

$20.00 incl GST

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  • Broadband internet
  • Latest version of a compatible web browser like Chrome (works best)
  • Speakers or headphones
  • A desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet or large-sized smartphone.  Note with iPhones you will have to click “Done” for each video sequence

What you will learn

  • History and origins
  • Fair trade vs non-Fair Trade
  • Organic vs non-organic
  • What is caffeine
  • Different types of beans
  • How to determine freshness
  • Storing
  • Espresso machine basic operation
  • Calibrating your espresso machine
  • Coffee types
  • Coffee grinding
  • Dosing and tamping
  • Water temperature
  • Texturing milk
  • Milk pouring
  • The perfect espresso
  • Coffee art
  • Pack down
  • Cleaning

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed via a quiz presented after you have reviewed the learning material.  You will be required to answer all questions correctly online.  The assessment takes approximately 30 minutes.

Learning outcome

On the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.


Not applicable

$20.00 inc GST