Stop any passerby and ask them to name a few best things that Australians are proud of. There is a good chance that most of them will answer coffee.
The love of coffee is so strong in Australia that many of us have become coffee snobs (in a good way). It is simply knowing the difference between an exemplary good cup of coffee from a trained barista than a standard one. Many of us are invested in ensuring that every cup of coffee made exhibits the sweet smell and the liquid gold color that satisfies our taste.
Australia has become a country that is passionate about coffee that it pushes us to get out of bed in the morning. It also helps us survive those never-ending, droopy-eyed afternoons at home or work.
Having said that, why not take this coffee love affair to another level? Learn everything that is involved to make a coffee so darn good. Even so, how to make it by yourself?
When it comes to becoming a Barista, there is nothing like getting hands-on experience in an actual coffee shop to really get the hang of making and serving coffee. But before you can actually become a barista, you need to master all the knowledge you need to make all kinds of coffee. This is without making any type of mistake that could get you reprimanded by a dissatisfied customer.
Fortunately for us, the amount and quality training providers remain steadily reliable in the last couple of years (or decades). While there has always been a lot of information out there you can access books, articles, and so on. Despite that, there has always been a lack of real barista-specific content.
Most of what is out there contains a little bit of theory learning related to coffee, from coffee growing to coffee roasting. And while it is great to learn all kinds of stuff related to coffee, getting trained from a registered training provider makes all the difference.
So, in this blog post, we set out to find some of the best barista training providers on the Sunshine Coast. Here is what we have found.
National Training College
No doubt one of the best places to get barista training in Sunshine Coast.
National Training College offers all-in-one barista training solutions for students of all levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced). You will be learning from top industry professionals that will guide you through all the tips and techniques. You will learn how to make world-class coffee so you can launch your career as a barista or work your way in the hospitality industry.
Choose from their range of courses, including Barista basics (espresso fundamentals), latte art, and Barista Pro Course (advanced barista techniques). Avail of their course bundles and have fun while getting your barista certificate.
Cost: $89 to $189
Where: Suite 7, 137-141 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
The Coffee Training Co.
If you want to experience the complete coffee experience, go for The Coffee Training Company in Noosaville. Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or simply want to learn coffee-making techniques, they have the right course for you.
Founded in 2014, The Coffee Training Co offering affordable course options that cater to the passionate home baristas, as well as for those job seekers. They proud themselves of having trainers that started their careers behind a coffee machine. Most of them have own or manage cafes, while most are heavily in barista competitions and developing coffee training and assessment programs.
The Coffee Training Co services include coffee training and assessment, contract training, and development of coffee training and assessment material. Anything coffee and coffee-making related… just ask the Coffee Training Co.
Cost: $120 to $290
Location: Sunshine Coast, 2/8 Venture Drive, Noosaville
A dedicated training school that will have you industry-ready in no time.
Vincenza Coffee offers a barista course is designed for those who are getting started or wanting to complete their workplace requirements. They also offer an advanced course that is best suited to an existing barista who wants to keep up to date with the latest coffee techniques.
They are one of the premium coffee suppliers in Australia with decades of experience providing the highest quality coffee to many Australian businesses.
Cost: $125 – $220
Location: Vincenza Coffee, 14 Newspaper Place, Maroochydore Queensland
If you are a home-grown Queenslander or someone living there for a while, it is nearly impossible that you have not to stumble upon Padre Noosa. Aside from their ever-famous coffee menu, their Espresso 101 course is a perfect excuse to over-stay in their coffee ‘dens’ while learning everything about coffee. From the basics of dosing, grinding, and collapsing to perfecting the steaming process and latte art. On top of that, you will also learn how to strategically source green beans, as well as the whole roasting process.
It is a lot to learn in a course. It is comparable to a barista course in a triple espresso!
Padre Noosa’s more than ten years in the coffee industry makes them one of the best. They have strict principles in coffee sourcing yet a very approachable manner in brewing coffee. Coffee training sessions are rich in theory while giving you enough time behind a coffee machine or filter brewing equipment.
Location: 10 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville
The Colombian Coffee Co.
Integrity. Hard Work. Fair-trade.
These are three value from Colombian culture that is the foundation on how The Columbian Coffee Co is built. Despite being fairly new in the coffee training industry, Colombian Coffee has started to build a great rep on the Sunshine Coast. They are mainly known for two things: being an artisan roaster and being a cosy spot to perk up with some amazing fair trade, Colombian coffee you cannot find elsewhere.
What is impressive about this independent t roastery is they have built itself from the ground up. And now, it is eager its knowledge to the students on all things coffee; from Introduction to Coffee Making course to more advanced ways to make coffee.
For those who want to attend private coffee learning sessions, they are one of the training providers that offer barista private sessions.
Location: 4/20 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
Find the Right Barista Training Provider for You
Barista courses are a great way to sharpen your skills and techniques in coffee-making in pursuit of personal and professional goals. If you have plans to open and manage your own coffee shop someday, getting a barista course is the best first step to take. Whatever your goals may be, there are plenty of reputable training providers in Sunshine Coast to help you achieve them.