Barista Skills: Common Mistakes New Baristas Make

Sunday, 16 August 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Incredible espresso doesn't just happen by accident. 2011 Canadian Barista Champion Josh Hockin of Transcend Coffee will teach you the techniques that experienced baristas use in this skill-building class.

This workshop is designed for the home enthusiast or eager new barista looking to hone their espresso making abilities. In this one hour hands-on class, you'll learn the fundamentals of pulling the ultimate shot of espresso. You'll leave with the skills to:

  • Evenly dose and distribute the portafilter
  • Improve your tamping technique
  • Visually evaluate espresso extraction
  • Trouble-shoot and fine-tune your coffee

This is a beginner class, but all levels of ability are welcome. 

Participants who feel confident in their barista abilities are encouraged to register for Barista Skills Workshop: Level Two, which will follow this workshop.