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Introductory barista course at Truth Coffee Academy

Is coffee your hobby but really, you do take it rather seriously and have an inner-barista that would love to come out and play? Well then the introductory barista course at Truth Coffee Academy taught by expert barista trainers are just what you need to take your skills to a whole new level. These experts will teach you exactly how to put the gleaming Italian espresso machine in your kitchen through its paces so you can impress friends and family with that perfect flat white.


  • Truth Coffee was chosen by the Daily Telegraph as the world’s best coffee shop.
  • Pull a shot just like the pros.
  • Learn how to stretch milk in theory and practice.
  • Demonstration of making a basic espresso.
  • Learn about roasting, cupping, equipment and milk preparation.


Spreading the love – and knowledge – The Truth Coffee Academy offers folks the chance to broaden their knowledge on the subject and learn all the ins and outs needed to up their baristas prowess – whether they want to simply learn how to make the meanest flat whites at home or are thinking of making coffee a career. And that ain’t no lie.

As the barista trainers at the coffee academy love saying, there’s no point in having a sports car in your garage if you don’t know how to drive it. Sure espresso machines look cool in your kitchen, but if you don’t know your handle from your basket filter, chances are likely that you’ll either end up making terrible coffee, or worse, put that mean machine into early retirement. Aimed at owners of espresso machines – or those who are seriously considering buying one – this introductory course focuses on all the stages of making killer espressos.

Beginning at the beginning, you’ll learn about different coffee beans and how different roasting methods affect their taste; then how to take apart your coffee grinder and experiment with ground sizes to get the taste you prefer. There’ll be a run-down of the different components of your machine, how to look after them and what can go wrong (quite a lot, actually). And then the extraction high-jinx starts. Basically, the way you ‘pull’ an espresso shot makes a huge difference to the end product. You don’t want a bitter, over-extracted shot, but you don’t want a weak one either. Playing around, you’ll learn how to find that sweet spot. Once you have the espresso part down, you’ll move onto milk stretching (a technical term for aerating milk with that steamer nozzle that makes those funny noises) a technique that’ll enable you to make your dinner-party guests everything from cortados and macchiatos to flat whites and lattes. Speaking of, you’ll learn the trick to pouring latte art like a pro. No big deal if yours ends up looking more like a duck than a swan. It’s all part of the fun.


  • Included
  • Not Included
  • Important Information
  • Itinerary
  • Barista manual
  • Coffee every day
  • Cupping session
  • Transportation
  • Gratuity
  • Lunch not included
  • Latte art is not guaranteed nor focused on
  • Lunch not included
  • Be on time!
  • A minimum of 1 person and maximum of 6 people can be accommodated

10h00: Arrive and go upstairs to the coffee academy.

10h30: Equipment introduction, learn how to take apart your grinder and how to set your grinder.

11h00: Extraction, distribution, tamping and barista flow explanation.

11h30: Distribution practice and setting your grinder with espresso extraction practice.

12h00: Milk theory and little bit of espresso history.

12h30: Milk steaming technique and practice.

13h00: Mixing it all together and making a flat white.

13h30: Machine maintenance and final questions.

14h00: Home time

What eatsplorers are saying

“There are few cafés in the world as stunning as Truth, a steampunk inspired artisan coffee shop that is filled from top to bottom with metal piping and quirky old machinery. But people don’t just flock there for the décor…it is all about the coffee”

The Telegraph

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Introductory barista course at Truth Coffee Academy

Introductory barista course at Truth Coffee Academy
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