Barista Course: Absolute Fundamentals

Experience an amazing, private coffee-learning experience for absolute beginners

3 hours Class size 1 to 2     label $160

The course is designed to teach fundamental skills. It is suitable for aspiring baristas but also for someone who wants to learn the basics of coffee making, understand the taste of Australian coffee drinkers, and the ins and outs of operating the coffee machine.

It is a full practice focused, learning experience and in-depth skill which prepares you to shine at the job trial or just be confident while making coffee at home or any commercial venue.

What will you learn?

  • Coffee station set up
  • Brew ratio
  • Dosing and distribution
  • Tamping and brewing
  • Grind and extraction
  • Milk texturing and pouring
  • Coffee machine cleaning
  • Tips and details that can boost your confidence and enable you, as a barista, to flourish in your career.

By mastering the coffee-making skill you contribute towards educating young students in Katuuso Village, Uganda. The profit from this course provides them with high-quality education, access to clean water and three meals a day.

Knowledge required
None. Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
  • Certificate of completion
  • Learning material: An extensive theoretical version of everything learnt during the course
  • Loads of tips and tricks to become familiar with
  • Fully functioning coffee equipment with a real cafe environment feel
  • A special coffee gift to take home
What to bring
Nothing! Everything is provided.

LINDA COFFEE CONNECTION adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

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A hand sanitiser is available at all times.
A mask is provided for a student.
No group classes.
No other people on-premises apart from student and teacher during the class.


Maroubra, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher

I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds to support the education of children in low income countries in Africa

5.0 (21)

Our focus is to teach you the absolute fundamentals of making coffee. We are committed to achieving great results through fun, unique hands-on experiences. Our private courses are a culmination of experience in the industry and a passion for great coffee led by professional barista trainers. We ensure everything is tailored to your needs and interests so you can get the most out of your session. We make sure we help you build a solid foundation first and provide resources to keep improving your skill level to produce the highest quality coffee anywhere you are.

We realised there was a gap in the barista training market that focused on the intricate details to help aspiring baristas develop the skills and knowledge to produce coffee that is unique to their style and meets every customer's expectations.

This course is not about spending a few hours in a busy class, just to receive a certificate which doesn’t promise you anything. Instead, it is a one-on-one experience focusing on the little details that matter. The details change a customer's experience for the better and enable you, as a barista or a home coffee user to learn a new skill and explore the passion for coffee.

Verified reviews

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Sasan Rose Jun 2021

I really enjoyed taking this class with Silvia. She seems to know everything about coffee and she is more than happy to share her knowledge and experience with you.
Silvia was very friendly, and the class was very fun, yet full of useful material about coffee. I totally recommend taking this class as I believe it is designed to be useful for everyone with any level of experience. Whether you're brewing coffees for hobby (like me) or for your career, I believe you will enjoy this.

Barista Course: Absolute Fundamentals review by Sasan Rose

Dario Bustamante May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I recommend 100% this class is learned much more than a conventional course. You learn the details that matter.

Austin Papadopoulos Mar 2020

Great course. Everything was explained clearly and in great detail. The practical component was also amazing. The course was really worth it.

Katherine Dahill Mar 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Silvia was fantastic. I'd highly recommend this class. The description is spot on -- it's an absolutely beginner class. She takes you from how to grind coffee/work the machines, all the way through to how to add milk + clean up the machines afterward. I am new to Australia and espresso machines. I recently purchased one and had a million questions :) She thoughtfully and expertly answered all of them. The small class size means you get to really learn and experiment. The best part is the instruction booklet Silvia gives you afterwards so that you can pay attention during the class and then check your notes afterward (to see where you went wrong :)) Plus you leave with a barista certificate and a new sense of confidence that you can make a good cup of coffee. Take this class!

Donna Laurianto Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Silvia was really helpful and kind. She explained everything
thoroughly what to do from the moment you enter a coffee shop and prepare the machines, until cleaning and closing. The venue was a little hard to find, but we managed to find it by asking around. Overall the class was a really good value for money. She even managed to give us some tips on what to do on a barista job trial which is super helpful indeed. Thank you silvia!

Soo Jin Chung Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Everything was clear, even for a beginner like me, I had fun learning the fundamental skills for brewing the coffee. Highly recommended to try the class out, plus, it's only two people (and the teacher) per session, which is just great. We can fully focus and stay active until the class ends.

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Anna Bird Feb 2020

I can highly recommend this class, learning from Silvia I was a great experience. As this was 1:1 we had a lot of time for me to practice the things I was struggling with. Silvia was very particular and also taught me a lot of handy tips to troubleshoot in case the equipment did not work as expected.

Eve Crawshaw Feb 2020

Great class, lots of fun, learnt a lot and even managed to make some pretty tasty coffees.

Silvia was really lovely and a fantastic teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in coffee.

Lewis Burger Jan 2020

Really great class, would highly recommend to anyone getting into making coffee, either starting out as a barista or just at home.
Silvia really knows her stuff, is clearly passionate about making good coffee and was a very patient instructor.
The venue, although a little difficult to find, is a really lovely setting for the class.
A detailed booklet was provided so I've got all the notes I need to reflect back on the class.

Melody Liu Jan 2020

Absolutely wonderful experience! We have never made any coffee before, Silvia started from the very basic, covered everything including lots of tips and tricks, the lesson was easy to understand, we had plenty practice opportunities, made and tried different type of coffee, by the end of it I can’t wait to buy my own coffee machine! Highly recommended!

Coffee workshop review by Melody Liu Sydney

Hikari Hata Nov 2019

She is wonderful!
Her class is easy to understand even for a beginner, and we can practice many times not only explanation.
Her enthusiastic to coffee is awesome and everyone who loves coffee is really satisfied with her knowledge and the quality of coffee.
Also good for people who are eager to be a nice barista.

Thank you for great experience:)

Barista Course: Absolute Fundamentals review by Hikari Hata Sydney

Agnes Karpati Oct 2019

I highly recommend this course if you (as a beginner) would like to learn the ‘basics’ (so no previous knowledge is required). This one-on-one experience means so much extra - I basically felt much more comfortable this way than just be one from the 15-20 students in a class.
Silvia is a very passionate, precise and conscientious teacher and she gave a lot of tips and hints, what I can instantly use if I will work in a coffee shop.
Thank you Silvia!

Catherine Zagita Oct 2019

Silvia is very detailed and friendly. She really went through the basic so it's very recommended for coffee enthusiast with zero experience who'd love to know more the basic of coffee making. My class is on one one and I'm very satisfied with Silvia's class as I got to grasp so much. Thankyou for the hospitality, Silvia!

Joud Felemban Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Silvia is the BEST teacher ever.
I enjoyed her class SO MUCH
She is really entertaining and awesome
The surrounding and atmosphere were amazing.
The materials provided for practice are considered to be the best in the market.
She teaches from her heart tryna make you fully understand.
I left her class feeling like a PRO already
This is how good she is.

Michael King Sep 2019

I loved everything. Five Stars. the venue was so beautiful. Very personal Experience. :D :D

Christie Limnois Sep 2019

Silvia was very friendly and thorough in explaining all the details, from how to use the machine to cleaning it up. Great for beginner, would recommend!

Mark Narborough Sep 2019

Silvia is a great teacher and her knowledge of coffee is extremely deep. I found the class to be very helpful and informative, it was well structured and tailored to exactly match my needs. There was no limit to the raw materials provided. Overall I would highly recommend this course and I'm glad I did it.

Misaki Kikuchi Aug 2019

Silvia was very knowledgeable and passionate about coffee, and had a lot of experience to share. The venue was a well-presented café with very good and clean equipment. The content of the class was hands-on and in good detail. We learnt how to maintain and control the machines as well as how to get decent shots and quality milk. Highly recommended for people who are passionate to learn practical skills.

Tim Commandeur Jul 2019

Silvia was very thorough and engaging while teaching her class. She made sure every process was clear and provided ample hands on experience to make sure I understood. Would highly recommend!

Barista Course: Absolute Fundamentals review by Tim Commandeur Sydney

Irene Chan Jun 2019

Silvia is a very passionate about coffee, patient and very clear and give step by step instructions. I have now got the basic understanding of coffee making. It was a great introductory experience. Highly recommended.

Andrew Morini Jun 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Silvia provided an excellent service for a person with special needs. Thank you very much for making our day and of course her coffee knowledge was exceptional.
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