Barista Workshop

Learn how to run a cafe just like a barista in Sydney

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 6 to 10 label $119

Swap roles with your barista for an afternoon at our Marrickville cafe and learn how to make the glorious beverage we gravitate towards every morning - coffee!

Roast, grind, brew and experiment with latte art designs under the guidance of our expert barista in Roastville’s Barista workshop.

Familiarise yourself with the grinder, coffee machine and other machinery, texture milk, understand quality control of espresso and skill up on your barista prowess with fellow coffee lovers.

Class overview:

  • Workplace management.
  • OHS and hygiene.
  • Introduction of machinery.
  • Grinder/Coffee Machine calibration.
  • Barista skills.
  • Workflow and routine development.
  • Quality control of espresso.
  • Texturing milk.
  • Basic latte art/Etching.

Knowledge required
No knowledge required.
What to bring
All equipment provided.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


157 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW

This venue is a short walk from Sydenham station (100m).

Barista Workshop location
Your teacher
Roastville Coffee
Roastville Coffee

Coffee Lovers at Heart

4.8 (396)
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Our teacher at Roastville, Andy Liu, was a recent NSW Barista Champion, placing first in a highly competitive process. He also won the World tea brewing championship in 2017.

Andy has taught students at all levels in the art of coffee and tea making, from absolute beginners, to other Barista Champions.

We can't wait to welcome you at one of our future classes.

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David Oslington Mar 2023

Roy was great. Made everyone feel welcome. He knows lots about coffee, and chose to teach us the basics well.

Ben Taylor Feb 2023

This is an excellent class for learning how to refine and pull a great coffee. The class is ran by Roy who is knowledgeable, approachable and makes coffee simple. Roy explains how to correct errors when pulling a shot, as well as explains why you get certain tastes with the coffee and how to fix them. You get about thirty minutes on the machines. I thought there would be more time, but I was not disappointed at all as I learnt a lot more through Roy's demonstrations and explanations. Highly recommended.

Alan Ropers Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Very interesting workshop. Learned a lot about the extraction process, what makes the coffee sour or bitter, milk frothing and pouring. There is knowledge and proper technique with everything. Very passionate and knowledgeable trainer. Starting / finishing closer to scheduled times would have been better. A bit more tasting and comparison of different coffees could be interesting. Overall very good experience.

Abishek Chhetri Jan 2023

The experience was fun and very informative for beginners. Trainer Roy was very patient with us throughout the course.

Sebastien Small Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really good class to cover how to pull an espresso, steam milk and pour simple latte art. Roy was really knowledgeable and Roastville had a very well equipped room for the workshop.

Kotone Kihara Jan 2023

It was really beneficial class. I could learn how to make espresso, to steam milk with using machine. My class was four people so had enough time to use machine practically. Moreover I could learn how to draw late art, and make about four coffee by myself. I would like to introduce this class to who want to learn comprehensive basic skill and way to make coffee.
At the end, Thank you for the useful and enjoyable class

Barista Workshop review by Kotone Kihara - Sydney

Michelle Fried Jan 2023

Great experience and amazing venue. Teacher was great and kind. Higly recommend to start learning about coffee.

Jesse Hele Jan 2023

Roy was great! He took his time to explain theory and answered all the questions with great knowledge and insight. Facility was easy access with street parking and everything provided, friendly service.

Coffee class review by Jesse Hele - Sydney

Abeer Khan Dec 2022

Great passion for coffee and knowledge from our teacher Douglas! Really enjoyed the practical components too.

Osa Wong Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great location. Class size was appropriate. Given the timing of the workshop, we managed to learn quite a bit. Overall, an enjoyable time. Thanks to the instructor.

Tracy Tan Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Andy is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher - he is very encouraging and gives everyone great feedback on how to improve. Small class (three) with a never ending supply of milk to practise, learnt a lot. Great experience!

Coffee class review by Tracy Tan - Sydney

Megumi Morikoshi Sep 2022

Thanks to Andrew, we enjoyed learning about coffee so much. He taught us with passion and humour, which kept us engaged. He was very helpful and answered all our questions. I think this class is a great first step for anyone who wants to learn about coffee. Highly recommend!

Francois Euzet Sep 2022

Andrew has been such an amazing instructor! It is inspiring to see how passionate he is in what he does and is very knowledgeable with everything about coffee. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to have a great start in understanding the art of proper coffee making. I'm making sure I will be inviting him as well to our wedding!

Barista Workshop review by Francois Euzet - Sydney

Shafat Rashid Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Was a great experience, Andrew (the teacher) was personable, charismatic and knowledgeable, and very easy to learn from. It was fun and helped me improved my skills at frothing milk and pulling the perfect espresso shot.

Great for learning and for having fun, highly recommend!

Jamaica Isles Aug 2022

Andrew was energetic, patient and practical. Really enjoyed the course as a beginner barista! Would recommend!

Connie Wu Aug 2022

This workshop was a great start to my day! Our teacher was very friendly and encouraged questions. I learnt a lot from this workshop and would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about coffee. There were 4 people in the workshop which meant we each had our own station to work at.

John Lock Aug 2022

Lots of energy and insights delivered by an exceptional barrista teacher, can't praise enough the value and fun out of this workshop!

Jarize Loyola Jul 2022

Good decision to attend this class. Andrew is our teacher and he explained everything very well. He pays attention to every students and guided us on how to do things properly like from coffee extraction, dosing, milk frothing and latte art. I also like that the class is not crowded were only 4 students on this session which is good.

Barista Workshop review by Jarize Loyola - Sydney

Andrew Buck Jul 2022

Andrew was a great teacher and the class was brilliant! Would definitely recommend and do again

Jill McSweeney Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher friendly and happy to help and answer questions. Equipment and space nice. Emphasis of course was on latte art which was a bit further on than barista basics I was expecting but time was given to basics as well.

Chung Lim Jun 2022

Nice small class with interactive and practical sessions. Instructor Christos shared lots of his experience and knowledge about the subject and we definitely enjoyed the smooth and great coffee-making process and outcome!

Patrick Apr 2022

Jacob was excellent. Knowledgeable, respectful, read the room, was adaptable and calm when equipment failed.

Jono Lachie Jan 2022

This was a great class. It was a comfortable, purpose-built space, our teacher Dougie was clear, really knowledgeable and very happy to answer all of our questions. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to know more about coffee and how to make good coffee!

Fiona Grech Jan 2022

Very relaxed and informative session! Instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful! Had a great time.

Barista Workshop review by Fiona Grech - Sydney

Maria Contreras Dec 2021

The class was amazing! The teacher was able to help to improve and learn many things! I highly recommend it!

Hannah Liu Jun 2021

great class! I learnt so much about coffee making and just coffee in general. Would definitely recommend!

Wesley Maljaars Jun 2021

What was the teacher like? Great teacher with a good energy and enthusiasm.
How was the venue? Good location and great machines to play with.
If materials were provided, did you like them? Enough time / coffee to practice, in terms of training material there was nothing provided.
Was the class good value for money? Good value for money.
What did you do / learn? Learned a lot about type of beans, flavors, how to extract a proper coffee, froth milk great course and really recommend.

Brad Michaud Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Instructor was fantastic. Very informative class. Half of the class is a history of coffee including the supply chain and process from fruit to cup. The other half is brewing espresso and making white coffees. Very interesting throughout and enjoyable class.

Trish Loder Nov 2020

I thought Kunal was an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the historical side of coffee making. Roastville was a good venue, easy to socially distance and with excellent facilities. A light meal was appreciated. I left feeling enthusiastic about not making “rubbish “ coffee again.

Juelide Oehlhof Jul 2020

The teacher was really nice and explained everything and helped us through the single steps. He had a lot of knowledge and loves to share it with his students. In the class, you learn everything about the basic steps and a bit of knowledge as well. It was really good and I thought I knew a bit about coffee, but I was wrong. Luckily I decided to take this class! Would do it every time again and I will take an advanced class when possible

Yumi Yong Jun 2020

Andy is super nice and friendly, offering not only kind explanations of coffee’s history and changes of all different styles but also dinner! I would definitely love to take another course of his. I had a bunch of questions and he answered really nicely until the end. Thank you for being such a nice teacher, mentor, trainer for me.

Barista Workshop review by Yumi Yong - Sydney

Li Liou Mar 2020

Andy is very friendly and patient. He explained everything very clear and detail. It’s a helpful course for me and my boyfriend. The course also provide some light food while break time!

Coffee class review by Li Liou - Sydney

Christian Whittaker Mar 2020

A great interactive class. Our host Tien ensured all participants got involved. We all now have a better appreciation of the life of a Barista and the art and skills required to perfect a good tasting coffee.

Coffee class review by Christian Whittaker - Sydney

Coey Chai Mar 2020

Andy is friendly and professional. Gained a lot of information about coffee making. Spent a short but valuable time.

Dorottya Turu Feb 2020

The teacher was great, I learned a lot and the whole course was really fascinating. They even prepared with sandwiches and the cafe was lovely too.

Barista Workshop review by Dorottya Turu - Sydney

Lemin Hua Jan 2020

Really enjoyed the experience. Andy is very thorough and patient. A lot of material was covered. Great balance of theory and practice. Highly recommend for anyone looking to learn the basics of being a barista.

Ara Perez Nov 2019

I'm joyous to have join thr Barista Class with teacher Andy. I learned a lot not just about the art of making king coffee but a lot more. Teacher Andy's a pro. Would definitely join another class from him. Roastville is an awesome cafe. You have to check it out while in Sydney

Kacey Wilson Sep 2019

Great teacher and great location. Learnt so much, beyond making a coffee, so much info about coffee and the industry in general, it was a great evening, I highly recommend!

Samah Abdulmawla Jul 2019

It was a great time, place was an amazing, the teacher is professional, and I learned a lot

Grace Lee May 2019

It was so helpful to learn a lot of principles, not only how to make coffee. Also the snack was lovely. I’d like to attend other coffee classes later.

Benjamin Carbone May 2019

Great insight into basic introduction to making coffee. But also giving context to the origins and the variants. Had also a little snack which was perfect!

Megan Cox Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

If you want to know everything about coffee and how to perfect your coffee making skills then this is for you! Andy is a passionate , highly awarded and experienced barista - you will gain a whole new insight into the art of making amazing coffee.

Philip Abbruzzese Dec 2018

The class wos really good I learned plenty. The teacher was numerb one he really knows how to teach a class good on him I wish him the best

Alejandra Jun 2018

The teacher was flexible, adapting to a unknown environment to him very quickly and easily.
The class was good value for money, our staff members were delighted by the workshop.

Barista Workshop review by Alejandra  - Sydney

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