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    A foundational training for anyone who aspires to be a Barista. You will walk away with an in-depth  understanding of coffee and professional skills to upgrade the coffee experience at home or at your business.

    This is a unique collaboration between Mighty Valley Coffee & North Folk Cafe to bring you elaborate theory and real life practice to kickstart your journey in the world of coffee.

    Barista Training 101 - laying the foundation

    Duration: 2.5+ hours

    3 instructors for a maximum size group of 12 people. 

    Class attendees receive a certificate of completion. 

    Time: October 28th, Thursday - 4pm to 7:30 pm

    Early bird price: $125

    Regular price: $150

    Your Instructors:

    Dasha Smolentseva - Co-founder of Artizen Kombucha since 2012, Founder of North Folk Cafe. Winner of the Business Breakthrough Award 2021. Personal instagram: @legendsofdasha Business: @northfolkcafe @artizenkombucha

    Kelsey Dold - Manager of North Folk Cafe

    Jarryd Lee - Owner and Head Roaster of Mighty Valley Coffee, Yoga Instructor Business instagram: @mightyvalleycoffee

    Basic Course Outline

    The Third Wave by Jarryd

    - Mighty Valley Coffee Story

    - Learn the history of coffee, difference between blends and single origin coffee, light vs. dark roasts, what is decaf

    - Sourcing from Co-ops and independent farms.

    Pulling the perfect shot by Jarryd & Kelsey: 

    • Basics of the Espresso machine & Bean grinder
    • Calibrating the grind & dosing
    • Pulling the perfect shot
    • Tempering, adjusting and the little details
    • What can go wrong and how to fix it

    Espresso based drinks by Kelsey & Dasha:

    • The fundamentals of the most popular espresso based drinks
    • Steaming milk correctly 
    • Techniques for pouring steamed milk
    • Difference between regular milk and alternative mylks
    • Common mistakes to avoid 

    Care of the machine: 

    • Taking care of the machine: cleaning, schedule of maintenance, etc.
    • Troubleshooting


    • Now let's practice on a commercial Rocket Espresso Coffee Machine!

     Additional Q&A + networking with Jarryd, Dasha & Kelsey

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