​Course Overview

Nowadays, Espresso machines are becoming more and more popular at coffee shops in Vietnam. Not only by its speed and convenience but also by the uniformity of coffee quality compared to traditional hand-brewing methods. At the same time, with the 3rd wave of coffee spreading around the world, customers are gradually paying more attention to the rich taste of a cup of coffee. These require the barista to enhance knowledge about flavor, extraction principles, and skills to use the standard machine. The Barista Fundamental Course - Basic Barista Skills is designed based on the Specialty Coffee Association curriculum - a complete course for those wishing to master the bar professionally. In D’codeS, students are not trained according to the number of beverage recipes - but trained to understand the principles and nature of the problem. After the course, students can understand and adapt to all the extraction standards of each coffee shop - from which they can confidently apply for the Barista position in the market.

​Course Outline

(3 hours per class, 5 lessons in total.)

Lesson 1

  • Classification of popular coffee varieties.

  • Tasting coffee with different coffee varieties.

  • Overview of the factors affecting the espresso extraction

  • Basic steps to make Espresso

Lesson 2

  • Espresso tasting                       

  • * All drinks in the modern Italian coffee menu are constituted of an Espresso based. Therefore, students need to focus on creating the best raw materials.

  • Calibrate Espresso extraction according to the standards of Specialty Coffee Association.

Lesson 3

  • Notes on using milk in cafés. Examining milk standards.

  • Classification of milk

  • Milk frothing techniques.

  • Distinguish Latte and Cappuccino.

Lesson 4

  • Basic Latte Art (heart shape)

  • Built a modern Italian coffee menu from espresso.

Lesson 5

  •  The role of Barista in bars and cafes.

  • Note in management and operation in the bar.

  • Synthesize knowledge and test.    * After the course, students are allowed to return to practice unlimited at D’codeS - Students bring their materials for practice.

​Course Benefits

  •  Understanding the process of working with grinders, mixers, and other tools in the bar.

  • Making an espresso cup according to the Specialty Coffee Association's standards.

  •  Understanding the role of Barista in cafes and cautions when working in the bar.

After Class

After you pass all the exam, you will be awarded:

D'codeS Attendance Certificate

SCA Barista Skill Foundation (optional and extra fee)

Rebate credit transfer into Essential Course

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​Class address: No 48M2 - Alley 37 Tran  Kim  Xuyen - Cau Giay District - Hanoi - Vietnam