Professional Barista Course

Heather, Bournemouth, Dorset

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  • What You'll Learn

  • Meet Your Teacher

  • Is it any good?

  • Barista Theory

    The first part of the lesson will focus on the theory that ensures that any coffee you work with is of a high quality and flavour. The theory will focus on the origins of coffee, the difference between speciality beans and the affect of different roasts. You will then learn how to correctly store coffee to preserve quality and identify incorrectly stored coffee.

    The next part of the lesson focuses on the theory of preparing your coffee for extraction, ensuring the grind is correct for your desired use and the different methods for extracting coffee. This includes the theory behind the perfect Espresso and the common pitfalls when extracting espresso. Then you will learn about alternative methods of extraction, including v60, Brew, Aeropress, Chemex and the Clever Dripper.

    Barista Practicals

    The practical parts of the lesson will see you 'cupping' like a pro. You will taste and smell a number of coffees and pick out the accents like an experienced sommelier. This will cement the knowledge from the theory section and highlight the differences that can come from different temperatures, roasts and methods.

    Everything comes together in the Espresso extraction practical, seeing you produce perfect espressos and getting the perfect balance between temperature and brew time. Next you will explore in depth two hand brew methods of your choice, producing coffees from v60, Aeropress, Chemex or Clever Drippers and producing the best coffee from these methods with pro tips.

    Finally, to put the icing on the cake, you will perfect your latte art skills, learning how to properly texture milk to produce microfoam and exploring the different methods to create latte art that you can then take with you and perfect.

  • Heather Anderson is one of New Zealand’s finest exports. Hailing from Taupo on the North Island, Heather originally came to the UK to study Marine Archaeology but has spent more time learning about coffee. As the Queen of Caffeine at Bournemouth’s Boscanova and South Coast Roast, Heather is responsible for creating the finest flat whites on the Dorset coast. Her first insight into the coffee making world came through a workshop at school, and she’s taken every opportunity to further her knowledge since. Whatever you need to know, whether it’s how to roast the beans to achieve a specific flavour, or how to pour the perfect flat white, Heather’s your girl.
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The Details

Is this suitable for everyone?

Yes, even those who don't work in cafes but have always wondered how baristas make coffee look so good.

Where does it take place?

Heather runs these lessons from The Roastery in Bournemouth.

How long does it last?

5 hours

What should I bring? 

No need to bring any special equipment, just a steady hand.

How many people per class?

This is a one-to-one course, moving at your own pace.

Anything else I should know?

Despite its central location, The Roastery isn't particularly easy to find. Heather will provide directions in her email before the class takes place. 

Booking a lesson

When you book a lesson with Heather, she'll receive your email address and will be in touch to organise a suitable date and time.

If you'd like to ask us any questions just call: 020 3239 7466 or email

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