I found a coupon to learn Barista skills for really cheap. So I thought, ‘Why not?’ considering I have plans to have my own little cafe sometime in the future. The course was being run by The Australian Coffee school and they had some special offer to learn latte art and get accredited if you bought the coupon for Barista skills. So I took it up. I spent the entire day at the coffee school and enjoyed every moment of it. I knew very little about latte art (watched a couple of youtube videos) and knew a little about milk frothing technique which I learnt on the job as a sales demonstrator for a fancy coffee machine but I learnt so much more with this course and got a fancy looking certificate that says that I am qualified to be a fancy barista and get a fancy barista job in your around the corner fancy looking cafe. I feel so fancy when I say that!!!
Anyway the barista skills course was about history of coffee, how it started, how its made, how it goes from red berries to blackened beans, the aroma, how to store, how to grind, different types of glasses and cups blah blah blah and much more. Now the interesting part… The course also covered different coffees served starting with the simple Espresso,Long blacks, Macchiato, Latte macchiato, Babyccino, Flat white, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha and even Hot chocolate.
Here are a couple of pictures of the latte art I made, various coffees etc.
I was so obsessed with getting the hearts and leaves right that I forgot to take pictures of those. Anyway I think I need more practice with those considering my hearts go all wrong when I get the leaves right and the leaves go all wrong when I get the hearts right.