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Bartender & Barista Training

International Open Academy
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50 hours
19 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Bartender & Barista Training

Have you ever dreamed about impressing a bar full of customers by mixing exotic cocktails and serving them with flair? Or of satisfying the most discerning taste buds in the café with professional, barista prepared coffee? Become a skilled bartender in weeks…

Dream no more – make it a reality! Starting today, you can learn invaluable bartending and barista coffee making skills that give you many advantages:

  • Immediately boost your employability.
  • Open new doors to places you are now qualified to apply for work in.
  • Travel anywhere in the world. With this universal training in your back pocket you can explore anywhere your heart desires and work as you go.
  • Move up the ladder in your current employment by impressing management with your new learning.
If you want to find out more about Bartender & Barista Training, you can make an information request below and the school will contact you with further information.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for you, if you would like to:

  • Immediately boost your employability
  • Open new doors to places you are now qualified to apply for work
  • Travel anywhere in the world With this universal training in your back pocket, you can explore anywhere your heart desires and work as you go
  • Move up the ladder in your current employment by impressing management with your new knowledge. 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A pdf certificate is already included.
You can also get a hardcopy ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

Training Course Content

During this course, you'll get the answers to all the important questions like:

  • What water to coffee ratios do I use for different coffee drinks?
  • What's the perfect temperature for brewing?
  • What grind settings do I use and when?
  • How can I make sure it's a superb cup of coffee and not just average?
  • How do the different whiskeys differ?
  • What shaking techniques suit which cocktails?
  • How can I master free pouring and get quantities right?
  • Why is tequila different from other alcohols?
  • What do I need to know about serving alcohol responsibly?

Course Breakdown:

Module 1: Before You Start – Tools And Set Up

  • Bartending tools
  • Setting up
  • Essential bar supplies

Module 2: Setting The Stage For Stylish Bartending

  • Storing and serving
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Garnishes and mixers
  • Style and presentation tips

Module 3: Mixology And Pouring

  • Mixology - Shaking, Mixing, Layering, Blending, Stirring, Straining, Dry Shaking, Muddling, Throwing & Building and Jigger
  • technique
  • Pouring techniques and free pouring

Module 4: Responsibility And Flair

  • Cash register
  • Customer service
  • Responsible serving of alcohol
  • Flair bartending

Module 5: Know Your Drinks – Liquors, Liqueurs, Whiskeys, Brandies

  • Liquors
  • Liqueurs
  • Whiskey – history and how it’s mad
  • Types of whiskey – American, Canadian, Irish
  • Brandy, Cognac, Armagnac

Module 6: Know Your Drinks – Wine, Beer, Tequila And More

  • Vodka, Gin, Rum and Scotch whiskey
  • Tequila and Mezcal
  • Wine, port, sherry and vermouth
  • Beer – keg and cellar management

Module 7: Know Your Drinks – Creams, Sours, Martinis And More

  • Aperitifs
  • Two liquor drinks
  • Cream drinks
  • Sour drinks
  • Martinis/Manhattans

Module 8: Know Your Drinks – Hot, Exotic, Highball And More.

  • Highball and juice
  • Exotic drinks
  • Hot drink
  • Shooter drinks
  • Cocktail recipes

Module 9: Origin And Cultivation Of Coffee

  • A look at the coffee bean and its journey to our cups.
  • Coffee varietals, cultivars and hybrids.
  • How coffee is harvested and processed.
  • Roasting techniques
  • What happens to taste and quality through processing

Module 10: Preparing To Brew

  • Introduction to brewing methods
  • Tasting tips
  • How to prepare your coffee machine
  • Setting your grinder.
  • How temperature and humidity affect coffee grinding.
  • Filing the handle and tamping the grinds.

Module 11: Grinding And Espresso

  • A close look at the grinder
  • Cleaning your coffee machine
  • Storing coffee and why it matters
  • Single bean or blended?
  • Espresso trends and shots
  • Espresso brew ratios

Module 12: Cream It Up

  • Does your cream measure up?
  • The science of milk and how it changes coffee
  • Steaming, frothing and giving texture to milk
  • Choosing your jug and pouring freely
  • Being creative with latte
  • Coffee menu – Americano, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Mocha etc.


The cost of this course is  £299   £19 + VAT per participant.

PDF Certificate already Included in price.

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