This course is delivered by the Dublin Barista School in Inishowen.  Continually revised and improved this course is an absolute fundamental to participants looking to dip their toes in the coffee industry.

Our Barista Essentials Course is a one day practical course designed to show you how to perfect your espresso and milk texturing techniques. After a brief introduction you will move straight onto the machines where you will spend the day perfecting your skills under the supervision one of our professionally qualified trainers.

This course is certified by the World Barista Institute which is the globally recognised standard for training.

Course content:

  • From farm to cup theory
  • Understanding your espresso equipment
  • Espresso techniques
  • Understanding the espresso grinder
  • Milk chemistry & Milk texturing techniques
  • Intro to latte art designs
  • Drinks menu in detail eg Latte, cappuccino, macchiato….
  • Understanding café workflow
  • Machine cleaning

Duration: 1 Full day

Cost:  FREE (funded through Taste4Success Skillnet – eligibility criteria apply – please see below)

(Please find link below for application form for the course – application must be completed in order to get a place on the course and the eligibility criteria is that you are unemployed or in receipt of a SW payment or Covid (PUP) payment. 

On page 2 of the application form they ask where you will do work experience from having completed the course but just put in (c) for this as there is an assessment as part of the course)

Please select which date you prefer:

Wed 23rd February – Application Form HERE


Thur 24th February – Application Form HERE

 (When you complete the form online it goes straight to Taste 4 Success Skillnet who are the funders of this programme)

Contact Mary McGeehan, Training Officer @ for further details