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    Hi All,

    After much research I am about to purchase my first entry/mid level espresso machine and grinder. What they are is a topic for another part of this site.

    However after spending the money (a small fortune in my girlfriends opinion!) I would like to make sure I get the best out of it. Therefore training is required. I have used an espresso machine before with no training given. And hey, Im a back seat expert after watching my coffee being made in the cafe each day lol.

    Can anyone recommend a good training provider based in Brisbane? A course that suits the home user?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Training courses in Brisbane for Home User

    Originally posted by 7278797A6573782121160 link=1301707070/0#0 date=1301707070
    Hi All,

    After much research I am about to purchase my first entry/mid level espresso machine and grinder.  What they are is a topic for another part of this site.

    However after spending the money (a small fortune in my girlfriends opinion!) I would like to make sure I get the best out of it.  Therefore training is required.  I have used an espresso machine before with no training given.  And hey, Im a back seat expert after watching my coffee being made in the cafe each day lol.

    Can anyone recommend a good training provider based in Brisbane?  A course that suits the home user?

    Cheers!
    There are 1001 places offering training of sorts but most fall well short of what I call true training.

    Many think all that is needed is a 1 or 2 or 3 hr session and they a qualifies Barista  ;D    Just go to 990 of 1001 cafés and you will see what the result is.

    1: Do some reading and research on places like HB How to   and  Randy G  page.  AND lets not forget Di Bella Coffee and their coffee lab out the back as to a great experience an appreciation of coffee.

    2: Then you will have a basic understanding that it is YOU and the raw product and the Grinder that is going to make all the difference.

    3: At this stage your going to be then looking for Training as to polishing your methods and that is where there is a few more options.

    Di Bella Coffee and Veneziano Caffe etc do have the ability for you to bring in YOUR machine and that way the training is 100% relevant.  It is up to you to chat to them and work out a time and any $$$$ involved.

    The other option is to sweet talk ya GF and a respected CSér in your area with same / like machine, to give you a little heads up  pre education  ;D

    PS. Update ya profile with Local and equipment info.



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      Re: Training courses in Brisbane for Home User

      Hi AngerManagement,

      Thanks for you comment.

      Yes, the brief bit of research I did prior to posting my comment certainly provided a long list of training courses. Its filtering out the good from the bad that is tricky.

      Thanks for the suggested reading, Ill certainly check it out.

      Cheers

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      • #4
        Re: Training courses in Brisbane for Home User

        I would also recommend Di bella coffee.......I received in house training from them at a cafe I used to work at. Great bunch of people with alot of knowledge.

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        • #5
          Re: Training courses in Brisbane for Home User

          I agree with the training on your own machine. Worth its weight in gold if you ask me.

          Can the place you bought the machine from offer training as part of the purchase? Most sponsors would do that for you if your buying a machine from them surely.

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