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    Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Howdy

    Am very new to CS and have loved spending hours & hours absorbed in all the information on this site - I love it. Our bank balance is going to get a big nudge from all my research as Im now wanting to buy a new machine & grinder - the ones I have just no longer cut it.

    My question is - does anyone now of anywhere in North Queensland (I live in Port Douglas - an hour north of Cairns) that has a good Barista Course. Based on the recommendations from many on this site Im not worried about a certificate at the end but rather where I will great knowledge from experience.

    Looks like I may have to pack my bags for a few days and head down to Melbourne to The Espresso School if I have no luck finding one in NQ.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    Hi PD, TAFE Colleges usually have a Barista course that will provide the keen beginner with the opportunity to get some basics.* I did one myself and because I had done a bit of reading and generally prepared myself for it, I found it very valuable.* Mine was about 12 hours spread over several evenings. IMHO you need to do a bit of reading so that you have a grasp of the background issues so you can just enjoy working on the machine.* Im not suggesting this will make you a Barista but it should give you a good idea of what further training or experience you need to acquire.* Try the link below.
    http://www.tnqit.tafe.qld.gov.au/pro...081&crsid=1605

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    Thanks Rocky - good to know you have done a similar Tafe course and found it a great start. I did find this course but wondered how good it would be based on the comments of other CS and these types of courses.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    If you really want to learn go to Origin Espresso in Grant st and ask the owners about the personal barista training they offer.

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    I live in Townsville.
    As far as I know, the local coffee roaster - Coffee Dominion has some barista and other cupping, blending, roasting course.
    I have a friend took the barista one but its only 4 hours approximately.
    I went to a coffee shop at Ingham which advertise the certificate from Coffee Dominion.
    So I assume they also offer a proper bastista training not like the experiencing one my friend have.

    However, I used to drink the coffee dominion very often, I start to tell their coffee not consistently lately.
    Well~~ maybe its the faulty of my palate. But you can contact with them then tell us what happen.

    Colin

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    I live in Port Douglas at the moment too. Either:
    -do a course in Cairns
    -Ask for a day or 2 a week at Origin Espresso, I go there for a coffee every day and Glen Im sure would be happy to teach you a thing or two. (Although its the wrong time if year with the wet season just about arriving). :(

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    Re: Barista/Espresso courses in North Qld???

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Hi Port Girl...

    its glen the owner of origin here......i can do barista training...come and have a chat to me about it.
    The wet season is the perfect time.......as we have plenty of it!



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