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    coffee course

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    went to a school today....twas so dumb :-X

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    Re: coffee course

    plastic tampers or just grinder tamp, no grinder adjusting ed- they said a technician usually does that, no indication of 30mL on glasses for shots and no timers, um ..yeah

    made the different types of coffees and tried a bit of art

    got to practice heaps was the good bit, using heaps of beans and milk

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    Re: coffee course

    yes but practice without correct techniques?????

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    Did they give you a certificate ?

    Sorry to hear that it was not as expected..

    Quite hard in some places of Australia; to get good training due to lack of trainers / places that show a true interest....

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    Re: coffee course

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B40414A4A2F0 link=1275723923/1#1 date=1275728298
    plastic tampers or just grinder tamp, no grinder adjusting ed- they said a technician usually does that, no indication of 30mL on glasses for shots and no timers, um ..yeah

    made the different types of coffees and tried a bit of art

    got to practice heaps was the good bit, using heaps of beans and milk
    Id be very surprised if you received that sort of training from a site sponsor.....Sounds like you blew your dough with shonk and shonk incorporated to me ::)

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    Re: coffee course

    :-X io non so niente

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    its hard to get good help :P

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    Re: coffee course

    tell me about it.

    and when offered up................. edit.

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    Re: coffee course

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C535A584F705C535C5A58505853493D0 link=1275723923/3#3 date=1275731264
    Did they give you a certificate ?

    Sorry to hear that it was not as expected.. *

    Quite hard in some places of Australia; to get good training due to lack of trainers / places that show a true interest.... *
    did he get a certificate? I can tell you as an active professional barista in sydneys CBD for the last 10 years that when i have interviewed hopeful baristas a certificate is not worth the paper its printed on.

    The only true indicator of someones ability is to have them make a couple of coffees for you on the spot.

    Even then - under pressure a lot of top class baristas crack.

    just my non-commercial opinion. ;D

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    Re: coffee course

    which one ? what city?

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    rather not say incase im just whingeing and expected too much.

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    This sounds like the same bad course that I did. OK Im going to name them and they are a sponsor.....Coffee School - Melbourne - Elizabeth St

    Plastic tampers, no mention of the 15kg of pressure, no thermometers, no grind adjusting, absolutely atrocious demonstration of free pouring latte art, saying a pour should be 20 seconds, little time spent with one on one help, etc etc etc. Very unprofessional

    This is the second course Ive done. The first was excellent (non sponsor). I wanted to do just a latte art course so when I saw that Coffee School had a basic course as well for little extra, I enrolled. I have already emailed their management and got no reply.

    For Melbourne people wanting to do a basic course then dont choose this one. I hope this post doesnt get censored.



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    barri if you have tried to contact them (which I think is always the right course of action to a. make them aware of the problem and b. give them a chance to rectify the problem) and you have had no response then posting your impressions here seems fair enough.

    Perhaps they didnt get the email due to spam folders or the like and seeing your post here may get a reply.

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    Must be my day to be sceptical about web based coffee sites ::)

    When a site reads

    COMPLETE BOTH COURSES IN 1 DAY
    10:30am - 4pm

    By completing both levels you will become a professional barista!

    WOW 5 hours to become a Pro Barista :D as I wrote in another thread about courses and hiring staff a bit of paper is last on my list of things I look for.

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    Re: coffee course

    We do a little bit of on-site training in regional cafes. *Usually tell people that it might take a couple of years to begin to master the art of coffee.

    I remember Justin Metcalf saying, in a master class, that the penny dropped, for him, at about year eleven.

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    Re: coffee course

    Quote Originally Posted by 103E27370D1A3D272137520 link=1275723923/14#14 date=1275811360
    Usually tell people that it might take a couple of years to begin to master the art of coffee.

    I remember Justin Metcalf saying, in a master class, that the penny dropped, for him, at about year eleven.
    And the rest.....

    In Japan, there is no way youd claim to be a Sushi chef with much less than 10 years experience...

    I consumed my first cup at 5 and started playing with coffee myself when I was perhaps 8 years old and if I havent pulled a couple of million shots in a multitude of cafes and at events, Ill go he.

    Dunno if I was once a barista, but I wouldnt call myself one now. I get coffee and I reckon I can pull a pretty fair shot as well. No way Id be able to handle the volume these days though *:(

    Spend a couple of hours pushing buttons, pulling a lever and crucifying milk to call yourself a barista? Yeah right...*;D

    Real baristi have class, dignity, humility, speed and precision and can pull a bloody good shot and you dont get that in an hour or two, regardless of what the bit of paper says...

    Rockstars dont rate for me either. They need to learn from sushi...

    As for me, I continue to learn about coffee every single day.

    Chris

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    Re: coffee course

    Quote Originally Posted by 272437372C450 link=1275723923/11#11 date=1275807519
    This sounds like the same bad course that I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 787B68687F761A0 link=1275723923/12#12 date=1275809141

    Perhaps they didnt get the email .
    Im sure they got it!

    Im really angry about this and I also felt sorry for the other students in the course who were given the wrong advice, shown the wrong methods with some inferior equipment from an instructor who couldnt free pour any latte art. Thats the main reason I did this course.

    I want my money back! >:(


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    Re: coffee course

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    Quote Originally Posted by 153B22322423383932570 link=1275723923/8#8 date=1275789295
    did he get a certificate? I can tell you as an active professional barista in sydneys CBD for the last 10 years that when i have interviewed hopeful baristas a certificate is not worth the paper its printed on.
    That was my point..

    Barista ... IT etc lots of training and courses.. But not all teh same and for many... Give me years of experience and a passion over an Attendance record..

    However in todays Can do attitude and on paper.. Lots of $$$ to be made.

    Again... Contract and understanding the Terms and conditions of said training contract.



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