This coffee training resource covers all the necessary barista basics. These barista basics include preparing the work area, espresso machine and grinder, seasoning the espresso machine and advising customers. Other essential barista skills covered in detail are, grinding coffee, espresso extraction, milk texturing and cleaning the espresso machine. Also included are an extensive glossary of coffee terms, chapters on water treatment for espresso machines, history of coffee, roasting basics and assessment tools for baristas.Additional sections in this second edition include:
Growing up in Sydney, Australia, John has been passionate about espresso coffee and fine wine for more than 25 years. During that time he has seen a number of industry changes, and has been a distributor of espresso equipment and accessories, roasted coffee beans, coffee publications and boutique wines.
John is an accredited coffee-industry workplace trainer and assessor, and has successfully completed a number of related courses. He has also been a member of the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA), the Café Biz Network and the Australian Sommeliers Association (ASA). Over the years he has been involved in the establishment of a number of specialist barista-training programs, facilitated and assessed at various organisations, including TAFE, and contributed to a number of industry publications. In 2011 he attended the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Instructor Development Program (IDP) and qualified as a SCAA Certified Lead Instructor.
Serving as a judge at the AASCA state and national barista competitions, the Golden Bean Roaster Competition, the New Zealand Coffee Awards, the Maitland Aroma Festival (2009, 2010 and 2011), and various industry related events has only increased his passion, commitment and quest for knowledge. He is a past member of the national executive and a past public officer of the AASCA and has been directly involved in competition judge calibration and competition organisation. In 2011 he was awarded Life Membership to the AASCA for his past service.
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