We designed our Barista training system so you have time to develop your skills – perfect coffee on any machine, with any bean and in any environment.
Cafe owner who loves our students
"We love these guys! Finally, A coffee training school that understands that we need “work ready” Barista’s, We get all our staff from The Barista Academy."
Upskilling working barista's
"I go to all the Specialist Series Workshops, they're awesome, even though I'm already a barista I always learn something new or different, these guys really care about passing on valuable knowledge."
"I think training that gives students a broader set of skills and knowledge and time to practice will bring huge benefits to the entire coffee industry. Café owners, roasters, trainees and customers will all be rewarded - We needed this!"
100% hands-on barista course
"I did the 5 Day barista course. It was lots of fun and a great introduction to making proper coffee. All our time was spent making coffee, not filling out course books. I enjoyed every moment of it! Nic is a fabulous tutor."
From no experience to working barista
"I had no coffee experience, so I did the 5 Day Intensive course (Introductory), and it was really freaking awesome! It was definitely worth buying the extra 1 Month Membership to perfect my techniques."
High School Partnership Programme
"We teach Service IQ Barista skills as part of our year 13 food technology curriculum but we know it only gives them the basics. Connecting our passionate coffee students with the Academy is wonderful."
New skill for my gap year
"My son did the 3 month barista course after school and fitted it in around his sports. I've never seen him so motivated and excited! The course was fantastic, the trainers superb and the support from The Barista Academy afterwards, amazing! He now has 2 jobs that fit around school thanks to his efforts and The Barista Academy's industry contacts. I can't thank them enough."
Professional Development for Barista's & Trainers
"I love the Specialist Workshops and make sure I get along every month - Keeps me at the top of the game & in touch with new ideas."
Training the Trainers
"We regularly send our Barista Trainers to Nic for upskilling and polishing, they get so much from it, he really knows his stuff!"
Had a certificate but couldn't get a job
" Even though I had a certificate no one would hire me, they wanted 1-2 years experience. So I invested in some extra training with The Barista Academy, wow there was so much I didn't know, no wonder no-one would hire me! Now I have solid skills I walked straight into a great job."
School Holiday Barista Courses
"We always promote The Barista Academy School Holiday Courses. Not everyone takes food tech as a subject, this way any of our students can access barista lessons, brilliant for those who plan on getting part-time job or who are off to Uni."
Cafe Start-Up Advice
"Nic taught me how to make coffee before I set up my own café. It was also useful to get industry tips and tricks from him - what to look for when choosing a bean and machine supplier, and how to maximize my coffee profits."
Barista who learnt more
"I thought I was a great Barista when I started working for Nic in his award winning café. I was wrong - you never know it all. Without bruising my ego, Nic helped me refine my skills and expertise. "
Fans From The Industry
"I have known Nic for over a decade now after he opened and bought to life the renowned Atomic Shortland St espresso bar. His skill as a Barista is that he puts as much emphasis on connecting with his customers as he does in producing a fantastic cup of coffee."
How do you get 1-2 years experience?
"I thought I could just walk into a cafe, get a job and they would train me. I soon found out cafes don’t have time to train on the job. I did the 1 month membership while I was studying at uni they got me up to speed quickly and I walked into a great job."
Don't Waste Your Money On Other Courses
"These guys are the bomb! You will learn everything!!!! They drill you till you can make awesome coffee - you have to earn your certificate here. Love that when your coffee is up to scratch they hook you up with work."