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Barista training

Barista training courses

Genovese Coffee has been in coffee for 3 generations, and we have over 60 years of experience.
Our easy to understand, and practical barista training courses are led by award winning, highly experienced, and certified professionals.
We have Australia’s leading training facility, with state of the art espresso and brew bar equipment located close to Melbourne’s CBD.
Our Barista training courses are ideal for new or experienced baristas, as well as those who want to improve their home espresso.  You can choose from a range of basic courses as well as internationally certified courses.
Our Barista training courses have practical detailed theory, and hands on components.
We also offer the world’s leading coffee education program  – The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe Diploma Modules. The SCAE Roasting, Sensory Skills, Green Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, and Introduction to Coffee modules are now available, with Melbourne’s only Authorised SCAE Trainers.
Come and see why our facilities were the choice of World Barista Championship Finalist Francesco Sanapo, and World Latte Art Championship Runner-Up Chiara Bergonzi.
Genovese Wholesale customers may be entitled to complimentary barista training.
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Commercial Training

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SCAE Coffee Diploma Modules


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Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee

Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee

Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee (SITHFAB012B)

(Nationally Recognised Training)

Duration:  2 Days

Cost:  $450 per person

Conducted at the Genovese Training Facility – 2 Nicholson St Coburg.

Overview:  This 2 day course is aimed at those looking for employment in cafes, restaurants or hotels.

The course will provide credit towards various diplomas including the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, as well as Certificate IV in Hospitality.

Successful participants will be able to manage an espresso grinder & espresso machine, as well as prepare a wide range of espresso beverages, to industry standards.

The course also includes training & certification in Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety (SITXFSA101).

We use 2 full days to ensure you get quality training & assessment.  That means you get quality instruction, as well as plenty of practice to perfect your new skills.

This course is conducted by appointment only.  Class sizes are strictly limited to ensure quality training (4 – 5 students).

Note: VCAL & VET students may qualify for Government assistance.

Please call call our office (03 9383 3300), or email simonj@genovese.com.au to register.

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Domestic Training


Espresso @ Home

3 Hours $150

Learn how to get the best out of your home espresso machine.
Our Espresso at Home course demystifies espresso in a practical and insightful 3 hour session.
We begin with an overview of coffee from bean to cup, and a tour of our roasting facility.
Participants are then comprehensively guided through grinder adjustment & dosing, espresso extraction, milk texturing & pouring, and equipment cleaning & maintenance.  Classes are held during business hours Monday – Friday, and are limited to 6 people. Please call us to book for yourself, or to arrange a gift voucher for a friend – (03) 9383 3300.
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Barista Courses Calendar

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Barista Fundamentals

*FREE for wholesale customers
COURSE DURATION: 3hrs
COST PER PERSON: $150
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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Please select this option if you are a Genovese wholesale customer. We will confirm your booking once we have confirmed your details.

General Public can select this option to participate in our Industry leading Barista training.

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Advanced Barista Skills

*FREE for wholesale customers
COURSE DURATION: 3hrs
COST PER PERSON: $250
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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SCAE Introduction to Coffee

COURSE DURATION: 4hrs
COST PER PERSON: $100

(Optional SCAE Certification Fee: $90 – Available at checkout)
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

TIME:  10am – 2PM

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SCAE Barista Skills – Foundation

COURSE DURATION: 7hrs

CLASS SIZE:  1 – 4 Students
COST PER PERSON: $300

(Optional SCAE Certification Fee: $80 – Available at checkout)
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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SCAE Barista Skills – Intermediate

COURSE DURATION: 2 days
COST PER PERSON: $600 (1 – 4 students per class)
Optional SCAE Certification Fee available at checkout:
$120 (SCAE Members) or $225 (non members).
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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SCAE Brewing – Foundation

COURSE DURATION: 7hrs

CLASS SIZE: 1 – 4 Students
COST PER PERSON: $300

(Optional SCAE Certification Fee: $90 – Available at checkout)
LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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SCAE Brewing – Intermediate

COURSE DURATION: 2 days
COST PER PERSON: $600 (1 – 4 students per class)

Optional SCAE Certification Fee available at checkout:

$150 (SCAE Members) or $260 (non members).

LOCATION: 2 Nicholson St, Coburg East VIC 3058

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