Barista 101 – Coffee School (Darcy St. Project)

Course Overview

Learn the art of making café quality espresso coffees with our beginner Barista 101 – Coffee Skills Darcy St. Project class. Perfect for anyone interested in working at a café or improving their coffee making skills at home. This is a beginner class where you will cover the basics of coffee culture in addition to coffee making techniques.

This Barista 101 – Coffee Skills (Darcy St. Project) class is hands-on and each participant will be making several beverages from a typical espresso menu such as Lattes, Flat Whites, Cappuccinos, Long Blacks and other specialty coffees.

The class is delivered by coffee experts from the Darcy Street Project and it features the use of professional espresso equipment. The training is both current and aligned with the latest industry trends.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Coffee culture & specialty coffee
  • Espresso equipment overview and demonstration
  • Espresso extraction and recipes
  • Milk texturing techniques
  • Basic espresso menu samples

Course outcome

At the end of the class you will make

  • Espresso coffees from a café menu.
  • Cappuccinos
  • Lattes
  • Flat Whites
  • Long Blacks
  • Short Blacks/ Espresso
  • Macchiato
  • Piccolos
  • Ristrettos

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have any previous experience other than loving coffee!.

What you need to provide

  • Notepad and pen
  • All participants are required to wear comfortable clothing (ideally all black to avoid coffee stains)
  • Must wear enclosed non slip shoes (no thongs, sandals or open toe footwear permitted due to safety)

Class details

Start Date20 May 2024
End Date20 May 2024
Time6:00pm - 9:00pm
TutorJohn Cafferatta


Class details

Start Date22 June 2024
End Date22 June 2024
Time3:00pm - 6:00pm
TutorJohn Cafferatta


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

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Step 3

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