Coffee is one of the worlds most popular non-alcoholic beverages and this module covers everything about Espresso including the history of coffee, grinding, extraction, videos covering nine different styles of coffee and caring for equipment.

$75.00 Price

150 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Coffee Knowledge

  • Coffee Growing
  • Coffee Growing Regions
  • Coffee Processing
  • True or False
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Barista
  • Espresso

2 - Getting Started

  • Espresso Equipment
  • The Espresso Machine
  • Checkpoint 2
  • The Coffee Grinder
  • The Coffee Grinder
  • Tamper
  • Tamping
  • Group Handle and Filter Baskets
  • Knockout Tube
  • Jugs
  • Thermometer
  • Calibrating a Thermometer
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Cups and Glasses
  • Cups and Glasses Examples
  • Espresso Equipment Challenge
  • Organisation / Mise en Place
  • Daily Start-up Procedure for Espresso Machines
  • Daily Start-up Procedure for Espresso Machines Challenge
  • Pre-Service Check
  • Mise en Place
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Preparing the Grinder
  • Testing the Grind
  • WHS Concerns

3 - Extracting Coffee

  • How to Make a Perfect Espresso
  • Making Espresso
  • Assessing the Extraction
  • Espresso Extraction Faults
  • Assessing the Extraction Continued

4 - Milk for Coffee Styles

  • Milk for Coffee Styles
  • Properties of Milk
  • Stretching and Texturing Milk
  • Stretching and Texturing Milk Example
  • Preparing Milk for a Cappuccino
  • Preparing Milk for a Cappuccino Continued
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Milk Hygiene
  • Curdling

5 - Coffee Styles Derived from Espresso

  • Espresso Coffee Styles
  • Espresso
  • Ristretto
  • Flat White
  • Macchiato (Short)
  • Long Black (Americano or Lungo)
  • Cappuccino
  • Caffe Latte
  • Affogato
  • Mocha
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Espresso Variations

6 - Latte Art

  • Latte Art

7 - Caring for Equipment

  • Espresso Coffee Machine
  • Cleaning and Flushing Procedure
  • Cleaning and Flushing Procedure Challenge
  • Back Flushing
  • Forward Flushing
  • Back Flushing and Forward Flushing
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Maintaining the Espresso Coffee Machine
  • Maintaining the Water Filtration System
  • Environmentally Friendly Practices
  • Cleaning the Grinder
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Congratulations!


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