Barista Espresso Masterclass
Level 2

BEM201 Barista Espresso Masterclass

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

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  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    10 June 2024
    2 September 2024
    18 November 2024
  • Length

    2 evenings 6.00pm -9.30pm. Note: Days of the week may vary.

  • Fees

    Tuition: 193.00
    Student levy: 3.00
  • Credits


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The course topics include the history, the science and the process of espresso. Training is in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere using a commercial espresso machine and quality products. Those who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Record of Participation.


  • The coffee tree, from the bean to the roast
  • The different ways of producing coffee
  • Breaking down the principles: the grind, dosing, tamping, the Perfect extraction, over and under extraction, milk steaming
  • The espresso machine and how it works
  • Demonstration of different espresso-based drinks
  • Hands-on (machine time)
  • Care and maintenance of your equipment
  • Coffee quiz and lots of coffee drinking
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