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Barista Course Almere

The Art of Coffee Making
Our Barista Course in Almere provides an extensive training program that goes beyond simply making coffee. This course includes all the practical and experiential knowledge required to excel as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You will learn everything from coffee preparation to the operational duties expected of a Barista in busy environments such as cafes, museums like the Rijksmuseum, and universities like Vrije Universiteit Almere.
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Barista Course Almere

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Almere

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

  • History and origins of coffee
  • Coffee plant species and varieties
  • Coffee processing methods

At Samen Academy in Almere, we begin with a thorough Introduction to Coffee, where you will explore the captivating history and origins of coffee. You will learn about the various coffee plant species and varieties grown worldwide, as well as the diverse processing methods that contribute to coffee’s unique flavors and aromas. This essential knowledge forms the foundation upon which you can build and refine your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

  • Espresso extraction principles
  • Grinder calibration and maintenance
  • Dialing in espresso shots

At Samen Academy in Almere, we dive deep into the Espresso Fundamentals, teaching you the essential principles of espresso extraction. We will cover how to calibrate and maintain your grinder to consistently produce perfect shots. You will also learn how to adjust espresso shots to achieve the ideal flavor balance and extraction. These skills are crucial for any barista who strives for perfection in every cup of espresso.

Steaming and frothing milk Creating microfoam Pouring latte art

Milk Techniques

  • Steaming and frothing milk
  • Creating microfoam
  • Pouring latte art

At Samen Academy in Almere, you will delve into the complexities of milk techniques, where we teach you how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture. You will learn the art of creating microfoam, which is crucial for making a silky smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we emphasize latte art pouring, allowing you to craft impressive and artistic designs in every cup of coffee. These advanced techniques will enhance your barista skills and ensure an unforgettable coffee experience for your customers.

Brewing Methods

  • Manual brewing techniques (V60, Chemex, AeroPress)
  • Understanding grind size, water temperature, and brewing time
  • Comparative tasting and flavor profiling

At Samen Academy in Almere, we explore a variety of brewing techniques, introducing you to manual methods such as the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will learn to master the critical aspects of grind size, water temperature, and brew time to craft the perfect cup of coffee. Additionally, we cover comparative tasting and flavor profiling, allowing you to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances and flavors of different brewing methods. This comprehensive knowledge enables you to offer your customers a diverse range of exceptional coffee experiences.

Brewing Methods

Coffee Shop Operations

  • Food Preparation: How to make Tosti and Panini
  • Equipment Handling: Using machines for warming cookies and preparing croissants
  • Dishwasher Operation: Proper loading and maintenance of dishwashing equipment
  • Shift Management: Opening and closing procedures for shifts
  • Product Knowledge: Names of various pastries and cookies offered in the Netherlands
  • POS Systems: Using point-of-sale systems from brands like Vermaat, Huten, and ISS Catering
  • High-Volume Service: Working efficiently during peak times in busy locations like the Almere Museum and the University of Almere 

Body Language and Cafe Management

  • Body Language: Effective non-verbal communication as a barista
  • Stress Management: Handling busy shifts and high-pressure situations
  • Customer Interaction: Building rapport and providing excellent customer service

At Samen Academy in Almere, we focus on the critical aspects of Body Language and Café Management. You will discover the impact of effective non-verbal communication as a barista, essential for fostering positive customer interactions. We also teach stress management techniques to help you navigate busy shifts and stressful situations with ease. Additionally, we emphasize customer engagement, showing you how to build strong rapport and deliver exceptional customer service. These skills are crucial for becoming not only an outstanding barista but also a valuable team member in a dynamic café setting.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Almere

Hands-on Training

  • Practical experience with industry-standard equipment
  • Real-world scenarios and problem-solving

Expert Instructors

  • Learn from experienced baristas and coffee roasters
  • Personalized feedback and mentorship

Career Opportunities

  • Networking with local cafes and coffee shops
  • Job placement assistance and career guidance


Sarah J.

The course at Samen Academy gave my barista career a flying start. The lessons were practical, informative, and most importantly, a lot of fun.

Mark T.

I got acquainted with Samen Academy courses in Italy. If you want to work in the Netherlands and hear 'I'm happy with you' from your manager, participate in the practical barista course at Samen. This course enabled me to secure a job at one of the best and largest catering companies in the Netherlands with a monthly salary of 2500 euros.

Emma L.

The instructors at Samen Academy are amazing. Their expertise and enthusiasm make every class a special experience.

Frequently asked questions

What are the course dates?

Courses start every first Monday of the month. Check our website for specific dates.

What is the cost of the course?
The course fee is €600, which includes all materials and certification.

Do I need prior experience?

No prior experience is necessary. The course is suitable for beginners and experienced individuals alike.

Can I find a job after completing this course, and what is the average salary?

After completing this course, you will be equipped to work as a barista in the Dutch market, provided you have good English skills and a work permit for the Netherlands. According to Dutch law, in 2024, the average wage for baristas is €13 per hour. If you work 40 hours a week, which totals 160 hours a month, you can expect a gross monthly income of approximately €2,000

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