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Barista Course Amersfoort

The Art of Coffee Making
Our Barista Course in Amersfoort provides an extensive training program that goes beyond just brewing coffee. This course includes all the practical and experiential knowledge required to excel as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You will gain expertise in everything from coffee preparation to the operational tasks expected of a Barista in high-demand settings such as cafes, museums like the Rijksmuseum, and universities like Vrije Universiteit Amersfoort
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What You Will Learn in Barista Course Amersfoort

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in Amersfoort, we start with a comprehensive Introduction to Coffee, where you will explore the intriguing history and origins of coffee. You will delve into the various species and varieties of coffee plants grown around the world, as well as the different processing methods that create coffee’s unique flavors and aromas. This essential knowledge lays the groundwork for you to further develop and perfect your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy in Amersfoort, we immerse you in the Espresso Fundamentals, where you will master the key principles of espresso extraction. We will teach you how to calibrate and maintain your grinder to ensure consistently perfect shots. You will also learn how to fine-tune espresso shots to achieve the perfect flavor balance and extraction. These skills are essential for any barista dedicated to delivering 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 Amersfoort, you will master the intricacies of milk techniques, where we teach you how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture. You will discover the art of creating microfoam, which is essential for producing a silky smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we focus on latte art pouring, enabling you to design impressive and creative patterns in every cup of coffee. These techniques will elevate your barista skills to the next level 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 Amersfoort, we dive into various brewing methods, where you’ll become adept at manual techniques such as the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You’ll learn to master key factors like grind size, water temperature, and brew time to create the perfect cup of coffee. Additionally, we focus on comparative tasting and flavor profiling, enabling you to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances and distinct flavors of each brewing method. This knowledge equips you to provide your customers with a wide range of unique 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 Amersfoort Museum and the University of Amersfoort

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 Amersfoort, we emphasize the importance of both Body Language and Café Management. You will learn the power of effective non-verbal communication as a barista, which is essential for creating positive interactions with customers. We teach stress management techniques to help you handle busy shifts and high-pressure situations. Additionally, we focus on customer engagement, guiding you on how to build strong rapport and provide excellent customer service. These skills are crucial for becoming not only a great barista but also a valuable team player in a bustling café environment.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Amersfoort

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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