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Barista Course in Amsterdam (Practical)

The Art of Coffee Making

Our Barista Course Amsterdam offers a comprehensive training program that goes beyond just making coffee. 

This course covers all the practical and experiential knowledge needed to excel as a Barista in the Dutch job market.

You will learn everything from coffee preparation to the operational tasks expected of a Barista in busy environments such as cafes, museums “Rijksmuseum”, and universities “Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Key Highlights:

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Amsterdam

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy, we start with an extensive Introduction to Coffee, where you discover the fascinating history and origins of coffee. You will learn about the different coffee plant species and varieties grown worldwide, as well as the various coffee processing methods that determine coffee’s unique flavors and aromas. This basic knowledge forms the foundation on which you can further develop and perfect your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy we dive deep into the Espresso Fundamentals, where you will learn the essential principles of espresso extraction. We’ll cover how to perform mill calibration and maintenance so you can consistently produce perfect shots. You will also learn everything about adjusting 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 you will learn the intricacies of Milk techniques, where we teach you how to steam and froth milk for the perfect texture. You will discover the art of creating microfoam, essential for a silky smooth cappuccino. In addition, we pay attention to latte art pouring, so you can create impressive and creative designs in every cup of coffee. These techniques will take 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 we explore various brewing methods, where you become familiar with different manual brewing methods such as the V60, Chemex and AeroPress. You will learn to master the concept of grind size, water temperature and brew time to make the perfect cup of coffee. In addition, we will cover comparative tasting and flavor profiling so that you can recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances and flavors of different brewing methods. This knowledge enables you to offer your customers a wide range of 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 Amsterdam Museum and the University of Amsterdam

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 we focus on both Body Language and Café Management. You will learn the power of effective non-verbal communication as a barista, which is essential for positive interactions with customers. We cover stress management techniques to help you deal with busy shifts and stressful situations. We also pay attention to customer interaction, where you will learn how to build good rapport and provide excellent customer service. These skills are crucial to being not only a great barista, but also a valuable team player in a busy cafe environment.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Amsterdam

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

Testimonials

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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