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Barista Course Groningen

The Art of Coffee Making
Our Barista Course in Groningen offers an all-encompassing training program that extends beyond merely brewing coffee. This course provides the practical and hands-on experience necessary to succeed as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You will gain knowledge in everything from coffee preparation to the operational duties expected of a Barista in high-traffic settings such as cafes, museums like the “Groninger Museum”, and academic institutions like “University of Groningen”.
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Barista course Groningen

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Groningen

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in Groningen, we begin with a thorough Introduction to Coffee, where you will uncover the intriguing history and origins of this beloved beverage. You will explore the various species and varieties of coffee plants cultivated around the globe, along with the diverse processing methods that shape coffee’s distinct flavors and aromas. This foundational knowledge is essential for building and refining your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy in Groningen, we delve into the Espresso Fundamentals, where you will master the core principles of espresso extraction. We will teach you how to calibrate and maintain your grinder to consistently produce perfect shots. Additionally, you will learn how to adjust espresso shots to achieve the ideal flavor balance and extraction. These essential skills are vital for any barista dedicated to crafting the perfect 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 Groningen, you will immerse yourself in the world of milk preparation, where we teach you the secrets to steaming and frothing milk to perfection. Learn how to achieve the ideal texture for various coffee drinks and create the delicate microfoam needed for a smooth, silky cappuccino. Our training also covers the nuances of latte art, enabling you to design beautiful, eye-catching patterns in every cup. These advanced techniques will refine your barista skills and leave a lasting impression on your customers with every coffee you serve.

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 Groningen, we immerse you in a diverse array of brewing techniques, introducing you to manual methods such as the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will master the critical aspects of grind size, water temperature, and brew time to craft the perfect cup of coffee. Additionally, we will guide you through comparative tasting and flavor profiling, helping you to recognize and appreciate the unique nuances and flavors of each brewing method. This comprehensive knowledge allows you to provide your customers with a broad spectrum 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 Groningen Museum and the University of Groningen

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

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Groningen

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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