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Barista Course Hilversum

The Art of Coffee Making
Our Barista Course in Hilversum provides an extensive training program that goes beyond just making coffee. This course delivers all the practical and hands-on experience required to excel as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You will master everything from coffee preparation to the operational tasks expected of a Barista in high-demand environments such as cafes, museums like the Rijksmuseum, and universities like Vrije Universiteit Hilversum.
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Barista course Hilversum

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Hilversum

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in Hilversum, we begin with an in-depth Introduction to Coffee, where you’ll uncover the fascinating history and origins of this beloved beverage. You’ll learn about the various coffee plant species and varieties grown worldwide, as well as the different processing methods that influence coffee’s unique flavors and aromas. This foundational knowledge sets the stage 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 Hilversum, we dive deep into the Espresso Fundamentals, teaching you the essential principles of espresso extraction. We cover how to calibrate and maintain your grinder to ensure consistently 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 striving 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 Hilversum, you will delve into the intricacies of milk techniques, where we teach you how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture. You will master the art of creating microfoam, essential for producing a silky smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we emphasize latte art pouring, allowing you to craft impressive and creative 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 Hilversum, we explore a variety of brewing methods, introducing you to manual techniques such as the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will learn to master the key elements of grind size, water temperature, and brew time to craft the perfect cup of coffee. Additionally, we guide you through comparative tasting and flavor profiling, enabling you to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances and flavors of different brewing methods. This knowledge empowers 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 Hilversum Museum and the University of Hilversum

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

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Hilversum

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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