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Barista Course The Hague

The Art of Coffee Making

Our Barista Course The Huge 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 The Hague

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Barista course The Hague

What You Will Learn in Barista Course The Hague

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in The Hague, we start with a thorough Introduction to Coffee, where you will explore the intriguing history and origins of this beloved drink. You will learn about the diverse coffee plant species and varieties cultivated globally, along with the various processing methods that influence coffee’s unique flavors and aromas. This essential knowledge provides the foundation on which you can build and perfect your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy in The Hague, we immerse you in the core principles of espresso making. You’ll learn how to expertly calibrate and maintain your grinder to ensure consistently perfect shots. We’ll also guide you in fine-tuning espresso extraction to achieve the optimal flavor balance. Mastering these techniques is essential for any barista dedicated to crafting the perfect cup of espresso every time.

Steaming and frothing milk Creating microfoam Pouring latte art

Milk Techniques

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

At Samen Academy in The Hague, you will delve into the complexities of milk techniques. We teach you how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture, essential for creating a silky smooth cappuccino. You will also master the art of creating microfoam. Furthermore, our focus on latte art pouring will enable you to design impressive and creative patterns in every cup of coffee. These skills will enhance your barista expertise and ensure your customers enjoy an unforgettable coffee experience.

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 The Hague, we dive into various brewing methods, introducing you to manual techniques like the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will learn to master key factors such as grind size, water temperature, and brew time to perfect each cup of coffee. Additionally, we guide you through comparative tasting and flavor profiling, helping you identify and appreciate the subtle differences and unique flavors of each brewing method. With this knowledge, you will be able to provide your customers with a wide array 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 The HagueMuseum and the University of The Hague

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 The Hague, we highlight the significance of both Body Language and Café Management. You’ll understand how crucial effective non-verbal communication is for fostering positive customer interactions as a barista. We also equip you with stress management techniques to help you thrive during busy shifts and stressful situations. Additionally, we emphasize customer engagement, teaching you how to build strong rapport and provide top-notch customer service. These skills are vital for becoming an exceptional barista and a valuable team member in a lively café environment.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course The Hague

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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