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Barista Course Tilburg

The Art of Coffee Making
Experience our Barista Course in Tilburg, designed to provide an in-depth training program that extends beyond just brewing coffee. This course delivers all the practical and hands-on expertise required to excel as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You’ll learn everything from coffee brewing techniques to the operational responsibilities expected of a Barista in high-demand settings such as cafes, museums like the “De Pont Museum”, and educational institutions like “Tilburg University”.
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Barista course Tilburg

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Tilburg

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in Tilburg, we kick off with a comprehensive Introduction to Coffee, immersing you in the rich history and origins of this beloved beverage. You will delve into the diverse species and varieties of coffee plants cultivated around the world, along with the various processing methods that shape coffee’s distinctive flavors and aromas. This foundational knowledge is crucial for honing your barista skills and understanding the complexities of coffee.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy in Tilburg, we immerse you in 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 ensure consistently perfect shots. Additionally, you will learn how to fine-tune espresso shots to achieve the perfect flavor balance and extraction. These essential skills are vital for any barista committed to delivering excellence 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 Tilburg, you will master the intricacies of milk techniques, learning how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture. We will guide you through the art of creating microfoam, which is essential for crafting a silky smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we will focus on latte art pouring, enabling you to create impressive and artistic designs in every cup of coffee. These advanced techniques will elevate 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 Tilburg, we delve into a variety of brewing methods, introducing you to manual techniques such as the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will gain expertise in mastering the concepts 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, enabling you to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances and flavors unique to each brewing method. This comprehensive knowledge allows you to offer your customers a diverse array 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 Tilburg Museum and the University of Tilburg 

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 Tilburg, we emphasize both Body Language and Café Management. You will discover the importance of effective non-verbal communication as a barista, which is key to creating positive customer interactions. We will equip you with stress management techniques to handle busy shifts and high-pressure situations with ease. Additionally, we focus on customer engagement, teaching you how to build strong rapport and deliver exceptional customer service. These vital skills will help you excel not only as a proficient barista but also as a valuable and collaborative team member in a bustling café environment.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Tilburg

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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