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Barista Course Utrecht

The Art of Coffee Making
Our Barista Course in Utrecht offers a comprehensive training program that goes far beyond just making coffee. This course provides all the practical and hands-on experience needed to thrive as a Barista in the Dutch job market. You will gain expertise in everything from coffee preparation to the operational tasks expected of a Barista in high-demand settings such as cafes, museums like the “Centraal Museum Utrecht”, and academic institutions like “Utrecht University”.
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Barista course Utrecht

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Utrecht

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy in Utrecht, we kick off with a thorough Introduction to Coffee, where you will dive into the captivating history and origins of coffee. You will discover the various coffee plant species and their global cultivation, along with the different processing methods that give coffee its distinct flavors and aromas. This essential knowledge will lay the groundwork for you to build and advance your barista skills.

Espresso Fundamentals

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

At Samen Academy in Utrecht, we immerse you in the essentials of Espresso Fundamentals, where you will grasp the core principles of espresso extraction. You will learn how to calibrate and maintain your grinder to consistently produce flawless shots. Additionally, we will guide you in fine-tuning espresso shots to achieve the perfect flavor balance and extraction. These skills are vital for any barista committed to creating the perfect 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 Utrecht, you will master the intricacies of milk techniques, learning how to steam and froth milk to achieve the perfect texture. You will uncover the art of creating microfoam, which is essential for producing a silky smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we focus on latte art pouring, enabling you to craft impressive and creative 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 Utrecht, 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 critical aspects of grind size, water temperature, and brew time to create 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 of each brewing method. This comprehensive knowledge allows you to provide your customers with a wide 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 Utrecht Museum and the University of Utrecht

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

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Utrecht

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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