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Barista Course Rotterdam

The Art of Coffee Making

Our Barista Course in Rotterdam offers an all-encompassing training program that extends beyond simply making coffee.

This course provides both the hands-on and practical knowledge required to thrive as a Barista in the Dutch employment market.

You will gain expertise in everything from coffee brewing to the daily responsibilities expected of a Barista in high-traffic locations such as cafes, museums like the Kunsthal, and universities such as Erasmus University Rotterdam

Key Highlights:
Barista Course in Rotterdam

What You Will Learn in Barista Course Rotterdam

Introduction to Coffee

Introduction to Coffee

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

At Samen Academy, our Barista Course in Rotterdam begins with an extensive Introduction to Coffee, where you will explore the fascinating history and origins of coffee. You will learn about the different coffee plant species and varieties grown worldwide, as well as the various coffee processing methods that create 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 Rotterdam, our Barista Course immerses you in the core principles of espresso mastery. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the key aspects of espresso extraction. We’ll teach you how to calibrate and maintain grinders to ensure every shot is flawless. Additionally, you’ll learn how to fine-tune espresso shots for optimal flavor balance and extraction. Mastering these techniques is essential for any barista dedicated to crafting 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 Rotterdam, you will master the art of milk techniques, learning how to steam and froth milk to achieve the ideal texture. You will uncover the secrets of creating microfoam, crucial for crafting a velvety smooth cappuccino. Additionally, we focus on latte art pouring, enabling you to design impressive and creative patterns in every cup of coffee. These skills will elevate your barista abilities and ensure an exceptional 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 Barista Course in Rotterdam, we dive into diverse brewing techniques, introducing you to various manual methods like the V60, Chemex, and AeroPress. You will master the concepts of grind size, water temperature, and brew time to craft the perfect cup of coffee. Additionally, we cover comparative tasting and flavor profiling, enabling you to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances of different brewing methods. This expertise allows you to offer your customers a rich variety 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
  • High-Volume Service: Working efficiently during peak times in busy locations like the Rotterdam Museum and the University of Rotterdam

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 Barista Academy in Rotterdam, we emphasize the importance of both Body Language and Café Management. You will discover the impact of effective non-verbal communication, crucial for fostering positive customer interactions. We teach stress management techniques to help you navigate busy shifts and high-pressure situations. Additionally, we focus on customer engagement, showing you how to build strong rapport and deliver outstanding customer service. These skills are essential for becoming not only an exceptional barista but also a valuable team member in a bustling café setting.

Benefits of Joining Our Barista Course Rotterdam

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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