Did you know that now it is possible to learn the art of making really great coffee, without the need to actually go and work for someone like Starbucks? We say this because there is a barista and coffee school in Barcelona which you can attend.
So if you are staying in Barcelona for a bit longer and would like to be educated on the subject, don’t hesitate to do a course.
Once you have undergone the training, of course, you keep it to yourself but why do that. Instead, why not consider actually starting a coffee business for yourself.
There are plenty of opportunities now available and of course, once people learn about how great your coffee tastes no longer will they consider visiting the usual run of the mill coffee shops as they have done previously.
However, before you even begin your training to become a Barcelona barista there are certain things ShBarcelona thinks that you should know first. As part of your training, you will be taught the following and really offers you the opportunity to make the perfect cup of coffee every time.
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What you need to know for the best cup of coffee
A bigger cup doesn’t necessarily mean more coffee
Whether you order a grande or a venti doesn’t really matter, because each cup contains exactly the same: 2 shots of espresso. The only difference is that a venti contains more milk than a grande.
So when after a caffeine fix you’ll soon discover that size doesn’t matter at all.
There is an art to pulling the perfect espresso shot
As part of your Barcelona coffee training, you will learn to produce the perfect shot of espresso takes around 18 to 22 seconds.
Also, you will learn that in order to create the perfect shot you need to make sure that you have packed the grounds to the correct firmness so this ensures then that the right amount of water is able to filter through them and in turn helps to control the temperature of the water as well.
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Go to school
Without the right form of training, which you can get through attending a class such as offered by Barista Kim in Poblenou (Carrer de Llatzeret, 27), you will learn so much.
Not only will you learn about the history of coffee, but you will also be taught how to taste the difference between the various coffees now available.
Plus of course, you will be taught the correct ways to make a variety of different coffees and how to turn milk into a velvety foam that will delight your customers time and time again.
Latte art isn’t only for decoration
Whenever you see a pinwheel, heart or leaf design on the top of your coffee, it clearly shows that the consistency of the foam is good and the barista has pulled the shot well. This is something through attending a Barcelona barista course will ensure that you learn to do correctly.
So don’t be surprised when you see people taking photos of their drinks first before they begin enjoying what you have made for them.
Once your training has been completed of course you then have the opportunity to serve to your customers the best quality coffee possible and offer them a coffee experience like no other.
Where do you go for your favourite cup of coffee?