Gold Coast Barista Courses

Welcome to SC University

SC University is our latest project here at Silipo Coffee. After training thousands of Baristas over the last 15 years. We have found the specialty industry is moving faster every year. There is more science backing what we do as baristas, better processing methods, higher technical equipment being used, etc. So what this means for you is a FREE coffee school! Yes, you heard that correct. We now have SC University as a youtube channel. It is FREE for you to take a look, watch the videos and have a go at making coffee. All sorts of coffee. Why do we still offer training then? Well, there is only so much a video can teach you. So we are also available for one on one tuition if you are around the Gold Coast. Completing any course or training in person also enables you to a certificate letting future employers know that you have done training with Silipo Coffee.

Gold Coast Barista Training

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Introduction to Specialty Coffee.

Duration: 2 Hrs

Attainment: SC Univeristy Participation Certificate

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost: $150.00

This specialty coffee course starts your coffee journey. First, you will gain an insight into the history of coffee. The course will then take you to the science and maths behind the espresso extraction and how to obtain this. You will learn the right timing and volume of the espresso extraction. Dosing and tamping of the group handle and basket. Advanced milk texturing techniques to master silky smooth milk for a perfect cappuccino or latte. You will also learn different espresso beverages and the coffee beverages that are commonly served in today’s cafe and restaurant industry.

You will receive a workbook full of information and barista techniques including a coffee beverage chart laminated for use in your cafe, kitchen, office, etc.

These are the key components of this Gold Coast Barista Course

  • The History of Coffee
  • Dosing the Coffee Basket
  • Tamping
  • Extraction and its rules
  • Advance Milk Techniques
  • Basic Espresso Beverages
  • Grinder Adjustment for beginners
  • How to clean your espresso machine

Call us now on (07) 55280613 or 0414630030 for further information. Or to secure your place today Click Here to confirm your spot. Only 4 spots available per week so please book in early

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Latte Art.

Duration: Minimum 2 Hrs

Attainment: SC University Participation Certificate

When: By Appointment

Time: At a time that suits both parties

Cost: $190.00

If you are now competent with making great coffee but want to learn how they pour those beautiful pictures on the top of lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos, etc,. You will need to do some advanced Latte art training. Before you book in or begin to do our Latte Art training, it is a must that you can texture milk perfectly for a coffee. Our training focuses on the common patterns that Baristas pour. These being the rosetta, hearts, and tulips. Once you have mastered these 3 designs you open your coffee skills up to several complicated designs that are now being poured in the coffee industry.

We will be focused on the following:

  • Advanced milk texturing techniques
  • Free pour art
  • The dusting of cocoa for cappuccino pouring
  • Latte art mixed techniques

Call us now on (07) 55280613 or 0414630030 for further information. Click Here to book a training session and one of our trainers will be in touch to book you in a time that suits you.

SC University One on One Advanced Brewing Techniques and DevicesCoffee Machine

Duration: Minimum 2 Hrs

Attainment: SC University Participation Certificate

When: By Appointment

Time: At a time that suits both parties

Cost: $190.00

Our advanced brewing techniques and devices training are for the Barista or home enthusiast looking for something a little out of the left-field, expanding their coffee knowledge or just a fun-filled time. This is about learning new ways to brew coffee. We will take you through grinding, weighing and choosing the right roast. Then we will perform a demonstration of the following coffees apparatus. This is a thoroughly enjoyable training day.

  • Pour Over
  • Chemex
  • Coffee Syphon
  • Aeropress
  • Cold Drip
  • Cold Brew

Call us now on (07) 55280613 or 0414630030 for further information. Click Here to book a training session and one of our trainers will be in touch to book you in a time that suits you.

SC University One on One Coffee Roasting Course

Brew BarDuration: 4 Hrs

Attainment: SC University Participation Certificate

When: By Appointment

Time: Saturday Afternoon from 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Cost: $380.00

With the rise of Barista’s looking to expand their knowledge, we can now offer one on one tuition for roasting coffee. This tuition is best over a 4hr period and will help you learn the basics of green coffee, types of heat transfer, mallard reaction, introduction to the roaster, 1st and 2nd crack, roasting single-origin coffee, roasting blends of coffee. 

We will cover the following:

  • Green Coffee
  • Types of heat transfer
  • Maillard reaction
  • Introduction to the coffee roaster
  • Roasting your 1kg single-origin coffee
  • How to start your roast and control it
  • 1st and 2nd crack
  • Blending Basics

Call us now on (07) 55280613 or 0414630030 for further information. Click Here to book your coffee roasting course.

Please Click Here to be taken to our SC University youtube channel