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Coffee Training

Want to learn from the best coffee experts in the industry? We can help!

$70.00

Overview

At Merlo, we offer a wide variety of unique training experiences to our wholesale division and the public to equip you with the highest quality skills and knowledge. See below for the different training options available at Merlo Coffee: 

 

Espresso Education - Introduction

Learn the basics 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $120 per person

Class Prerequisite: None

Class Location: Merlo Coffee Training Centre, 104 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley

In this class you will learn the foundations of espresso coffee making – grinder and machine knowledge, how to dose, tamp and extract coffee. You will also learn how to texturise milk and pour the classic cafe menu: flat white, latte, mocha and cappuccino. Learn how to run a coffee station on shift and finish off with learning how to maintain and clean a machine. 

 

Espresso Education - Advanced

Next level of barista skills 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $120.00 per person

Class Prerequisite: Espresso Education – Introduction

Class Location: Merlo Coffee Training Centre, 104 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley

In Advanced Espresso, you will tackle the next level of barista skills while reinforcing the foundations. You will learn about dosing and distribution, grind management and adjustment and how to identify over, under and perfect extractions. We’ll run through alternative milks and give you some tips on how to work with them. You’ll also enhance your latte art abilities and much more.

 

Coffee Appreciation

Get to know your coffee

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $120.00 per person

Class Prerequisite: Espresso Education – Introduction

Class Location: Merlo Coffee Training Centre, 104 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley

In Advanced Espresso, you will tackle the next level of barista skills while reinforcing the foundations. You will learn about dosing and distribution, grind management and adjustment and how to identify over, under and perfect extractions. We’ll run through alternative milks and give you some tips on how to work with them. You’ll also enhance your latte art abilities and much more.

 

Home Machine Training

Learn how to make cafe style coffee at home

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $70 per person

Class Prerequisite: None

Class Locations: Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Southport, Paddington, Coorparoo, Queen Victoria Market

Learn how to make cafe style coffee on the machine that you have at home by following our brew guide, or booking a Home Coffee Machine training session with us.

Depending on what machine you use at home, we will tailor the training to suit you with this fantastic one-on-one class. Whether you have a domestic or a semi-commercial machine, we will help you make a great coffee. Using one of our demonstration machines you will learn:

  • how to use and care for a machine and grinder
  • how to make the perfect extraction
  • the art of steaming milk
  • basic cleaning procedures

 

Coffee Cupping

Learn how to critically evaluate coffee

Duration: approx 2 hours

Cost: FREE as Friend of Merlo 

Class Prerequisite: None

Class Locations: Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley

Every Thursday morning at our Bowen Hills Torrefazione, our coffee quality team get together to conduct a cupping.

Cupping in the coffee world is similar to a wine tasting. It is a globally recognised, industry-wide process where coffees are critically evaluated to identify specific flavours, qualities and pick out any faults.

This process allows us to maintain the quality and consistency of our coffee, as well as provides an opportunity to review new single origins for our Bean of the Month program.

If you would like to know more about this process, we’d love to have you along to our next public cupping. You can read more about the art of cupping in our blog.