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coffee foundations

Learn the foundations of espresso coffee making, grinder and machine knowledge, how to dose, tamp and extract coffee. We'll also cover how to texturise milk and pour the classic café menu, as well as teach you how to run a coffee station on shift maintain and clean a machine. 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $150 per person

Prerequisite: None

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

Barista Masterclass

Tackle the next level of barista skills while reinforcing the foundations. We'll cover dosing and distribution, grind management and adjustment, and how to identify over, under and perfect extractions. We’ll run through working with alternative milks and give you some tips to enhance your latte art abilities.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $150 per person

Prerequisite: Coffee Foundations

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

Coffee 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.

Duration: 2 Hours

Cost: FREE as a Friend of Merlo

Prerequisite: None

Location: Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills Torrefaziones

Sip and Brew

Manual brewing at home is easy, inexpensive, and a great way to experiment with different techniques, making it equally popular among beginners and coffee professionals.

Learn how to brew coffee using a Plunger, V60, Aeropress and Stovetop and discuss the benefits and differences of each over a complimentary morning tea.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $150 per person for groups of 1-4 people. ($20 per extra person)

Prerequisite: None

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

Domestic Machine Training

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, and basic cleaning procedures.

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $70 per person

Prerequisite: None

Location: Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills, Southport, Paddington, and Coorparoo Torrefaziones