De Mello Palheta is proud to introduce our barista workshops, where you will learn everything from the farming and processing of coffee, to pulling excellent shots of espresso and creating beautiful latte art.
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Approaching Espresso - $125

An inviting course based around the fundamental techniques of espresso preparation and extraction, explained in terms that even a completely beginner can understand. Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, this course will teach you how to dial-in, grind, dose, tamping and pour your first shots of espresso, plus a basic explanation of milk steaming. As an added bonus, we’ll discuss machine maintenance to make sure you’re machines are in tip top shape.

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Espresso in action - $125

In the course, we undertake more advanced espresso extraction techniques through understanding core concepts behind an array of external influences. We’ll demonstrate and explain unique approaches to espresso extraction and the chemistry and physics behind brewing a great cup of coffee, as well as the variety of factors that affect the final product, such as water and temperature.

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Latte Artist Protégé - $125

Learn the basics of latte art - how to properly steam and texture milk and how to control pouring to create designs like the heart and the rosetta. Much of the focus here will be simply on mastering steaming and pouring, allowing for further practice at home as well as preparing for our Latte Art Maestro course.

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Latte art Maestro - $125

With the basics down, spend more time learning to master the more complicated pours under the watchful eye of one of our barista trainers. A hands-on class that will feature demonstrations, followed by the opportunity to give your best pours.

Brewing like a boss - Filter Prep - $75

The best part about waking up should be coffee, and you should be able to make it at home, deliciously. This course begins with an introduction to the main types of manual filter preparation -- Chemex, Aeropress, and V60 -- and a discussion of the pros and cons of each. Students will learn about brew recipes, brew ratios, and get a chance to practice brewing a few themselves, so they're ready for every morning to come.

private training - $100 an hour (one person only, additional $50 a person) or 2x 4 hour classes at $300 each

For those looking for one on one barista training, teaching you everything you need to know to feel confident in a professional setting, or just to be the meanest home barista around, we're here to help. Our one on one classes can either focus on one specific element you wish to improve, an hour at a time or you can sign up for our two part Lock and Loaded Private Training, a lesson plan that will leave you feeling like a pro when it comes to 'spro!