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Coffee Making Courses

Coffee Making Courses

How to make coffee the Altura way

At Altura we love helping people learn how to make great coffee.  As with most things, it’s not rocket science and anyone can do it with some know-how and a little practice. 

Coffee Training Auckland

We offer hands-on coffee training in our custom-built facility in Auckland to help everyone from home coffee makers to professional baristas.  We have designed our training suite to provide a range of specialised courses for small groups. 

Whether you are a keen home coffee enthusiast or would like to develop your professional skills to further your career, we have a course that will help you out.  Our courses range from our popular Altura Coffee Appreciation Course through to advanced training for industry professionals.  Our courses are designed and taught by Altura’s head barista with input from Chris White, our master roaster and judge at the World Barista Championships.  

So if you want to learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee, come and learn from the experts at Altura. 

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Advanced Barista Coffee Training Course

Our advanced barista course is aimed at more experienced baristas.  The course will go through coffee sensory skills by observing, smelling, hearing, touching and tasting the coffee. We will explore different brewing parameters and the affect they have on the coffee.  In a nutshell, the aim of this course is to help you to consistently achieve superior coffee results. 

4 hours $295pp 
  • Full roastery tour 
  • Single origins and blends for espresso
  • Grind selection and adjustments
  • Overview of espresso equipment 
  • Dosing and tamping techniques 
  • Espresso extraction and volumes 
  • Milk texturing and latte art techniques 
  • Tasting and drink building
  • Barista station management
  • Espresso equipment maintenance    

Soft Brew Introduction 

1 hour $75pp

Filter coffee is back! This fun one-hour course will walk you through a variety of soft brew methods using single origin coffee.  We cover the following topics:
  • Chemex 
  • Aeropress
  • Siphon
  • V60
  • Batch brewing 
  • Grind adjustment
  • Brewing Ratio
  • Brew bar set up
Call 0800 258 872 to book a place on our coffee making courses
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Coffee Appreciation Course – 
How to make great coffee

2.5 hours $95pp
  • How coffee is grown
  • Coffee roasting
  • Espresso Techniques
  • Milk texturing
  • Equipment care and maintenance

Beginner’s Barista Coffee Training Course

Our beginner’s barista course is the perfect start for most baristas regardless of their skill level.  We cover everything from dosing and tamping to milk texturing techniques and barista work flow. 

1.5 hours $145pp
  • Introduction to espresso equipment 
  • Dosing and tamping techniques 
  • Espresso extraction and grind adjustments 
  • Introduction to milk texturing and pouring
  • Maintenance for espresso equipment  
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MON - FRI 7:00am - 4:30pm
SAT - SUN 8:00am - 4:00pm
23 Douglas Alexander Parade
North Shore

If you’re a fan of seeing and smelling freshly roasted coffee beans, just take a drive to our café in Albany.

Purchase it at its prime - whole beans, fine espresso or plunger ground and bring it home or to the office with smell and taste all intact.

With a team of quality chefs and expert baristas, you’ll get only the very best in dining and of course, the freshest of Altura’s fabulous coffee.