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Tue, 21 Sept


Thirsty Crow

Damon Schmetzer Coffee Training

The Beginner Barista Course is designed to open your eyes to the world of coffee.

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Damon Schmetzer Coffee Training
Damon Schmetzer Coffee Training

Time & Location

21 Sept 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEST

Thirsty Crow, 153 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, Australia


About the event



The Beginner Barista Course is designed to open your eyes to the world of coffee.

Damon will equip you with the technical skills to competently operate an espresso machine. The variables are endless, however, there are three main areas to focus on that can make or break a coffee from cup to cup; Extractions, Milk Stretching & Pouring. By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the correct way to perform these skills.

The Beginner Course is perfect for the home or (soon to be) professional barista, as well as anyone with no or limited experience with coffee.


  • Breakdown what is Coffee, its processing and Specialty vs Commodity.
  • Introduction to the machine and grinder, safety warnings & how to achieve consistency with manual grinding & free-pouring shots
  • Analysing the recipe to get the correct volume, time, dose, aroma, taste & colour
  • Correct dosing, distribution & tamping
  • Fundamentals of Basic Cafe drinks (Latte, Cappuccino, Flat white)
  • How to achieve silky milk
  • Learn how to free-pour all your coffees to get the correct depths of foam & ideal ‘canvas’.
  • Daily & weekly maintenance needed to maintain ideal machine performance
  • All classes are limited to four participants & you will receive a Damon Schmetzer Barista Manual to take home.

ADDITIONAL NEEDS: Damon is happy to cater for vegans & milk-based allergies. Please leave a comment when you register.


  • Coffee Training Ticket

    One ticket per person, ticket holder must be over 16 years of age.




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