Course Agenda

Ready to make your lattes and cappuccinos look and taste better than the ones from your favorite cafe? We want that for you. This self-paced course will take about one hour to complete. After getting some good practice time in, you’re encouraged to meet with one of our barista instructors for a free one-on-one Zoom training session. During this call, you’ll be able to ask questions and work on whatever may be holding you back from better coffee.

What you will learn during Intro to Milk Steaming

  • Why different milk types steam differently
  • How your espresso machine affects your steaming capabilities
  • How to choose the perfect pitcher
  • How to create microfoam with whole milk, nonfat, half-and-half, and alternative milk


What you will learn during Intro to Latte Art

  • Why the size and shape of your cup and pitcher matters
  • How to hold your cup and pitcher
  • The Three P's of Latte Art
  • How to pour a dot
  • Hot to pour a heart


What you’ll need

  • An espresso machine with a steam wand
  • Coffee (preferably one 12-16oz bag for practice)
  • A milk pitcher (best to have several on hand)
  • 1/2 - 1 gallon of milk of your choice (preferably whole milk or a barista alternative milk)
  • 2 microfiber towels
  • Cappuccino or latte cups that have wide rims and aren't too deep (Ancap and NotNeutral are great)


Keep in mind that for latte art, you need a great shot of espresso. For tips on how to pull the perfect shot or a complete list of tools you'll need, check out Intro to Espresso.

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