They are located on Hay st, West Perth, on the corner of Outram street. They offer 3 courses, Espresso Mastery, Latte Art and Advanced Espresso Mastery. J and I took the Espresso Mastery (sort of a beginners sort of course). It was taken by Natalie, a lovely sweet lady with a passion for coffee (who also makes the PERFECT lattes - no joke!) and the coffee beans from Epic Espresso are just beautiful. According to another student in the class, Ian, who is a regular customer of Epic Espresso, they make awesome mochas, which I must try out one day.
Natalie - our Barista Trainer
The workshop was informative, interesting and practical, providing backgrounds about how to source good coffee beans, bean storage, identifying roast profiles and of course teaching as the fundamentals of perfect espresso dosing, milk texturing, machine maintenance, the creation of espresso-based drinks and machine and grinder management. They was a lot of practical time allowing as to perfect the perfect latte making etc.
The course/workshop has given me a better knowledge of coffee and has even allowed me to identify what's wrong with the bad coffees I've had, and it's more than just burning the beans or the milk! I didn't realise that there was so much art, science and technic that goes into making a good coffee! And having a small group (only 3 people this morning) allowed us to have more time to play around and perfect the skills.
I'm even comtemplating completing all 3 workshops when I have more time, oh and of course getting myself a coffee machine at home!
If you get the chance you should definately take a barista course, it's just so much fun and hey you learn something new and interesting so why wouldn't you?? I plan to/dream to open up a nice little cafe one day hahhaa maybe when I'm sick of doing what I'm doing at the moment.
All photos courtesy of Epic Espresso