As the specialty coffee industry grows, employment opportunities rise (which is AWESOME) and now there are numerous brilliant barista courses in South Africa. Becoming a barista empowers men and women to enter the hospitality industry and further their education and skills.
So let’s take a look at a few barista courses in South Africa and maybe this list will help you take the next step to training as a barista.
Colombo Coffee offer a number of fantastic courses at their factory. Click on the options below to read more about each course.
Origin Coffee was my first experience of specialty coffee and when I was a student in CT I started favouring Origin Coffee over any other coffee. That’s where the coffee snob in me came out I think. Many of my friends who have done a barista course in CT have gone through Origin Coffee so read more about what their barista course entails.
Truth Coffee also have a barista school and they offer 3 unique courses. Take a look below.
Bean There Coffee is a well known place to train as a barista in Joburg so here are their details for you. There is not much information on their website but they train all over Joburg so drop them a mail or stop in at one of their roasteries.
A newbie in Joburg and SUCH a rad place to visit is Urban Grind Roasters. They have plenty of training options, check it out.
If you are looking for a course in the North of Joburg, take a look at Africa Black Espresso Bar in Northriding. They offer a latte art course and a barista training course. All the details are on their website.
Midrand – Pretoria
Vintage Coffee is one of my favourite spots in Gauteng. Vintage Coffee is a non-profit coffee shop and every month they give their profits to a charity chosen by their customers. Vintage Coffee offer a barista training so take a look at their website and contact them if you’re in that area of South Africa.
TriBeCa is also a highly recommended spot to do your barista course. Take a look at their website for contacts at their Centurion factory. TriBeCa are the brilliant crew that have been training the Woolworths baristas (and how great has W Cafe’s coffee got).
Another recommended course is with Roast Master’s Coffee Academy. Take a look at their courses here.
The Ciro Coffee Academy also offer a number of brilliant courses around South Africa. If you want to enter the hotel industry and want to add to your hospitality skills take a look at Ciro’s training courses here.
These are but a few courses to start looking at. If you’ve done a course somewhere else please comment below with how you found the course and contact details.