Bridges Healthcare Barista Basics
In this session students will learn the science of espresso extraction, and which variables to manipulate in order to achieve a quality espresso consistently. We will taste an overextracted, underextracted, and a balanced shot in order to grasp how the flavor is affected by changing the grind size. Then every participant will calibrate the espresso to apply the lesson to practical experience. After the espresso lesson we will go over milk steaming fundamentals and how to manipulate the steam to achieve different foam textures. After each participant steams, we will go over latte art fundamentals. Each participant will pull their own espresso shot, steam their own milk, and pour a heart! These are the essentials for anybody approaching an espresso machine. At the end of the session we will all clean and close down the machine and grinders to ensure everyone knows how to properly clean the equipment at the end of every night.