Barista Training

Barista Training

1 month

The Barista Training program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare individuals as skilled baristas for employment opportunities both in their home country and abroad. Developed by industry experts with extensive experience in the field, this competency-based curriculum focuses on providing the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to excel in the role of a barista.

The curriculum is structured in a modular format, allowing learners to progress systematically through the content. It emphasizes the practical application of skills, with 80% of the training dedicated to developing competencies and 20% to related technical knowledge. By focusing on competent performance, the program ensures that trainees are well-equipped to meet the demands of the industry.

The primary aim of the program is to produce skilled baristas who can contribute to poverty reduction initiatives in Nepal and meet the growing demand for a technical workforce in the country and abroad. By linking trainees to employment opportunities, the curriculum aims to provide them with the necessary skills to not only secure employment but also create their own entrepreneurial ventures.

Upon successful completion of the training, graduates will be proficient in various aspects of the barista role, including maintaining safety precautions in a café, preparing hot and cold beverages, handling food and pastries, maintaining hygiene standards, displaying food and beverages attractively, performing opening and closing activities, and ensuring the proper maintenance of café machinery and equipment.

By achieving these objectives, the training program equips individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue employment opportunities within Nepal and beyond, making a valuable contribution to the national workforce and the economic development of the country.

Coffee skill-developing courses give opportunities for attendees to understand the world of coffee, the supply chain, and the various ways to craft uniqueness in the cup.  Courses for beginners who want to pursue a barista career, and also for those professional baristas who are willing to refine their knowledge and skills are available.  These courses are run in the well-equipped coffee lab by our coffee experts with demonstrations and hands-on practices.

Salient Features

Duration of the Course 

Barista Training is a short-term program offered by reputable hospitality management colleges, typically spanning one month. Some institutes may also provide an option for a 15-day course. The duration may vary slightly among different institutions based on factors such as daily time investment and scheduling. However, regardless of the specific duration, the core competencies taught in the training program remain consistent. Additionally, many of these courses incorporate internships, providing students with valuable hands-on experience in real café settings.

The Barista training program offered by CTEVT has a duration of three months, consisting of 390 hours of training, including on-the-job training (OJT). The program accommodates a maximum group size of 20 individuals.


Upon successful completion of all the specified tasks, including on-the-job training, as outlined in the curriculum, the related training institute will award the "Barista" certificate to the trainees.

Student Evaluation:

  1. The instructor/trainer consistently assesses the performance of the trainees to ensure their competence in each skill area.
  2. The trainees' understanding of the related technical knowledge is evaluated through written or oral tests, depending on the nature of the content.


Individuals who fulfill the following criteria are eligible to enroll in the Barista Training program:

  • Interested individuals should have basic literacy in English and Nepali.
  • They should be physically and mentally fit.
  • The minimum age requirement is 16 years.
  • Successful completion of the entrance exam.

Curricular Structure

The Barista course structure is designed to provide comprehensive training in various professional aspects. The course is divided into two main modules: the General Module and the Core Module, followed by an essential component of On-The-Job Training.

The General Module covers fundamental topics essential for baristas. It begins with an introduction to the role of a barista and the world of coffee, ensuring a solid foundation in the field. Occupational health and safety practices are emphasized to maintain a safe working environment. Communication and personal development activities are integrated to enhance interpersonal skills and professional growth. Additionally, the module includes entrepreneurship development training to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring baristas. It also addresses the importance of gender equality and social inclusion, promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

The Core Module focuses on honing specific skills required for a barista. Trainees learn the art of preparing hot and cold beverages, ensuring they master the techniques and recipes essential for a delightful coffee experience. Handling food and pastries is covered to expand the barista's repertoire and cater to the culinary preferences of customers. The module also highlights the significance of hygiene and nutrition, emphasizing cleanliness standards and dietary considerations. Pre-opening and closing activities are taught to ensure smooth operations and efficiency in café management. Trainees are trained in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene through café in/out cleaning procedures. Lastly, they acquire the necessary skills to handle and maintain the machines and equipment commonly used in a café setting.

The course structure culminates in On-The-Job Training, providing practical experience in a real-world café environment. This invaluable component allows trainees to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course, further enhancing their competence and confidence as baristas. The combination of theoretical learning and hands-on training equips individuals with a comprehensive skill set required to excel in the dynamic and demanding coffee preparation and service field.

Barista Training Curricular Structure:


  • Barista/coffee meaning and definition
  • Coffee history 
  • Coffee movement (evolution phase) 
  • Types of coffee and parameters
  • Types of coffee cherry
  • Different Processing method (crop to cup)
  • Coffee drink types
  • Roasting Method
  • 5 layers of coffee packaging
  • Roasted coffee bean self-life
  • Roasted coffee enemies
  • Grinding types/grade
  • Factors effecting roasting
  • 4 methods of coffee brewing
  • Coffee brewing equipment
  • Coffee beverage


  • Threat to coffee industry
  • CO2 acreation 


  • Machine identification 
  • Monometer 
  • Gas ignition technique
  • Heat exchange process
  • Espresso 
  • Cupping (French press, Mocha Pot)
  • Espresso Varieties
  • Black and milk coffee varieties 
  • Iced beverages 
  • Machine cleaning techniques and procedure
  • Blended beverages
  • Coffee alternatives
  • Latte Art class
  • Coffee cocktails