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Barista basis - Advising on and preparing coffee.


Barista basis - Advising on and preparing coffee.



Coffee is an essential part of our daily lives. Whether you order a cappuccino, latte macchiato, or a regular coffee, we all expect a perfectly prepared cup of coffee. To be able to offer this quality, employers in the hospitality and catering industry need skilled baristas. The coffee market is rapidly developing, and employers cannot keep up with the pace. This means that there is a great need for (re)training in the field of coffee preparation. Fortunately, there are many job openings for baristas, and companies are also willing to offer you a training program. By following this Learning Playlist Barista basis, you can work independently as a barista and prepare and advise customers on perfect coffee specialties. This Learning Playlist contains various badges that are all valuable, but the Playlist Masterbadge is the ultimate goal to achieve. Join us and become a great barista!

If you are interested in preparing and advising on coffee, both routine and specific knowledge and skills are necessary. As a barista, you always work in interaction with others, and it is important to be alert and hospitable when providing services. Mornings can be busy times when a lot of coffee is sold, so you must be stress-resistant and able to work in a structured way. As a starting barista, you work independently and are responsible for your own tasks. Within your authority, you resolve complaints, and if necessary, you ask your supervisor for help.

The beginner Barista basis who wants to advise on and prepare coffee:
  • has basic knowledge of Robusta and Arabica beans
  • has basic knowledge of coffee equipment and coffee-related materials and tools
  • has basic knowledge of cleaning agents in the food industry
  • has basic knowledge of different types of coffee tableware
  • has knowledge of the process from coffee bean to coffee
  • has knowledge of coffee brewing methods
  • has specialized knowledge of allergens in coffee preparation
  • has specialized knowledge of coffee bean roasting processes and origins and sustainability of coffee
  • can distinguish between the main coffee types
  • can assess coffee quality
  • can adjust coffee equipment
  • can describe the taste of coffee professionally
  • can operate a professional espresso machine
  • can align guest requests with the assortment
  • can prepare different types of coffee

If you want to know more about how to get the most out of this Learning Playlist, contact Vibe for personal guidance and support.

Activities to complete

Complete the following activities, earn badges and you will see your playlist progress updated
Coffee evaluation
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Do you want to learn how to make the perfect coffee as a beginner professional? Then this activity is for you! During this activity, you will not only learn how to select the best ingredients, but also how to choose the right equipment and materials to make a delicious coffee. Additionally, you will learn how to choose the appropriate tableware to professionally serve the coffee. You will learn how to use the coffee-making equipment to brew and prepare the perfect coffee. And when the coffee is ready, you will learn how to clean and organize the equipment, workspace, and materials used properly according to protocol and company guidelines. In short, with this activity, you will become the basic expert in preparing and serving delicious coffee!

When you have earned all the badges, you will have achieved the following result:
  • The coffee is prepared and served.
  • The workspace is cleaned.

To earn badges, you must exhibit the corresponding behavior:
  • use necessary ingredients, materials, and resources cost-effectively/efficiently;
  • prepare coffee according to company recipe and expertly select ingredients and tableware;
  • work in an orderly, systematic, and hygienic manner.

Do you also want to achieve these results and skills? You can! Step by step, you can develop and refine them through the Open Badges, which are an integral part of this activity. These badges provide a structured and stimulating way to increase your knowledge and skills and to promote your professional development towards a Barista basis. Whether you are a beginner in the world of coffee or have some experience, these badges will help you distinguish yourself as an expert and excel in your work.

This activity offers a wide range of underlying competencies, including Using Materials and Resources and Focusing on Customer Needs. These two competencies are essential for achieving success in the world of coffee. Fortunately, these two competencies can also be recognized and validated through Open Badges - your coach is ready to guide and support you in earning these badges and developing your skills and knowledge.

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You have to get all badges from the list below
The badge holder has proven to be a dedicated and skilled coffee maker. With pride, he or she can demonstrate the following results and skills:
  • coffee has been prepared and served;
  • the work area has been cleaned;
  • the necessary ingredients, materials, and resources have been used cost-effectively and efficiently;
  • coffee has been prepared according to company recipe and expertly selected ingredients and serveware have been used;
  • the badge holder works in an orderly, systematic, and hygienic manner.

These accomplishments have been recognized and rewarded in consultation with the badge holder by the coach and work supervisor, who have issued the badge as a sign of the badge holder's achievements. Whether you are a reader of this badge who is an employer seeking talented and competent baristas, or a professional looking to demonstrate and strengthen your skills, this badge is a clear indication of knowledge and skills in the world of coffee.
Task no.1
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Strive for excellence and complete your journey towards coffee expertise by achieving all three badges: the Effective, the Recipe Follower, and the Punctual.
But it doesn't stop there - enhance the value of your badge by adding your learning process and achievements to it. This allows potential employers and customers to gain a better understanding of your dedication to coffee excellence and the skills you have developed.


#kenmerken van koffie
#problemen oplossen
#match coffee grind to coffee type
#listen actively
#klanten vertellen welke soorten thee of koffie er beschikbaar zijn
#koffie bereiden
#create coffee flavour profiles
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Started: 6
Completed playlist: 0


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