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Barista Training for Beginners Part 1

at Los Angeles City College - Van Nuys

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Van Nuys, The Valley
14443 Califa St
At Califa St
Los Angeles, California 91401
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Sven Hansen

What you'll learn in this coffee class:

Learn about coffee, how to prepare and serve espresso and espresso based drinks. Program will show how to use espresso/cappuccino machine at a commercial level, and will make you confident around coffee and equipment. 

Completion of both Parts 1 & 2 will include a Basic Barista Certification, which can be used for employment referral. These classes in private sector go for as much as $3500/person.

Class will be instructed by a Specialty Coffee Consultant, who has more than 15 years of experience in Italian espresso, espresso equipment (at an engineering level) and Barista training in over 80 restaurants and coffee shops.

This is a hands on class, please bring an apron and comfortable shoes.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

If students are interested in requesting a refund, we are currently waiving the $10 cancellation fee. Students still have to option to transfer to another class, instead of a refund.   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

LACC Extension classes are mandated by the State of California to be self-supporting based on student enrollment fees. As such, we reserve the right to cancel any class offering if the minimum number of student enrollments necessary to support it is not achieved. You will be notified no less than the day prior to the start of the first session if an offering will be cancelled by LACC Extension and offered either a transfer of your fees to another class offering or a full refund. It is therefore essential that your phone number and email is up-to-date and functional. Refunds will be processed by LACC Extension within 20-30 business days of cancellation and our attempt at contacting you and will be credited to the credit card account used or in the form of a check for cash transactions.

LACC Extension also reserves the right to change room location and or substitute instructors and will endeavor to contact you via phone and/or email prior to the scheduled meeting time with the updated information.

All requests for refunds or transfers must be made at least two days before the start of class and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee per class. There are no refunds nor transfers granted after the 48-hours prior to class. Transfers are limited to once per class.

Important information: Refunds ARE NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registration. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. Class offerings may not be audited.


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Reviews of Classes at Los Angeles City College (690)

(690 Reviews)
Barista Training for Beginners Part 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/19/2022
The class was a really fun learning experience & was easier than I thought. The people who attended were super friendly & the instructor was very helpful. I enjoyed learning how to operate the machines.
Barista Training for Beginners Part 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/30/2022
Class wasn't very structured and didn't cover much material. There was a lot of dead time. There was much more material that the teacher could have taught the class given the four-hour class duration.
Barista Training for Beginners Part 1
Reviewed by Steve J. on 6/16/2019
Class was good, learned how operate equipment, clean, make diff. Drinks do designs in drinks and learned more about coffee.
Barista Training for Beginners Part 1
Reviewed by Marc G. on 7/22/2018
The class was great for when i was there. I had an emergency situation come up so i had to leave about 90 minutes early. More clear directions to the building and classroom would have been nice. Having the equipment setup in advance would have been nice to consolidate the class. The instructor Sven was great.
Barista Training for Beginners Part 1
Reviewed by Armelee A. on 9/25/2017
We should introduce each other on our class before we start . Also the teacher, aside from that more fun and educational love it and I learned about coffee!!!

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