Fraser Jamieson
Barista Consultant

Workshops At Port 1 Cafe

Sunday morning workshops are a joint venture of PORT 1 CAFE and Fraser Jamieson.

Basic Barista Training at Port 1 Cafe is a two hour hands-on workshop open to both espresso loving consumers and food service personnel interested in learning the fundamentals of espresso based drink preparation.

Topics covered include:

  1. Backflushing, grouphead and portafilter care.
  2. The purpose of bimodal and trimodal grinding.
  3. Dosing, grooming, and tamping.
  4. Alternate and mythological tamping theories.
  5. Brewing by mass and brewing by volume.
  6. Adjusting the grinder to meet brew targets.
  7. Foam vs. Froth: Steaming milk properly.
  8. Bringing it all together: Making cappuccinos, lattes, and flat whites.

The information presented has no significant connection with the operation of lever-piston espresso machines, super-automatic espresso machines, or pod coffee brewers.


  • Two hour Barista Training Workshop:  $120.00 + $15.60 HST = $135.60
  • To book a workshop and arrange payment please contact Shawn at 647-229-1706.