Fraser Jamieson
Fraser Jamieson

Barista Training Workshops

Barista Training Workshops At Port 1 Cafe.

Customers love to finish their meals with a latte or cappuccino; however, servers are often unsure of their own skills and tend to shy away from recommending them.

The solution to this can be as simple as a barista training workshop.

Basic Barista Training at Port 1 Cafe is a two hour hands-on workshop available by appointment on Sunday mornings at 08:30. Workshops are 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 cleaning, and portafilter care.
  2. Dosing, grooming, and tamping, with accuracy.
  3. Alternate and mythological tamping theories.
  4. Adjusting the grinder to meet flavour targets.
  5. The purpose of bimodal and trimodal grinding.
  6. Brewing by mass and brewing by volume.
  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 workshop:  $120.00 + $15.60 HST = $135.60 per person.
  • Followup via email is provided to all participants at no additional cost.
  • Workshops are limited to a maximum of four participants.
  • Port 1 Cafe-Gelateria is located at 1 Hurontario Street Unit #4, Mississauga ON  L5G 0A3

To book a workshop please contact Shawn Pourkhatai of Port 1 Cafe at 647-229-1706.

If you have any questions regarding workshops or other services please contact me at the email address below.