Hospitality Course - Introduction to Coffee

Institute of Hospitality Endorsed

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Offer ends 09 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
1 CPD hours / points
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  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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As the demand for coffee shops continues to increase, so too has the need for well trained and skilled professionals who can serve coffee properly. Customers don’t just want a regular coffee; terms such as Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Americano are commonplace in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels throughout the UK.

The Hospitality Course - Introduction to Coffee will provide you with the necessary skills to carry out your work as a barista or any other profession in the hospitality industry where your role involves making and serving coffee to customers. Through studying this course, you will learn about the diverse types of coffee, how it is produced and packaged and the different techniques used to produce a variety of coffees.



1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by Institute of Hospitality

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Course Content

Our coffee course is broken into 4 easy to follow modules:-

Introduction to Coffee - In this introductory module, you will learn about the history and origins of coffee. You will be introduced to how coffee is cultivated, harvested and processed prior to arriving at your place of work. You will be able to identify the different types of coffee and explore how it is roasted, ground and brewed to make the perfect cup of coffee.

Selecting the right Equipment - In order to prepare great tasting coffee, you need to use the right equipment. As an employee you need to understand the different types of coffee making machines and how they function. the function of different coffee machines and how they operate. In this module, we will introduce you to the various pieces of equipment typically found in a coffee shop or café. In addition, you will be able to identify the accompaniments frequently served with coffee.

Coffee Creations - In this module, you are going to learn how to store coffee in an effective way. You will then be introduced to the different types of cream and milk used and the importance of using the right consistency to make the perfect cup of coffee. You will then be shown the different types of coffee currently served in coffee shops today, which include; Latte, Flat White, Macchiato, Americano and the Cappuccino. In addition, you will be able to identify various flavoured liqueur coffees you may be asked to create.

Equipment Care - In this final module, you will learn that making a good cup of coffee is not only down to the way it is made, it is highly influenced by the cleanliness and the overall maintenance of your coffee equipment.


The Introduction to Coffee course is available in easy to follow interactive slides allowing you to study online at your own pace. Test your knowledge after each unit and then take a final assessment to see how much you have learned. You will be required to answer 21 of the 30 questions correctly to pass the course and receive your PDF certificate of completion.


The course can be completed in approximately 1 – 2 hours and is self-paced so you can study for as long or as little as you wish.


After successful completion of the course you can download your Institute of Hospitality Endorsed certificate.

We only work with the very best

Our training courses are written and managed by hospitality professionals with many years experience in their field. You will be learning from the best and you will come away from your training inspired by mentors who understand your aspirations and requirements.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course, it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of qualified tutor and lecturers who are keen to see you succeed.

With all our courses, you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. They will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

All our courses are fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed our courses to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

Who is this course for?

Our introduction to Coffee is an ideal course for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. Additionally, it is also perfect for hospitality professionals with no coffee or barista experience who wish to break in to the world of coffee making.


There are no entry requirements for this course.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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