Latte Art

Course & Certification

Latte art has gone from an occasional novelty in third-wave coffee shops to a signature of modern coffee culture. It is no longer just the domain of specialty coffee; it has been widely adopted all around the world, practiced everywhere from the kitchens of home baristas to the shop floors of mass retail chains. At Barista Hustle we recognise that customers assume baristas have mastered this part of their craft — and that those expectations can feel intimidating. We also understand how difficult and time-consuming it can be to pass on to other baristas the skills required for this amazing art.

But we also know how much fun and impressive latte art can be, once you’ve got the hang of it. That’s why we put together this complete training and certification platform to help you master this art form. This course takes you from dairy to cup — and teaches you everything in-between, from milk chemistry to brush-stroke technique.

We are grateful to to Shinsaku ‘Shin’ Fukayama, the 2018 Australian Latte Art Champion, for his role as the Barista Hustle artist-in-residence. This course is intended to engender an awareness of the science and technique behind this beautiful, ephemeral art form. That awareness can, in turn, strengthen all the links in the production chain — from farm to cup..

All of our courses and certifications are available through BH Unlimited as a monthly subscription or as a single course purchase, giving you access for life!

Price: USD 99,-

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What happens after I buy the course?
After purchase, you will gain a membership on this website granting you access to the course.

Is the course online?
Yes, the course is 100% online! All you need is a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. You don’t need to be in Australia to take the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?
The course will take maximum 25 hours if you include text, video explanations, assessments, and at-home experiments. Once the chapters are available to you, you can access them at any time forever.

What do I get?
You get lifetime access to five chapters, 12 videos and a Barista Hustle Accredited Certificate upon completion of the course.

How hard is the course?
The course includes many technical elements but was written with new baristas in mind. The videos dive into more difficult concepts and explain them further. The comprehension tests at the end of each chapter will also help you to apply these concepts to everyday coffee making.

What if I have questions?
Email us at [email protected] and we’ll answer your questions as quickly as possible!

What is the certification process?
You have to complete each lesson and comprehension test, then pass the final assessment (75% or higher) to achieve certification. Proof of certification will be located on the BH site. You’ll be able to share the link with prospective employers. Your certificate is also printable.

Can I share the course with my friends?
Each user will have to pay for their own access to the course. We reserve the right to limit the number of IP addresses that access the course for each account and revoke access.

Is there live tutoring or webinars available?
In our efforts to make this course affordable and accessible to all Baristas, we’ve opted to make the content always accessible and non-interactive.

How long do I have access?
You pay once and have lifetime access.

Do I have to be a Barista Hustle subscriber to take the course?
Nope! Anyone can buy access to the course.

Can I retake the test if I don’t pass?
You have unlimited resits on the test.

Is it mobile-friendly?

What’s the refund policy?
If you’re not happy with the course, we’ll give you a full refund. Simple.

Do I need an espresso machine, refractometer, or any other special equipment?
No. We’ve designed this course to help everyone that works with espresso-based coffee drinks, regardless of their equipment. Practicing the manoeuvres and designs required for latte art may prove difficult without access to a machine, however.

Is it suitable for beginner-level home or service baristas?
If you can hold a cupping spoon — this course if for you.

Is it only offered in English?
For now, yes. We are working on making translations available in several languages later on down the line. Stay tuned!

The course is limited to one IP address. Can I sign in from multiple devices?
Yes! Multiple devices or locations are okay, but we’re mainly on the lookout for large-scale abuse.