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Zeal Gateway: learn to make coffee and earn credits in Wellington

Do you wish there was a way to stay up for extended periods of time? Do you like bringing others joy through hot bean water? Are you keen to learn how to make a flat white, and earn NCEA credits in the process?

Our barista course for young people in Wellington covers the
basics of coffee growth, varieties and
processing; basics of extraction; how to
develop an espresso recipe; advanced
techniques toward extraction consistency;
milk preparation and pouring; beverage
construction and presentation; and basic
customer service techniques.

What it involves:

  • 13 weeks of training real life experience
  • 2 NCEA workshops (including work readiness training)
  • 1 training session at People’s Coffee Roastery
  • 1 celebration evening at Stories Espresso Bar
  • 50 hours work placement
  • Support into employment post course
  • 20 NCEA credits

What you’ll get out of it:

  • You’ll be able to prepare espresso coffee to an industry standard
  • You’ll be able to prepare pressed and filter coffee to an industry standard
  • You’ll learn to work well in a team environment
  • You’ll feel well versed in customer service
  • You’ll gain an understanding of work ethic and expectations

For more info, download our info pack here, and our intake information here.


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