Our passion is to produce the best baristas in the industry.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned barista, we believe we have a course that will challenge and improve your skill level. Our desire is to train baristas that are committed to producing quality coffee and continuous improvement.
We are also strong advocates for brewing delicious coffee at home and believe that almost anyone, with the right training and equipment, can produce coffee that rivals your local cafe. Many of our courses are catered to home coffee enthusiasts that are interested in replicating specialty coffee standards at home or in the office.
Charles Skadiang has over 14 years experience in the coffee industry and has most recently worked with Dukes Coffee Roasters as their head trainer and barista. Over the last 8 years, he has overseen their in-house coffee program and set up and trained wholesale accounts. This has involved training hundreds of baristas and developing one of the most efficient and quality driven coffee bars in Melbourne.
In that time, Charles has competed in various regional and national competitions, most recently winning the South Regional Brewers Cup in 2016. He has also competed and regularly placed in the top 3 of various barista, latte art and brewers cup championships since 2009.
Charles is also a dad to three young boys who believe wholeheartedly that he makes the best babycinos in the world. He has also discovered that the secret to a happy marriage is the provision of a perfectly brewed coffee delivered to bed every morning.
One of the most exciting parts of our training academy is the location. We are situated within Waterman Business Centres in Caribbean Park, which is home to hundreds of other tenants and small businesses. This means the courses are held within a public space, simulating the realities of a cafe environment. This cuts to the heart of what we are about - practical, highly focused coffee training that delivers practical competence in real-life situations.