Espresso Basics from A to Z

Espresso Basics from A to Z

2022 World Barista Champion
Anthony Douglas (Axil Coffee Roasters, Australia)
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100% Video

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250+ minutes

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19 Lessons

100% taught by Anthony Douglas


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Audio: English

High-quality sound

Subtitles: English

Additional languages to be added

Why does my espresso taste different every time?

Why does my espresso taste different every time?

That's a question every professional and home barista have asked.

There isn't a cookie cutter answer - there are several variables that can make or break an espresso. Understanding each element and how they influence and connect is crucial to a good espresso.

Upgrading your espresso machine won't necessarily yield better results. For better results, you need to understand what influences the strength and extraction.
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"How do temperature, pressure, and water affect espresso?"
"How can you increase the strength and extraction at the same time?"
"Most importantly, how do you backtrack and improve?"
In the course, Anthony shares 14 years of his experience and the foundations. He breaks down every step and guides you. 

We wanted to provide a reliable resource for the coffee community - that's why we created a course with Anthony Douglas.

If you have questions during the course, tag(@Instructor_Anthony Douglas), ask Anthony and receive direct feedback!

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What will we cover in this course?

What will we cover in this course?

  Espresso fundamentals from green bean to cup
  Keys to good espresso and how each variable impacts espresso
  How to dial in espresso and milk based drinks (PDF provided)
  and more - read the curriculum below
Meet the instructor

Anthony Douglas

2022 World Barista Champion,
Research & Development at Axil Coffee Roasters
🥇 2022 World Barista Champion
🥇 2022 Australian Barista Champion
🥈 2020 Australian Barista Championship
🥉 2019 Australian Barista Championship
🥈 2018 Australian Barista Championship
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Currently in research and development and former coffee training manager at Axil Coffee Roasters, Anthony Douglas is no stranger to the trial and errors that professional and home baristas experience.

Anthony believes understanding the variables builds a strong foundation, which is crucial to extracting good coffee. In the course, Anthony covers everything from grinding coffee to pouring, providing examples and tips every step.

As the 2022 World Barista Champion, Anthony hopes to share his knowledge and years of skills gathered through years of training.

Learn from the best

Learn from the best

In the course, Anthony shares his know-how as a barista and trainer.

With his extensive experience behind the bar and training, Anthony shares his systematic approach to espresso. The course covers a wide range of topics with detailed examples, making it easier for both professional and home baristas to apply in real life.

Learn Anthony's standardized and systematic approach and make it your own. Understand not only the "how" but also the "why" of espresso.

Master the art of espresso with a world barista champion.
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Sample Lesson

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Course Lessons


Anthony's standardized and systematic approach to espresso and all variables that impact it really is astonishing.
— Vincent
The course serves people with different learning styles. The written and visual aids helped me better understand.
— Maya
The detailed examples helped immensely. I use the course as a reference whenever I extract or dial in.
— Parth

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an espresso machine?

No, you do not need an espresso machine. You can simply watch the videos to better understand espresso and the variables involved.

However, we strongly recommend having an espresso machine. Watch the course and test things out for yourself as you follow along. Take the time to taste, especially when dialing in espresso and milk beverages, and process everything.

Can I take this course with no prior experience?

Yes, of course. Anthony will walk you through the foundations, including background information and how each variable affects espresso, before going in-depth.

We encourage you to review each lesson before moving to the next one, to ensure the best learning experience.

How long do I have access?

After purchasing the course, you will have access for one year.

What is the refund policy?

If you are unhappy with the course, we will provide a refund within 30 days of the enrollment date. You can find the details on our terms and conditions page

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