Thirst Academy

Bartender & Barista Courses in JHB, Cape Town and Durban.

Giving you the techniques and skills to give client service excellence.

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An intensive course designed to give bartenders the necessary skills to work a bar under a fair amount of pressure whilst making cocktails. The course includes theory and practical exams.



The ideal course to teach budding baristas everything they need to know about the world of coffee and the skills required to make an amazing coffee at home or in a cafe.

Course Duration: 5 Hours

Bartending Course

Module 1 – The Role of a Bartender
Module 2 – Tools of the Trade and Glassware
Module 3 – Pouring techniques
Module 4 – Customer Service and Responsible service of alcohol
Module 5 – Managing time more effectively and efficiently behind the bar
Module 6 – Introduction cocktail making techniques and introduction to classic cocktails

Barista Course

Module 1 – History and origin of coffee
Module 2 – How to use a coffee machine
Module 3 – How to atomise milk
Module 4 – How to make various types of coffees
Module 5 – How to clean and maintain a coffee machine

Happy Students

Enjoyed the bartender course even though it was very intense. Learnt so much and now have a wonderful job in an award wining restaurant.

- Micheal Mdala


Tel: 011 444 9401
Fax: 086 658 1253

Cape Town

Tel: 021 510 7970
Fax : 086 696 9499


Tel: 031 573 1412
Fax: 086 695 7868