In case people are looking for a coffee related Christmas present, I thought I’d share my experience of Barista Hustle, as I couldn’t find much mention of it on the “other” forum.
Barista Hustle (https://www.baristahustle.com/) offers online training courses for those who want to learn more about coffee. There are a range of topics including: espresso, percolation brewing, immersion brewing, milk science etc.
I think the price for a single course is a bit steep, but the membership option is only 15 aud per month and gives you access to all the courses.
I’ve really been enjoying working my way through the courses, and I suspect in 3-4 months I’ll have done them all. Obviously it can’t replicate the taste side of learning to brew well, but gives a solid foundation to work from. As a trained scientist I’ve found this really helpful.