This book starts with the history of coffee, the basic understanding of the bean, roasting, blending, the espresso paraphernalia, techniques and maintenance requirements.


The aim of this book is to establish standards and detail the best practice procedures to improve the quality of coffee served in our establishments.


The word barista is an Italian word for bar person. A much respected professional in Italy. In Australia, we use this term to describe anyone who works behind an espresso machine.


Justin Metcalf, World Barista Judge™


Justin Metcalf World Barista Judge™ is one of the most recognised coffee and café consultants. Justin has developed programs to provide café training and to promote the specialty coffee industry in Australia and throughout the world.

The Art of Espresso Book by Justin Metcalf