Christchurch Barista Courses

Learn the essentials, prepare for work, and build your coffee career!

Your journey starts here!

Hosted at 121 Blenheim Road – Riccarton 8041


What they’re saying

“Before taking Marks course, I didn’t know the difference between flat white and latte or long black. After taking his course and doing the work experience, not only I became very interested in coffee, he also helped me get my first cafe job. When he talks of coffee you can hear passion, love and poetry of coffee. He doesn’t judge, he answers every question ( no question is too stupid for him), he is patient and he finds the better way for me to understand, either my teaching or coaching practice.”

“I found the course to be an invaluable stepping stone on my way to becoming a barista. Mark is a friendly and helpful teacher with a great knowledge of the industry. The work experience provided by this course gave me a real head start.”

“Mark is a really good, helpful, patient teacher. His instructions are always clear. I can highly recommend him to everyone. Ildi :)”

Mark Chirnside

Founder of Chirny

Meet Your Teacher

“In 2007 I built a coffee roaster from a BBQ and rubbish bin!”

I host barista courses that blur the lines of education by pairing personalised training with practical experience, so that you can dive into the coffee industry with confidence. This is an entirely new category of learning within the coffee industry and I’m excited for you to join me!

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