HEJ Coffee was conceived in Sweden and born in Bermondsey. Following a brief marriage to a large Swedish coffee conglomerate, the team left the big corporate world to go back to what they loved most. After the divorce they kept the name, the café and the strong Swedish values. It was the starting point to carry on the dream, continuing their passion for all things coffee.
Today they own artisan neighbourhood coffee shops, they roast their beans in-house at their London roastery in Elephant & Castle, and run a barista school helping to champion baristas to make better coffee. As wholesale coffee suppliers they also deliver coffee beans to businesses, restaurants and cafes.
Hej Coffee source coffee direct from farmers or though established trading companies, roast the beans at their in-house roastery in London and through passionate craftsmanship they turn those green beans into something rather special
With this Barista experience you will learn basic barista skills, knowledge and even if you’re the new kid on the block when it comes to the art of using a commercial coffee machine.
During your day, you will learn how to recognise the key differences between Arabica and Robusta coffee beans and how to correctly store coffee for prolonged freshness. Become competent in identifying all key espresso machine and grinder component parts and learn how to calibrate a grinder and correctly tamp of the perfect coffee. You will be able to recognise the key defining parameters of an espresso and understand how to prepare and make a ‘superb espresso’. To top it off you will learn the measures of milk and texture found in different coffees and will acquire the techniques for producing the correct milk texture and temperature for the perfect latte or cappuccino.