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

Your journey starts here – with Chirny! Courses are hosted at The Crafted Coffee Company, located at 121 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Christchurch.

A barista course for beginners!

Essentials Barista Course

This course won’t just teach you how to make coffee, but why! Why you should learn the art, and how it can be beneficial for your life.

  • Discover how to make all the espresso drinks: cappuccinos, lattes and flat whites.
  • You’ll learn how flexibility will make you a highly valued staff member.
  • Boost your chance of finding work as a barista.
  • Get 3+ hours practise on a commercial coffee machine.


Get a job in the coffee industry!

Career Kickstarter Course

This course will give you everything you need to gain work as a barista!

  • Discover the art of CV writing in the coffee industry!
  • Learn what it takes to takes to gain work.
  • Discover what employers are looking for when they hire new staff.
  • Gain 12 hours of work experience to increase your chance for employment!


Create your own career in coffee!

Barista Business School

Whether you want to start your own cafe or become a highly valued staff member within your workplace – this course will show you how!

  • Discover what it’s like to be behind the scenes in the coffee industry!
  • Gain access to the spreadsheets successful cafe owners use to bring them the results they need.
  • Learn how the pros run their cafes.
  • Cut years of your learning curve by learning straight from experienced business owners.


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!