Barista Training

Training is tailored to your Business requirement

We use a 2 group commercial La Spaziale espresso machine for all training and courses at the roastery.

Ambassador and Barista skills training

Training takes place in two stages, at the roastery and at your premises.

 At a glance:

  • Freshness, storage and packaging
  • Operating the espresso machine
  • Setting up the grinder
  • Tamping and packing
  • Extraction: avoiding under/over extraction
  • Assessing taste
  • Milk steaming
  • Temperature and texture
  • The coffee menu
  • Cleaning and maintenance 


Both Ambassador and Barista Training are about taking your staff step by step through the techniques required to serve the best cup of coffee to your customers. Barista Training at your premises focuses on barista skills, your equipment, coffee menus and the customer experience. 

Ambassador Training takes place at the roastery and includes a roasting demonstration in a Probat 12 roaster and focuses as much on the origin of the coffee, roasting, flavour and roast profiles to give a much more in depth understanding of the coffee. We insist that at least one key member of your staff comes to roastery for Ambassador training but all staff members are welcome to attend.

For both the style is informal and hands on allowing all staff present to ask as many questions as they like about the coffee, equipment and techniques and have the chance to practice what they are learning in real time.

Free top up training is then recommended at regular intervals to keep skill levels high. 

Foundation Level Barista skills

At a glance:

  • Coffee varieties, growing coffee and regions
  • Harvesting
  • Roasting – effects on flavour
  • Freshness and Packaging
  • Operating the espresso machine
  • Setting up the grinder
  • Tamping and packing
  • Extraction
  • Assessing taste
  • Milk steaming
  • Temperature and texture
  • The coffee menu
  • Cleaning and maintenance 
 

A hands-on course for those who want to work towards becoming a professional barista. It’s ideal for people new to the industry or those wanting to perfect their skills. All students will be able to put what they have learnt straight into practice on return to work. 

In addition, the course includes the background factors that contribute to the taste profile. We include a roasting demonstration on a Probat roaster and explain the factors that effect the taste in the cup. Fascinating knowledge to pass on to cutomers.

Duration: 3 hours

Home Barista Course

At a glance:

  • Coffee varieties, harvesting and how and why we roast
  • The importance of the grind
  • Correct coffee making techniques
  • Make the most of milk blended drinks

An fun and enlightening course for the budding home barista looking at the main aspects of coffee on its journey from the bean to your cup whether it’s via a home espresso machine, cafetière or aeropress. You’ll get plenty of insider Barista tips for what you will need to know to impress your guests with the best possible coffee experience at home. If you have an espresso machine at home, we’ll tell you how to correctly maintain and look after your machine.

The day will close with an informal Q & A, and you will roast some coffee to take home and start practicing!

Duration: 2 hours

All candidates will receive a certificate of training

Please call on 07547 451622 or email us for advice and to book a course.

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