COFFEE MACHINE & BARISTA TRAINING
Initial Coffee Training, Coffee Machine Training and Barista Training will be provided by Coffee Machine Guru when a commercial coffee machine is installed. We can also provide “follow up” Barista Hints + Tips once you’re up and running. More comprehensive and formal Barista Training can be arranged if required. We can offer follow up Barista Training nationwide. We can arrange "one on one" Barista Courses at your own establishment by one of the countries top Barista Trainers. Alternatively, we can also arrange Barista Training Courses at a number of industry recognised Barista Schools, including the The London School of Coffee.
See Barista Videos below
No Barista skills are really needed if you are going to be using an automatic Bean to Cup machine, apart from being shown how to use and look after the machine. It’s a good idea to have some knowledge of coffee beans so you can choose a blend correctly to suit your customers’ tastes.
If choosing a Traditional Espresso Machine via our services you will be given Basic Training 101 at the time of installation. Also see Barista Courses below.
If you already have an old Espresso machine and need help finding a new one, then you probably already know what you’re doing. However, training can still be given as required on installation.
If you are a new start business with no “coffee experience” and looking for an Espresso machine then DON’T PANIC! You don’t have to be an expert Barista before you can serve a wide range of “Speciality” coffees. To be honest the word Barista (Italian word for bartender) is loosely used. To be a fully fledged Barista you should have been serving coffee full time for FIVE years and gone through formal training. However, you will need some training if new to an Espresso machine and the world of coffee. We ensure that all Espresso machines and Grinders installed on our behalf, and through our Partners, are fully set up and training given.
At the time of installation, you and any applicable staff present will be:
- Made familiar with the workings of the machine and grinder.
- You will be shown “best practices” for looking after and keeping the machine clean. This is an important contributing factor in ensuring you serve the best tasting coffee.
- You will be shown how to use the machine to make a series of the most popular speciality coffees. i.e. Making various Espresso shots. Foaming and Texturing milk. Correctly putting Espresso and milk together to make a Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato etc.
From then on it’s about you putting in some practice time. It’s a good idea to have your machine installed a few days to a week before you open to the public. It would be a bit nerve racking and a “baptism by fire” if you only give yourself a day to get up to speed.
However, we don't stop there. We can arrange "one on one" Barista Courses at your own establishment by one of the countries top Barista Trainers and a UK Barista Championship Judge. We can also arrange Barista Training Courses at a number of industry recognised Barista Schools, including the The London School of Coffee. All training is accredited and recognised by The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), The Speciality Coffee Association of America(SCAA), Beverage Service Association (BSA) and City & Guilds. If your really serious we can arrange SCAE courses or VRQ City & Guild formal Qualification Courses
Who knows; you could be in the World Barista Championships one day!
Helpful YouTube Barista Videos 101
Every Country has its own definition of the popular Coffee specialities. Although the videos suggest certain sizes based upon a U.S. market, the standard sizes in the UK tend to be 8oz and 12oz Cappuccinos. Some Coffee Shops will provide Lattes is the same size cups, however 10oz/12oz Latte Mugs or Glasses are popular.
We will add or update Videos from time to time
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