Barista Training Courses
Real World

We deliver real world courses which will transform your skills and boost your confidence.

Innovative Ideas
Thinking outside of the Espresso

As we continue to train a diverse range of people, we continue to develop our own understanding of what's happening in the marketplace and can share that with you.

Espresso Network
Peer-Group Learning

By mixing the type of people on our courses you will meet and learn from not only your trainer, but the other people on your course, and all the people on all the courses before you.

We're Passionate
Loving you, loving what you do

Coffee is a passion and we love to teach other passionate people about coffee and all things associated with coffee.

We're Professional
We've been in the coffee business since 1982

We don't even like to imagine the combined experience we have in our business - all waiting for you to embrace.


A Very Happy
bunch of baristas

The end of a one day course...

...learned a lot about coffee and milk texturing...

.. and even managed some basic latte art :-)

Find out more about this training session
Barista Training Delegates from Hartletts Cafe

The happy team from Hartlett's Cafe

Raising Standards
at The Baker's Arms pub

Tammy said of her one day "getting started" course...

...everything we have been told about coffee until now, has been wrong !

...this is going to make a huge difference to our coffee offer !

 View the Baker's Arms facebook page
Barista Training Delegates from The Baker's Arms Pub

Tammy getting presented with her Barista Training Pin

Our Courses
Who does what ?

The next barista training course you choose will depend on a number of factors, whether it's because you are starting a new business, starting a new job, or work in the business and need to have a greater understanding of what you do every day.

We update these stats on a regular basis, but don't worry too much about them - you are an individual and need to choose the course that is right for you.

Barista Boot Camp


Barista Taster Course


City & Guilds VRQ Level 2


Starting a Coffee Shop


We're Creative
Crafting Coffee With Love

Every working day...

...we innovate and experiment with latest techniques, new ideas, even the things that sound great, but aren't !

All our staff have had barista training (surprised?!) with the key individuals trained to at least City & Guilds level.

Professional Espresso Machines

Satisfied Customers


Espressos Prepared


Coffee Shop Customers



Don't delay, make a change and & book your course today book or enquire now

What People
Say About Us

Since the barista training
all the staff including myself
are more confident in making coffee
and the feedback has all been positive from our customers.

Grastar Restaurant, Havant

What People
Say About Us

Coffee in an environment
where you learn
from some amazing passionate people!

What People
Say About Us

I’m so glad that I attended.
Now every time I drink coffee,
I’ll appreciate it more.
Surely I have become a big fan of your coffee beans
and will be a loyal customer from now on.


What People
Say About Us

Lovely to have the training in a
working coffee environment
with amazing trainers.

Staff from Waitrose

What People
Say About Us

I would like to pass on
positive feedback for Garry
who did our Barista training
with myself and the rest of the staff at Grastar.

Grastar Restaurant, Havant

What People
Say About Us

I just want to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed
the Boot Camp Barista Training with Garry today.
It was an eye-opening experience


What People
Say About Us

A big thank you to Garry
for providing such informative training...
the team were discussing coffee
most of the drive back!

Lanes Hotel

Just some of our
Most Popular Courses

Pick the course that best suits your needs.

Barista Taster Course


For those with no experience in coffee making that want to get an insight into the exciting world of coffee.

On our coffee barista taster (foundation) course you will be shown what goes into making great coffee and why freshness, grind and maintenance are so important.

Introduction to grinder adjustment, latte art and "etching".

Barista Skills Level 1

(We call it the "Boot Camp")


Developed by the BSA for people new or relatively new to the position of barista and only available in BSA certified training centres - that's us ;-)

  • Provides a foundation for higher skills and knowledge
  • Completion of the level 1 course counts towards the City & Guilds qualification
  • Understanding coffee, blends and processes
  • Understanding Grinders
  • Understanding espresso machines
  • Extraction time
  • Milk techniques
  • Cocoa, hot chocolate and tea
  • Cleaning and maintenance

City & Guilds


This is a three-day course for people who are serious about being a good barista. You will receive a recognised qualification, which is accredited by both City and Guilds and the BSA (Beverage Standards Association).

0800 975 0433

Qualitasse, Davy Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Get In Touch
Contact Us

We would like to hear from you.

0800 975 0433 | 01256 300 050

Unfortunately we gets lots of spam, so please complete the following sum to show you are a real person...
 add  =