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The Italian Barista Method Certification
The Italian Barista Method courses and exams highlight the work of the barista at the counter, in front of customers!
Awareness, extensive practice and speed, as facing the clients, are what is needed to pass the three levels (Junior Barista, Master Barista and Top Barista) of the IBM certification system.
The last level is a real barista time trial, where you can set the national record, or the world record!
Our Students say...
in October, 2017 I flew to Italy and spent an amazing week taking the one week coffee route, with the addition of the Green Coffee Course. I also took the SCA courses associated with them. It was probably the best decision I made for my education, and that’s after 2 years of college! I learned about the proper brew ratios for a large variety of brew methods. For the first time ever I was able to pour some nice latte art. I learned more about mapping roast profiles and how to roast medium-light roasts that are properly developed. The green coffee course was just icing on the cake, being able to properly identify bean defects is a skill I use on a daily basis now.
I did the Basic Barista one day course and was astounded by the quality of the teaching and information gleaned from the instructors. Our main teacher , Robert, was superb. He’s knowledge of all things coffee related was encyclopaedic and his manner and demeanour were outstanding. His passion for his job enthused us all. The teaching facilities were of a high standard and the lunch at a local workers club for €10 was also a highlight. I have attended a similar barista course at a different institution in London but this experience beats it hands down. Would strongly recommend it !
Espresso Academy is really eye catching for me. It was the greatest experience in my life to learn so extensively about coffee. From seeds to cups, there are so many things to learn. I never knew that: an extraction time for an espresso is 26s and 30g out, what Specialty Coffee is, Brazilian Cupping, channeling, brewing ratio, Hario V60, roasting first crack, famous maya reactions, sensorial analysis, green coffee beans Robusta and Arabica etc.…!
I went there last February and I took several courses there, I had an experience before going there from my coffee shop in Jordan, but to be honest my knowledge, experience and practical part improved 110% !! all the trainers are super friendly and professional and know how to deliver the information ! Thank you Florence, thank you Espresso Academy ! #HappyCoffeePeople
I am about to start my own cafe business and after extensive research, I zeroed in on Espresso Academy to learn the basics of coffee. Their staff was super helpful in recommending places to stay at during my stay in Florence. My teacher Ilyara is full of energy and very knowledgeable. I did the one day course on brewing and wish I had the time to do the whole 5 day course. I flew in from Cambodia to Florence just for this and it was worth the money spent. Strongly recommended.
I did the 6 day course (without the tests) and couldn’t have enjoyed it more! It was really informative and there were no questions that the teachers couldn’t answer. They were able to make sense of lots of the scientific side of coffee and made it accessible for all knowledge levels. Whether you just enjoy drinking coffee or already know a lot about coffee they can cater to you individually. The latte art was very fun and there was no limit to how much we could practise after each day of the course which was really great! Everyone from the team that I met was lovely! If you’re thinking about signing up to this, stop thinking and do it!