Advanced Latte Art Course - Latte Art Grading System
These are two intense days of practical exercise, that go from the basics, up to the creation of the vortex, the reverse tulip, the swan and other complex figures. In the second day we will study the latte art competition rules, working on symmetries and contrast.
Optionally you can choose to take an exam to obtain the certification of the Latte Art Grading System. This certification is recognized worldwide and can be obtained by taking an exam at the end of the course.
The exams are of different levels, each one of which gives you the chance to receive the different degrees (white, orange, green, red and black milk jug). You can find more info about the Latte Art Grading System on this page.
The course starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. with a short lunch break. If you are taking the exam for the Latte Art Grading System Certifications, depending on the number of participants, you might finish around 7.30 p.m.
The Espresso Academy is in Florence, a few minutes with the Tram away from the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella and a few minutes from the exit of the highway, Firenze SCANDICCI.
The techniques of milk frothing following the SCA parameters
The basics of latte art
Figures, videos, details of the gesture by practicing the "dry" technique
The heart, leaf, tulip and dragon
The use of the pen for the etching technique
The Chocolate art and the squeezers
The newest 3D cappuccino, the colored and rainbow cappuccino
How to best promote the sales of cappuccino in your café and how to distinguish yourself from the competitors
A lot of practice!
Program of the course. Day 2
We start off by analyzing the results of day 1 and see what to improve
How to combine more figures in one cup: multiple hearts, leaves, etc.
Practical exercises on complex figures: three rosettas, reverse, vortex, swan
The competition cups
How the cups are judged during the Latte Art challenges and the examinations of the Latte Art Grading System
How to improve contrast and symmetry in the cup
Simulation of a Latte Art Grading examination
(Optional) Latte Art Grading final examination
Latte Art Grading System Certificates
At the end of the course you will be able to do the certification for the Latte Art Grading System. Please inform us before you sign up for the course.
Only Day 1 or only Day 2 = 130€ ; Day 1 + Day 2: 230€
Costs might vary depending on the type of examination taken.
You will be able to do practical exercises during the course
You will receive the official Espresso Academy certificate
A real barista, with many years of experience behind the counter. His blog ilcaffeespressoitaliano.com is the most read italian coffee blog in the world! He´s a LAGS certified and official trainer for the Barista, Brewing and Latte Art courses.
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We attended the two-day Barista course (advanced level) and its really cool and awesome. Our instructor-Gabriele shares all the techniques and secrets to make a perfect espresso and cappuccino, plus the coffee art which every participants were so excited and enjoyed every hands-on. As part of the Advanced level course, Gabriele also gave us a tour inside their processing plant. A highly recommended tour if you're visiting Florence both for individual who's looking for a career in coffee industry or simply Coffee lovers.
Great experience ! It's fun, very interactive , the trainers are really interested that you learn and practice a lot, before you apply for your certificate. If you never worked in a coffee shop or you never experience how to make a great cappuccino and espresso this is the right place to try . Can't wait to get back and learn some more ! Thank you all !
Had an amazing two days here going all the way from the roasting room, blends and the theory, but most importantly a lot of practice at making good espressos and cappuccinos with assistance from the instructors, through to the SCA exams. Very friendly and helpful instructors and I can highly recommend the Espresso Academy! A great experience and great knowledge gained. Thank you to all at Espresso Academy and Mokaflor, I highly recommend you all!
Pierre V, Auckland New Zealand
Via delle Torri, 55 50142 Florence, Italy