Advanced Latte Art Course – Latte Art Grading System

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.



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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.

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Program of the course. Day 1

  • Which types of milk and milk jugs to use
  • 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.

Our Trainers

Simone Celli

A real barista, with many years of experience behind the counter. His blog 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 !
    TLumi, Croatia
  • 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


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