Are you fascinated by the Espresso and barista world? Want you to start from the basic skills? Are you thinking to dedicate yourself to the profession of barista?
This course starts from the knowledge of the different sorts of coffee: Arabica, robusta, Liberica, washed, natural, Monsooned and so on. Then we visit the roasting company, seeing how the coffee is professionally roasted and blended.
After, is the moment to start working. How to do a perfect espresso, with a perfect grinding degree and a perfect tamping. How to froth the milk for a perfect Italian cappuccino. How to do latte macchiato, espresso macchiato and espresso shakerato.
At the end, very important for barista and home barista: espresso machine cleaning and maintenance!
Check the video of the course here below!
March 26th, 2020 ONLINE
April 30th, 2020
The course starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. with a short lunch break. 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.
What is coffee, a bit of history and knowledge of the different species : Arabica, robusta and other hybrids.
The coffee process: picking, stripping, washed and dry method.
Introduction to roasting and blending. Visit to a roasting plant.
Tasting of a good and a bad espresso. Tasting different Arabicas and Robustas, finding differences.
The preparation of Espresso, dosing, grinding and tamping.
The Cappuccino in theory and in practice. Milk frothing: the SCA standards, more or less frothy, more or less hot.
The classic Italian preparations: Latte Macchiato, Caffèlatte, Espresso Macchiato , Shaked Coffee etc.
An introduction to the world of Brewing: V60, Aeropress and other methods.
Knowledge and cleaning of the Espresso machines. Descaling, backflushing, cleaning of the grinder.
It´s possible to add a second day to this basic course, which goes into the world of advanced espresso and barista competitions.
Program of the course - Day 2
What are the barista and latte art championships. Regulation and competitions.
Introduction to professional coffee tasting: the SCA evaluation boards, testing of several coffees in single origin, from Mexico Altura to Java to the spicy taste of the Ethiopian Sidamo.
Practical test machine: find the right grinding degree and make a correct Espresso.
The Latte Art. Video, the “dry” technique and a lot of practice for the pouring of the rosetta, the heart, tulips,the new “rainbow cappuccino” and many more.
From the world of the coffee cocktails to the new frontiers, from mocaccino to hot and icy very new proposals
The cost of the course is 130€ and includes the handbooks of the course. The cost for the two day advanced course is 230€
You will be able to do practical excersises
You will receive the official Espresso Academy certificate
At the end of the course you will be able to do the SCA Barista Skills foundation level certificate. Please inform us when you sign up for the course.
You can also apply for the Barista Skills Intermediate and Professional SCA certificates. Find out more information about SCA by clicking on this link.
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 trainer for the Barista, Brewing and Latte Art courses and official LAGS certifier.
Ilaria is a great barista, passioante about specialty coffees and arrived 2nd at the Italian Aeropress Championship. She´s a trainer for all the coffee barista and brewing courses.
One Week Coffee Route
This course is part of the One Week Coffee Route route, a complete journey in the world of coffee that includes days dedicated to barista, latte art, roasting, professional tasting, brewing and coffee shop management. Read more about the coffee route!
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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 Firenze