Espresso Machines Maintenance and Reparation Course
The espresso machines in the world are constantly expanding, many companies are looking for espresso machine technician.
Our professional course for repairers and maintenance of espresso coffee machines is structured in collaboration with espresso machines companies (as Elektra and others) and designed to create figures of technicians to be also hired.
In two very full days the course for maintenance of espresso coffee machines starts with machines built with different technologies; from the heat exchanger machines to the spring-lever, the double boiler and the more modern machines. Then we proceed seeing the setting and installation of the espresso machines and we follow with the basic maintenance, the replacements of worn elements, the variations in pressure and temperature and the most common damages as descaling.
The coffee machine maintenance course is certified Italian Barista Method and the company is ISO certified.
February 25th, 26th and 27th, 2020 (fully booked)
April 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2020
The course is held in collaboration with Elektra Espresso Machines and 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.
The different types of machines: lever, heat exchange, Faema E61 Model, double boiler and multi boiler.
Installing a new machine: wiring and tubing.
How to regulate temperature and pressure of a professional machine. Extraction profiles.
Setting the volumetric dose in semi automatic machines.
Types of filters and competition shower heads.
Introduction to the characteristics of water: measuring TDS, Hardness and Alkalinity.
SOLVING THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS
Problems that depend on temperature and pressure.
Basic troubleshooting (if this happens what could it be)
Steam Wands: when to change the tip (and how many holes)
ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY MAINTENANCE
How to pull and replace shower heads and gaskets
THE COFFEE GRINDER
Types of coffee grinders (on demand, dosing grinders, flat or conical burrs, steel or ceramic)
How to replace old burrs in a grinder
To this two days course it is possible to add a third day which examines the world of home Machine
THE HOME MACHINES
Coffee in capsules machines: the different standards (Nespresso, Lavazza, Saeco and other hybrids) their maintenance and the most common problems.
Paper pods machines, standards and troubleshooting<
Superautomatic machines: coffee grinder and integrated espresso machine. Different models, maintenance and more common problems.
The cost is 250€ and includes the handbooks of the course. The third day has a cost of 100€ for those who took part in the basic course.
(350€ for the three days)
You will be able to do practical excersises during the course
You will receive the official Espresso Academy certificate
Robert is the epitome of the third wave, with his long beard and great passion for coffee! He´s from Holland and takes care of all the english courses, communication and is also the trainer for the technical and machine maintenance course!
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.
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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