Serving great tasting coffee doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a perfect blend of freshly roasted coffee, professional espresso machine equipment and the skills of a trained barista to maximise the flavour contained within each of our speciality coffee beans.

Here at Casa Espresso we take our barista skills as seriously as we take our coffee as we believe a good barista makes all the difference to that final cup of coffee.

When you buy a commercial coffee machine from us, you will receive free training from our in house barista, Jonnie. Training all our new espresso machine customers on site (within 50 mile radius of Casa Espresso), Jonnie provides you with the skills and knowledge required in creating sublime coffee, each and every time.

On top of the free training for new customers, Casa Espresso also provides all existing customers with further monthly barista courses at our coffee training room in Bradford.

Upcoming Barista Group Training Dates

August 2017

Barista Training – Friday 18th August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 18th August 1.30pm – 4.30pm

September 2017

Barista Training – Friday 15th September 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 15th September 1.30pm – 4.30pm

October 2017

Barista Training – Friday 6th October 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 6th October 1.30pm – 4.30pm

November 2017

Barista Training – Friday 3rd November 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 3rd November 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Barista Training – Friday 24th November 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 24th November 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Is Barista Training For Me?

Our courses are ideal for anyone who is interested in coffee. You don’t need any experience to attend, but the courses do make a great refresher for anyone who has received previous training. We have designed our courses to offer the perfect blend of practical and theoretical insight, enabling you to hone existing skills and develop many new ones. You don’t have to run a coffee shop, or indeed work in one as many of our attendees are home enthusiasts with their own equipment.

Why Should I Attend?

With over 14 years experience in the industry, we recognise that coffee is becoming increasingly popular and that consumers are demanding more from their drinks, which is why our aim is to train you to be the best. To reach this level, it requires a strong understanding of both espresso and the equipment required in creating wonderful coffee based beverages.

Casa Espresso barista training courses are built upon years of experience, testing and collective knowledge from many highly respectable and trustworthy coffee professionals. It is only with this that we can ensure our courses pass on the relevant information and practices for you and your staff, allowing you to offer a consistently high standard of coffee.

Jonnie Drake

Meet Jonnie – Our Lead Barista Trainer

Jonnie Drake has several years experience as a professional Barista and successfully competed in the 2013 UK Barista championships. Also our Head Roaster with an unparalleled enthusiasm and a deep passion for quality coffee, Jonnie ensures that all our courses are relevant, insightful and most of all – fun.

With a relaxed learning environment that stimulates group discussion and participation, feel free to ask Jonnie all of your coffee questions and he will provide you with all the information that can take your business to the next level.

Verona Training Machine

Our Training Equipment – Verona RS and Zoe

Globally regarded as one of the leading commercial espresso machines, our training takes place on the Sanremo Verona RS espresso machine. Used as the machine of choice in the UK Barista Championships for 5 years running, our machine has been modified with competition filter baskets, shower screens and has individual PID controlled boilers. We also have the Sanremo Zoe available for barista training too.

Don’t worry, everything we teach you is completely transferable to other makes and models, so no matter what machine you have in your home or business, you will have a stronger understanding of how to get more out of it.

Barista Training Courses

Casa Barista Training

Courses are carried out in either a group format, ideal for businesses that have multiple staff to train, or in a private one-on-one capacity, suited to those looking to focus on skill development. Naturally, the intimate sessions allow for a greater amount of focus, but even as a group (no more than 6 trainees) you will benefit from independent training and hands on machine use.

We understand that no two businesses are the same, which is why we also offer bespoke coffee training solutions to cater for your requirements. Please get in touch with our team to discuss this in more detail.

Our Courses

Duration: 3 Hours
Format: Group or Private Training
Group: £75 + VAT per person
Private: 1 Person £110 + VAT or 2 Person £200 + VAT

This course Ideal for any budding Barista with little or no experience with espresso machines, and great for anyone who has had previous training or experience and would like to hone their Barista skills. The course entails:

  • Brief coffee history, processing methods and roasting
  • Basic grinder adjustment and calibration
  • Espresso preparation and procedure
  • Milk steaming and texturing
  • Pouring and creating an extensive range of espresso based beverages
  • Basic espresso machine maintenance and cleaning

Duration: 3 Hours
Format: Group or Private Training
Group: £65 + VAT per person
Private: 1 Person £100 + VAT or 2 Person £190 + VAT

Roughly 90% of the drinks served in cafes are milk based drinks. Being able to produce consistently top quality lattes and cappuccinos is vital in todays market. Well produced drinks like this not only taste great but look fantastic. From the basic heart to complex triple rosettes, we aim to teach you the free pour techniques to produce creative and quality driven milk based drinks.

Duration: Full Day
Format: Group or Private Training
Group: £120 + VAT per person
Private: 1 Person £195 + VAT or 2 Person £295 + VAT

This course combines Barista Training and Latte Art to create a full day session.

A great way of developing the core barista skills, this dual course takes you through the fundamental aspects of creating great tasting coffee drinks just like the professionals.

Group sessions include a small lunch. Upcoming dates can be found further down the page. Please contact us to enquire about private training days.

Duration: Full Day
Format: Private – Contact for Dates
Price: 1 Person £200 + VAT or 2 People £300 + VAT

This course is designed to nurture and educate enthusiastic baristas with a passion for coffee. The course aims to pull apart the parameters of coffee extraction so that the Barista can get the best from any given coffee, consistently. The course contains advanced training on:

  • Extraction parameters
  • Manual brew methods
  • Refractometry and extraction yields
  • Temperature profiling
  • Dose calibration
  • Coffee cupping
  • Origin variables

Duration: 3 Hours
Format: Group Training
Price: £55 + VAT per person

This course is a brilliant introduction into the world of manually brewed coffee- if you’re a Barista or just a home user this course will suit equally. We will take you through 3 of the most popular manual brew methods; French press, AeroPress and pour over- and show you how to get the best out of each. The course includes a free bag of single origin coffee to take home. Here you will learn:

  • The pro’s and con’s of each brew method
  • How to brew with different coffees
  • Explanation of extraction variables
  • Accuracy and consistency

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Upcoming Barista Group Training Dates

Barista Training – Friday 18th August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 18th August 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Barista Training – Friday 15th September 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 15th September 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Barista Training – Friday 6th October 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 6th October 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Barista Training – Friday 3rd November 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 3rd November 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Barista Training – Friday 24th November 9.30am – 12.30pm
Latte Art – Friday 24th November 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Where are the Courses Held?

All Casa Espresso barista training courses are based at our dedicated coffee training facility in Shipley, West Yorkshire, a map is available on our contact form and if you’re using a sat nav please use the postcode BD17 7JW. If you have any questions about the training then please contact us or call us on 01274 595841. With free onsite parking and good transport links, attendees often travel from nearby areas of Leeds, Huddersfield, Bingley and Skipton. We cater for intimate 1 on 1 training, along with group sessions for up to 4 candidates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

What People Say About Our Barista Training

Nick Risidi
I was intrigued by the latte art course as it’s one thing I’ve always wanted to learn so I went along. I thought I knew how to make coffee as I’ve been doing it for 7 years now, I was surprised to learn that there was a lot I didn’t know! It was very interesting to learn the techniques of correctly making the coffee and milk and of course how to put a design on the latte. Let just say my coffee’s taste much better now and am sending all my staff on this course. Well done Casa Espresso for making this sort of training available.
Nick Risidi Amici Ristorante Keighley
Matthew Adams
I just wanted to say what a great day myself and Hannah had at the Barista Training Day. Paul’s knowledge was superb and any questions that we had were answered really well. The way in which Paul explained everything was very clear and regardless of whether you were a novice, or doing it as a refresher, you were all made to feel the same which I thought helped the whole group regardless of peoples capability. The afternoon spent trying to do Latte art was great fun even though I do still need a lot of practice! We recommend that everyone who buys your fabulous coffee attends this course, its extremely worthwhile.
Matthew Adams Vicars Café-Bistro

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