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 barista training partner Paul Meikle-Janney of Coffee Community. A very well respected trainer in the coffee industry, Paul trains all our new espresso machine customers on site (within 50 mile radius of Casa Espresso) and 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.
The courses below cater for everyone associated with coffee, from those who already work in the industry, to those just starting out and even home coffee enthusiasts will also benefit from the advice and guidance provided by some of the country’s finest in their field. These courses are free for Casa Espresso coffee customers.
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Nick Risidi, Amici Ristorante Keighley
Phil Crone, Cheshire
Matthew Adams, Vicars Café-Bistro
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.
The techniques you will learn have been tried and tested by the World’s best baristas and developed through our work with the world championships over the years.
That does not necessarily make them hard to learn it just means you will pick up the best techniques first time around!
With experience judging the World Latte Art Championships for the last four years and producing latte art photography for many leading brands, you can be sure to learn the techniques you need with Coffee Community.
We start with the basic skills to foaming and texturing, the essential techniques before we can start with the patterns, and then tell you the secrets of pouring hearts, rosettas, and tulips as well as doing some etching.
Paul started Coffee Community Ltd. in 1999, after an award winning career in catering, working in hotels and restaurants in the UK and US, and lecturing at Huddersfield University.
Coffee Community offers barista training and consults for many major coffee retailers, machine manufacturers, dairy companies and other companies throughout the coffee industry, both in the UK and Internationally.
Paul’s commitment to improving coffee standards has led him to help in writing the City & Guilds Barista qualification, qualifications for the SCAE, and he currently sits on the SCAE Education Committee. He was the first person in the UK to hold the SCAE’s Coffee Diploma.
Paul has been involved in the World and the UK Barista Championship from the start. For the last three years he has been Head Judge for the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (after being a competitor, coming third in the World in 2006).
He currently sits on the advisory board of the WCE (World Coffee Events), that company behind the World Barista Championship.
Paul knows that if you are buying a new machine, it is crucial that you are familiar not only with how to make drinks on it, but also how to care for and clean your machine. The courses will involve some teaching, some theory and lots of practise! The sessions are informal and fun, and can be tweaked to suit your business and your training needs.