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For the avid enthusiast to the dedicated coffee professionals

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Back to Basics 

Espresso & Milk

This course will suit those who have recently been introduced to the world of coffee, as well as providing a refresher for those looking to enhance and refine their skillset.

Our course covers;

- Introduction to coffee, exploring where coffee originates.

- How to make a well crafted espresso, discussing techniques to create consistency.

- A sensory analysis on how to taste and appreciate an espresso.

- How to maximise the quality of coffee by getting to grips with the maintenance of coffee machines and grinders.

- How to produce beautiful latte art, while maintaining quality and an efficient workflow.

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Espresso & Milk

This will suit those that have attended our 'Back to Basics' course or for those looking to further advance themselves in the field of coffee. We'll be diving deeper into the intricacies of espresso making, turning you into a more refined barista. 


Our course covers;


- Learn about coffee varieties and varietals

- How to analyse an espresso using more scientific methods to allow us to track progress.

- Create your own espresso brew recipes, discovering more potential from coffee.

- Improve upon your palate and understand where defects may appear in espresso. 

- Learn more advanced latte art skills, learning to free pour your milk.

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This course is suited to those looking to improve their brewing skills, be that at your cafe or in your home. We take a deep dive into how different brewing methods will give you a new perspective on coffee.  Created with a more light hearted and fun approach without forgetting to up your skill level. 

Our course covers;

- Understanding what each brewing method can achieve and how to use them correctly. 

(Includes a V60, Chemex, Cafetière, Aeropress)

- How to create a brew recipe for your coffee. The same idea as a cake recipe, with a recipe you'll know how to replicate the same delicious coffee again.​

- Explore your palate by taking a tour on a sensory journey and start to use correct terminology to describe what you're experiencing. 



Produce insta-worthy latte art to impress friends and colleagues. Come join us and get behind the the fundamentals of creating beautiful latte art to amaze your colleagues and friends.

Our course covers;

- How to steam consistently perfect milk producing a glossy white finish.

- Knowing when to pour your milk, how heigh the jug needs to be and the speed of the pour are all important factors to consider when the milk hits that espresso. 

- The patterns you'll be practising and perfecting;

The Monks Head

The Heart 

The Tulip

The Rosetta

Latte Art
Additional Courses



Don't want to travel? Why don't we come to you? We can transfer our skills and expertise to your cafe so that we can train all your staff without the hassle of travel. We'll teach you how to get the best out of your beans creating a bespoke training program to satisfy your needs and more importantly your customers.


Working from home but not quite sure why your coffee tastes so different to the one you buy in a coffee shop? Let us come to you and talk you through how to get the absolute best out of your coffee, we can discuss all that is mentioned in the above courses and start to understand what you want to achieve from your coffee.

Contact us in the form below to enquire about either of these services, or any others you'd like us to tailor to your needs:

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Want a course tailor-made to suit you and your team's needs? Let us know, and we'll arrange a free consultation.

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