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  1. Coffee Lounge
    Hi, I've been asked by a few people whether I would consider putting on coffee classes, as I know a few cafes that offer this, whether it be espresso theory, brewed coffee, latte art or if you have the qualifications, offering full SCA courses. I've worked in coffee for 6 years (and been...
  2. Coffee Lounge
    Hi. I'm looking to do a home barista course at one of the London roasteries and wondered if anyone had done any and could make a recommendation. I'm looking at a course at Nude Espresso in Shoreditch at the moment. I actually live near High Wycombe so if anyone knows of any courses near there...
  3. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Just spent a great day refining my self taught skills at Origin Coffee Coffee roasters London shop. It was the Barista Foundation course run by the SCA. It was superbly delivered by Dan O'Regan. Great kit to play with: Linea machines with al the electronics and some lovely Mythos grinders ( I...
  4. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I'm not an expert, by any means, but have an interest in improving my coffee sensory skills. So my idea is to organise a little 1/2 day session, at my home where we explore some coffees together. At the moment, it's a rough idea but I have to begin or it'll never happen. The general plan is we...
  5. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I'm a big fan of the Prufrock blog, recently they put up a multiple choice quiz/test of 25 questions, designed to test a baristas knowledge of how to work towards getting consistent good quality espresso. Some of it is a bit beyond those without refractometers etc, but it seems to be a really...
  6. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hey I'm looking for some home training on my setup in Walthamstow, and was wondering is there is anyone on the forum that has recommendations? I have a Silivia v4 (with mecoffee pid) and Mignon mk2, but I have found that I cant really get the consistent results that I'm after. I can only...
  7. Coffee Lounge
    Hi all, I just wanted to report that I attended a barista training aimed at espresso and I would say: money well spent I found this coffee and roasting company around the corner from where I work and they have a training centre, approved by the ministry of education, issuing certificates and...
  8. Coffee Lounge
    Can anyone recommend me a training day? Ideally session would be Espresso focused and mostly hands on more than discussion. I've noticed more and more of the shops are now offering these, and some members have kindly provided reviews of days they've been to, but wondering if anyone has been to a...
  9. Coffee Lounge
    Evening folks! I'm curious as to what people would enjoy using given the opportunity to do some basic barista training, something I'm playing with doing in the new year. I'd like to offer a real simple brewed coffee intro, with a few manual options and maybe even some automated options. Intro...
  10. Coffee Lounge
    Hi folks, Just wondering if there's anyone willing to do some training for myself on brew methods/grinds/espresso use in Shropshire? I'm near Shrewsbury, and have been plodding a way for a while but after stopping by Rave last week really feel like there's something lacking from my brews...
  11. Coffee Lounge
    Hi All, can anyone recommend any good latte art courses to help with practice and tips etc. ? have seen the usual ones at Kaffeine and London School of Coffee but wondered if anyone knew or could recommend any others? Thanks Matt
  12. Coffee Lounge
    Hi Sorry if this is the wrong forum, can anyone point me towards London/SE England based courses on coffee brewing? I currently am a pour over man but interested in the Espresso side of life as well. TIA
  13. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    What a education. Firstly I would like to thank Gary for a fantastic 'all things coffee' session today. ------------ If you are looking for some hands on training with your own gear especially in the Midlands Gary is your man. Possion, knowledge and all round decent chap Cupping: I...
  14. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hello! I've joined this beany forum because I want to arrange for my coffee obsessed husband to have some training at home on how to get the most from his coffee machine. He's mentioned that someone in London offers this service... anyone know of someone in, or close to, Bristol? Would love to...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    I was having a natter with Ian at Atkinsons yesterday and we got talking about barista training. I'm wondering if anyone on here would be interested in a half-day training in Atkinson's training room? He can organise whatever a small group of enthusiasts would want to cover, cupping, brewing...
  16. Gaggia Forum
    Not sure how this works, but since I have a bit of budget left I'm looking for a couple of lesson sessions to help me learn the ropes with a Gaggia Classic. I need to wait a few days for a real tamper and bottomless portafilta to arrive, then is there an experienced forum member with a Gaggia...
  17. Coffee Lounge
    Hi everyone, I finally had some time free for Michael @funinacup to come out for my Christmas present of latte art training this morning. I purposely abstained from my usual morning fix as I anticipated drinking a few of my practice attempts throughout the day and my hyperactive mood in the...
  18. Coffee Business Owner Support Forum
    Hi guys, You may have heard of us before, we're Blink Collective: Marketplace for Experiences. We're currently looking for coffee shop owners to become part of our growing community. We've a new campaign that we've just set up, aimed at getting coffee shops to run introductory coffee...
  19. Coffee Business Owner Support Forum
    Hi, I like to support independent coffee shops and help promote their businesses. I work for Blink Collective which is a new company creating a marketplace for experiences and we are currently focussing on Barista training. We will be running a campaign from September and are looking for coffee...
  20. Coffee Lounge
    Hi there for all you budding baristi or those about to venture into setting up your own coffee shop, we're running the full three day city and guilds course VRQ Level 2 Barista course at our training centre in Chiswick, London. Whats even better it that any enquiries via the forum will qualify...
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