2-Day Barista Training Package, $895.00

Day 1& Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 Pm

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Prerequisite: No prior experience is required.

  • Want to increase your general knowledge of coffee and deepen your understanding about the science of coffee?
  • Want to learn the essential skills needed to be effective behind an espresso bar?
  • Want to know how to produce consistent great tasting coffee beverages?
  • Want to know what it takes to be an asset to the business owner and excel in a café environment?
  • Want to receive a New Jersey Coffee School Certificate upon completion of the course?

This 2-Day comprehensive Barista Training Package is recommended for anyone who wants to develop or expand their barista knowledge and skills to the next level. This includes potential coffee shop owners who either want to work in their cafes or who want to train their own baristas; budding or experienced baristas who want to learn the craft or expand their knowledge and skills; coffee enthusiasts who are considering becoming a baristas; coffee shop baristas, supervisors, and managers that will be responsible for training other baristas. This in-depth intensive class combines our Barista Training Level 1 and Level 2 classes and is designed to provide baristas looking to acquire the essential coffee knowledge and skills required to produce consistent high-quality coffee, espresso, and non-espresso-based beverages. In addition, the class places emphasis on an in-depth knowledge of coffee science, health and safety protocols, and the client service aspects that baristas need to focus on, including providing excellent customer service, basic business practices, and other essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in a cafe.


Upcoming Classes


Jun 18 - 19, 2024
Limited Availability
Jul 27 - 28, 2024
Limited Availability



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This class will cover everything from espresso extraction, grinding techniques, and milk steaming; to the equipment and skills required to make consistent high-quality hot and cold espresso and non-espresso-based drinks. In addition, this class will provide learnings about bean varietals, processing methods, regional taste and roasting profiles (the bean to cup chain); troubleshooting for optimal taste; how to dial-in machines to achieve taste preferences; providing excellent customer service; and gaining a greater understanding of workstation and operational efficiency, health and safety protocols, and much more.

Included with your class is a Student Manual and New Jersey Coffee School Certificate of Completion

Class sizes are kept small, and we provide extensive hands-on training and coaching, working with commercial coffee equipment in our state-of-the-art coffee lab. This course is comprehensive and provides a substantial opportunity for anyone interested in taking their barista and business owner knowledge and skills to an advanced level.


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Additional Information

  • Hours: Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm), Day 2 (9:00am – 5:00pm),
  • Lunches included. Please contact us if have any food allergies or preferences.
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Scheduling: We offer classes on a 3-month rolling basis (see our calendar and class listing pages); if you cannot make any of those dates, please contact us and we will let you know when future dates become available.
  • For café owners interested in private group barista training, please contact us separately.
  • This course does not cover the critical business aspects of planning,  operating, and profitably managing a successful coffee business; we recommend those interested in that will want to attend our 3-Day Professional Coffee Business Class Package or take one of our individual Professional Coffee Business Class – Level 1 and Level 2 offerings.

Topics Covered included

Barista Skills

  • Using different types of coffee equipment and key features
  • Drip coffee – brewing ratios, pour-overs, cold brew, and best practices
  • Grinding and tamping techniques
  • Science of espresso extraction
  • Espresso extraction techniques
  • Dialing-in an espresso machine to achieve optimal taste
  • Milk steaming and texturing
  • Milk pouring techniques and alternative dairy options
  • Espresso-based drink creation (popular classic and more nuanced beverages)
  • Hot and cold beverage routines
  • Non-espresso-based drinks (including chai latte, hot chocolate, and refreshers)
  • Developing your taste preferences – coffee tastings from Latin America, Africa, and Asia
  • Beverage recipes 
  • Troubleshooting for optimal taste scenarios
  • Efficient coffee bar design
  • Cleaning and maintenance of coffee equipment
  • Customer service best practices
  • Product and menu knowledge
  • Workstation efficiency
  • Operational efficiency 
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Handling payments 
  • Increasing sales and tips
  • Health and safety protocols
  • Cafe front-of-house simulations

Essential Coffee Ingredients

  • Bean varietals – arabica vs. robusta
  • Bean processing methods and sourcing
  • Regional taste and roasting profiles
  • Buying, using, and storing coffee
  • Water quality and filtration

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