3-Day Professional Coffee Business Class Package , $2195.00 $1756.00

Day 1 & Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 Pm
Day 3: 9:00 am - 4:00 Pm

Day 1 & Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 Pm
Day 3: 9:00 am - 4:00 Pm

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Prerequisite: No prior experience is required.

  • Want to pursue your dream of opening a coffee business?
  • Want to understand the common pitfalls and obstacles coffee business owners face and strategies to help deal with them?
  • Want to gain the knowledge, practical know-how and tools to increase your chances at being successful in planning, operating, and profitably managing your coffee business?
  • Want to increase your general knowledge of coffee and understand what it takes to produce a consistent great tasting coffee beverage?
  • Want to make an investment in yourself to feel confident you have what it takes to move forward in pursuing your coffee business?
  • Want to receive a New Jersey Coffee School Certificate upon completion of the course?
This 3-Day Professional Coffee Business comprehensive class is recommended for anyone: who is considering opening a coffee shop; who has started the planning process to open a coffee shop; and coffee shop owners who recently opened a coffee shop; wanting to develop and expand their coffee knowledge and business acumen to understand what it takes to open and operate a successful coffee shop business. This course is also suitable for someone who has experience working in a coffee shop and wants to explore the possibility of opening their own coffee shop, and anyone with food, bakery or retail experience that wants to complement their existing business with a specialty coffee offering. This in-depth intensive class is designed to provide the coffee and business knowledge, practical know-how, and tools needed to increase the opportunity for success in planning, operating, and profitably managing a new coffee business. The course focuses on two broad goals. The first goal is to provide the essential coffee knowledge and skills required to produce consistent high-quality coffee beverages. Second, the course provides a comprehensive and unique focus on the business knowledge needed to put you in the best position to effectively plan, start and operate a successful coffee business.

This 3-Day Professional Coffee Business comprehensive class is recommended for anyone: who is considering opening a coffee shop; who has started the planning process to open a coffee shop; and coffee shop owners who recently opened a coffee shop; want to develop and expand their coffee knowledge and business acumen to understand what it takes to open and operate a successful coffee shop business. This course is also suitable for someone who has experience working in a coffee shop and wants to explore the possibility of opening their own coffee shop, and anyone with food, bakery or retail experience that wants to complement their existing business with a specialty coffee offering.

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The coffee topics covered include 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); and troubleshooting for optimal taste.

The business topics covered are extensive and include everything from concept and menu development, equipment planning, site selection, and cafe and bar design to staff hiring and training, branding and marketing, business plan development, and access to capital options. In addition, we will demystify financial information to enable you to use it to your advantage in making critical decisions; provide revenue optimization and expense management benchmarks, strategies and tactics; labor cost control methods; 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 business owner knowledge and skills to an advanced level.

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Upcoming Classes

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Feb 23 - 25, 2024
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Mar 22 - 24, 2024
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Apr 12 - 14, 2024
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More Business Training Classes

Barista Training Level - 1

Business Class Level-1


Business Class Level-2


This in-depth intensive class is designed to provide the coffee and business knowledge, practical know-how, and tools needed to increase the opportunity for success in planning, operating, and profitably managing a new coffee business. The course focuses on two broad goals. The first goal is to provide the essential coffee knowledge and skills required to produce consistent high-quality coffee beverages. Second, the course provides a comprehensive and unique focus on the business knowledge needed to put you in the best position to effectively plan, start and operate a successful coffee business.
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The coffee topics

covered include 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); and troubleshooting for optimal taste.

The business topics covered are extensive and include everything from concept and menu development, equipment planning, site selection, and cafe and bar design to staff hiring and training, branding and marketing, business plan development, and access to capital options. In addition, we will demystify financial information to enable you to use it to your advantage in making critical decisions; provide revenue optimization and expense management benchmarks, strategies and tactics; labor cost control methods; 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 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), Day 3 (9:00am-4:00pm)
  • 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.
  • This in-depth course combines our Barista Training – Level 1 class and our Professional Coffee Business – Level 1 and Level 2 classes for a discounted bundle cost.  These three individual 1-day courses are also offered individually and can be taken at different times.

Topics Covered included

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

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 fundamentals and techniques
  • Science of espresso extraction
  • 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 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
  • Efficient coffee bar design
  • Cleaning and maintenance of coffee equipment
  • Cafe front-of-house simulations

Coffee Business Topics

  • Business of coffee – key challenges and success factors
  • Developing your concept and target audience
  • Menu planning and development
  • Planning equipment needs
  • Site selection and analysis (demographics, location and competitive factors, revenue potential, and resources)
  • Café design layout – customer flow and efficient bar design
  • Lease negotiation strategies or purchase decision 
  • The build-out process
  • Preparing an effective start-up cost estimate
  • Funding strategies and options
  • Business plan development
  • Staff hiring, training, and retention
  • Branding and marketing
  • Selecting a roaster and buying inventory
  • Managing day-to-day operations
  • Café opening considerations
  • Profit and loss (P/L) success factors and cash flow
  • Creating operating budgets and financial plans
  • Revenue optimization strategies and tactics
  • Effectively managing critical costs – labor efficiency, menu pricing, cost of goods sold and controlling waste
  • Sales and cost of goods sold trending
  • Controlling labor costs
  • Optimizing efficiency and overall results
  • Designing your dream cafe – break-out activity
  • Scale and expansion considerations
  • Resources for success (planning checklist, vendor/supplier resources)
  • Self-rate your coffee shop vs. competitors
  • Summary recap – Rules for Success
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