Italian barista, roasting, brewing, tasting and latte art courses

Our “Espresso Academy” school holds courses dedicated to the world of coffee. From a three-hours tour to the discovery of Florence historic bars and to the tradition of Italian coffee, to the very professional “five days Coffee Route” held by trainers SCAE.
The courses are held in English by teachers with a long experience in coffee (one of our trainer is Italian coffee champion!).
The courses are held in Florence, a few minutes from the main station of Santa Maria Novella.

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Our trainers are Authorized SCAE Trainers. At the end of the course it is possible to book the SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) certifications exams for Coffee Introduction, Barista skills, Roasting, Brewing, Green and Sensory. You can find information on SCAE on this page. Those who wished to take part in the certification exams please report it at the time of enrollment.

Are you checking the possibility to book your vacation in Florence for our courses? First read what our students write about on trip advisor, and also check all the news and the initiatives (what do you think about the “Aperitivo with the expert” at the end of the coffee route courses, or about the “Open school” days of free training?) of our team in the “School’s Diary“! Ops, and take a look to our Facebook page!

To book a course we just need an E-mail with name, surname and a telephone number. There is no payment in advance. For any information write an Email to:
The coffee school house is right into a coffee roasting plant, ten minutes of tram from the very center of Florence (the “Coffee & Bar Florence tour” instead takes place in the very center of the city) The place is easy to get by public services and there are plenty of parking for your car. Close to the class there is a nice park (if your children are not very interested in cappuccinos…)

If you still have doubts or questions about the courses, about how to get, how to park the car, the timetable and how the courses are held, you can check our FAQ page.
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main-qimg-ce8e0f08d227220ce461f2b3207b1a05FOR WHO: for those who really want to know the world of coffee with a technical and scientific approach. For those who are thinking to build, with coffee, their profession, their business, their future. For those who have a really, really great passion for coffee!
THE COURSE: a full route through the world of barista. From the green coffee beans to the barista technique about espresso, cappuccino and latte art. From the use of Chemex and V60 to the evaluation of the extraction with SCAE parameters. From the professional tasting to the coffee roasting, with a lot of practical exercises. A very deep five days long journey, into the coffee world!

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gestione_homeFOR WHO: for those who are fascinated by the culture, lifestyle and history of the bar and the famous Italian espresso and cappuccino. For those who want to know the city from a different perspective from the usual …
THE COURSE:a coffee course in the very center of Florence. In the first part we will discover the oldest and most prestigious bars and cafes, we will know the rites of the Italian bar and how the Italians prepare coffee at home. In the second part we will roast our own coffee and we will prepare our cappuccino with the heart, like true baristas!

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discovery engFOR WHO: is really short in time, but wants to know the Italian way of coffee from the technical point of view.
THE COURSE: only three hours, structured in order to offer both the gourmet and the coffee lover a closer approach to the world of coffee, and to allow all those visiting Florence to get easily acquainted with such an important aspect of the Italian lifestyle. The course will deal briefly but clearly with the main types of coffee, the processing, the ways to recognise the quality of beans and blends, to make and to taste a good espresso and the secrets of a true cappuccino!

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latte artFOR WHO: wants to distinguish its coffeeshops with cappuccinos that will leave the clients speechless… and maybe for who is planning to participate to latte art competitions?
THE COURSE: the technique of latte art has just few basic rules, and a lot of practice. We start seeing the right kind of milk and the right jugs, then we examine the basic rules of latte art. At that point we begin with the practice: the heart, the rosetta and, as we grow in level, the heart, the dragon, the bear, the various forms of tulip and more. Without forgetting the 3D, the colored and the rainbow cappuccinos.

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avanzatoFOR WHO: is entering into the barista profession and wants to do it with the right knowledge, as well as for those who are already working but want to improve their basic skills.

THE COURSE: One day long course, to start from the knowledge of the coffee blends to the maintenance of machines, coffee grinding and blending, espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, latte art, the iced “espresso shakerato” and more.

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12366468_10153769975889738_2820769441873663915_nFOR WHO: for those who want really become a barista pro! From a deep knowledge of the coffee and the blends, the skills of coffee tasting to distinguish the quality up to the latte art and the most innovative trends.
THE COURSE: a two-day full immersion between visits of the roasting area, comparison of different coffees, exercises of milk frothing for different preparations, latte art , practice of coffee grinding with different coffees and different conditions and a glance to the new brewing methods and the classic italian preparations.



tostaturaFOR WHO: those who want to pursue this profession, want to open a microroastery (or a Macro!) or for the very enthusiasts “home barista” who want to roast their own blends at home.
THE COURSE: theory and practice of coffee roasting: different temperatures for different coffees, the roasting curves and profiles, methods of heat transfer, First Crack & Second Crack. Practical exercises of roasting with the colorimetric system of evaluation…

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Our school is a partner of La Marzocco, one of the most famous manufacturers of coffee machines in the world. In our courses you can arrange a visit at the plant “La Marzocco” in Florence.

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From the 2007 “Aprire un bar” run courses about the world of Italian coffee, cappuccino and Latte art. The courses are held in the center of Florence. Do you want to discover the world of the Italian espresso and cappuccino? Are you planning a vacation in Florence and you want a different experience? Click here and come to discover our courses in English!


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