Barista Training Courses
Speciality Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Bar, Crêperie & Coffee Training School

Coffee Training Courses

Authorised SCA Trainer   Caffe & Co. SCAE / SCAA Member Liverpool


Caffè & Co. is an independently owned and run specialty coffee shop. Established in 2011 we were one of the first specialty coffee shops in the North West. Quite simply, we serve some of the best coffee in the North West. We are a member of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) now the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) / Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and are trained to Professional level.

You may be suprised how much is actually involved in creating consistent outstanding espresso and milk texture. We cannot be compared to the average mainstream High St. coffee shop, we use outstanding specialty coffee beans, the best, latest equipment, are highly trained SCA Authorised trainers, have attention to detail and we love coffee!

We now offer a choice of 7 training courses / coffee workshops:

Courses 1 through to 4 can now be accredited to the SCA Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Diploma. Read more about the SCA Coffee Diploma

1) Introduction to Coffee - from £65. If you are just starting out on a career in coffee, this is where you should start, you will be given a background to coffee, you will be tasting quite a few different varieties of coffee / coffee tasting, looking at different brew methods and you will learn the some of the basic principles of coffee.

2) Barista Skills Foundation - from £150. Perfect for budding baristas, this course will arm you with all the information and practical skills you need to become a barista / seek employment in a coffee shop and start making great espresso, milk texture and latte art.

3) Barista Skills Intermediate - from £270. The skills and knowledge learned in the Foundation is taken to the next level, giving you a much deeper understanding of the intracacies of espresso and advanced espresso extraction. We get much more scientific and what we have learned to date is tested!

4) Barista Skills Professional - from £340. For the barista with some existing experience and ideal if you are opening a speciality coffee shop. A much more deeper understanding of the complexities of coffee and espresso together with the chemistry of milk, water, decaffeination together with delving into advanced latte art, financial management, customer service and working under pressure.

5) Latte Art Training - £60. Building on the initial milk / basic latte art training in the Foundation course, this course is also suitable for those purely wishing to use our facilities to practice their milk texturing and pouring skills.

6) Fundamentals of Espresso & Barista Basics - from £90.
This is a non accredited intense course. At just 4 hours, it will arm you with all you need to know at an introductory level to acheive great espresso and milk texture.

7) How to Open a Successful Coffee Shop - from £275. This course can include the Introduction to Coffee & Barista Skills Foundation training modules. If you are planning to open a coffee shop, we strongly advise that you consider taking this course rather than just the barista training element particularly if you have no prior business experience.


After reading the information given on each of the training pages shown above, if you still aren't sure which course is the best / most appropriate course/s for you, please contact us. We can also create a bespoke course sbject to your requirements.

We can also visit you at your own business premises or home to train yourself and your family / or your staff on your own equipment.

People come to train with us from all over the world from a variety of backgrounds, all with different reasons to train. Some are opening coffee shops, some have espresso machines at home, some work on luxury yachts, some do it purely out of interest, we have students seeking employment in coffee shops, people travelling the world seeking to work in coffee shops.

Some of our recent students have travelled from France, Switzerland, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia to gain expertise with the view to opening speciality coffee establishments.

Please see the respective page for more details by clicking the links above in order to see which course/s is/are best for you.

For those travelling alone, on evening courses, we will at your request, escort you to back to your car or train for peace of mind.

Gift vouchers are available for barista training and can be purchased on the respective training pages shown above.

Barista training Course StudentsStudents Receiving Certificate of Course Completion

A Barista training course also makes the ideal coffee gift for the coffee lover / gifts for coffee lovers / christmas gift for coffee lovers. A barista training course makes the perfect unusual gift for the person who 'has everything' and we have gift vouchers available for purchase online.

Our Barista training courses are run at our coffee shop in Rainhill Village (approx 1 mile off J7 M62 and just 100 metres from Rainhill railway station, on the direct line between Liverpool and Manchester) where you will have the pleasure of being trained using our wonderful La Marzocco GB5 or La Marzocco Linea PB espresso machines and Nouva Simonelli / Victoria Arduino Mythos 1 grinders, the best equipment available and internationally recognised by top baristi.

Commercial Customers
At your request, we are available to come out to your own premises / coffee shop / restaurant to train you / your staff using your own equipment, please enquire.

Why train with Caffe & Co.?

  • We are a speciality coffee shop.
  • We are members of the SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe). Now the SCA.
  • We are SCA trained to Professional level.
  • An Authorised SCA Trainer will train you.
  • We have a dedicated air conditioned coffee training lab.
  • You have the opportunity of having your practical training accredited under the SCA Coffee Diploma providing you with an internationally recognised professional qualification and certificate.
  • We are an actual successful working coffee shop, not just a business consultancy.
  • We have been training speciality coffee since 2012.
  • We do not want to sell you anything else such as coffee and coffee equipment although we can advise you.
  • We use the best, most upto date equipment including a new La Marzocco Linea PB and Victoria Arduino Mythos One Climapro grinder which we use specifically in our coffee lab for training purposes only.
  • We use high grade speciality coffee and always have a huge selection / variety of coffee beans from around the world
  • We offer the best barista training tailored to todays fast moving speciality coffee market.
  • We will give you the best, honest advice if starting a coffee shop as we don't need / want you to buy anything else from us and we want you to succeed.
  • We are very accessible, just 1 mile from J7 M62 and 100m from Rainhill railway station which is on the Manchester - Liverpool line.
  • We are just 10 miles from Liverpool John Lennon airport.
  • We are flexible in terms of training dates and offer training day or night to suit.
  • We provide lunch inclusive with all full day courses.
  • We are friendly and down to earth!
    We are flexible and can design courses to suit your specific needs and requirements.
  • You will drink lots of coffee, we promise you will learn lots and most importantly you WILL have FUN!

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Location: Caffè & Co. Limited | 8 Dane Court | Rainhill | Prescot | L35 4LU - How To Find Us

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