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

Coffee Training Courses

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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. We are a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) now the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) / Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA) are trained to Professional level and are an Authorised SCA Training School (AST).

We offer a wide variety of coffee training courses / coffee workshops. Most of our training courses can be SCA accredited. You can study to achieve the SCA Coffee Diploma. Your trainer, Neil is an SCA Diploma holder and has been training in specialty coffee since 2012.

The SCA is the only worldwide recognised accreditation system specifically for Specialty coffee. Specialty coffee is a huge growing sector of the world coffee market.

We are also able to travel to your business to train you and your staff - Coffee Consultancy.

Read more about the SCA Coffee Diploma & The SCA Coffee Skills Programme.

If time isn't on your side, and you are looking to achieve the Diploma quite quickly, then you may wish to consider our SCA Coffee Diploma Fastrack

SCA Introduction to Coffee
SCA Barista Skills   SCA Brewing Skills
SCA Sensory Skills    
  Coffee Gift Experience
How to Open a Coffee Shop   Coffee Consultancy
Mobile Specialty Coffee for Hire


Coffee Equipment available to purchase in store.


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 and even the Seychelles to gain expertise taking several courses with us with the view to opening speciality coffee establishments both in the UK and around the world.

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, La Marzocco Linea PB, La Marzocco GS3, La Marzocco Linea Mini espresso machines and Nouva Simonelli / Victoria Arduino Mythos and Mahlkonig EK43 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 specialty coffee shop.
  • We are members of the SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe). Now the SCA.
  • We are an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST).
  • An Authorised SCA Trainer will train you.
  • We are regularly observed and assessed by the SCA in order to ensure exceptional training standards, equipment and facilities.
  • 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 specialty coffee shop, not just a business consultancy.
  • We have been training speciality coffee since 2012.
  • We do not want or need 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 specialty 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.
  • Our training environment is cosy and intimate, we never have more than 3 or 4 students at once allowing us to give personal tuition.
  • 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
  • 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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Gift vouchers available for Barista courses as a gift! We also have a wide range of coffee gifts and gadgets on sale in store. Our coffee training courses are suitable for coffee training Manchester, coffee training Liverpool and beyond. Indeed many of our clients are looking for coffee training courses in Chester / barista training in Chester aswell as barista training courses on the Wirral.

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