the Barista Training Course
You will learn in a relaxed way how to produce the finest coffees possible. We work towards competition levels and enjoy introducing you to the beautiful art of coffee.
We teach every day and our trainers are here to answer all your questions about coffee. We believe in learning at a relaxed pace and in an enjoyable way. That said, we aim for the highest standards and will introduce you to the most delicious coffees.
Barista course: ideal for anyone
The barista course is ideal for people who are just starting in coffee and know nothing about coffee except how to drink it. Yet the course will also be really helpful for baristas who have been making coffee for a while yet have never had training from us before.
We have trained many people who have been making coffee for years and felt they learnt so much during the course. The course is really good for anyone and a lot of fun too. During the training you will learn the most important essential barista skills. We will teach you what coffee is, how it grows and how it is harvested. We explain how coffee is roasted and we talk about freshness and packaging.
You will learn a lot about producing the finest espressos and we run you through the process step by step. This means you will learn how to calibrate a coffee grinder, how to use good dosing techniques, how to tamp the coffee and look for the perfect extraction.
- coffee growing & roasting
- freshness and packaging
- all about espresso & pulling shots
- setting up a coffee grinder
- setting up an coffee machine
- long black & americano
- milk steaming to perfection
- cappuccino, flat white, caffe latte
- espresso macchiato
- caffe mocha
- hot chocolate
- latte art - heart or rosetta shape
- cleaning and maintenance
Perfect your milk steaming skills
We spend a lot of time steaming milk and pouring cappuccinos and caffe lattes. Probably 50% of the course is spent on perfecting milk steaming and pouring drinks.
After all, most of the drinks you will sell are cappuccinos and caffe lattes.
And we will even introduce you to latte art.
Barista training is hands-on
The course is very much hands-on, designed to make sure that you are comfortable with the equipment and the coffee.
You often make over 50 drinks per course!
Our barista training centre
The barista training is held at our dedicated training facility and roastery in Yorkshire. We have built a training centre solely for the purpose of barista training. The training centre is full of beautiful equipment and barista brewing tools and we even have a coffee roaster.
Our training centre is designed so you feel relaxed and is an ideal environment for learning. We have all the equipment you need to learn all about coffee. See the contact page for the exact address. The training is designed so that each student has a workstation to themselves. Very hands-on with very close supervision by the barista trainer.
Reviews from our lovely customers
We really enjoyed the course. Vicki is a wonderfully engaging presenter, very easy to listen to. Vicki is a definite asset to the company. The course was just the right mix of theory, practical demonstrations. We have learnt so much over the two days and the coffee tasted great! The Limini How to start a coffee shop course more than met our expectations and we would recommend to anyone starting a coffee shop business. Thank you so much! Glen and Joanne
Had the best afternoon learning the ropes from Vicki on my barista journey. I just need to put it all into practice now. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, learning how it starts with the coffee bean to its arrival in our cups, and I even managed some latte art. Vicki was very gracious about my designs. From novice to hesitant barista in 3 hours. I recommend the course for anyone who enjoys a great coffee to a would be barista like me. Louise
Course was amazing!! We went on this course to get an understanding of what it would take to set up a coffee shop. We left the course more excited than ever to progress with this venture. This is all because of Vicky and Nathan and the rest of the team. They were all so welcoming. So much information was provided that has helped us develop our coffee skills and knowledge. We would highly recommend and visit again. Signing out, Fella - Ollie & Harriet
***I absolutely loved every minute of my two days course at Limini Coffee.***
I completed my 1 2 1 'How to start a coffee shop course' at Limini few days ago.
I simply could not recommend this company more for their fantastic well-put together training courses, as well as their great coffee quality and blends, and off course their wonderful people who I believe make the course a great experince!
Vicki was absolutely lovely, friendly and very knowledgable in her field. I loved her teaching style and didn't even know how my two days passed so quickly. The training was very informative and in depth. She made the experience of learning really joyful. I had very limited knowledge about coffee and running a coffee shop before I participated in the course, however Vicki patiently answered all my questions with so much enthusiasm, and all the tips that I got are utterly prcieless.
I spent two days practising making a variety of coffee drinks and learning art late, plus the business side of things such as how to put together a business plan in detail and playing with financial figures.
I learned so much in only two days and truly feel that this course has boosted my confidence, both in terms of the practical side of running a coffee site , and in terms of the knowledge of what goes into making a good cup of coffee; such as different types of coffee beans, different roasts etc, but also the business side of starting a coffee shop for example: equipments, locations and the general business side of things.
Last but not least, big thanks to Youri for putting these very efficient and thorough courses together and the passion that goes into this business is indeed admirable. Also thank you for sorting me out a sooner than booked date, it kind of was a game changer!
This course was everything I wanted and more! I will definitely would want to work with Limini in the near future. Parisa :) - Parisa Abbasi
Limini are a fantastic and unique company - we had a training course with them and it was a brilliant couple of days full of insight, coffee making and all the info you need for the world of coffee and coffee shops. It was fascinating to visit their roastery too and to see what goes on in this part of the coffee production process. Vicki was a great and supportive trainer and I'd highly recommend Limini and their whole team for any training, as well as of course for the coffee itself! - Ben
We had a 2:1 training session, and the whole experience was so informative! Youri was very pleasant and professional, and very encouraging. He took the time to teach everything that he could whilst always being extremely passionate, friendly and approachable, and we had a really good time learning from him! Not only did Youri train us how to make speciality coffee to high barista standards, but also showed us the roasting process and explained each process/journey from bean to cup - which was so much more than we expected. Every member of staff was so friendly and Youri is very knowledgeable, the whole experience was very motivating! We would definitely recommend this training course to everyone, we walked away feeling educated and confident in our abilities with coffee. Thank you to everyone at Limini for making it such a worthwhile and memorable experience. - Elleasha and Janine Chhiber
Had a wonderful day at Limini today - we chose the two on one full day Barista course, with latte art. Being complete coffee novices, I was mentally preparing myself to be overwhelmed, but Vicki explained everything in clear and simple terms, checking we understood each step. She even managed to keep my 15 year old daughter interested, who I'd dragged along ( a future barista in the making now).
The coffee itself was the best I've ever tasted, after drinking what I thought was good coffee ( and hating it ) over the years, I can now call myself a coffee lover - of Limini coffee at least! Thanks so much, Jen & Emily - Jen Eachus
I'm still buzzing from the course, thank you so much for everything Vicki! You really made the entire course easy to follow and fun, personalising the advice to what I envision my dream coffee shop becoming. My dream actually feels achievable now thanks to your guidance! Thank you so much! - Brodie Robertson
This is probably one of the best decisions I've made! The team was so helpful on the phone and managed to set up the theory course for me online, which was great as it meant I didn't have to travel 3 hours! The course was very structured and detailed, and Vicki made sure to go through all the bits I didn't get (which was a lot, I'm a total beginner!) so that I understood each part. I cannot recommend this course highly enough if you've got a bit stuck with planning. Plus the resources and the ongoing support are invaluable. Thank you so much! - Samantha
Me and my dad attended the latte art training course in July. I am a trainee barista and my dad had come just for the experience and out of pure interest. We were both catered for amazingly. The afternoon was everything we were wanting from the course. I have come away with a lot more knowledge and experience than I had before, ready to apply it to my own barista career. My dad just had an overall great time and we both give it a 10/10 and would recommend it to anyone. Baristas and coffee enthusiasts alike! - Holly Thorp
Sorry it took a few days to reply. I had a great time on the course! The information given was way above what I was expecting and really helpful. It will take me a while to get my head around all the figures but I feel like I know where to start now and where I am aiming to get to in the future. I am interested in leasing a coffee machine from you, will get in touch again once I have the keys. Lovely staff- felt comfortable sharing my plans, and can't wait for the next course. Great Coffee! Thank you. - Christine Green
Barista Workshop - 4 hours
Our barista workshop is run every Thursday. The course is perfect for those who are happy to learn in a group environment and is designed for people who are wanting to work in coffee. Work with your own station and get ready to make a lot of coffee. It's great fun!
£50 + vat
Private Course - 3 hours
A private course with just you and the trainer. You will have the barista trainer all to yourself.
Barista training (1-on-1)
£175 + vat
Barista training (2-on-1)
£225 + vat
Private Course - Full Day
A private course with just you and the trainer for the whole day (includes a little lunch).
Barista training and latte art (1-on-1)
£250 + vat
Barista training and latte art (2-on-1)
£350 + vat
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