How To Run a Coffee Shop course
Do you own a coffee shop or have you just become a coffee shop manager? Need some help?!
We receive a lot of requests from customers who own coffee shops or have just managed to land their dream job of becoming a coffee shop manager to help them with the running of a coffee shop. So, we decided to develop a course!
Think about how useful it would be if there was a course that would focus purely on your job as a coffee shop manager. Learn what is involved in the day to day running of a cafe and become more confident in your own role.
Did you know that we have run and own coffee shops as well?
Part 1: Coffee
As a coffee shop manager you must be a competent barista. You might not need to be the best latte artist in the world however it is vital that you understand coffee and know how to ensure your coffee house is serving the best possible.
This is why a big part of the course is spent on barista training. You will learn the different types of coffees that are served, the various pieces of equipment and the background of how coffee is roasted and blended.
Our training center at our roastery is filled with the latest espresso machines and grinders; from relatively entry level machines to the very top of the range models.
Part 2: Theory
The theory side is about learning how to manage staff, i.e. managing a rota software, the recruitment process and the general idea behind leading a good team of baristas.
We will show how EPOS systems really work and how you can link this with your accounting software. What is KDS? How do ticket systems work? How does ordering from your table work? This will all be discussed.
Understand the importance of food hygiene and the regulations involved as well as learning about allergens and staff training when it comes to food handling.
Learn how the figures work. Understand all about profit margins, gross and net sales, vat deductions and returns, labour percentages, targets, waste percentage and much more. We will also show profit and loss accounts and explain how to hit the correct margins.
Marketing and advertising is also important. Learn how to promote your coffee house to the public who do not know you exist.
the Two Day course
Our How to run a coffee shop course is run as a one day or two day course. If you can, then give yourself a bit more time and book yourself on our two days course.
We cover the same topics however we have a bit more time to practise your barista skills and to work on your needs and of course you have another day to drink more delicious coffee.
Support after the course
Since 2008 we have been developing a support pack. This is a download that you will have access to. Our support pack is filled with serious useful information such as a comprehensive spreadsheet, budget plans, forecasting, rotas, layouts, menus, staff manuals and so much more.
Our support pack will be available to you after the course and will be kept up to date over time.
Reviews from our lovely customers
I had so much fun on the two day 'How to start a coffeeshop 'training, course. The warm welcome, training, and content were outstanding and more than exceeded my expectations, The venue was spotless and fully equipped with everything required to make an awesome coffee. Vicki is a real professional , teaching business training on financial planning , location and turn over, forecasting was brilliantly explained , all my questions were answered clearly. The coffee bean roasting process was fascinating to see and gave me great insight in to just how much goes in to producing the perfect expresso . I finished the course confident in knowing what it takes to start a coffee shop and being able to make an awesome coffee with Latte art ! I am very much looking forward to the journey ahead . A big thank you to Vicki & Youri - - Sharon Hall
It was very full on two days training.I recommend to anyone that dreams to open a coffe shop. I learned a lot in two days even though I have 18 years experience in the hospitality there was a lot of staf to learn.Vicki was amazing with a lot of knowledge.Thank you. - Izet Elezi
We had training session led by Vicky. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. An excellent teacher . Both really enjoyed the session and learnt so much. We started as total novices and now feel confident that we will be able to make great coffee. Thanks Lindsay and Tracey Mclean.
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
This was a very comprehensive training course for budding baristas nothing is left out and able to try lots of different coffee milk preparation how to add to the coffee in lots of different ways. No pressure on you shown a number of times if required. - Howard lee Fowler
Wow what a brilliant course! Having recently splurged on an espresso machine I quickly realised I had all the gear and no idea. Luckily Vicki at Limini took us on a 4 hour journey on all things coffee, from bean to cup. I learned an incredible amount on this hands on course and am so glad I did it - I even managed to create some passable latte art! I can't recommend the Barista Workshop enough - Chris Pady
Me and my husband Adam had a pleasure to take part in How to start a coffee shop training with Vicki. What an amazing experience! Great time full of hands on experience (working with coffee machine, preparing amazing espresso, foaming milk and beginnings of latte art. We feel so much more confident now, and coffee prepared at home tastes so much better now ;) Not only Vicki's knowledge about coffee and coffee business is huge but it is also supported by her experience in the field. The sensational addition to the course was the fact that while absorbing knowledge we could observe the process of roasting coffee - priceless! Very nice people, amazing place, great course - we highly recommend ! :) Joanna & Adam - Joanna
Thanks so much for the training last week guys! Nathan was amazing and so patient with our rabble! I've been up for training at least 3 times so far with my staff and I learn something new every time. I love how you really care about your products and give us every opportunity to produce a quality cup of coffee! I also love that I can drink the proceeds of the training! Loving your Blue Mountain Blend!! - Sarah Lawer
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
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
1-1 Barista training. Spent a great day with Nathan learning all there is to know about coffee and more!! The training facility is excellent with many different espresso machines, grinders, tampers etc…. Nathan is a very good trainer, explaining things well with lots of enthusiasm and patience! He is very encouraging and engaging. Really enjoyed every minute from the hands-on training to make the perfect coffee, latte art and the behind the scenes tour of the roasting and packing facility made the day complete. The time flew by! I would highly recommend the course to anyone wanting to improve/enhance their Barista skills. - Annie Pearson
We only run private courses. Our courses are with you and your party.
For example, a 2-on-1 course means the two of you and our barista trainer. The price is for the total party.
One day course
How to run a coffee shop (1-on-1)
£295 + vat
How to run a coffee shop (2-on-1)
£395 + vat
Two day course
How to run a coffee shop (1-on-1)
£442 + vat
How to run a coffee shop (2-on-1)
£592 + vat
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