Barista Training

  • Basic Barista Training


    10.00 - 15.00


    £ 150 per person

    Basic Barista Training

    An introduction into the wonderful world of coffee, perfect for new barista with little or no previous experience.
    This session will help students to understand the relationship between coffee, water, milk and equipment involved.


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  • Advanced Barista Training


    9.30- 16.00


    £ 199 per person

    Advanced Barista Training

    A full day of coffee training to take your barista skills to the next level.
    The course has been designed for those with some existing barista experience. It's all about perfecting those drink making skills and developing a wider understanding of the...

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  • Kimbo Day Training Session


    10.00 - 1.00pm


    FREE (Kimbo customers only)

    Kimbo Day Training Session

    A full day of coffee training designed specifically for Kimbo customers.
    You will learn the company history and values as well as how to create beautiful espresso based drinks, exploiting the potential of our blends.

    History of Coffee

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  • Latte Art - Foundation Skills


    10.00 - 12.30


    £ 75 per person

    Latte Art - Foundation Skills

    For people with no or little experience in steaming, a short and enjoyable session with the aim of really perfecting your milk definition.

    Introduction to milk chemistry
    Assessment of steaming ability
    Steaming technique
    Milk/Coffee ratios

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  • BSA One Day Barista Training


    10.00 - 17.00


    £ 199 per person

    BSA One Day Barista Training

    This qualification has been developed to provide an introduction to those relatively new to the position of a Barista
    The course covers coffee history and production as well as espresso extraction and milk foaming. It is a hands on course, which teaches...

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  • City & Guilds VRQ Level 2


    3 Days, 9.30 - 16.30


    £ 500 per person

    City & Guilds VRQ Level 2

    An approved training syllabus that rewards you by an internationally recognised qualification - the City & Guilds Barista Level 2 VRQ. 
    The three days-session has been designed for people who wants to developed coffee knowledge & skills to...

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  • Bespoke Barista Training





    Bespoke Barista Training

    With more than 10 years in the Coffee Sectore, our Head of Training Mr. Nicola Pace can adapt our courses and tailor bespoke sessions to suit your needs.
    Whether you're a home enthusiast looking for some top tips, or you would like to build and train an...

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  • Alternative Brewing Methods


    10.00 - 13.00


    £75 per person

    Alternative Brewing Methods

    This training session has been developed to introduce baristas and coffee-lovers to a different way to creating a good cup of coffee exploiting the potential of new alternative brewing methods.
    A three-hour course covering different brewing concept and...

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  • Need help?

    Need a bespoke session or not quite sure which course will suit you? Simply get in touch and we'll talk you through the options

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About Kimbo’s barista training courses

It’s clear that you love coffee as much as we do and why wouldn’t you? Coffee making is an art form. Learn how to transform that love for coffee into a real skill with our barista training courses.

Whether you’re a coffee shop owner wanting to brush up on your skills, or a coffee enthusiast who wants to master the art of coffee making – these courses are designed for people just like you.

What to expect during your class

You’ll enjoy getting your practice in during the hands-on lesson. Our courses are relaxed and engaging, offering a personal and fun experience – we have a maximum of 6 people in every course.

The small classes allow our barista trainer enough time to work closely with each of you. It also means that everyone has plenty of room to work on our three traditional espresso machines.

We prefer to offer a learning environment that’s relaxed and enjoyable, which also makes it easier to gain one-on-one feedback from our trainer. You can ask as many questions as you like and will always receive an enthusiastic answer.

We never limit the amount of coffee or milk that you can use during a class; our opinion is that practice makes perfect! So don’t worry about spills or messing up techniques because there’s plenty of time for you to try again. It’s all about making mistakes and learning from them.

In addition to our hands-on approach, we also discuss the theoretical aspects of coffee making. You’ll learn about where coffee comes from, how it’s produced and processed and plenty more.

Where your lessons will be held

Each class will be held in our Barista Training Academy in Brentford. You’ll have the freedom to use the professional coffee making equipment and the space to relax and feel comfortable.

Who will be leading your classes

Our head of training, who has been working within the large world of coffee for over 10 years, has plenty of experience to say the least. Nicola Pace is welcoming and approaches barista training with a strong passion and an encouraging outlook.

City & Guilds qualification

Our City & Guilds course awards you with an internationally recognised qualification. This means that you can stand out from the crowd and quickly show a potential employer that you have the skills required to be employed as a barista. Not to mention if you’re planning on travelling for a while, you’ll be able to find jobs much easier – coffee shops are everywhere around the world!

Bespoke training and classic Kimbo day

Additionally, we do offer bespoke training classes for those who have special requirements or want a one-on-one session. You could even take a barista class with your work colleagues – it would make an engaging team building day.

It’s also worth noting that our classic Kimbo day is free for all customers! So become a customer (if you aren’t already) and get free, unlimited training for all your members of staff.