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.