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Training at the Seattle Barista Academy
Hands On Barista Training

One of the unique features of the Seattle barista training is we limit the professional class size to 7 people to ensure one on one personal coaching from the top barista trainers in the industry. This guarantees that you get the quality training experience you deserve.

Learn by doing. Work hands on in our professional and comfortable training facility located conveniently in Seattle, Washington, a capital city in the espresso revolution. Our experienced staff will help further your journey to espresso perfection. The courses are designed for every skill level from home enthusiast to experienced professional. Experience the espresso passion of the northwest in uplcose and personal manner.

We are different. Our passion for the baristas place at the end of the seed to cup chain is unmatched. This, coupled with over four decades of specialty beverage experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the most advanced barista techniques, gives our courses a relavant foundation. Our understanding of each piece of the coffee sourcing chain brings unparraled depth to these classes, while exposure to the cutting edge of brewing technology provides the student with an intense hands on learning experience.

Complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel, and from the hotel to the class each morning. Also from the class to the hotel each night. Please make arrangements with the concierge at the hotel, specify your name and mention you are with the Seattle Barista Academy.

Where training begins and perfection ends TM, from the professionals at the Seattle Barista Academy.
Training at Your Location
On Site Training at your location

Elevate and enhance the skill level of your baristas, create consistency in your organization. Differentiate yourself from your competition. Make your business stand out in excellence!

The Seattle Barista Academy offers fully customized training to meet your needs. Have a nationally ranked barista competitor, coffee shop owner, and work flow expert coach your staff to increase your quality, drink presentation and speed.

Guaranteed to increase sales and maximize your profitability. The value of on site training includes savings on expensive flights for shops with a large number of staff, as well as the additional consulting benefits of having an expert on location and serving you.

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Certified Professional Courses

Seattle's Best Coffee Shops and Roaster Tour by one of Seattle Barista Academy's top coffee Guru's
Experience Seattle's coffee culture through the eyes of a seasoned barista and latte Art competitor with this three hour tour of Seattle Best most renown coffee houses and roasters presented by Seattle Barista Academy. Gain new insights into how and why the drinks are so amazing, see latte' Art at it's best, taste signature drinks from each shop as well as traditional Italian cappuccino's, Latte's and roasters best espresso shots. Gain a new appreciation for the psychology of the different bar layouts, see cutting edge equipment and the most seasoned and well trained barista's presenting there coffee as an art form. You will be picked up at the park and ride on Mercer Island and transported to and from some of Seattle best coffee shops and roasters. So sit back and sip your coffee enjoying your three hour delight.
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Barista Fundamentals, Gaining Command of the Variables - 2 day .
This course covers the fundamentals including cupping and palate development; seed to cup chain; bean grinding; milk theory and milk steaming; espresso theory; extraction and profiling; and the basics of equipment maintenance; as well as work flow/ergonomics coupled with a visit to a coffee shop to observe and see in action what has been learned in the training. For pricing and registration .
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Barista Fundamentals plus Drink Building Package - 3 day
This course continues to build on skills learned in days one and two and introduces hot and cold espresso beverage preparation and presentation including latte art and etching.
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Barista Fundamentals plus Development of the coffee house menu: brewed coffee, tea, and other beverages - 4 day
This course continues the skills building of days one through three and also includes brewed coffee and whole bean sales; tea tasting and brewing; menu building and the psychology of its development; information about coffee roasting, profiles, and sourcing; and creating signature beverages.
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Barista Fundamentals plus Drink building and Coffee Business Consulting Package - 5 day
The new coffee shop owner will find this training indispensable! This course offers all of the above plus a full day of business consultation covering staffing issues (e.g. hiring, training), development or review of your business plan and concept review, and methods of marketing (creating a satisfied and happy customer).
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Weekend Fundamentals Class
This course is an intensified weekend course covering Barista Fundamentals, Drink building, and Latte art. The class is limited to five people to ensure a quality experience.
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Corporate Training Course: Corporate Excellence Program
This two to three day customized structured program is tailored to focus on the specific needs of the individual corporate client and provides real hands on knowledge of the espresso coffee market. The course encompasses the basics of fundamental barista training with a focus on how each corporation’s supplies and products are used, perceived, and influenced by each tier of the espresso coffee industry.


Take this program to:
a. Be able to communicate clearly to your clients using industry specific terminology
b. Better understand the specific needs of your clients and the realities of the current coffee market
c. Promote team building within your corporation
d. Learn the fundamental barista skills necessary to demonstrate a knowledge of espresso preparation to your clients
e. Create an environment for the development of better and more focused products


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Home Barista Courses
90 Minute Barista Class Of Your Choice: Home Brewing ( 9-10:30am) or Ideal Espresso Shot (11-12:30pm)
Dialing in the Grinder for the Best Espresso Extraction. This course covers the fundamentals and basics of pulling excellent espresso shots. Improve your skill set and learn how to get the best quality espresso from your espresso machine and grinder with instruction on: bean grinding, grind adjustment, dosing and distribution, leveling, tamping, extraction and profiling, espresso theory, and the troubleshooting of common mistakes and problems that can occur when making espresso. If you’ve ever wondered why your espresso shots are beautiful one minute and then the next minute are pulling slow and tasting bitter, or come out fast and watery with no flavor, or doesn’t even extract at all, then this is the class that will help you gain command of all of the variables that effect espresso extraction - allowing you to pull a consistent shot each and every time you use your machine.
Master your home brewing skills with the French press, Pour-over, and Siphon brewing. If you’ve ever bought a pound of coffee from your favorite coffee roaster and wondered why it doesn’t tastes the same at home as it does at the cafe, then this class is for you! In this lesson you will discover how to brew your favorite coffees at home using tips and tricks the professionals use in all the popular cafes. Topics include: using the right water, the relationship between the grind and the brewing method utilized, choosing the right coffee, and a hands-on demonstration of several popular home-brewing methods. You will also get to experience several single origin coffees and experience the different tastes and flavors specific to each coffees unique growing region, farm, and harvest methods.
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- Home Brewing Skills: Master your home brewing skills with the French press, Pour-over, and Siphon brewing.
If you’ve ever bought a pound of coffee from your favorite coffee roaster and wondered why it doesn’t tastes the same at home as it does at the cafe, then this class is for you! In this lesson you will discover how to brew your favorite coffees at home using tips and tricks the professionals use in all the popular cafes. Topics include: using the right water, the relationship between the grind and the brewing method utilized, choosing the right coffee, and a hands-on demonstration of several popular home-brewing methods. You will also get to experience several single origin coffees and experience the different tastes and flavors specific to each coffees unique growing region, farm, and harvest methods.
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- Ideal Espresso Shot: Dialing in the Grinder for the Best Espresso Extraction.
This course covers the fundamentals and basics of pulling excellent espresso shots. Improve your skill set and learn how to get the best quality espresso from your espresso machine and grinder with instruction on: bean grinding, grind adjustment, dosing and distribution, leveling, tamping, extraction and profiling, espresso theory, and the troubleshooting of common mistakes and problems that can occur when making espresso. If you’ve ever wondered why your espresso shots are beautiful one minute and then the next minute are pulling slow and tasting bitter, or come out fast and watery with no flavor, or doesn’t even extract at all, then this is the class that will help you gain command of all of the variables that effect espresso extraction - allowing you to pull a consistent shot each and every time you use your machine.
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- Milk Steaming & Latte Art
Master the fundamentals of pouring a heart, rosetta, or your ‘special art form’ to take home and practice! This class is designed for beginning and intermediate baristas wishing to gain more control of their skill set with milk theory and steaming for ideal beverage presentation. Learn how the professional baristas consistently steam their milk based on the beverages being prepared and uniformly pour delightful art into lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos. Gain an understanding of milk theory and steaming for ideal beverage presentation.
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Home Barista: Coffee Preparation
In this 3 hour course, you will discover how to get the best flavors out of your purchased coffee and brew. Topics include: using the right water, the relationship between the grind and the brewing method, cupping (i.e. tasting) for beginners, choosing the right coffee, and a hands-on demonstration of several popular home brewing methods.
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Home Barista Course: Espresso Extraction, Milk Steaming and Latte Art
You've taken the first step and purchased a home espresso machine. You've talked with the baristas at your local coffee shop, done research online, and found an espresso blend you really like. Now you have your friends over for dinner, and you're about to wow them with some wonderful espresso shots. But instead of great espresso, the shots you are pulling don't taste nearly as good as the ones you remember having at the coffee shop. What to do? In this 3 hour course, you will learn the basics of espresso and espresso extraction. Topics include: how to extract espresso and diagnose taste problems, how to steam milk properly with tips and recipes for competition quality espresso beverages, and machine maintenance. The course offers a hands-on experience using several popular home machines and grinders.
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