Schools, Classes and Learning Tools

In a search for tools to make a better Espresso, I was happy to find that there are many options to help master the art. Yes, there are classes given at a campus, classes given at your location, DVD classes and even a few iPhone app options. Very exciting!

On this page, I will list some options I come across. While I will take a look at them via their site, literature and even give them a call… I’m unable to go to each of them so I can’t guarantee the quality of their learning materials. If you offer services, please contact me with your information via my contact page and I will review as soon as I can.

Live Classes for Personal and Business Needs:

Seattle Barista Academy

Seattle based training offers 1/2 day morning or afternoon classes for those folks wanting to make better coffee at home. For the enthusiest or possible business owner, classes offered can last 2, 3, 4, or 5 days.

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.

Espresso Coffee Barista Training Classes in Tucson Arizona

As the name says, these folks offer classes in Tucson Arizona – Pricing between $350 and $700

The personal training is half day and professional a full day, classes covering 30 drinks.

If you are planning to open your own coffee house, coffee shop, espresso bar, start a coffee espresso drive-thru or an espresso cart – pick the Espresso Business & Barista Training, which offers a more intensive hands-on-training on barista techniques and provide some specific advice on a particular type of business you are in.

Our Barista Training for home skips the business aspect and concentrates on proper preparation of espresso based beverages alone. Become an expert, impress your guests and family and friends with perfectly tasting espresso, cappucino, mocha or latte.

Espresso 101


  • On-Site Barista training starting at $1200 for 1 to 5 employees (slightly more for more attendees)
  • Classes in their American Barista & Coffee School for 5 days and Specilized Barista training starting at $2695
  • Classes on DVD – offering their own Training DVD and many books

Whether you are a new start-up business who wants your baristas to serve perfect beverages on opening day or an existing retailer who wants to increase the quality of the drinks you already serve, Bellissimo is the only coffee consulting company that offers you numerous ways to meet your specific training needs.

Mobile Training Tools

iPhone Barista –

Training and Tips for making many Espresso and Coffee Drinks

Images and Videos – Includes Pouring Videos for Heart and Rosetta

Espresso Machine Basics