BARISTA COURSE (coffee specialist)
In Italy, you can find bars at every corner of the city as an indispensable part of Italian daily life. Many people go to coffee bars several times a day; before going to work in the morning, for breakfast, during a break from work or study, to have a light meal, or to chat with friends bumped into on the street, etc. It´s said that there are as many as 150,000 bars in Italy, and almost all Italians have their favorite bar.
A quick stop at the bar counter and drinking espresso in one gulp this is the genuine Italian style. Most coffee bars in Italy are run by local individuals, and they’re ideal places for all Italians who love coffee and talking. You can always find bars filled with Italians talking with a cup of coffee in hand. At a bar, they do not only serve “Caffè”, “Macchiato” or “Cappuccino” but also cocktails, “panini” (sandwiches), sweets, ice-cream, as well as gifts, etc.
“Barista” is an Italian word that means someone who makes and serves coffee and coffee drinks (such as cappuccino) to customers. In Italy, the center of a “bar” (cafe) is the espresso machine, so the barista is identified with his ability to brew a great coffee. In our Barista Course, you will learn the necessary skills to be a barista in just 1 or 2 weeks.
- ・History of coffee and geographic differences
- ・Knowledge of coffee beans (about plants, cultivation and processing)
- ・Knowledge of coffee after processing (roasting, production and blending)
- ・How to use coffee machine and its maintenance
- ・Latte art
- ・Exploring and comparing coffee flavors from all over the world
- ・Learn how to make the traditional Italian-style coffee (“macchiato”, “caffelatte”, “espresso”, etc.)
- ・The ultimate cappuccino
- ・Visit to a coffee factory
- ・All of the above and…
- ・About latte art championship
- ・Mocaccino using syrup and chocolate
- ・Basic cocktails
- ・Cocktails using coffee
- ・Coffee around the world
- ・Learn several coffee-based cocktails and beverages
- ・Tablefware shop visit
*The program above may be subject to change.
|Term||Program Fee||Starting date||Max. number of students
（Min. number of students）
|Barista Course 1-week||€1,400||Every Monday
|Barista Course 2-week||€2,600||10（1）|
■Costs included in fees
■Costs not included in fees
Schedule of Barista Course
*Schedule may be changed without prior notice. Please make sure to confirm.
|1-week Course||2-week Course||Day||Contents||Italian
|Departure||Departure||１||Sun.||From your Country to Florence|
/ 2 lessons a week
|3||Tue.||Barista training (2 hours/Basic)|
|4||Wed.||Barista training (2 hours/Basic)|
|5||Thu.||Barista training (2 hours/Basic)|
|6||Fri.||Visit coffee factory|
|Arrival to your country||8||Sun.||Arrival to your country (1-week Course)|
|9||Mon.||Barista training (2 hours・Advanced)||Italian Language lesson
/2 lessons a week
|10||Tue.||Barista training (2 hours・Advanced)|
|11||Wed.||Barista training (2 hours・Advanced)|
|12||Thu.||Visit to the central food market|
|13||Fri.||Tableware shop tour (Option)|
|Arrival to your country||15||Sun.||Arrival to your country (2-week Course)|
Internship as a barista
*Italian language skill is essential.
To be a barista in an Italian bar means that you communicate with the customers to understand how they want their coffee and also to enjoy small talks to make them feel at home, so it is necessary to have both coffee making techniques and conversation skills. Italian language skill is essential to build good relationships with the customers, so students will study Italian language for the first 3-6 months, and then start actual internship at an Italian bar. Working side by side with authentic baristas, you will brush up your skills as a barista, enrich the knowledge as a barista, and practice conversation with real customers. Those who do internship in bars with foreign visitors, knowledge of other languages such as English, Spanish, Chinese, etc. will be useful.