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Looking for Barista Training in London?

March 29, 2015

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Bibium now on-site barista training courses in London! If you’re an office or coffee shop (or spaceship pilot or garden shop manager), and you’re looking for some expert advice on how to use your barista style machine (or bean to cup even!), we can now help with that.

We’re happy to put together something bespoke for you, but here’s a selection of our standard offerings.


Light Barista Course for London Offices – £49

Visacrem Ottima Group 3 Barista Machine

A low key training session for offices with bean to cup coffee machines

In this course you’ll spend an hour learning:

  • How your bean to cup coffee machine works – all the tricks you don’t know
  • Programmable drinks
  • Adjust the temperature and strength
  • Explain the drinks menu – espresso, cappuccino, latte, Americano
  • Walk you through daily cleaning and maintenance


In-Depth Barista Course for London Offices – £89

Rancilio Classe 7 Group 3 Barista Style Coffee Machine Silver and Black model side view

A more thorough course for offices brave enough to use a barista machine

In this course you’ll spend two hours learning how to:

  • Get the most of your barista machine focusing on the grinder, group head, and steam wand
  • Make a variety of coffee drinks like a pro – espresso, cappuccino, latte, americano, and flat white
  • Operate your machine like a true barista:
    • Dosing and tamping
    • Extraction
    • Steaming and pouring milk
  • Look after the super important daily cleaning and maintenance




Basic Barista Course for London Coffee Shops – £139

La Spaziale s40 Seletron 4 Group Barista Style Coffee Machine Side View

Everything you need to know to get your coffee shop humming along; including:


Coffee origins

The difference between Arabica and Robusta beans

The importance of freshness

Typical coffee menu:

  • Espresso
  • Ristretto – shorter espresso
  • Macchiato – espresso with dollop of hot milk/foam
  • Americano – Hot water + espresso
  • Long Black – similar to Americano, normally shorter (less water)
  • Cappucino – Espresso + steamed milk + foam
  • Café Latte – Espresso + steamed milk
  • Flat White – shorter, stronger Latte (less milk, no foam)
  • Mocha – Café Latte + chocolate

Coffee Equipment

  • Espresso Machine
  • Grinder
  • Importance of proper cleaning

How to make the perfect espresso

  • Dose – around 20g, show how to get it without using scales
  • Tamping – demonstration
  • Extraction time – 20-30sec
  • Volume – around 50ml of espresso in the cup
  • Consistency – should pour like olive oil
  • Crema with ‘tiger skin’ pattern
  • Adjusting grinder to achieve above, show how it affects shot, taste good and bad shots
  • Practice


  • Steaming technique – demonstration (half full pitcher, spinning motion, no noise)
  • Temperature – demonstration how to know the milk is hot enough (pitcher too hot to hold)
  • Microfoam – demonstration how to avoid big bubbles
  • Pouring – introduction to latte art
  • Practice

Summary – recap + things to remember

Advanced Barista Course for London Coffee Shops- £199

Expobar Markus 2 Group Barista Style Coffee Machine Side View

Take your coffee shop to the next level

Everything in the basic barista course plus:

  • Using scales for dosing coffee
  • Measuring brew ratios
  • More practice and tasting
  • One to one practice and training including latte art

Update: Our Barista Training Service is no longer available. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.