Posts Tagged ‘barista training’

State of the Barista Training Facility

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Ivy League Barista Academy has recently opened the doors of its new, state of the art, training facility in San Diego, California. As the only barista training facility of its kind in San Diego, ILBA aspires to become an asset to the coffee community with its excellent selection of coffee training programs. So much of a coffee businesses success weighs on a baristas ability to effectively and efficiently provide its customers with the highest possible level of product and customer service. The barista is the face of any coffee business and although your customer will gain many different impressions of your coffee business based on a number of observations, the barista behind the counter will have the biggest impact. In the coffee industry today we can witness a lack of standards and consistency across the country. Where we could once expect friendly and knowledgeable caffeinated customer service, we all too often today find slow and substandard quality. That is why ILBA is raising the bar for coffee baristas across the country.

Ivy League Barista Academy seeks to reform and revolutionize the coffee industry to a level of excellence beyond today’s standards. ILBA offers a wide array of informative courses that range in substance and length. For everyone from baristas, to business owners, ILBA teaches the most important skills and techniques in barista training and coffee business operations. With an expert team that has started over 550 coffee businesses worldwide ILBA is proud to be serving the coffee industry by preserving its quality and integrity.

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Starting Your Coffee Business Off Right

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Starting a business can be a daunting task, filled with trials and tribulations that one rarely ever sees coming. When starting a coffee business there are three main aspects that have to work harmoniously with one another for a coffee business to be successful. Every business is expected to have high quality coffee products in order to concoct the delicious beverages that will catapult your business to success. You want your customers to take one sip of your drink and remember you business, establishing a solid clientele base. As is true with most aspects of starting a business, the supply side is more complicated than it seems. Simply buying the correct mixes, sauces and whole bean coffees is not enough to insure your new business thrives. You need to know how to use the products and the best ways to combine them to maximize the flavor potential of each item on your menu. This brings us to the next crucial aspect of a coffee business, which is training.

The careful detail that a skilled barista puts into each beverage lets the customer know that their business is appreciated. Whether you are a coffee barista, business owner or manager it is important that your new business benefits from the professional knowledge and experience of specialists within the industry. This insures that each member of your staff is endowed with a refined and tested knowledge of the coffee industry, all the way from making the perfect latte to maximizing efficiency and profits. Your ability to provide your customers with an excellent café experience is vital to the success of any coffee shop, kiosk or cart.

Once you have trained professional baristas, able to work comfortably and diligently with the wide variety of premium coffee products, carefully hand selected and test by you, the owner, you need a setting to exert your new found coffee expertise and prove yourself a skilled coffee business owner. At this point you must decide what setting suits you and your location best, be it a coffee cart, kiosk, drive-thru or cafe. The experts at CoffeeCartBiz will not only work with you on selecting a suitable establishment, but can also provide you with the supplies and training you need to be successful. Those who purchase a coffee cart from CoffeeCartBiz recieve a professional Four Day Advanced Barista Training course through the Ivy League Barista Academy, as well as $1,000 worth of opening inventory through Coffee Supply Inc. This all inclusive started package through CoffeeCartBiz addresses the three main aspects to a successful coffee business; supply, training and location. This recipe for success costs only $15,999 has everything you need Coffee Cart Starter Packageto start you own coffee business off right. On the grand opening of your new coffee business you will be confident and ready because you will have received professional training and certification through the Ivy League Barista Academy where you will have tested and tried different coffee products and mixes from an array of high quality custom products from around the world. All this tested business practice when combined with a quality custom coffee cart from CoffeeCartBiz will put any business owner well on their way to success.

Coffee Cart Biz Inc offers Barista Training

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

By: Jim Juliano

There are many aspects to a new coffee business that will determine your success or failure. One of the key aspects is the knowledge and experience of your barista. But what do you do if you have all the elements in place to run a successful coffee business, except the Master Barista?

Coffee Cart Biz Inc. has created a comprehensive training course to develop each business owner into a master barista. This course is perfect for the individual whose knowledge of coffee stops at what kind they like to drink.The Master Barista Package consists of three eight- hour training days going over a variety of disciplines in drink preparation and system building. The Master Barista Package is a hands-on training course with an informational packet focusing on the key points listed below for the business owner or employee of the coffee business. The majority of material will be provided hands on with the assistance of training material.


  • Competition pricing evaluation
  • Price breaks with reference to profit per drink
  • Product variety
  • Variety in product sizes
  • Special promotions
  • Torani Syrup variety
  • Pastry goods suppliers

Drink Preparation:

  • Consistency in drink preparation
  • Quality control
  • Proper cleaning and sanitizing

System Building:

  • Employee training
  • Par ordering system
  • Daily cash systems
  • Drop box systems


  • Origin of the coffee bean
  • Different regions with reference to taste
  • Mild and dark roast comparisons
  • Roasting
  • Quality in storage and transportation
  • Product wasting procedures
  • Consistent bean storage systems

Espresso Grinder:

  • Grinder adjustments, functions and settings
  • Espresso shot with reference to humidity, dosing, timing and temperature
  • Maintenance and cleaning

Espresso Machine:

  • Setting adjustments
  • Proper espresso extraction techniques
  • The shot with reference to heart, body and crema
  • Maintenance and cleaning