Barista training experience


Our next session of coffee know-how and tips for home baristas.

These training experiences allow you to get up and personal with making coffee, and give you the chance to improve your technique, ask those questions, and learn more about how to improve various coffee-making skills.

These sessions are designed for home enthusiasts, not professional baristas – for more info on our wholesale program please click here.

You’ll be led by Katy, our wholesale & training manager, who has trained literally thousands of baristas, and holds various Specialty Coffee Association qualifications. You’ll be part of a small group and get to use some of the finest coffee machinery in our training space at the Neighbourhood roastery in Liverpool, including commercial and home equipment. They last for 2 hours 30 minutes, and cover espresso making theory & practice, milk steaming, some basic latte art, cleaning, and loads of good habits, so you’ll have plenty of time to put into practise what you’ve learnt.

We’ll throw in some coffee to take home (250g) as well so you can keep practising! All sessions take place at the NCR roastery, Unit 22, Sandon Estate, Sandon Way, Liverpool, L5 9YN. Parking is available on site.

Here’s a testimony from someone who came in 2021:

“Just wanted to send you an email to thank you again for Saturday’s course, I can’t get over how great it was and you’ve certainly put me on the path of becoming a coffee geek! I had some preconceptions that ‘specialty coffee’ was a sort of snobby culture and I’ve definitely felt that vibe in certain coffee shops who double up as roastery. On Saturday however I felt so involved and welcome just by your course and the enthusiasm you delivered it with – it’s probably the best customer experience I’ve had from a course.

You’ve definitely got a customer in me now, probably for life!