Barista training wanted - done - review added

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Barista training wanted - done - review added

Postby Ed » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:22 pm

I thought I might indulge my interest a bit further and get some proper training. A nice simplish day out with an expert in a conducive environment would suffice. I don't need to be pulling championship quality shots after eight hours.

I live in the North West Midlands and I am inclined to travel to Manchester for entertainment, shopping etc. And I lived in Birmingham for a while so I am comfortable there.

I have Googled Barista training and everything seems to be based in Yorkshire!! Why might that be do you suppose?

Anyway, before plumping for a trip up the M6 and M62 I wonder if any of you out there know of a suitable training provider in the region between Birmingham and Manchester?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Postby GreenBean » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:24 am

Hi Ed, It is good to see you around here :D I do not have any experience of barista training so can not help you. Hopefully, others will be along with advice.
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Postby Sibling_Chris » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:44 am

The one I have heard good reports of is limini in Bradford...like you say a trip along the M62 not5oo far.

Personally I have been to shorter sessions run by Collona & Smalls in Bath. Sorry I know that's nowhere near you, but personally i thought they were great.
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Postby GreenBean » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:59 pm

Thank you for the advice, Chris.
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Postby Ed » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:01 pm

Thanks Chris. I too have heard good things about Limini. It was the first place I looked at.

Anybody else have any suggestions?
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Postby dr.chris » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:18 pm

Doing a quick search threw up these people

http://www.caffeandco.com/barista-train ... rpool.html

I have no idea about them
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 am

Have you tried contacting Dale Harris at Has Bean? I saw a few such sessions run by him advertised by HasBean some while ago. I have no idea if they still do it but might be worth asking as pretty close to your neck of the woods :)
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Postby Ed » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:29 pm

Has Bean would be ideal but the training link on their website goes to a dead page! I suppose I could hazard an email.
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:45 pm

Yes, nudge them, they won't mind you asking :)
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Postby Ed » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:03 pm

Update: Thanks to my wife and the Christmas season, I am in possession of a training voucher from Limini Coffee for a half day session to be booked at my convenience some time before 15/12/15.

I would do it soon but the possibility of a snowy overnighter on the M62 leads me to think that some time in March might be good.

I might just drop my Gaggia Classic in at Caffe Shop in Halifax for service while I am up there.
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Postby CakeBoy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:33 pm

Nice to look forward to though Ed. What a great Christmas gift :)
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Postby GreenBean » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:19 pm

Sounds great, Ed :D Please let us know your views on the training once it is completed.
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Postby Ed » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:38 pm

I promise to post a review once I have completed my session.
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Re: Barista training wanted

Postby Ed » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:23 am

Life's vagaries (new grand-children, holidays, retirement etc.) have caused me to prevaricate over booking my training but I now have it booked for September 9th. I will update you all with my experiences after the event.
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Re: Barista training wanted

Postby bruceb » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:40 am

Ed wrote:Life's vagaries (new grand-children, holidays, retirement etc.) have caused me to prevaricate over booking my training but I now have it booked for September 9th. I will update you all with my experiences after the event.


Congratulations! Good luck and please do let us know how it goes. :D
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