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Full English and Irish breakfasts, bacon sandwiches, sausage sandwiches together with speciality coffee are available to eat in or takeaway at Caffe & Co. situated in Dane Court Rainhill close to Thatto Heath and St Helens.  Takeaway orders can be made on 0151 493 2332.

Caffe & Co. is a speciality coffee shop on the outskirts of Liverpool.  Established in 2011, Caffe & Co. was one of the first to establish itself as speciality coffee shop in the North West.  Since then, 5 yrs on, this is a rapidly growing sector that is beginning to threaten the inferior multiples.

Speciality coffee isn’t a latter with caramel and whipped cream, rather it is a term which encompasses attention to detail in every aspect of coffee, from growing, harvesting, processing, roasting and how it is subsequently extracted, served and presented to the customer.¬† This attention to detail covers many many aspects hence making the whole process so much more expensive and time consuming.¬† Good coffee takes knowledge, time and investment whilst poor coffee is simple and cheap to produce and replicate.

We have free wi-fi at Caffe & Co., enabling you to play Pokémon GO at leisure! The Blue Mango just opposite is a Pokémon GO stop and Rainhill Railway station is a Pokémon gym.

Looking for North West barista training courses?

Caffe & Co. is a speciality coffee shop and barista training school situated between Liverpool and Manchester.

We are an SCAE member (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe).  We are SCAE accredited (to date) in the Introduction of Coffee, Barista Foundation and Barista Intermediate levels.

We provide barista training courses to SCAE standard in the Introduction to Coffee, Fundamentals of Espresso & Barista Basics (Foundation) and The Advanced Barista (Intermediate-Advanced).

We also run a¬†one and¬†half day ¬†“How to Open a Coffee Shop” Course which we run in our working coffee shop.

 

With the costs of going to university rising, increasingly, students are looking to work in local coffee shops as Baristas to help fund their studies, living expenses and of course their social life.

With the huge growth in coffee shops, especially so in university towns and cities, it makes even more sense to start looking at coffee shops as sources of employment.

Historically the obvious first choices would have been Costa, Nero and Starbucks, but the massive growth in independent coffee shops over the past few years has made them much more prominent.

If you know your coffee, you will know the difference between a mainstream High St chain store and a good independent.

Working as a barista may look like an easy and fun job.¬† It is most definitely fun but it certainly isn’t easy!¬† If you are serious about this then you need to seek barista training as no training means terrible coffee, it’s that simple.

Apply for a barista job in a coffee shop and there is likely to be lots of others thinking the same thing so what will make you stand out from the rest?….exactly,… training.¬† Not necessarily work experience, but training.¬† Work experience, may not necessarily be¬†a requirement and in many instances, independent coffee shops¬†are looking for training and perhaps experience in another good independent, but experience in a chain may not necessarily seen as an advantage.

Caffe & Co. is an independent coffee shop in Liverpool area (Rainhill, Prescot, St Helens).¬† Established in 2011, not only does it serve speciality coffee, it is also a barista training centre / barista training course centre / barista training school.¬† In addition to barista training courses, it also provides business services to those¬†considering¬†opening a coffee shop with its “How to start a coffee shop” training course.¬† Enquire at Caffe & Co. for barista training day availability.

 

Many people would love to open a coffee shop.  Nature of the business is that it attracts many like mined people who perhaps who may have been made redundant or have decided that the time is right to move on from traditional employment in favour of running your own little business.

“I’d love a nice little coffee shop where I can bake my own cakes, create my own menu, serve wonderful coffee and chat to regulars and most of all I can be my own boss, work whatever hours I like and have time off when with family when I want to”.¬† This is a common way of thinking and whilst much of this is true and achievable, it doesn’t happen without hard work, determination and most importantly ensuring that you are making lots of well informed decisions in the run up to making that decision to ‘take the plunge’.

Here at Caffè & Co. we have been successfully been trading since 2011.  Each year, our business has developed and grown.  We had no previous experience of the catering business but we did have considerable experience in business management, retail and on and offline marketing as well as the love and passion for great coffee.

We invested in the right coffee equipment and with lots of prior coffee¬†knowledge we used this as a starting point. Great coffee is hard to find despite the plethora of ‘coffee shops’ now available.¬† Quite simply, most coffee shops are still serving shockingly poor coffee, and that includes High St. chains.¬† For me it is always a significant gamble as to whether a coffee will be at least¬†drinkable, and more often than not, it isn’t, yet, I still gamble my ¬£2.50-¬£3 in my need for caffeine.

As our customers very quickly complimented our wonderful coffee, it made sense to start to teach others to do the same.  This is why we decided to offer barista training courses and later we expanded to now also offer how to start a coffee shop training courses.

Barista training courses are 4 hours, How to start a coffee shop training courses (including barista training) are 1 and a half days.

If you are planning to open a coffee shop, barista training is essential if you want to ensure that your coffee has the edge over your competitors and if you want to ensure your customers keep coming back for more. If you have no business experience and are planning to open a coffee shop then the How to start a coffee shop training course is also essential.  Indeed, even if you do have some business experience, albeit not in catering, the course is very insightful and is certain to ensure you start on the right track and potentially save a considerable amount of money that you may otherwise waste.  Contact us to enquire or book.

Caffe & Co. provide barista training in Liverpool / barista training courses in Liverpool.  We are based in the historic village of Rainhill on the outskirts of Liverpool.  Actually located 100m from Rainhill railway station (on the direct line between Liverpool and Manchester) and just 1 mile from J7 M62.

We are unique as we are a working coffee shop.  Our coffee is A1 as our regular customers would testify. So first of all, if you can, why not pop in and try our coffee?

Our course is just 4 hours which gives you a great introduction to espresso and milk texturing.  You will be quite surprised at how intricate it actually is to create great espresso!

We also introduce you to latte art.  For more information about our barista training course visit our website now.

 

Something that many of us aspire to do at some stage in our lives.¬†¬† Opening a coffee shop / starting a coffee shop is often seen as a great way to spend your early retirement.¬† It may look easy on the surface but the reality isn’t always as you might expect.

This is why at Caffe & Co. we will go into great depth about how to start a coffee shop and how to run it, because, after all we have done it and have been very successful.

We won’t just tell you what we think you want to know, we will tell you what you ought to know so you have the best chance of success.¬† We are a working coffee shop, so you will see first hand what we do.¬† The training takes place whilst we are open.¬† For more details about our how to open a coffee shop / caf√© course take a look at our website for more information including pricing.

The perfect unusual gift idea this Christmas…buy the coffee lover in your life a barista training course gift voucher.

Our barista training course runs regularly in historic Rainhill village just on the outskirts of Liverpool.

The coffee training course is four hours duration and runs on Sunday late afternoons between 3-7pm or alternatively midweek evenings 5-9pm.

Ideal for those who have an espresso machine at home and would like to get the best from it as well as those who are looking to work in a coffee shop or indeed planning to open a coffee shop.

Further to our barista training courses which have now been running for almost two years, here at Caffe & Co. we now also operate a “How to open a coffee shop” course.

The course was set up to run within our already successful coffee shop near Liverpool.¬† We were aware the although there are limited courses available of this nature, we weren’t aware of any that were actually also a fully operational coffee shop.¬† So, we thought, what better format could there be for prospective coffee shop owners than to learn all they need to know and actually see it for themselves in situ in a real working coffee shop.

The course is approximately 12 hours in total  Рcomprising 8 hours theory covering all aspects of setting up the coffee shop business and 4 hours practical with the actual coffee side of the business, making espresso and texturing milk.  For full course content, see our How to Open a Coffee Shop page.

 

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