Caffè & Co.
Artisan Coffee Shop, Tea Rooms & Ice Cream Bar

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.


Caffe & Co. have recently been asked to provide Barista training to level 2 & 3 Catering students at West Cheshire College in Ellesmere Port.

Barista skills / barista training is increasingly becoming recognised as an essential component for catering students, hence it’s recent incorporation into the course.

Many restaurants utilise super automatic espresso machines for their coffee beverages or, where they do use semi / fully automatic machines, more often than not, staff receive minimal or any relevant training on it’s use thus resulting in poor coffee.

‘The Dining Room’ at West Cheshire College¬†is a fine dining restaurant serving outstanding cuisine, and now they are also able to serve outstanding coffee with their recently acquired barista training course from Caffe & Co.

Eating out is an experience that the majority of people partake in, for coffee lovers, the coffee afterwards is part of that experience.  It stands to reason therefore that coffee lovers will typically go to eat where great coffee is also served.  For information on barista training courses whether for domestic pleasure purposes or commercial reasons, contact us now or get more information here.

Barista training courses are now available at Caffe & Co.

If you love coffee and would like the opportunity to learn more about espresso then why not try a short introductory course where you will pick up all you need to know to make much better coffee at home using your own domestic machine.

You may be interested in becoming a Barista, or perhaps you are considering a year out travelling and would like to have Barista training experience on your CV to enable you to secure employment as a Barista to help fund your travels.  You may simply love coffee and just fancy a bit of fun and better your knowledge.

Read more about our Barista training courses in Merseyside including training dates here

Location: Caffè & Co. Limited | 8 Dane Court | Rainhill | Prescot | L35 4LU - How To Find Us

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