Whether you’re a budding barista or an at home enthusiast, you’re certain to learn an incredible new skill when you go to one of the below venues for barista training.

Laynes Espresso

This beloved coffee hideout has more than 15 years of experience, and they’re more than willing to pass on their knowledge! With three training courses for budding baristas to choose from, it’s a great option for anyone looking to craft their perfect cup of coffee themselves.

Choose between:

  • Basic Barista Skills
  • Latte Art
  • Coffee at Home

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Each of these do what they say on the tin, and will help you refine your coffee on a day to day basis. The courses are comprehensive enough that you’ll never feel short-changed, and yet relaxed enough that you can soak up all of the knowledge that is on offer.

200 Degrees North

200 Degrees North is a favourite location amongst the Restaurants of Leeds team. With its relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous cakes and heavenly aromas, this is the perfect place to learn a new skill.


Here, four different courses are offered:

  • Basic Barista

This is perfect for those wanting to make coffee at home, and start out in the hospitality industry. No experience needed, just a sunny outlook.

  • Home Brew Coffee

If getting geeky about home brew coffee sounds like Nirvana to you, then look no further. In this course you learn all about a V60 Dripper, Aeropress, and how to make the very most of your humble cafetiere.

  • Intermediate Barista

When you’ve cracked the introductory courses, the Intermediate Barista course is ready to push you even further. Learn about manipulating espresso extraction, how to produce the best steamed milk, microfoam, and start learning about latte art!

  • Advanced Latte Art

For enthusiasts of all types who want to hone their latte art skills and getting that perfect microfoam each and every time. Learn how to pour a sweet heart, a classic tulip and even a Rosetta in this class, and then head straight to Instagram.

North Star Coffee Roasters

If you’re looking for intensive professional courses then North Star could be for you. Their courses are available for both individuals, as well as large teams. They cover everything from the supply chain to brewing and then onto presentation and decoration.

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Cost wise, this course will set you back a bit more. But for its £600 price tag you’ll receive 4 intensive days of training which will set you up for life. Their next course is running from the 8th to the 11th of May and has (at the time of writing this) only three spaces left available! To bag your spot, click here.

We hope you have a wonderful time wherever you choose to go, and that you become better at latte art than we are… side note, we’re terrible at it!

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