Speciality Coffee Courses

No matter if you’re a complete beginning, keen amateur or a professional barista we can help build your knowledge and skills with our range of coffee education experiences. Most courses are arranged on an ad hoc basis and delivered one to one or to private groups. We offer slots on Tuesdays after 2pm and Wednesdays or Saturdays starting at 10am or 2pm:


Coffee Appreciation

Book a spot and join us for a coffee cupping. Learn to evaluate the flavour of different coffees and build your coffee tasting vocabulary so you can articulate the flavours and other sensory experiences that you enjoy and those you dislike.

Experience how different brewing methods affect flavour profile & presence in the cup and get some hot tips to bring your home brewing to the next level.

Max 6 people | £32.50 per person | 90 mins   

1st Saturday of every month, 10am     Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coffee-appreciation-baristocracy-coffee-roasters-tickets-335372316627  Call us on 07908007726 or email  [email protected] for more info

250g coffee to take home for each participant

Individual Coffee Appreciation courses are available, email [email protected] for more information


Home Barista

Learn to make the most of your brewing equipment with our Home Barista course. We can adapt the content to suit your needs and skill level covering such areas as:

– an introduction to green coffee, the various processing methods and how we choose the green coffees we buy

– a little look at coffee roasting (we can actually do a roast while you’re there if you’d all like to see how it works)

– a coffee cupping where participants try several different coffees and evaluate their flavours

– brewing – a hands on opportunity to try different brewing methods and/or work on barista skills you already have

– troubleshooting – ways to understand where problems might be coming from when you’re brewing

– milk texturing – getting that perfect micro foam & work arounds for home machines plus working with plant based alternatives (if required)

– latte art tutorial

Max 6 people | £55 per person | 2.5hrs

Delivered one on one to individual or family/friend group                                  

250g coffee to take home for each participant.


Introduction to Professional Barista Skills

Prepare for work anywhere espresso is served with this introduction to professional barista skills. Improve your confidence going into a trial shift or build on your existing barista skills, covering the following areas:

– setting up the espresso machine before service

– grinding for espresso

– pulling espresso shots

– milk steaming & texturing

– working with milk alternatives

– making different espresso based drinks

– intro to latte art

– cleaning the machine

Max 2 people | £45 per person | 2.5hrs | certificate bearing all areas covered


Professional Barista

This is a 10 hour course delivered over 3 or 4 days culminating with free practice, supervised by Alex on our La Marzocco. Contact us to chat about your needs and interests on 07908007726 or [email protected]


Keeping Covid Safe

Our roller door will be kept open no matter the weather

Courses are delivered one on one (whether individual or family group/bubble)

Both instructor and participants wear masks when not trying coffee

Social distancing will be observed whenever practical



Visit Us

Unit 2, Larch Ct,
West Chirton North Industrial Estate,
North Shields, NE298SG

Open Hours

Opening hours:

Sunday 12-3pm

Tues 10-2pm