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Does anybody know of any barista training schools/seminars in Southern California? I don't expect to become a master barista after taking such a class, but I see it as a good way to 'jump start' my experience with making espresso drinks as well as dealing with the equipment.


-- Devlyn Davis (, January 27, 2004


Hello Devlyn, you could contact SCAA and see if they are scheduled to have a course in your area (their last course was in PA in December- Maybe a better option would be to ask around some of the ower-operator establishments in your area. Most of these guys should have a real love and enthusiasm for coffee and may well share that with you during down-times in their business day. Best of luck- Alun

-- Alun Evans (, February 05, 2004.

Devlyn if you can travel there is a brand new school in Portland Oregon. They offer training for individuals as well as coffee shops. Here is the website

-- Eileen Traylor (, May 13, 2004.

Hello Devlyn,

I am the Executive Director of the Seattle Barista Academy. We offer training in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We hold classes in the LA are approximately once every two months. Please visit our website at to learn more about us and when our next trip to Southern California will be.


Jared Mockli Executive Director Seattle Barista Academy Ph: (800) 927-3286 ext 210

-- Jared Mockli (, July 02, 2004.

Dear Devlyn : Our Company M.M.S.I. Espresso Service Co. in Tampa , Fl. currently offers a one day coarse . We hope to open a second location in Scottsdale , Az. by Oct./ Nov. Realizing that it's not southern Ca., it is a little closer than Seattle . Please visit our web-site at . We would be proud to enroll you as our very first attendee for our Scottsdale, Az. seminar. Thank You; Harry D. Weeks Pesident

-- Harry Weeks (, September 02, 2004.

Go to Polly's in Belmont Shore.

-- Eric Allen (, October 07, 2004.

Thanks Eric, Polly's looks like a cool place.

-- Dev (, October 07, 2004.

Hi Devlyn,

We not only offer on-site consultation and have a comprehensive barista training and coffee businesss school but we have created multiple training books and DVD's that you may find helpful.

At our school you have the chance to try out multiple espresso machines from the best companies in the Industry. You also will learn full menu preparation such as Blender Drinks, Panini, Granita, Teas, Equipment Maintenance, etc.

Visit our website or give me a call at 800-655- 3955, I'd be more than happy to discuss the many different options you have.



-- Matt Milletto (, October 20, 2004.

Why not learn hands on from someone that has worked in a fast paced, high volume place. Learn from some that can make a drink in under a minute and make it taste like it took longer. Learn from someone that really knows what they are doing.

-- C.murray (, October 20, 2004.

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