Barista Training Courses

Epic barista courses in Bristol & Birmingham

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Our 'Be A Barista' courses are the perfect introduction to barista-level coffee making - combining theory,  practical and a whole lotta coffee tasting!

While speciality coffee is our passion, we get our kicks from sharing this passion with people who enjoy coffee as much as we do.

Join our team and gain hands-on experience while learning everything you need to know to be a barista. 

Each coffee course includes demonstrations, taste-tests and talks from experts in a fun and relaxed environment enjoyed with fellow coffee enthusiasts. 

Included in our barista courses: 

  • Coffee theory and background knowledge
  • Science of milk texturing and espresso 
  • Grinder demonstrations
  • How to taste-test espresso 
  • Coffee equipment fixes
  • Speciality coffee tasting 
  • How to make perfect microfoam 
  • Latte art basics 
  • How to pour heart latte art
  • Coffee roastery tour (Bristol course only)
  • 25% off our speciality coffee beans on the day of your course

Barista course breakdown: 

Our coffee barista courses begin with a session on the theory of coffee, where you'll learn background knowledge as you enjoy tasting a range of our current roasts.

After coffee theory, you'll be trained by one of our baristas in the science of milk texturing and espresso. Discover how to steam your milk to the perfect texture, and gain skills that can be transferred to any home machine. 

During the course, we'll demonstrate how to dial in a grinder, talking through each component of making espresso - from dosing to yield and extraction.

You'll also learn how to taste-test your espresso for an enhanced sipping experience, and learn how to fix coffee equipment issues with tips that are easy to replicate at home. 

Last but not least, latte art. By the end of the course you'll be able to make yourself a beautifully tasting latte with perfect milk topped by a pretty heart! 

'Be A Barista' Course Locations:

We offer barista courses in two locations, Bristol and Birmingham.

If you aren’t familiar with our story, here’s a little info about who we are and what we do. 

Wayland’s Yard was our first baby, a single coffee shop based in Worcester.

Since setting up WY in 2016, we’ve expanded to Bristol and Birmingham and built our very own roastery - Odd Kin Coffee Roasters. 

Our teams across Wayland’s and Odd Kin are the legends we truly owe our success to.

Passionate about sharing their knowledge and providing the best experience possible, our sites are places where customers can explore speciality coffee and learn more about the story behind the bean.

Whether you choose Bristol or Birmingham for your coffee training course, we guarantee a great time with good company, good vibes and good coffee - what more could you ask for!?

The Odd Kin Barista Course, Bristol

Unit 18, Kenn Court, Roman Farm Rd, Bristol, BS4 1UL 

If you’re searching for a barista course in Bristol, our roastery is the perfect choice!

Just a short drive from Bristol Temple Meads station and the city centre, our Bristol barista training is held right here at Odd Kin Coffee Roasters.

On arrival you’ll be met by our friendly team - all of whom love experimenting with single origin coffees from around the world. 

Included in the Bristol barista course is a coffee roastery tour, where you’ll get to go behind-the-scenes and see where the magic happens.

Discover more about the coffee roasting process, and watch firsthand as we roast fresh crop beans in small batches to ensure top notch quality. 

Our Bristol barista course is led by none other than our Head of Coffee, Christina.

At the roastery we all feel super lucky to have Christina's coffee experience to lean on, which is what makes her the perfect host for our Bristol barista workshops!


Photos: Christina - Head of Coffee at Odd Kin Coffee Roasters

The Wayland's Yard Barista Course - Birmingham

42 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF

We also offer barista courses in Birmingham at our sister coffee shop WY Birmingham

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, Wayland’s Yard is the perfect location for coffee enthusiasts to dive into barista training and taste a range of our in-house roasted coffees. 

The Birmingham barista course is headed up by one of our superstar barista trainers - Lindsey, a coffee whizz who recently competed in the English AeroPress Championships down in London. 

Enjoy your barista training in one of Brum’s most chilled out coffee spots - we guarantee it won’t disappoint!


Barista Course in Birmingham, hosted at Wayland's Yard, UK

Photos: Wayland's Yard Birmingham

Barista training course FAQs:

How long is the barista course?

Our barista training courses are 2 hours and 30 minutes long. 

How much does it cost?

Each course costs £40 per person.

What should I wear?

Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little messy in.

When are the barista workshops held?

We hold barista courses on selected Fridays / Saturdays. All upcoming dates can be found on our booking platform

Our coffee training class sizes are small to ensure a personalised experience where participants can gain as much barista knowledge as possible in the time provided. Because of this, places are limited, so don’t delay securing your spot! 

Where can I book? 

Bookings for our barista training courses can be made through the links provided below: 

Do you offer any other coffee experiences?

Yes, we also offer specialist coffee brewing masterclasses which aim to help participants boss their brew methods at home!