Certified Barista Training “COFFEE ART SPECIALIST”


Barista Training

The Coffee Art Specialist is a professional barista, an extremely proficient master in the coffee and coffee making world. In this course you will receive full training in traditional coffee-making and focus on preparing unique, coffee-based drinks even at events when you are working under pressure. You will learn: coffee based drink decorations (Latte Art basics and Advanced Etching), the maintenance of coffee machines and new, innovative recipes to help you stand out from other baristas.


You will also be offered a hands on internship after you acquire your MIXOLOGY certification. The Coffee Art Specialist program includes the following classes:



  • Professional Coffee Course “Barista Coffee”
  • “Coffee Art” Course
  • Latte Art Course



This course will give you the comprehensive professional training that will enable you to find immediate work in the industry as a barista, eliminating the gap between you and your “‘more experienced’ colleagues.    


International Certification


This barista and coffee course follows the normative law of the system of quality management ISO9001:2008 for which the MIXOLOGY Academy is certified by the prestigious RINA Services body. This international certification is recognized by the course quality and validity of the academy’s’ beverage administration and its professional courses on bartending, baristas and bar managers.


93 Stations and 5 Rooms Inside a 600 Square Meter Academy


The MIXOLOGY Academy is a professional European Academy for Bartenders and Baristas located within a 600 square meter space comprised of 5 separate rooms and 93 stations and equipped with the most modern bar supplies for an exceptional training experience. Take a look at our Virtual Tour to see our Academy, or browse  through our photo gallery!


License of Administration


The certifications for professional specialization from the MIXOLOGY Academy, approved by the municipality, will help you obtain 10 points towards obtaining a Administration of Food and Beverage License.


Hands-On Internship


After passing the written practical exam for the professional barista course, students are eligible to take a 1-week internship at any bar partnering with the MIXOLOGY Academy. This is a perfect opportunity for students to put the skills they have acquired to the test. If there are no internships available at the time of your search you can sign up on a waiting list free of charge.

Job Placement Agency


The coffee art specialist course includes the opportunity to work within our bartender and barista agency (depending on your performance) and start to develop a valuable professional network among our bars and graduates from our academy. This gives your powerful edge for becoming a respected member of the hospitality and food & beverage industry.


Take advantage of one of our discounted accomodations for 13 nights (the entire lenght of the course)

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Program of the: Certified Barista Training “COFFEE ART SPECIALIST”

Program Outline for the Certified Barista Training Course

  • Coffee – Practice, Analysis and Theory
  • Latte – Practice (Frothing)
  • Coffee Basics – The different types of coffee to serve
  • Advanced Coffee Special Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic coffee based drinks
  • Tea – Theory, Sensorial Analysis and Practice
  • Chocolate – Theory, Sensorial Analysis and Practice
  • Glassware – Different types of glasses utilized
  • Speed Working – Working at a fast pace with simultaneously orders of coffee/cappuccino/tea
  • Equipment and Supply Use Coffee machines and maintenance
  • Customer Psychology – Public interaction

Program Outline for the “Coffee Art” Course

  • Understand how to apply your artistic creativity in the coffee sector when necessary
  • Techniques, preparation and creation of creams that are the basics of pastry making: pastry cream, whipped cream, zabaione
  • Technique and preparation in special cold coffees and study of numerous recipes.
  • Technique and preparation in special hot coffees and study of numerous recipes.
  • Technique and preparation in special blended coffees and study of numerous recipes.

Program of Latte Art Course  Mounting and Manipulation of Milk Froth for artistic creation and decoration with a progressively increasing level of difficulty. Toppings for decorating with Milk Froth  Use of Cocoa for decorating Cappuccinos Study pictures and drawings with stencils and with Latte Art pento create artistic designs.Italian-style Cappuccino with designs of:

  • Wreath
  • Cobweb
  • Waves at Sea
  • Flower (star)
  • Petals
  • Heart
  • Wind
  • Waterlily

Specially “modified” Cappuccini:

  • Sunrise


  • Butterfly
  • Seeds
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Vertigo
  • Tiger Stripes
  • Wheel
  • Intertwined
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Millstones
  • Propeller
  • Taj Mahal

Freehand drawings with Latte Art pen (without stencils):

  • Apple
  • Heart
  • Leaf

Etching: the technique used in Latte Art includes drawing on cappuccinos using contrasts in color between the milk and coffee. These methods and drawings are studied during the 2nd Advanced Level of Latte Art:

  • High Seas
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Equilibrium
  • Windmill
  • Orchid
  • Flower
  • From Here to There
  • Cosmos
  • Happy Sun
  • Winter Tree
  • Ring of Fire
  • Ying Yang

Coffee on milk:

  • Oak Tree
  • Floral
  • Storm of Hearts

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Registration at Certified Barista Training “COFFEE ART SPECIALIST”

Call +39 06 89017461 or write us for more information.

Download the document below, fill in the blanks and send it to info@bartender-school.eu

Would you like to confirm your place in one of the upcoming courses?

Pay a DEPOSIT equal to 20% of the entire course cost in our school by appointment or by electronic transfer (see bank details below):

  • IBAN: IT30N0306903315100000004596
  • RECIPIENT: Stairs s.r.l.