Barista Training California

Coffee and LA go hand in hand. Many people take up cafe jobs to help supplement their income as they aim to breakthrough in Hollywood. Others prefer the easy going nature of casual work and barista jobs suitable for their lifestyle.

Whatever the case for you, Los Angeles offers coffee jobs galore. Finding a Barista school is the first step to new employment so check out our list below.

Ivy League Barista Academy

1150 Joshua Way Vista, CA 92081

  • Phone: 866.512.6748 
  • Email: info@ivyleaguebaristaacademy.com 
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The Ivy League Barista Academy offers introductory and advanced barista training as well as courses designed for people wishing to learn about operating a gourmet coffee business.


Klatch Roasting

1848 W. 11th Street, Suite A, Upland, CA 91786

  • Phone: 877.4.KLATCH 
  • Email: training@klatchroasting.com 
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Klatch Roasting offers training by private appointment, or a selection of 1 or 3 day coffee training courses and latte art classes.


West Coast Specialty Coffee

8 Adrian Court, Burlingame, CA 94010

  • Phone: 650.259.9308 
  • Email: rh@specialtycoffee.com 
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Specialty Coffee offers hand on workshops in the area of roasting and brewing. They will leave the student with a wide range of experience in evaluating all aspects of coffee character, roast development, grinding and brewing parameters.


LA Coffee School

940 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • Phone: 541.317.0555 
  • Email: support@lacoffeeschool.com 
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The Los Angeles Coffee Business School is ideally suited to people wanting to learn the essential factors in setting up a coffee business.


Boot Coffee

28 Reed Street, Mill Valley, CA 9494

  • Phone: 415.380.1999
  • Email: info@bootcoffee.com 
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Over three courses are available, which combined can take you through every critical step of the cherry to roasted bean. The coffee courses include roast profiling and cupping, advanced roasting, single origins and creating blends.


Johnnie’s Coffee Training Programs & Consulting

Los Angeles, CA

  • Phone: 310.990.2704 
  • Email: LJGraves@sbcglobal.net 

Johnnie’s provides training programs to teach everything about operating a coffee business. Separately, there are barista courses available on how to become a barista which includes hands on training.


Coffee Courses

619 Lindaro St, San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Phone: (888) 814-4347
  • Email: 
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Coffee Courses offer courses in the art and science of coffee tasting, roasting, quality management, green coffee production, brewing, barista skills and enjoying coffee.

Specialty Coffee Association (US Office)

117 W 4th St STE 300, Santa Ana, CA 92701

  • Phone: (209) 574-5500 
  • Email: membership@sca.coffee 
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Specialty Coffee Association offer the Coffee Skills Program consists of five different modules and one introductory course. The five specialist modules are Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills.


Counter Culture Coffee

1601 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • Phone: (888) 238-5282
  • Email: 
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Counter Culture Coffee has training center that is designed to be a hub that fosters coffee education. These facilities are homebase to our regional support teams, and also a place for our exclusive wholesale partners to train, practice, and explore the potential of coffee and equipment.


YWAM Coffee School

 9010 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA 70785

  • Phone:(985) 205-9479
  • Email: ywamcoffeeschool@gmail.com 

YWAM Coffee School provides the SCA Education System within its design. Our school provides access to the top coffee qualifications in the world.