Online Barista Training

A comprehensive online barista training and certification
course created by industry pros!

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Train Your Baristas or Train Yourself

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    • Account access for one (1) barista
    • Comprehensive Barista education
    • Full access to training platform and curriculum
    • Access to new videos, webinars and content updates
    • Career development
    • Certificate of completion

    $49.95/3 months

    and $14.95/month after the first 3 months
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    • One (1) retailer account (business and management resources)
    • Includes fifteen (15) employee accounts
    • Full access to training platform and curriculum
    • Access to new videos, webinars and content update
    • Retail tools
    • Certificate of completion


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The Curriculum

Our online training platform and business guidance is based on our history of pure dedication to the success of retailers and baristas in specialty coffee. This convenient online format provides a consistent training resource for baristas, as well as on-going education for retailers around the world.

Training Overview


  • Barista Terminology
  • Espresso Preparation
  • Milk Steaming
  • Latte Art Training
  • Manual Coffee Brewing
  • Workstation Cleaning
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Coffee Origin Experience
  • Roasting Fundamentals

Coffee Business

  • Menu Planning
  • Employee Relations and Culture
  • Beverage Cost Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Operational Systems
  • Efficiency & Controls
  • Strategic Planning
  • And more!

Certificate of Completion

With completion of our courses, you’ll be armed with the education you need to operate a successful retail specialty coffee business. You’ll also gain the comprehensive knowledge required to be a world class barista.

The certificate of completion you’ll receive also comes with the following accolades:

  • Respected and acknowledged by industry pioneers.
  • Known worldwide as the best coffee business and barista education available.
  • Certificate is backed by our many industry sponsors (specials available for graduates).


  • The workshop I took at ABCS was absolutely phenomenal, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get the best start in the coffee industry. I know my staff and I will use the information contained in this workshop daily. The instructors all do an outstanding job!

    Mark W. | Pensacola, FL

The Experts

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    Bruce Milletto


    Bruce is recognized by the press and the coffee industry internationally as the voice of the specialty coffee industry. He has been interviewed by, or quoted in: the New York Times, the... READ MORE

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    Matt Milletto

    Vice President

    Matt has 20 years of experience in retail coffee, and is a partner and Vice President of the American Barista & Coffee School. Matt started working as a barista in 1994, and... READ MORE

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    Aaron Baker


    Aaron has been working in the coffee industry for 14 years. He is the wholesale manager and green coffee buyer for Water Avenue Coffee. Aaron teaches the roasting classes at the American... READ MORE

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    Thomas Pikaart

    Director of Training

    Thomas Pikaart first started in coffee in Seattle after a career in information security. From there he decided to devote his life to learning about all aspects of coffee preparation, including education.... READ MORE


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