Barista Training

Barista Training

Pollards Wholesale Ltd offer a selection of barista training courses. We are available to teach anyone who wants to know more about making the perfect coffee. The courses are designed to show you how to use professional coffee equipment. Whatever level you are now, beginner, intermediate or advanced, our highly experienced training team can design a 1/2 or full day course, for groups or individuals, to meet your exact requirements.

Training can take place at our Sheffield headquarters in our barista training room. Alternatively we can host the training sessions in your coffee shop or cafe for a more personalised experience.

Course content

Pollards barista training courses can cover the following topics:

  • A tour of the Pollards roastery and warehouse
  • An introduction to coffee beans and origins
  • How to use coffee machines
  • Maintaining the coffee machines
  • How to use and set grinders
  • How to make different types of coffee (practical)
  • Latte art
  • Product advice – including equipment, coffee, tea, iced coffee, hot chocolate and more.

Training team

Pollards head barista trainer has over 15 years of experience working in the coffee industry, over 8 years working as a barista trainer and is also gold cup certified. Other members of the Pollards team have decades of industry and roasting experience between them. The other team members will be around to help out and offer advice.


Prices for barista training can vary dependent on location, group size and length of course. So, please use our contact page to get in touch and tell us what you’re looking for. Our packages are tailored to suit all needs and budgets. Regardless of if you are a coffee enthusiast, cafe owner or a chain manager we have something for all sizes and budgets.

Barista training room