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Gift ideas: Barista training for coffee lovers


Gift ideas: Barista training for coffee lovers

Posted by Pumphreys Coffee ,26th Jun 2024
Gift ideas: Barista training for coffee lovers

With birthdays, anniversaries, and other events coming around every year, it’s never too early to start thinking about what gift to get for the coffee lover in your life. You might be wondering what the perfect gift will be for a coffee lover, especially if they’re already well-stocked on their favourite beans. That’s where a barista training course could be the ideal solution. In this article, we’ll be exploring barista training in more detail and why it makes a great gift.

Why choose barista training for a gift?

Barista training might not be the first idea that comes to mind when you think of a coffee-related gift, but it can be the perfect solution, and make for a memorable experience for the recipient. Your gift recipient might be glad of a gift that is a bit different and something they haven’t had before.

A specialist course will offer a coffee enthusiast a fun and informative experience and give them the opportunity to learn new skills. They might only be at the start of their journey and detailed training course will broaden their coffee knowledge and allow them to discover new brewing techniques and further develop their passion for coffee.

What’s involved in a barista training course?

Pumphreys Coffee based in Blaydon on Tyne offers multiple options for barista training. Originally founded in 1750 our company has a rich history that has helped develop the knowledge base needed to create quality coffee and training.

Home barista essentials course

This course is run by our award-winning barista Stuart-Lee Archer and offers and experience that enables coffee lovers to get the most out of their home brewing. During the course, home brewers will learn how to effectively use domestic espresso machines, grinders, and other common coffee equipment for the home. Not only that but they will get a great insight into key coffee topics such as how to store their, and why grinding the beans is so important. Combining theory with hands on, practical learning, this course covers everything a coffee lover needs to know to take their home brewing to the next level. Purchase a home barista essentials course voucher for the coffee enthusiast in your life today and make their occasion extra special.

Cupping experience course

Pumphrey’s cupping experience course is the ideal accompaniment for the home barista essentials course but is also a great stand-alone course. Both courses are run on the same day with a break in between, so your gift recipient can have a full day of all thing’s coffee. The cupping course runs for an hour and a half, it is a fun practical and interactive course where you are able to brew and blind taste coffees.

Whilst on the course, coffee lovers will learn the well-established method of cupping, using a precise ratio of coffee and temperature-controlled water. Our expert barista will highlight how processing, origin, and roast all impact the overall flavour of the coffee.

Complete the full coffee experience for your coffee fan with a gift voucher for Pumphrey’s cupping course.

BSA, City & Guilds Barista Skills Level 1 Training Course

If your recipient wants to extend their skills beyond just home use, our Barista Skills training course could be the perfect gift for them. This course is ideal if you are thinking of setting up your own café or you are interested in working in this field. A fully comprehensive guide to all the barista skills, so you can enter the world of coffee with confidence.It is also a great gift for a family member or friend who has taken the leap and invested in an espresso machine and are keen to know more. 

On the course they will develop a wide range of skills including hot to set up a coffee machine, setting the grind on an espresso machine, making specialty coffee and so much more.On completion of this training session, all paperwork is externally verified by the Beverage Standards Association, who in conjunction with City & Guilds, ensure that a certain criteria are being met. You would then receive a Pass, Merit or Distinction, which is an internationally recognised qualification suitable for a professional barista. This course offers the perfect introduction into the world of coffee, making it a great experience for keen baristas wanting to advance their knowledge.


Barista training can offer an unforgettable experience and make for the perfect gift for coffee lovers. If you have any questions regarding the training courses, please get in touch and a member of our friendly team will be able to assist you.