Passion for coffee

Sharing our passion

We offer a range of coffee education and training courses along with coffee tasting evenings. Whether you are looking to train your staff in barista skills or are a home coffee enthusiast who simply wants to learn how to enjoy better coffee, we have the course for you.

All our courses are run in small groups from our dedicated barista training centre at our roastery in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Led by experienced, friendly and knowledgeable barista trainers, you will be working hands on on a range of quality equipment to learn, improve your coffee making skills and have plenty of fun along the way. Learn all about coffee, how to brew, create latte art and how to make great espresso coffee.

We love what we do and training is an essential and integral part of our business offering.

We want you to serve and enjoy great coffee!

Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Beans

INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

Learn about the origins of coffee and the grower to cup process. Put your sensory skills to the test tasting great coffees from around the world. Learn how to make great coffee at home – try making pour over, cafetiere, french press and espresso. Try your hand at latte art on our state-of-the-art lever machine. A perfect gift for coffee lovers!

Pro Barista course

PRO BARISTA

Look further into the science behind coffee.

Using a range of machines and equipment you will look at measurements, weights and extractions using some of our more distinctive coffees.

Suitable for more serious coffee enthusiasts.

Wholesale barista course

WHOLESALE BARISTA

This course is for Iron & Fire trade customers and is free of charge.

We will work with your staff to improve their barista skills. Working on the machines we supply they will learn about extraction, milk and latte art.

DESIGN YOUR OWN COURSE!

Are you looking for something different? Perhaps you would like a private coffee making session for a group of friends and walk away with some beautiful coffee making gifts? Get in touch to arrange your custom made course.

ARE YOU SETTING UP YOUR OWN COFFEE SHOP?

We work with a range of businesses from large established hotels, garden centres and cafes, through to small, independent coffee shops. We also work with many start up businesses and are always happy to offer advice and support. We find we get asked the same sort of questions again and again and so we have put together a few considerations into various blogs on this website about the many elements of setting up a cafe.

From our perspective, whether you business is new or established, great coffee always makes good sense. The market has changed and right now, the single most important factor and one that will make the most difference on its own, it’s your coffee offering.