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Starting a coffee shop


The London School of Coffee (LSC) was founded in 2004 to provide speciality, independent training in all areas of the coffee industy. Our trainers are dedicated industry experts who teach small groups using premium, directly-sourced specialty coffees. We welcome students of every level, from coffee enthusiasts to industry professionals.

​Our training facility in South-West London hosts one, two and three day courses including Barista skills, Latte Art, Sensory/Cupping skills, Roasting, Brewing and How to Start a Coffee Shop. We are also one of a handful of centres able to offer the internationally-recognised VRQ City and Guilds Barista Qualification.

We work closely with the SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe) and offer a wide range of their SCAE coffee diploma courses from Foundation to Professional.

LSC offers a consultancy service to both start ups and established businesses and we can also provide a unique venue for team-building days and private customised training.

With 20 years' experience in the industry from the Bean to the Cup we have a great insight and knowledge of the many layers of this industry. As an independent training facility we focus on speciality coffee which is an area which is booming in the coffee industry and one that promotes quality and ethics.

To find out more about our classes, please click on any of the links below:

Foundation level
Intermediate Level
Professional Level

A two day intensive course that prepares you for industry, you will learn about a wide range of barista skills and walk away with an industry recognized qualification.