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About Us

Welcome to The Highland Coffee Academy where we provide professional barista training and coffee services.

We offer personalised training workshops that cater to your needs, whether you're a beginner or an experienced barista. Our training covers everything from the basics of extracting the perfect espresso to advanced latte art with the goal of helping you create the perfect cup of coffee every time.. 

Ever since opening our doors, we’ve helped countless individuals achieve their career and life dreams. We are committed to providing excellent education, training and resources so that our students will thrive in today’s competitive world. With flexible program options and great instructors, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with your education at The Highland Coffee Academy.

Recently we have delivered training to local schools in The Highlands providing students with valuable skills and knowledge that can help them pursue a career in the coffee industry. This can include roles such as baristas, coffee shop managers, and even coffee roasters.​

Coffee Drip

Foundation Barista Skills

Our Foundation Barista Workshop is suitable for anyone that is new to making coffee and has no previous experience. In this course we will cover -


  • An introduction to your equipment (coffee machine and grinder)

  • How to extract the perfect espresso

  • Basic milk preparation

  • Making espresso-based drinks: cappuccino, latte, flat white etc

  • Cleaning of the equipment


Duration approx. 1.5-2 hours (max 6 people) 

Intermediate Barista Skills 

Our Intermediate Barista Skills Workshop is aimed at people who have basic coffee knowledge, have been working for 6+ months in the coffee industry and already have the foundation knowledge of brewing and serving customers. In this course we will cover -


  • The importance  of the grind

  • How to extract the perfect espresso

  • Steaming milk accurately and consistently for a velvety smoothness whilst minimising waste.

  • Making espresso-based drinks: cappuccino, latte, flat white etc

  • Basic latte art

  • How to deal with large orders efficiently

  • Cleaning of the equipment

Duration approx. 2-2.5 hours (max 6 people) 

Coffee Machine Servicing

Along with our Barista Skills Workshops, we also offer coffee machine servicing and boiler inspections. 


Front End Service Includes - Change of group seals, shower filters, consumable tap parts as required (not full valves) Cleaning of level probe, safety valve check, pump check, anti vacuum valve check. With any non service parts being an additional charge


Boiler Inspection -

This includes the element sealing gasket but safety valves and gauges will be an additional charge, if required

We also offer machine repairs on select machines.

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