Training is provided in the use and cleaning procedures of any piece of machinery purchased from Total Beverage Solutions.

But if you want to get more in-depth training to cement and add to your collective knowledge of traditional espresso machinery, we offer a comprehensive route to training that will make a real difference to your ability to produce fantastic drinks consistently.

After all your customers will come back when they know that the product is consistently great and you can build your reputation on this repeat business. The more training you do the more your customers will order product regardless of who is working that day (you know who you are!)

Investment in your staff is a key part in delivering an excellent customer experience - professional, informative and friendly training is the ideal way to show that level of commitment.

Free practical training is available to all customers of Total Beverage Solutions, but if you want more in depth training we can do that too...

Why not use your loyalty points to enhance your knowledge without having to break the bank:

Coffee School (Dunfermline, uncertificated)

This course is delivered at our head office in Dunfermline and is free to all customers. Aimed at beginners, this 2 hour course will show you how to:

- make the basic coffee drinks on your menu

- steam and foam milk

- maintain your equipment and keep it clean

You will also learn about coffee, freshness and the importance of grind to the perfect extraction - facts and passion to get you enthused on your coffee journey

Delegate places are limited per school to allow for more hands on learning - this is not an auditorium where we just talk at you - the best way to learn is to try it yourself - various dates available throughout the year.


Introduction to Barista skills (on site - uncertificated)

The course covers the same elements as the Coffee School but is delivered on your premises at a time when staff can commit 100% to the trainer. Minimum session charge of £120 + VAT - maximum of 4 interested delegates per session.

Bespoke training (on site)

We can arrange bespoke barista training from all round top geezer, Jon Skinner.

Jon, one of the first 25 UK Barista Championship Judges, is an Authorised SCAE Trainer with over 20 years' experience as a professional trainer.

 - if you want a Barista diploma for your staff that is certificated by a true professional...

 - or you want to know how to texture milk to get you on your way to producting great latte art...

 - perhaps you just want a better understanding of flavours, aromas and characteristics from various coffees...

Jon is definitely your man!

This service is bespoke and will be charged on an ad-hoc basis dependent on location and level of depth required. But as with anything in life, good comes at a price...

Milk texturing is a very popular course especially since the rise of the flat white and latte art - if we get demand for this course in particular locations we would set up an academy at a neutral venue nearby so you don't have to send your staff too far.

Just contact us on to let us know your requirements.

If you want to really get down into the finer points...SCAE Coffee Diploma!