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The course I attended was excellent. As a complete beginner it was perfect for me, and I left feeling like a Pro! Luke was amazing, full of enthusiasm and passion for coffee. I will be back! Thanks again. - Nicola Litherland

Thank-you to Luke for a super day, we learnt SO much and what great facilities. It is obvious that all at Limini coffee are passionate about their product and providing high quality training. Thank-you for your warm hospitality. Fiona and Catherine.

My wife and I completed the start a coffee shop course with Luke and can't recommend it highly enough. A huge amount of information was provided but in a well structured and balanced way such that it wasn't overwhelming. All of the materials provided will be invaluable in the coming months as we set up the business and beyond. Luke was open and encouraging to our ideas so as well as informative, the course was very enjoyable. - Jonny Minto

I attended the How to start a coffee shop which was modified for me to focus on my needs of starting a mobile coffee business. My trainer for the day was Luke who's passion for coffee is evident from first meeting him. His skill as a barista then shows as he makes your first coffee of the day...it was amazing, only matched by a coffee I made for me Youri several years ago. Luke is an excellent trainer with a vast knowledge in everything coffee. He delivers training in a relaxed, clear manner and is able to make things that look complicated, understandable. The course was well structured, with clear aims in mind. We are give access to resources and tools that enable us to calculate start-up costs, running costs, staff costs, tax, profit.....you name it, we are given tools to calculate it. My brain was given a little time to rest whilst the practical part of the day took place...making different coffee drinks. I've been making coffee for years but now have the knowledge and hopefully skill to improve a LOT! after Luke's guidance. The day was so full of content it seemed pass in a flash. I can now create a clear plan to move forwards with my coffee business with the confidence that should I have any questions, there is a wealth of knowledge at the end of a phone in Limini. Thanks again for a truly great day. Giles Bradley

I completed the Barista and Latte Art course today in what can only be described as an amazing training centre, packed with high quality equipment which promoted an exceptional learning environment. The training delivered by Luke was nothing short of exceptional, his enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable manner put me at ease and allowed me to absorb the considerable amount of information delivered throughout the day. The knowledge I have gained during this course has really put me in a strong position to progress my plans to open my own mobile coffee business in the near future. Thanks again Luke for a thoroughly enjoyable day. - Chris Worrall

I sent two employees on two courses; a Basic Barista course and Latte Art course. We run our own coffee offer so the guys I sent are experienced baristas, however, we hadn't had any formal training for a few years and as we are currently refreshing our coffee offer it seemed like an appropriate time to refresh our skills. My guys came back buzzing from the course with plenty of ideas to implement into our business and renewed enthusiasm for all things coffee related! They had excellent feedback for the course, location, venue and the Limimi trainers. I liaised with the team at Limini to book and pay for the courses and they were very quick to respond and incredibly helpful. I would most definitely use Limini coffee again and would have absolutely no issues in highly recommending them to anyone. - Mary Pittuck

Having spent the last 5 years working with a mainstream coffee provider and selling some very poor quality coffee, the Barista Training course was a real shot in the arm - no pun intended. Luke was exceptional with his knowledge and his course delivery was outstanding. He very quickly highlighted a lot of the missing pieces not only within my knowledge and understanding, but our business as a whole. The lessons learnt were invaluable and will in the coming weeks transform the way we sell coffee. The training centre is loaded with state of the art equipment that is easy to use, and really ensures that learning and making coffee is done in a fun way. I would highly recommend anyone considering doing Barista training or a Latte Art course to use Limini, they definitely do it the right way. Many thanks. - Andy Buckley-Mellor

Very informative and helpful course. Can feel slightly over whelmed with information at times because there's so much that's covered on the course but the lovely lunch that was provided and all the coffee we made kept it all going really smooth (Kudos to Luke!!!!) - Lal Kanwae

sorry this is so late....would just like to say the course I attended was absolutley amazing, very fortunate to have one to one with a very enthusiastic young lady who was informative, helpful very good fun,with a real desire to make the afternoon enjoyable unfortunately I will be going down a different pathway in my retail role, however I loved the whole experience and feel I gained knowledge about the coffee industry and the wonderful machines, but also it gave me confidence to believe in trying new skills, many Thanks Linda Johnston - linda johnston

The course of Latte Art was fun, engaging and full of the milk stuff. Well done to Luke and the team for there patience and understanding. I will be returning for my coffee education and enjoyment. - Stefano Duranti

Although I have been making coffee for ten years the introductory course showed me how much I didn't know and how much I have to learn. The enthusiasm of my trainer, Luke, was infectious and his knowledge about coffee and coffee making was outstanding. The mix between theory, instruction and practice was spot on. I now have the confidence to be more adventurous with my coffee making. The training room facilities and equipment were also excellent. I would thoroughly recommend the introductory course to anyone who is interested in making quality coffee. - Nick Harkin

Loved the 2 day course and the people, especially vicky. I left with full of information and knowledge that i know will come very useful. This was the right course for me and the training was so excellent, in step by step detailed. I highly recommend this course. I thank all the staff members for doing an excellent job as a team - Raj janda

Booked onto a course with Limini for the barista training with latte art Can not recommend this course enough. Ive been in the coffee industry for just under 5 years and even I was completely amazed by how much we were simply missing out. The course is fun and you get to make ample coffee instead of just sat learning, its very hands on Luke, the trainer was brill and explained everything really clear Will definately be using this company again xx - Esther Mattock

Training away from the work environment means that you can focus completely on the course content. As a novice barista, the balance of coffee making and business planning was about right for me. I actually look forward now to making coffees myself which I did not expect to happen. My trainer, Luke, was very knowledgeable about the business and made some great suggestions on how to approach various aspects of the business including product range, commercial appliances, suppliers, recruitment and back office operations. I left the course not only with renewed enthusiasm for opening a cafe bar, but reassured that it is a worthwhile and enjoyable business to be in, thanks to Luke and Limini Coffee. - Heather Chapman

The course was great and very cost effective. Lots of useful information and the trainer Luke really knew his stuff! The support material will definitely help get us up and running straight away. A worthwhile investment for anyone wanting to run their own coffee shop. You can really tell that the Limini Coffee team have bags of industry experience and a passion for customer service. I would definitely recommend them! - Helen & Carl Edwards

Brilliant course, great instruction and fantastic facilities. - Nicci

The course for me personally was exactly what I needed! Before my course I didnt feel confidante and thought I knew what I was doing. Now after my course I feel like I know exactly what I need to do and can’t wait to open my first coffee shop. Limini coffee is absolutely brilliant they answer all the questions for you without even asking. Great bunch of people very friendly and enjoyed every minute! Thanks guys. - George Orthodoxou

The content was excellent, small group size sensible and impressive learning space. But I do feel the course was being delivered on auto pilot, it felt delivery held repetition for the course tutor. Little time was given to digest learning or make sense of learning and apply in your own way. As such the course was devalued to a skill to be gained over a learning experience to form, digest and develop from. Meaning the course was not taught as a learning experience by playing to individual creativity, for example translating the method and practice in to your own words. I feel the course would be value for money if delivered in a more amenable over automated style. - Daniel

Had a fantastic time at Limini Coffee! Vicki my Barista Trainer for the afternoon took me through all the various coffees Espresso Machines are capable of with the right knowledge. I was put at ease straight away after a chat regarding what I already knew. Great knowledge and expert skills, and a way of getting the very best out of me on the day. Great experience and would recommend anyone with a passion for coffee to go to Limini! Regards Keith

A well informed, and enjoyable day at Limini learning all things coffee related. Luke was wonderful, very knowledgeable and excellent at explaining how to use the coffee machines, grinders and how to make the perfect coffee. Since being in store our coffee has significantly improved, - Alicia White

Luke was amazing from the moment we turned up! relaxed, engaging and patient! Highly recommended! thanks Luke! :) - James & Emma Greenwood

I enjoyed the course so much and learnt the art I was so after. What I also realised was that it gave me a much greater confidence with the machine the grind and the milk that made such a huge difference once I returned to work making coffee this for me was invaluable. I felt like a kid in a sweet shop on the course can't wait to do another course - Janet

Me and Janette both attended the 2 day coffee course with Luke. We found the experience really informative for helping us set up a coffee business (for which we were both complete beginners). The step by step guide for setting up a coffee shop was particularly insightful. Furthermore, we both really enjoyed making the coffees - we practically had to be dragged off the machines at the end of the last day - and now I love being able to make nice latte art at my work. Thank you for such a positive experience, we loved it! :) - Zoe Pearson

I attended the two days course in July 2018 in preparation for my exciting and ambitious plan to set up a much needed modern coffee shop in the south of Iraq. I was looked after by Luke who was friendly and very knowledgeable. Not only he managed to answer many of my questions, he also was able to tailor and adapt the business plan to my specific needs. In addition we had lots of barista training and latte art practice. Overall the course was extremely informative and fun. I have been supplied with many useful business sheets, a step by step business plan and plenty of useful websites to guide me through the journey. I feel armed to start! Many thanks Limini - Zayneb

Luke was a very pleasant and exceptionally patient trainer, who was able to give me lots of advice on setting up a coffee shop, and lots of interesting information on the coffee itself. I learned loads during the day, and I appreciate the ongoing support that comes with the training. I am sure I will find the information I have been given invaluable. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who is thinking of opening an establishment, large or small. - Sarah

My partner and myself went on the two day course last week. We were being personally looked after by Luke. He was fantastic, very professional with an excellent training persona. He was able to specifically tailor the two days to the level we are at on our business journey. The numbers side was also very informative as well as our numerous attempts to creating perfect coffee art. We left the course with a clear direction and accompanied by a vast business pack to take us to the next level. Thank you once again Limini. - Ethan Loftus

The 'how to start a coffee shop' course was thorough, well organised and professional. Luke, our trainer, was friendly, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions meticulously, as well as catering the day towards our needs and tastes. I feel as though I am much more prepared and motivated after the course, and a lot more clued up on what it takes to start a business. Limini Coffee are generous with the information and materials used during the course, meaning they provide support not only on the day but afterwards too. The location was attractive, and conducive to learning. The course itself was well broken up between making coffee and the business side, which was helpful in terms of the risk of being oversaturated with information. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and would highly recommend. - Candida Bradford

For anyone thinking of getting into coffee, either as a novice (like me) or considering making it a career, I would thoroughly recommend Limini Coffee. My wife surprised me with the 3 hour introduction course for my birthday and I was hugely impressed with Luke my trainer and Limini's passion for everything coffee. Luke's knowledge, enthusiasm and patience :) made the whole experience one to remember and has taken my love of coffee to the next level. - Peter Jukes

The training was presented in a friendly and fun way. It struck a good balance... Luke the trainer was a passionate barista, well able to share his knowlege and encourage the best from the trainees. I would not hesitate to take further training with Limini coffee, when required. I learnt a lot, had fun and found the aroma and taste of Limini coffee excellent! - Frank Mulhall

Excellent course really enjoyable. Our trainer Luke was so knowledgeable and so supportive. Very inspiring and great content . Good to know the pitfalls and where to start , as for me I have no business knowledge whatsoever. The coffee is delicious too and fun learning to make . - Sally Thomas

The three hour introduction course was perfect for a complete novice like me! Luke my trainer was very knowledgable and enthusiastic and I learnt a lot more than I expected to in such a short time. Limini are very professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to know more about coffee. - David Saunders

Thank you for an amazing and hugely informative two days. Luke, our trainer was absolutely outstanding both in his barista skills and his business knowledge. His training skills and style are exceptional and he flexed intuitively to our needs as a group and as individuals. The facilities and the set-up at Limini is A1. I cannot recommend this course enough and it really is everything you need to know about opening and running a coffee shop, plus getting you well on the road to developing your barista skills. These guys really know coffee, coffee shops and how to share that knowledge in an easily accessible and format. - Will Thomas

I felt the day went really well as my trainer Luke was prepared and tailored the training around what I needed for my business, in this industry which is new to me. It was also fun as I got to learn about the coffee machines and especially how to make coffee with the fancy/decorative images in the coffee drinks. Yes, I was excited, lol. Thank you Luke and team for such a productive and fun day of learning. - Lillian

I cannot recommend this course enough. Having a brief knowledge and massive love of coffee I was definitely excited and eager coming into the course, but it exceeded all of my expectations. Vicki was absolutely wonderful, her in depth knowledge of coffee and running a business was so helpful and interesting. The two days flew by, and whilst very tiring, were incredibly informative and rewarding. The premises were easy to find and so well decorated, the range of appliances and machines to try was very impressive. We were also fed delicious lunches on both days, as well as endless amounts of the highest quality coffee imaginable! We cannot thank Vicki and the rest of the team at Limini enough, for transferring their vast amounts of knowledge to us and answering all of our ridiculous questions. It was such a fun two days which I would do again in a heartbeat. Thank you!! - Jenny Quayle

What an amazing afternoon we had. The best money I have spent in a long time. Vicki you were brilliant. Full of knowledge and a love of coffee that it was a joy to spend the afternoon learning from you. We may only be home users, but we love good coffee. We now know more about coffee and the making of it, which will only enhance our pleasure. Learning how to create the milk art was such fun and a bit of healthy competition between me and hubby only added to the pleasure. Oh, and lets not forget the hot chocolate. An amazing way to finish the session. Also, thank you to everyone I spoke to and dealt with at Limini. Everyone was so helpful I wish all companies had the same level of customer service, the world would turn a lot easier. I am sure we will be ordering more coffee and hot chocolate from you and may even be back for more training in the future. Thanks again everyone for making it an afternoon to remember. - Susan and Michael Johnson

We thoroughly enjoyed the course and couldn't believe how many different topics were covered over the 2 days. Vicky was absolutely brilliant and her knowledge was amazing. everything was covered in good detail and any questions we had answered. we can't thank you enough for your help and look forward to working with the Limini team in the future. - Anna Pearce

We attended the day-long 'how to start a coffee shop' course with our trainer Vicki. Our reason for taking the course is because we are planning to open a shop in our home town and needed to know where to start and what to think about. Vicki was really great and talked us through a lot of important things that we hadn't even considered. Rather than putting us off, it has made us more confident we can realise our dream and create a the business we want. The coffee making side of the course is also super helpful and fun too! We are looking forward to the work ahead and really feel that this course is a must for anyone in our position. Thanks so much to Vicki and all at Limini Coffee, exciting times are ahead! - Alan & Jess

It was a great refresher after the Barista course I did about 18 months ago. Luke corrected some of the bad habits I had inadvertently picked up and this has resulted in my coffees turning out better. I'd recommend the course for anyone that wants to improve their techniques and also get a better understanding of the inner workings of the machines so as to be able to optimise their performance. As it was a 1 to 1 course I found I could spend more time on the areas I needed to brush up on, and ask Luke as many questions as I wanted, without feeling I was wasting other people's time. - Wendy

Coming to your course has made Sean and I very confident in taking over our new business. We were absolutely blown away with all the information and help Vicky gave us regarding the VAT, spreadsheets and all the valuable information that we talked about all the way home. I absolutely love coffee but have had some not so nice coffee over the last few years. That has made me only ever get half a shot wherever I go. I was so suprised over the last two days how I drank coffee with 2 shots. Really Beautiful coffee, amazing !!. Vicky was so lovely, the time went really quickly and we learnt all kinds of things. We are excited and can't wait to start making fab coffee. With the help from limini. Thank you Vicky - Pamela manning

Fun morning on the latte art course. Lots to practice now! - David Kinloch

It was absolutely amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better instructor, thank you ever so much for the experience, it is most certainly appreciated! I look forward to the next course! - Kai

The course was absolutely fantastic. Luke was very passionate, which always helps to keep a student in the right mood for learning, and he was also very patient. This experience has really helped me solidify this idea that I have had for almost a decade. Before, not knowing where to start always kept the project in the some day area, but Luke's thorough explanation about everything that implies setting up a shop has really triggered all the right feelings and I feel more motivated than ever before. All the spreadsheets and business-plans are invaluable tools to start my research and make sure my plan is going on the right direction before actually making the financial invetment. Thank you for everything! - Bruno Emanuel Rotondo

Having been interested in making my own coffee at home for several years, I was delighted to have been booked on to the course as a birthday present by my partner. I would describe myself as a keen home amateur who wanted to know more and where I was going wrong. With these as my aims, I feel that the course fitted exactly what I need and then took it to the next level. My equipment to that used is worlds apart, however, there are still many things that I can now put into practice, having been given the confidence to adapt things by trial and error. This is where Vicki was very helpful: she was able to 'transpose' and give tips of how I might get better results at home. I have already suggested to my partner that she should take the course, and I hope to come along too for a refresher. - David Howarth

Very good course, learn a lot about coffee production and how to achieve the best standard of coffee. A must for any one looking to produce coffee on a commercial scale or even for coffee lovers wanting to make the best drink possible for themselves at home! Trainer was excellent and let the speed of the course be dictated by the people taking it. Great value too! - Rob Moulding

Had a great learning experience with Luke who worked really hard to make my coffee drinking an experience that will never be the same again. As a coffee interest this course fit the bill brilliantly. - James mcquire

The course was a gift from my wife because she knows I love my coffee and she wanted me to benefit from some training. The course was perfect for this, Luke pitched it at just the right level of practical and theory. I found him to be engaging, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I would recommend the course to anyone starting out as a barista or who is an enthusiastic amateur like me. Thanks very much. - Martin Fry

Thank you Limini for really excellent training and all the resources you've given me. I really enjoyed my afternoon with Vicki, and I'm certain I will be in touch again as my venture develops. - Hazel Dowman

We have just completed the 2 day How to Run a Coffee Shop Course and it was brilliant! It exceeded our expectations and has provided us with invaluable knowledge and tools which we dread to think how we would have progressed without! Luke was our fabulous trainer, he was so knowledgeable and easy to chat with and we managed to cover so much information in a pace that was suited to us. If you are wondering whether to book the course we would be saying just do it - you won't be disappointed. Many thanks to all the Limini Team who were so professional & friendly from our initial enquiry through to delivery. - Lisa and Mark

Jackie and I spent two days with Luke on the 'How to start a Coffee Shop' course and we were very impressed with the structure and content. We can't fault the personal touch Luke provided and, the 2-on-1 format gave us ample time to observe, learn and practice while Luke is very adept at tailoring the course to suit your requirements. There's plenty of useful hints and tips, the course material is professionally produced and available to all plus, there's an abundance of extra material for consideration, too. Limini Coffee are obviously very enthusiastic and knowledgeable on coffee but in Luke they have the perfect person to demonstrate that ethos and vision. He's an excellent host and patient tutor and, that patience with us was finally rewarded when we both managed to 'successfully' produce some latte art! Overall, a very instructive and inspiring couple of days and I feel like a barista who can run a coffee shop. - David and Jackie Sutton

Thank you Luke, the course was very informative and we have learned a lot in the space of three hours - thank you! We are looking forward to our Coffee machine and to purchase some of your lovely coffee and become a chocolate cafe that sells really artisan coffee! - Ilze van der Merwe

Attended a full day training course with Luke in preparation for opening a small shop with take away coffee. We learned loads in the day and covered so much in a few hours with plenty of hands-on practice time . Luke listened to what we needed to learn and tailored the course to exactly what we needed and made loads of suggestions which was very helpful. Fully recommend a course at Limini if you are hoping to sell coffee and its amazing how much a beginner can pick up in a day with a Luke's tutoring. - Clair

What can we say? Everything about this experience surpassed our greatest hopes and expectations. Firstly, the help and support given before we even booked the course itself was above and beyond. Vicki was phenomenal in helping us not only overcome some major hurdles we had in our plans but also gave us the most honest and sincere guidance you could ever imagine in whether or not the course itself would be right for us. As a result we knew we'd found the right people and place to help us evolve our ideas. And wow, were we right! From start to finish our day was expertly managed, our MANY questions answered and the fun we had throughout was just the absolute icing on the cake. We had the pleasure of Vicki being our trainer on the day and there seems to be nothing this amazing lady doesn't know about coffee and the coffee business. She calmed our nerves and built our confidence all the while making us fully aware of every little detail, from making the best possible cup of coffee all the way to how to most our efficiently build and grow our business. Honestly, there really are not the words to explain just how fantastic we felt after our day with Limini Coffee. Even after an exhausting day of learning and thinking we couldn't stop talking about it for the entire 2.5 hour drive home! Thank you Vicki and everyone else at Limini, we're so glad we've got you in our corner for this journey and we'll definitely be coming back for more training soon! - Chris & Rebecca

Hi, what a fabulous day spent at Bradford. I was made to feel very welcome the training was very comprehensive and nothing was to much trouble. Coffee was great - I've found a company that shares my passion for providing fabulous coffee. I look forward to doing good business with you. Thanks - David Mather Topo's Coffee - David C Mather

I recently attended the 2 day 'How To Start A Coffee Shop' course that was run by Luke as I prepare to open a small record cafe in Glasgow. The course was both informative and practical, and provides a great balance between barista training and learning about many of the key business considerations involved in setting up a cafe where there will be a strong focus on coffee. Luke provides real knowledge and experience in his delivery, and successfully breaks down the practical aspects into simple easy to follow steps. I definitely feel more confident in my understanding and appreciation of espresso-making, and how best to manage and maintain the equipment. The course also provides a good introduction to latte art techniques for those who might wish to take there skills to a more advanced level. Luke also provided a number of great tips and suggestions that might work for my own business, and he has definitely given me plenty of 'food for thought' to chew over as I gear up for my opening next month! I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who has never worked in a coffee shop, or to anyone who is thinking about setting up there own cafe but perhaps needs some direction and encouragement. - Oliver MacFadden

Had a great afternoon with Luke, nothing was too much trouble, he explained everything simply and made it easy to understand. I know having completed this course i have come away having much more confidence at running my newly owned mobile barista coffee business. Thank you :-) Highly recommend the training and the coffee - Julie Bailey

The 3 hour Barista course was a great introduction to the practical skills of coffee making and presentation. Really enjoyed Luke's approach and professionalism. Thank you. - Gerry

I attended the - How to start a coffee shop - 2 day course a couple of weeks ago and am so happy I attended this for many reasons. I would love to open my own in the near future and now with these foundations I feel much more prepared and aware of how to go about doing this. From the financial to the practical, regulations and example of templates etc, I now have a wealth of knowledge that I will hopefully put into practice soon. Doing the 1on 1 option really allowed the course to go at my own pace and focus on any specific elements I wanted. Luke was such a great, patient and encouraging teacher and I would definitely recommend this course if you are thinking of opening one too. Thanks a lot. Esther - Esther

I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about setting up their own coffee shop as it is highly informative, but in a relaxed and really helpful way along with some fun having a go at making coffees! The course content was particularly helpful for me as it covered areas such as budgets, staff, VAT, premises layout, creating a business plan and made me think about many things I hadn't thought of before. The course has obviously been been developed by people who have had experience in this area and want to pass on their knowledge and are a real asset in the process. The course was delivered in a really friendly and relaxed way and gave opportunity to ask as many questions as I had. I not only found my time very informative, but also enjoyable as well. Thank you. - Cath Horne

I was thinking about opening a coffee shop and found Limini on Google. Knowing nothing about coffee, I decided to do the How to Start a Coffee Shop 2 day course. I tried to book it on the website but unfortunately the days I wanted was fully booked. Luckily Limini was able to fit me in after giving them a call - thank you! I am so glad I went on the course. Vicki was my trainer and she was absolutely fantastic. She was so enthusiastic about coffee that she has changed me from being not a big coffee drinker to a coffee lover! The course covered everything from the fun stuff (coffee making and latte art, etc) to all the serious stuff (business plan, etc). I now have a better idea of what to do next to start my own coffee shop and my confidence has grown knowing that I can always go back to Limini for support! Thank you Limini, especially Vicki, I look forward to seeing you again soon! I bought a bag of Limini Kata coffee home and I made drinks with our new espresso machine. The coffee is amazing and my husband, who is a coffee drinker loved it. It still tastes nice after being opened for a week and we are trying to stretch it out knowing other coffee won't taste as nice! I can't wait to drink this coffee everyday when I have my own coffee shop! :) - Angel

This was a birthday present and I have to say it was a great one (although potentially it could end up being VERY expensive!). I had a great afternoon with Luke who combined detailed knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for what he does with a really supportive, fun and friendly approach. I have heard so much about using really fresh coffee without truly fully believing it or understanding exactly why. I am now totally converted!!! Just as I am as regards the importance of each step of the grinding, tamping, etc. etc. etc. I had a great time (although there is much to practise on the Art side!) The "problem" is that I now want a nice grinder and a nice machine - so I am blaming you for that one Luke! - John Hardy

Firstly, it was a great day - really fun, very enjoyable, highly informative. I learnt a ton of stuff about making coffee and running a coffee shop, things I wish I'd known earlier but I'm certainly glad I know now, before actually opening for business. My trainer, Luke was fantastic - helpful, patient, enthusiastic, encouraging, and very knowledgeable. The after course care is great too - loads of extra info, links, downloadable spreadsheets and checklists that would take an age to create yourself. Plus, all the other staff I met briefly on the day were helpful and friendly. One complaint: the excellent coffee we used on the day means that the instant coffee I usually have at home now tastes like cr*p so I am having to switch to tea in the short term. - Ian Taylor

We had such a great time! It was a gift for my boyfriends birthday, as neither of us are really into 'things', and what a great choice. Luke taught us everything we could have wanted to learn as he really tailored it to what we were interested in- and his skill and understanding was exceptional. Even had a coffee made for us upon our arrival! Couldn't recommend more. Thanks guys!!! - Chelsea Powell

A huge thank you to Luke for two very informative and insightful days of training. I was quite sceptical about doing this training but am so glad I did it. Luke was brilliant. Both the practical and theory were extremely useful and I personally feel that I now have enough knowledge to start my new business venture. I would strongly recommend this to anyone thinking of starting up a new coffee shop. Uzma Usmani

I have just spent 2 days with Luke learning a great deal about coffee and coffee shop businesses. It was a great experience, I have come away with a huge amount of valuable info and my concept looks like it could work as well! Thanks for a great time, hope to be in touch as a customer in 2018... - John Coll

We had a really enjoyable morning with Luke and learnt a lot. He answered all of our questions and we are very much looking forward to practising what we have been taught. Thank you so much - Tanya Rumney

I took the 2 days How to start a coffee shop course with Luke. It was an amazing new experience. I learned a lot on how to make a coffee and also about how to manage a business. Hope to open my coffee shop soon! - Kim

I received a voucher for the barista training course as a gift voucher. The course was very professionally led, highly informative and, most importantly, great fun! Vicki was a great teacher and made me realise how much there was to know about coffee, which I had never considered before. I would completely recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in coffee or becoming a barista. I would also say that it is suited to pretty much all levels of ability. And as a bonus, the coffee is delicious as well! - Harry

I have just spent an amazing 2 days with Vicki at Limini on the 'How to start a coffee shop' course. I didn't know if going on this course was the best way to spend my money, but it absolutely was, and I am now so enthusiastic about opening my own coffee shop. Not only was I taught how to make the most amazing coffee (and was getting better at the latte art), I have been given the best advice about how to start... from staff rotas, to costing products, to choosing premises, to layout... the package includes everything you could possibly want. All done with friendliness and fun and laughs along the way. I would absolutely recommend this course before you take any steps to opening your own shop - I now know what pitfalls to avoid before embarking on this journey (and the delicious coffee is to die for!) 10 stars (out of 5!) - Joanne

Ever since we were first at the enquiry stage with Limini Coffee they've been professional and extremely helpful throughout all the stages, we have just had 4 of our staff complete the barista training and it was fantastic, we dealt with a great chap called Luke who was extremely knowledgable, thorough and very patient with our inexperience - he was great at explaining practises differently to make sure all staff understood! We are now confident in going forward with our new LaSpaziale machine! Well done the Limini Coffee Team. - Ali Parsonage

The 'How to start a coffee shop' course was invaluable to us. We attended to get an idea as to whether we could realistically open our own place - a dream we've had for some time now. Following an extremely thorough 2 days with Luke - we're so excited and are ready to take the plunge! The course covers everything you need to know from creating a concept, business planning to your opening day, including latte art.... which my husband and I need more practice on :-). Luke was extremely knowledgeable and we had so much fun making so much coffee - which was delicious! We learned so much about the fabulous world of proper coffee. Following the course, you're given a great pack that includes absolutely all the tools you'll need to get started. Thank you to Luke and all at Limini - we'll see you at our Grand Opening - Rob & Nik :-) - Rob & Nik

Luke was our lead for the two day coffeeshop training we underwent. He was personable, savvy, professional, and absolutely passionate about coffee! He made the entire course enjoyable and we really appreciated his thoughtful input to our questions and his overall knowledge of the course materials. He is a true asset to Limini! That being said the other staff we came into contact with were extremely polite and welcoming; a huge change to what we expect in London (smile). The practical element of the course was intense for a complete novice like myself, who (as a tea drinker) knew very little about coffee at all. Yet I left with a clear understanding of how to identify and make good coffee; what the differences were between the likes of a cappuccino and mocha; how the machinery operated and their purpose; not to mention having the opportunity to delve into the wonderful world of latte art! All in all, it was a great balance between practical and theory. The course materials have already taken us strides ahead of where we were, and we still have lots to peruse several weeks after the course. My only complaint is that we didn't find this course sooner! We trust this is the start of a wonderful relationship with Limini, as we expect to send our staff for the same training. (...and no, we have not been paid in coffee beans to write this review - smile) - Odessa

Great course for giving an overview of the complexities of coffee and for learning how to prepare the main coffee drinks. I chose Limini as it had a comprehensive course which included all the coffee drinks and how to make them. - Carolyn Timms

I am so glad I took the course with Limini Coffee. Luke was enthusiastic and encouraging in his teaching. The detail provided on the day and resources I now have access to, make the course excellent value for money. I left feeling inspired and motivated to make the dream a reality! - Jessica Field

The course was brilliant, really boosted my confidence in believing i can actually do this, with a lot of practical info to get me started. And the information pack is amazing... all in all, well worth the money. - Emma

My wife gave me the course as a present. I'd talked for sometime about doing a barista course in order to improve my coffee making skills at home. Wow, what a great present! My trainer, Luke, is an experienced barista, personable and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee, from the unground beans all the way through to magnificent cups of coffee. I really had no idea about the difference between freshly roasted beans and less recently roasted ones nor the three different tastes that make up an espresso!! All this was completed, one to one, with no pressure to buy anything, not that they have machines to sell anyway. However, if you want advice about anything to do with coffee, it is willingly forthcoming!! Try this course for yourself, you will be educated and amazed like me! - Rob Pratt

We attended the opening a coffee shop course and we are delighted with the knowledge that we received from the course. Our trainer Luke was professional, clearly very experienced and delivered the course in a very relaxed and enjoyable fashion. As we are in the very early stages of our path to open a coffee shop we went away wide eyed (with enthusiasm and overload of excellent coffee) and once up and running will hope to make further training with Limini. - Mark & Marianela

I cannot recommend Limini enough, especially Luke who gave me 1 2 1 latte art training. He was really thorough and took the time to teach me the whys of coffee, not just the hows of the milk. He was really positive and encouraging all the way through and I came out really pleased with what I've learnt. I would absolutely recommend Limini Coffee and will be taking another trip all the way from Sussex again for another course. Thank you! :-) - Kate Richings

I enjoyed a great training morning with Luke. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilful. The session was also fun, with many attempts, at last with success, to make more than decent coffee. Practice makes almost perfect. I rushed home to make more shots, with and without milk. Already producing better tasting coffe, with the same equipment. Many thanks Luke - Mike

This was a superb day of training - our trainer (Luke) was interested in us, our level of experience and our plans for the future, and adapted the training accordingly (e.g. cutting back the barista training to spend more time on the practicalities of setting up a viable business). We came away with a practical plan for setting up our coffee shop, loads of useful resources (e.g. demo business plans; spreadsheets for calculating all costs), and an appreciation of what makes a really good coffee. Our latte art left rather a lot to be desired, but we'll definitely be taking the Limini team up on further barista training when we're a bit closer to opening. We would really recommend this training team to anyone thinking of setting up a coffee shop. - Strings

Having worked with Limini for the past six months now, I honestly couldn't praise their efficiency, thoughtfulness and professionalism enough. Amidst the difficulty of setting up our first business, they have gone above and beyond to help us with everything from VAT queries and premises licences to coffee sourcing and roasting. We were also absolutely delighted with the training that Vicky provided to our new team of staff. She talked them through the basics of how to use a coffee machine all the way through to creating beautiful coffees with latte art. With Vicky, no question was a stupid question [even though i definitely asked my fair share] and she was incredibly friendly and supportive with the whole team. Having just completed our first week of trading, it is fair to say that we would not be where we are now without the help of Limini. You guys are awesome, keep up the good work! - Ross Young

I had a great morning with Vicki, she really opened my eyes to how much there really is to making good coffee. She was very passionate, knowledgeable and encouraging and I have come away excited to open up my cafe and hopefully do Limini justice by serving proper, good coffee!! I wouldn't hesitate to book my staff onto training here because I know their learning will be thorough and enjoyable. Thanks Vicki! X - Laura

I learned so much about coffee - how to get the best extraction, the value of a good grinder and how to prepare milk properly. My efforts at Late art were fairly poor but I've lots to practice at home. Thanks to Luke for being patient and for showing enthusiasm! The coffee I made was very drinkable. I'd recommend this course to anyone who is a keen home Coffee maker, it will not fail to improve what you make even if you don't end up making perfect patterns in the top of the coffee it will certainly result in a more acceptable drink. - Peter Brunskill I learned so much about coffee - how to get the best extraction, the value of a good grinder and how to prepare milk properly. My efforts at Late art were fairly poor but I've lots to practice at home. Thanks to Luke for being patient and for showing enthusiasm! The coffee I made was very drinkable. I'd recommend this course to anyone who is a keen home Coffee maker, it will not fail to improve what you make even if you don't end up making perfect patterns in the top of the coffee it will certainly result in a more acceptable drink. - Peter Brunskill

Limini's How to Start a Coffee Shop Course came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. The course was set out brilliantly, mixing theory and practical. Vicky was fantastic and demonstrated a great adaptability to make sure that the day met my needs. I had a great time, and will be recommending it to anyone that is thinking of starting a coffee shop or just wants Barista training. Thank you - Paul

We attended the full day barista course that included the latte art skills. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day full of fantastic information and excellent tuition. Both of us had no idea just how much there was to making a good cup of coffee. We both left feeling we had learnt a huge amount about the subject and had the foundations to further develop the skills. If you looking to learn more about all aspects of coffee then we can't recommend this course enough! Thanks for a great day Luke, much appriciated! - Gavin and Kathryn

The Barista and Latte Art training day with Vicki and Luke at Limini Coffee was an amazing experience and much more than I anticipated. The course was a generous and highly enjoyable introduction to the art and science of coffee making. The opportunity to watch, listen, discuss and then have plenty of hands-on tuition was an excellent way to learn and improve. As well as the hands on practical side Vicki and Luke provided some very relevant and useful background information on the raw product from the bush to the cup. I learnt so much about how to make the perfect espresso and was captivated by all the nuances of coffee making, particularly the huge importance of the freshness of the coffee beans and grind, the tamping, the highs and lows of frothing and foaming milks and about how they can all change the quality of the final sweet tasting cup. A thoroughly enjoyable and fun surprise was practicing the subtle art of coffee tasting referred to as ‘cupping’. It was a delight to share in Vicki and Luke’ s infectious enthusiasm and passion for coffee and be guided to understand what it all means and how it should be done. I felt at ease with their approach and pace of tutoring and the generous knowledge they imparted enabled me to understand more about the world of coffee. The training itself was well paced and informative giving me ample time to practice the various techniques needed to produce the perfect espresso, textured milks and latte art for a whole variety of drinks. I came away feeling that I understood all the fundamentals of the equipment/machinery and steps required to achieve a high standard of varying coffee combinations. I was so inspired by what I learnt on the day, that I have since purchased a coffee grinder and am slowly putting into practice all the things they both taught so well and am having some very promising results. I have made quite a few changes to the way I have been making coffee with improved consistency and quality. Turning out great espressos with a good crema regularly. My knowledge has taken a significant step forward as well as the confidence to make the necessary adjustments to put things right. What they both shared with me has improved my coffee making no end and I have come to appreciate what good coffee should taste like and how it's made a whole lot more. Many thanks to you both for a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking Barista and Latte Art training day. I could not have asked for better training than I had at Limini Coffee. I found the course so interesting the time flew by and I found myself not wanting the day to end! The whole day from start to finish was great fun! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course to anyone. Whether you want to learn how to upgrade your home brew to a sweet tasting golden nectar or are thinking of setting up your own coffee business. There is something on the course list for everyone who has an interest in coffee. To all those who agree that life's too short for bad coffee you need to do this course! - Parveen

Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS to Vicky and Luke for our training day, myself and my staff left there feeling so much more confident and excited to use your amazing coffee in our new shop. The knowledge and passion you guys have is second to none and makes LIMINI stand out from the rest!! Thank you all - Lisa. - Lisa

A Barista course is something I'd fancied doing for a long time after going to Cup North and taking part in cupping evenings. What a fantastic Christmas pressie this course was from my husband. I had no idea what to expect from the morning Barista course. I was unsure if I would be out of my depth and others there would be far more experienced than me ( me with no experience what so ever) !! I was met by one of the trainers Luke, and in no time at all I felt at ease. I thank him for sharing his knowledge with us. There was no 'messing about' with videos and computer bumf, it was a case of 'let's make coffee'. Thank you for a wonderful experience, I learned so much in such a short time. I can make a good coffee. With a reasonable latte art tulip and heart and my own creations too, maybe the tomato will catch on!! I would highly recommend this course to anyone regardless of your knowledge. You don't have to work in the industry to enjoy this day. Go for it, have fun and go home on a caffeine high! Cheers guys you are fab! - Julie Frazer

Luke was very helpful in teaching me Latte art. The course covered everything I felt I wanted to know and I got loads of time to practice. - David Hopkinson

Great course. I joined the course with no Barista experience at all. By the end of the session I could froth milk, produce steamed milk and a variety of drinks. I loved the course being hands on, the instructor was very informative and attentive. The training provided me with the opportunity to learn from mistakes and go through the teething problems of using a Barista machine in a safe environment and under careful supervision. - Changiz Afshari

I booked a last minute place for my daughter and I on the one day 'How to run a coffee shop course' and can not say how pleased I was that I did. We were warmly greeted by the enthusiastic Vicki and after chatting with her about our potential business idea we got straight down to learning about the machines and sampling our makes. The course also covered every aspect of opening a coffee shop from tax, accounting and layout and anything else you could think of, it was brilliant to have someone with the industry background knowledge that Vicki had to fire questions to. My daughter and I came away even more excited about our venture but now confident that we had the tools to really make it succeed. Vicki and Limini really know their stuff and make the day informative, yet relaxing and most importantly fun! Unlike many other training providers you are able to contact Limini at any time after your course to ask for help and advice which I thought was exceptional. I would actually recommend anyone going along and learning about how to make a good coffee just for yourself! Thank you once again to all the team and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you in the future. Sally and Beth XX - Sally Robinson

Attended the Latte Art course with Luke. It was perfect in every respect and Luke was faultless in his presentation. His knowledge was amazing and he was so patient with my efforts. Well worth driving from Nottingham and it fulfilled all my expectations. Nice to find an organisation that is efficient where people are friendly and display a passion to please, thanks Luke and everyone for a great day! - Kevin Marriott

Found the course by searching on Google. Read the fantastic reviews and all I can say is the experience not only lived up to but exceeded all my expectations. Great kit, superb tuition, so much to learn ! Really enjoyed the course and will be attempting to build on all the advice and techniques learnt on the course. Many many thanks and to anyone thinking of booking the a course - Go for it ! You won't regret it. - Bruce Nelson

What a fantastic course we have done in our life to start up coffee shop which made me so much clear idea for my further process. I recommend to attend this course at least 6 months in advance before opening coffee shop your dream goal and friendly staffs, especially Vicky!!! who taught us in friendly environment with lots of fun!!!! - top

I attended the "How to set up a coffee shop" 2-day course, led by Vicki - it was a great experience. The course is a combination of practice with lots of coffee making - basically learning to make every single coffee item on the menu, which is what you'd expect to serve, plus plenty of latte art (and coffee drinking!) - and theory - all your questions answered, hands-on with writing your business plans, discussing your ideas, etc. Youri, one of the founders, was also very friendly and would, from time to time, propose having some impromptu coffee tastings. I would definitely recommend Limini, its coffee, this course, Vicki and all the Limini team! - Federico Ponce de Leon

Really enjoyed my time at Limini attending the Barista course. Vicky is an excellent tutor, with a lot of knowledge and she answered all my questions on the day. You can see that Vicky has a real passion for good coffee, therefore her instructions are very clear and concise. Vicki's latte art skills were exceptional and quite quickly identified were my faults were. I would definitely recommend Limini to family and friends. Many thanks and speak to you soon, Noman. - Noman Qaisar

The course was excellent and has given me a much deeper understanding of the considerations before taking the plunge to start up my own business. Both trainers were very knowledgeable and couldn't do enough to hep. It was certainly money well spent. Thank you. - Rachael Chance

This course was so interesting and enjoyable. The coffee making was fun, contrasted with the more serious side of business, vat, profit and loss. Information given was invaluable in setting up a restaurant / coffee shop with everything you could possibly need in a logical order. Vicky made the course relaxing and was very knowledgeable with regards to anything food, beveridge business related. - Lesley

Awesome course - it covered so much more than coffee and Vicki is a font of knowledge. She makes the course fun and interesting and personal - I wanted the two days to just continue (particularly so I could perfect my latte art!) I would highly recommend this course. - Lyn

I had an absolute blast doing the two day 'how to start a coffee shop' course. Youri was fantastic; so patient and generous with his experience and hard-earned knowledge. I learnt so much and feel completely energised and excited to take the next step. Even if you have a mad idea like mine, Youri and the staff at Limini were totally on board and were extremely encouraging as well as pointing out potential traps and pitfalls. The coffee is beautiful too, and though my latte art leaves much to be desired, I had a great time learning about (and drinking) the coffee. Best money I've spent so far, would recommend this to everyone. - Anna Anderson

A huge thank you to Youri for the course. As well as being hugely informative, it was great fun and the training environment was excellent. Dave and I arrived full of ideas but with limited knowledge to make our dream a reality. We left feeling confident and empowered to positively move forward. Thank you to all the staff at Limini for 2 great days training. You are a brilliant team. Dave and Jan Watts- Malvern, Worcestershire. - Jan and Dave Watts

This is the second course we have attended with limini and once again it didn't disappoint!! We had the pleasure of Youri as our course tutor and wow it really was amazing! We were going into this course with a blank canvas, amateurs in this field... But Youri was so great he gave us the confidence and experience he has had over the years to set realistic and achievable goals! Our dream is alive now because of limini coffee and we have a plan in mind! Youri spent time and really listened to what ideas we had and advised us with invaluable knowledge that we can only thank him for now our ball is rolling! We sparked our love of all things coffee on our first barista course a year ago with limini and now a year on we like to think our dream of being owners of our own coffee place is becoming a reality! Thank you soo much for all the advice, business plans, resources, and assistance! We cannot recommend you guys enough! Your passion for coffee is inspirational! Thanks again! - Lisa and Lee

Wow! I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but what a fantastic day! A morning spent learning about coffee, from growing and roasting the crops to bringing and making great cups of coffee - from cappuccinos to ristrettos. An afternoon of latte art to add style to the substance! Really great fun, all hands on learning, excellently facilitated by Vicki. Couldn't have been a better day, would thoroughly recommend to others, has significantly increased my knowledge and ability to make a good cup at home as a result. - Angus

The course was excellent. Very informative, extremely comprehensive, and good fun. Vicky's attention to detail and enthusiasm were very impressive, and Youri's knowledge on everything from tree to cup was boundless. I might even book another one just for a laugh. All the very best Mark Livett

I attended the full 2 days course early April together with my Son. Viki took through all the practical part of the course which is coffee making as well as the financial side of how to run a coffee shop business. Viki was on top of her work and she knows a lot about coffee business and we very happy that we have done the course. I consider it a small investment that will go a long way to positively impact any coffee shop start up business. well done Viki. Ahmed

We found the course very enjoyable and extremely useful. We learnt so many things as well as how to make wonderful coffee. Our trainer Vicki made us feel welcome and comfortable throughout the training and she also assured us that Limini, as a company, would give us 100% support in our future business relationship. - Chloe & Jay

My experience at Limini Coffee was absolutely brilliant. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgable, and helped with anything you needed. I've learned so much in only two days of working with Limini Coffee and would recommend to anyone who would like to gain knowledge and/or skills relating to coffee, or to anyone who would love to try something new! The coffee was brilliant and the overall experience was well worth every penny! - Jade Kane

The half day course I attended was more than I could have hoped for. The tutor, Vicky, made me feel welcome and completely at ease from the moment of walking in the door. It was a fun course but also very informative & I learnt a lot from just one morning. Even for a non coffee drinker like myself, it was a great day & even tempted me into sampling a few coffees! Thank you x - Lisa Walsh

Really enjoyed the 3 hour barista course, great fun and learned loads. Vicki is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable and an excellent trainer. As a home enthusiast I have already noticed a huge improvement in my coffees! - David Kinloch

I had a great experience on the Latte Art Course, I was very lucky because I was the only one signed up to the course. Vicky was amazing, she asked questions to work out what my knowledge base was and then we went from there! I made about 45 cups of coffee in the 3 hours and attempted 4 different designs of Latte Art in that time, I now have the technique for all of them, I just need more practice. Using the commercial coffee kit was awesome! The course really gave me confidence and has increased my interest in coffee and i'm looking at what course I can do next! - Paul Crawford

Awesome course, a perfect first step in the Barista world! I feel like I have gained tons of valuable knowledge as well as plenty of hands on experience from bean to cup. Vicki was a great tutor with plenty of passion and enthusiasm, would definitely recommend! Cheers. - Neil Hudson

I have just had the two most amazing days at Limini Coffee. I done the two day course on opening a coffee shop up and I've definitely come away with lots more knowledge and understanding with the coffee side of things but also the business side of things. Vicki was absolutely amazing and it was great to see the passion she had with everything. I was definitely looked after there and was made to feel very comfortable. Now that the positive stuff is out of the way, time for the negative. Vicki didn't find my best joke funny! Other than that and (funny) jokes aside, this course was definitely worth it and I look forward to keeping in contact with the team there. Thank you for everything! - Ben Greaves

I had a brilliant day with Vicki - it was relaxed and fun but I learnt so much about coffee, techniques, business planning and the financials. Vicki also gave me a reality check on some of my ideas, I appreciated her honesty and her expertise. My son and husband now feel that they've missed out and want to go on the course, because I came back so knowledgeable and excited. - Margaret Wilson

The course was a present from my wife, who knew that I had in mind the conversion of a baker's van to a mobile coffee shop. I had no idea what to expect. I left the course after three hours knowing a great deal more than when I arrived. A great deal more. I was one of four 'students' with similar levels of knowledge - essentially almost none. There was a lot to get through in three hours, but the instruction was clear, concise and effective. The trainer Vivki was inclusive, attentive and clearly knew the subject. There was no patronising, although we all gave her plenty of opportunity to highlight our ignorance. The course was a nice blend of instruction and practice. I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in coffee and some degree of curiosity about how to make it. At home I still plough on with my macchinetta and occasionally a hand grinder and dzezva, a hangover from many years living and working in the Balkans. But come the time when I set my van up, I will feel equipped to use these fancy new toys and will do so with confidence. I am still partly a Luddite, but now a Luddite more accepting of new ways. As to the course.... Excellent. Change nothing. - Steve Blackaby

Hi, I have been a customer of yours for just over a year now and whilst just a domestic user and having tried other suppliers from time to time I rate your coffee as THE BEST in terms of quality, taste and value for money. I just love your Kata blend even though I have sampled several of your other blends. It is my favourite comfort drink for cappuccino or flat white. Also your turn round service is just brilliant, cannot fault it. I am gradually introducing all my coffee loving friends to Limini coffee, that way we can get a combined order together and take advantage of your free delivery. Long may it last. Many Thanks. Jonathan Clark

We did the afternoon barista training last week. We had so much fun and learnt lots in only 3 hours. Would defiantly recommend to anyone who is opening a coffee shop. The coffee tastes great too. Thank you for such a relaxed and fun afternoon. - Kirsty Talbot

The course was really helpful and I learnt how to texture milk more consistently than I have been able to at home. The difference in the smoothness of the milk compared to what I have been achieving was most noticeable. The latte art was more tricky but thanks to Vickey's patience and knowledge, and copious amounts of milk and coffee to practice with, I'm far more confident of being able to create interesting art in the future. If you love coffee this is the place for you! - Richard Williams

The course was very interactive and informative. Small groups mean that you get plenty of individual assistance and have the chance to ask plenty of questions. The course is taught in a fun way with the odd challenge thrown in. You can definitely achieve your goal of making an excellent coffee after completing the course. Daniel

Everything you need to know about coffee and how to set-up an independent shop; it's all there at Limini Coffee. We were very fortunate to meet and work with Vicki for two days; her passion for coffee and her genuine enthusiasm towards helping us make our project a success was apparent from the outset. Vicki is a natural teacher and her ability to impart knowledge and expertise was both entertaining and to the point. A big thank you to Vicki, Tom and all of the team. We simply cannot recommend Limini Coffee highly enough. Mark, Gemma and Tim.

What a great course, I did the half day Barista course and it was full of information and making lots of different coffee. Loved every minute and Vicki had an answer to every question and showed us all the best techniques. Would highly recommend. Thanks again! Alex Lawlor

I attended the 'How to start a coffee shop' one day course with a friend a few weeks ago and we both really enjoyed the day. Not only did we learn loads, we had a lot of fun too! From the moment we walked through the door we was laughing. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The training was made to suit our needs and we've come away with so much useful information. Opening a coffee shop has been a dream of ours for quite a while now and since attending the course, we are even more excited to make this happen. Would recommend the course to anyone who is thinking of opening their own coffee shop. - Sophie and Alison

Excellent courses, loads of skills and knowledge shared. I took the barista and latte art half days. If you've never handled a coffee machine before then these courses are a must for you. You'll learn how to make coffee, actual coffee - most likely you'll be making coffee better than your local cafe by the end of the day. I highly recommend these guys. Andrew Taylor

I have attended more than one coffee shop course and believe it a must for any budding coffee shop owners. These courses teach you so many things you will not have thought about which could cost you extra time & money. However if you should choose just one course, I recommend Limini Coffee. You receive a whole day of one to one training & advise from Youri, which enables you to ask lots of specific questions based on your business model. You leave the course with a coffee shop support pack full of information & material, which contains very detailed spread sheets to help with costings both of products and build. Money well spent, thank you Youri & team. - Jason

Thoroughly enjoyed this course , our tutor was youri who made us feel very at ease. We had a full day covering barista and latte art training . The course was informative educational and we had lots of fun and lots of coffee Would recommend if you are looking for a coffee course then limini coffee is the place to start . Thank you once again for a great day & will see you soon - Christine & Darryl

I attended Limini "Two-day How To Start A Coffee Shop" course with my mum, and we could not have had a better time. After dreaming of changing careers for many years and not knowing where to begin, this course was the best thing I could have done. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and we were made to feel at home straightaway. Youri our trainer (and owner of Limini) was fantastic: informative, approachable, funny and incredibly knowledgeable. He patiently and tactfully answered all our questions and quietly reassured us when we got in a pickle with the financial bits! His passion for coffee rubbed off on both of us and we went home talking about coffee beans to anyone who might listen! Opening a coffee shop has been just a dream for years but now I feel like it is something that IS achievable with Youri's help. The course and the really comprehensive support manual have given me so much more confidence, and I'm well on the way to writing my business plan! I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in coffee and I will definitely be going back for a refresher course before I eventually open my business! - Jessica and Julie

I had an amazing day's barista training with Vicki. As a novice, I learned so much about the whole coffee journey, how to use different machines and how to make every coffee based drink you could possibly think of. The latte art element of the course was really cool too. Vicki was really generous with her advice and was happy to offer ideas and suggestions about elements of our new business that we hadn't thought of. It was great to meet Youri, too, who seems to know everything there is to know about coffee and was also really helpful and supportive! Going forward, we're really excited about working with Limini as their expertise, friendliness and professionalism are second to none. Oh and their coffee is awesome - you must try it! - Ross Young

I was given a La Pavoni Europiccola coffee maker and have had some success but wanted to be able to make truly excellent coffee so thought I would treat my self to the 3hr Barista course. Vicki took the course and she is brilliant. There were only two of us and she took us through so much stuff that my head is now spinning. But: I can go home and will be able to tell the difference between a good espresso and a bad and will be able to tell where the flavours in my shots are coming from. We covered a bit of latte art, lets just say I have a lot to learn in this area. We made soooooo much coffee in so many different styles. I would totally recommend this course if you want to make a great cuppa, it is awesome. The teaching was not specific to my machine but every skill was presented in such a way as to be fully transferable. Big thank you Vicki and thank you for your positivity in the face of my dodgy latte art. Paul.

I had the best couple of days with Limini for their coffee shop course - they're incredibly friendly and welcoming and of course the coffee is outstanding. The amount of detail in the course was huge and their knowledge is both impressive and reassuring. Vicki was a great trainer and really fun to be with for the two days. I loved learning all about coffee and especially the latte art! I would definitely recommend the course to anyone considering it - or even a visit to them for the coffee and some barista training. Big thanks to Vicki, Youri and the whole team. - Ben

I booked this course as a present for my husband & 2 sons in law. All three of them have raved about it, value for money, informative, professional & heaps of fun. So thank you & carry on with the good work. - Vanessa Murphy

The course is fantastic I would do before even opening one as you get to see a coffee is not just a coffee and with care a coffee can be perfect all the time. - Stephen ede-collis

A really fantastic day. I had no idea there was quite so much to coffee. Amazed at the number of variables go into making the perfect coffee but Youri explained everything and particularly enjoyed learning from someone so clearly passionate about coffee and teaching too. I tasted the best coffee I think I've ever had and now need feel totally inspired to recreate that myself at home. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to make and taste the best coffee possible! Jon

What a great day! I really enjoyed it and learned loads. Thanks Vicki! - Tom

A fabulous course for anyone thinking about or in the process of starting up a coffee shop. Couldn't of asked for a more inspiring trainer than Vicki, she has sent us away with all the knowledge, desire and belief that we need to follow our dream! The coffee was amazing too! - Kate Reed

So glad I found this course. Its definitely money well spent if you're thinking of opening a coffee shop. so much packed into one day I'm still reviewing the information a week later ! & my coffee taste buds have been renewed. Thanks to Youri & Vicki for a passionate experience - Tina Girard

Thanks guys I had a great day and Vicki you we such good fun. I learnt all I need to know in a relaxed and fun environment. Some stuff I did known and this course helped to reaffirm it other bits just blew my mind! Great and this month my own coffee shop opens! Serving great coffee from these guys. Once again, thank you. - Gary

The course was really good fun as well as being very informative and clearly taught. Vicki is a great trainer and I feel confident about developing as a barista now. Limini is a quality product using quality machines and produces really excellent coffee - Jane Sheedy

I was lucky enough to attend a one day 'How to run a coffee shop' course with the wonderful Vicky.. From the moment I walked in I felt completed at ease. Vicky was an absolute legend.. She really knew her stuff and boy did she know how to make a cup of coffee.. Nothing was too much trouble and she was more than happy to give advice and suggestions which I have now taken on board.. I never realised how much there was to know about coffee and the many factors that could affect the taste. I had an absolutely fantastic day and I cannot praise Vicky enough.. She was brilliant!!. I am now looking forward to my one day Barista and Latte Art course... Lots more coffee!! - Chrissy Dobbs

I visited Limini twice .First I did Barista course, second How to open a coffee shop . What a wonderful time I had. So much fun and new information. Such a great place where to start off. People are so nice working in there. Will support with everything. Thank you so much for everything! - Monta

Had a great day. Youri was very knowlegable and personable with a good sense of humour. The course was very informative taking you from the origins of coffee, blending, roasting to the practical elements of grinding and making every coffee on the menu. He also ran through the set up, financials, marketing and running a coffee business. You could ask anything you wanted bespoke to your own plan which was very useful. The wealth of tools and information provided to read and use after the course was vast and very useful. If you are thinking of starting a coffee shop I would thoroughly recommend the course! Thank you. Justin

We really enjoyed our one-day coffee course with Limini. Vicki is a fantastic tutor with bags of knowledge and experience, plenty of energy and a good sense of humour. We learned a lot and had fun along the way; there was a good mix of practical skills training and the business side. The support and materials are also really helpful and we feel well-placed to progress a potential coffee shop to the next phase. Thank you! - Julie Flower

Vicki you are awesome! I had amazing afternoon, I learnt sooo much. Really thank you for your pession to show how to make really good coffe! I was enjoy every taste , special FLAT WHITE. !!i can still feel taste :D , it was the best what i ever taste :) 100% recomendate to everyone!! - Akvile

My boyfriend and I started thinking about potentially opening a coffee shop a few months back but we are both from a completely different background and were a bit unsure of how doable this was.... Then we found Limini and signed up for the 2 day course on how to start-up a coffee shop and it was such an eye opener! In 2 days we covered more stuff than I could have possibly hoped for, from coffee to steaming milk to latte art, writing our business plan, budgeting for costs, designing a shop, etc. Our trainer Vicki was so much fun to work with, she is an amazing person full of energy, passionate about what she does, knows EVERYTHING about coffee and the coffee business and she answered all 5000 questions we had! My mind is still buzzing and I am so excited and can't wait to get started! The atmosphere at Limini is like nowhere else I had been before when I started thinking about coffee as a business, I would recommend to anyone to sign up. BEST SPENT MONEY EVER. Thank you Vicki and Yuri. - Valentina

After I decided to quit my job and start a coffee shop, I needed some guidance in how to do it. Even though Limini Coffee was the first course I found online I tried to look for other courses closer to home in London. After a long search, I decided that Limini looked by far the best. So I booked the course and went to Leeds. I had the pleasure of having Youri as my trainer. Even though I have done many other courses before and even trained some myself, I feel that this course was truly special. It was extremely personal and tailored to suit my exact needs. Youri made me feel very comfortable and it felt that I was spending the day with a good who was very knowledgeable about coffee shops. He gave me very clear direction on where to start and what to do until I open the doors of my coffee shop and run a successful business. Even though I use to be a barista before, I learned things about coffee I never knew. And trust me, Youri makes a mean cup of coffee! So my advise for anyone who is in my position is to make the booking and do the course. You wont regret it. Limini also offer a great after service and loads of very useful information to take with you. So even though the day might seem pricey, you get so much more. Apologies for the long review, but I want to give you a clear picture on what to expect. I have no regrets and feel that my new career as a business owner is starting today. Thanks Youri for a great informative day. I will definitely be in touch with you in the future! And to everyone reading this; Best of luck in your new ventures! :) On a personal note, thank you for yesterday. You are really an amazing trainer. I got exactly what I needed from you. This morning I feel hopeful and that I have a good solid starting point. I will be in touch with you again in the future. Also sending you some more customers :) Hope you have a lovely day, Dewald

What a great course! I did the How to Start a Coffee Shop 1 day course which was a good mix of practical hands on coffee making and business theory. Vicki was so friendly and knowledgeable and I learnt a lot. I think the course was good value and would definitely recommend to anyone considering opening a coffee shop/cafe. Vicki had lots of tips and tricks to avoid getting caught out during the early stages of the business. And the Limini coffee we used was delicious :) Thanks a lot! Matt

It was an unusual birthday present, but going from zero to mastering every coffee on the menu (not to mention understanding why bad coffee tastes so unsatisfying) was the most fun we've had in a kitchen, and I've never laughed so much on a course - Vicki is a fantastic teacher - I wouldn't have believed I'd be banging out excellent flat whites within a few hours. We headed to Zucco's Italian in Leeds for superb tapas for lunch with our heads still swimming on a caffiene high, and it turned out their staff were at Limini the next day for the same course... I can see why! Thankyou Vicki & Limini! - Jon & 'Jill'

A big thank you to Limini, and especially Vicki for making us feel really welcome and for teaching us everything we need to know for a new business , we both hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did ours, we shall keep you posted on our new adventure. Many thanks J&H

We did the Latte Art Course and it was amazing! Vicki is very knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. It was a great day we learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Thank you very much! - Gabor

My wife and I had a fantastic morning with Vicki learning how to make that elusive perfect cup of coffee. The course had an excellent balance between teaching and practical and we learned so much about the whole process. Vicki was so knowledgeable and made the morning enjoyable with the added very small element of competitiveness! We are both now on the verge of being coffee snobs and will be checking out if the baristas in the coffee shops are doing it right! Thanks to Limini for the course and we would both highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in their coffee. - Danny Murphy

What an interesting day! It was great to discuss my plans and get an independent view from people with more experience than me. I learnt a great deal and would throughly recommend it. - Lynne

I would like to thank Vicki for what was an exceptional day. Picture this: 4 middle aged men learning Latte Art you've never seen so much mess!!! We loved it. Vicki's knowledge, passion and presentational skills are first class. Her love of coffee shines through and you see her passion delivered with great professionalism and humour. if you want to understand how coffee works and how to make an excellent coffee rather than an average one this is the course to do. By the end of the day you will think very differently about where you buy your next drink and you will definitely time the Baristas next extraction time and who knows maybe challenge them if you think they've got it wrong. Whether it's a birthday present, team building experience or looking to buy a coffee machine this is the place you want to go. 10/10 thank you Limini. - John Robertson

12 years of experience given to us in 1 day ! Thank you Vicki for a wonderful informative course Vicki. We will, im sure never make another coffee again without thinking of your passion and talent on this subject matter. Steve, John, Danny and Eric. - Steven Chrisholm

My day at Limini was better than I could ever have anticipated. My trainer, Vicki, clearly had so much passion for what she was doing, and what made it even better was that I felt she was truly passionate about what I want to do too. I drank (and made!) some of the best coffee I have ever tasted, and I learned more in a day than I think I would ever have done researching on my own. My business dreams have never felt more real or more achievable. There are not enough superlatives to say how great my day was! Thank you so much! - Katy

I am genuinely impressed with the course. For just a day you get provided with both practice and all the necessary theory to make it happen. Vicki has been really great and knowledgeable and equally helped out with some ideas, or doubts on what I had as ideas. Through the materials they give you to take home you have access to double-check on anything you are unsure of and to decide how to proceed from there. I am right at the beginning of everything, yet 100% sure that this is the right point to start out. (My course was How to Start a Coffee Shop, including Barista Training Course). Gergana

This course is amazing. Not only do you learn everything you need to know but a bonus is you get to learn coffee making and latte art. Youri was very professional, friendly and helpful throughout and we couldn't have made progress with our plans without him. Fantastic fun day. - Darren Dimmock & Ashley Whall

I did the 1-2-1 how to set up a coffee shop 2 day course (Barista course & theory) with Vicki. What a fabulous two days of information, support, learning and enjoyment! I was welcomed and treated warmly and professionally by everyone. Vicki is first class at what she does!! The course was at a good pace and was fluid so that I could switch between the theory and the Barista work; making it a far more enjoyable course. The support and information to help me set up my coffee shop is first rate and comprehensive. The Barista part of the course was great fun and I got a certificate at the end of it! These people live and breathe coffee and they do want to help promote those people who want to set up a coffee shop or do Barista work. I would highly recommend them to anyone and the on-going support is first rate. Thanks again Vicki and thanks for everything so far on my new journey. Ian Stephens

Great day really knowledgeable instructor friendly and relaxed approach For a coffee novice like me It was perfect and I suspect it would be the same for an expert - Duncan

This course was extremely informative and engaging and would 100% recommend this course to anyone interested in coffee. The instructor was also fantastic offering a unique insight into working with coffee. - Arron Sutcliffe

We did the 2 on 1 course with Vicki. It was a brilliant day with lots of practice and laughter. There was not a single boring moment, the pace was just perfect and we got some great new skills and learnt a lot. Can't recommend the course highly enough. And limini coffee is delicious. Thank you! Zita & Asker

Vicki is so good at what she does! The course was exactly what I was hoping for. I run a barista class as part of offender learning and wanted to heighten my own knowledge and pick up some extra latte art skills for my own learners. The course with Limini is great as you get so much practise - well worth the money. I lost count of just how many coffees we made! The company are so passionate and it really comes across which is what I was also looking for. I wish I could work for them! Would love to visit again and also the support pack is really useful too. Thank you x - Jade Robb

This was by far the most enjoyable and informative course we have ever been on. We completed the two day course which flew by, we have left feeling so positive and this course is most definetly worth the journey to Bradford from London. Our dream to run our own coffee shop now feels like a reality. Gemma and I can't thank Vicki enough for sharing her extensive knowledge with us, she is absolutely brilliant. We couldn't recommend this course enough. Thank you!!! Vicki, we look forward to serving you coffee in our shop soon! x - Lisa Hampson

Without a doubt the BEST training course I have every been on (and as a teacher, I've been on a lot!!). The day was jam packed with interesting theory but with LOTS of hands on experience. As a complete beginner I was a blank canvas and my only experience of making decent coffee was a tassimo machine. I now know a bit about the history of coffee and how to make a decent latte (and even some latte art!) - amongst other skills! Vicki was an outstanding teacher with the patience of a saint. She brought the session to life and it has definitely inspired me to venture further into the world of coffee. I can't wait to learn more (and hopefully land myself a job in a coffee shop in Australia!). Who knew there was so much to know about coffee?? - Charlotte Berry

I took the course, how to start a coffee shop, back in January 2015 (and only review now?!!), sorry for the delay. Love the course very informative. Unfortunate my coffee shop still have not taken place yet. Still would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to start up. Ruth excellent and very patient with us. X - Piyada Tedstone

The course was absolutely brilliant. It ticked every box for us. We learnt how to make various coffees (including latte artwork), took an in-depth look at the business model and most importantly had a very enjoyable 2 days. We especially appreciated the time taken to adapt the material to our specific business idea. Al in all a MUST if you want to save yourself thousands of pounds. Paul and Beth

One day, whilst I was sat in one of the big coffee house chains, I sipped an espresso so bitter it made my face implode back in on itself. It's then I thought: surely I can make a better coffee than this myself? So after much research on available barista courses I chose Limini's 3 hour Barista Training Course based on price, and the approximately 40 billion positive reviews on their website. And I have to say, for a coffee newbie it was a really fun and enjoyable learning experience. Yes the learning facility is top notch, clean and well presented. Yes, the coffee machines and grinders etc are all excellent commercial grade gleaming objects of beauty... But what really stood out for me was the passion and enthusiasm for all things coffee from our barista trainer, Vicki who (under her expert guidance) taught me how to make the most delicious espresso based drinks I've ever tasted. Everything from grinding, dialling in, extraction, milk frothing etc... bear in mind that I'd never touched an espresso machine before this! Youri also made an appearance, and after a bit of banter challenged Vicki to an impromptu latte art competition which ended with them both mercilessly criticising eachother's creations! After we had finished making our drinks, Vicki took a bit of (over)time to teach me about the different species of beans, their characteristics, and their origins; and even roasted a handful of beans there and then too. Vicki: You're a legend! Now I'm a fully fledged coffee snob and looking to buy my own little espresso machine and grinder (probably a Chemex filter coffee maker too) and put all my new knowledge to the test! And if I ever open a coffee shop, I'm training with you guys! - Savvas

What an amazing two days! We'll worth the money and well worth travelling for. We came up from Berkshire to do the course as more local courses didn't seem to offer half as much as the Limini one and we were not disappointed! Vicki was friendly and enthusiastic, we were blown away by her knowledge both of business and coffee. It seems impossible that we could learn so much in just two days but we have come away feeling so much more confident in our dream. Not only were the Limini team knowledgeable about all areas of coffee they were able to taylor everything to our vision and help us visualise where we want to be not just at start up but in the future too. We can't wait to get started on our business! We now need to start our own coffee shop as so far after visiting 3 of our usual haunts we've yet to find a cup of coffee that lives up to all we learned! Thank you Vicki! - Chloe & Dave

Whether you are a company sending employees or (like myself) a Coffee lover just wanting to make the next level of home brewed coffee, Limini is the place to go, Iimini is on my door step and only recently found they were there, and what a find, they have loads of different blends (my favourite is the Limini blend, bold but smooth) and all are fresh (the only way to get really good coffee). Wanting that extra coffee knowledge I hinted at home that I'd Love to do the barista course........ And what an awesome course it is. Vicky is a great trainer, friendly, really Knowledgeable and fun to make coffee with, we were constantly making coffee (and tasting it) for three hours and the time disappeared. If you love coffee this is the course for you. The next step.......... A new machine to use all the knowledge I gained. Thank you Vicky for an extremely enjoyable time. James - James Moran

I'm a home barista and have been getting more interested in coffee since getting my first coffee machine 6 months ago. After lots of online research I started to get the hang of my machine and ok results with my coffee. The course was just what I needed to make my coffee skills that much better. Vicki was a great teacher and it made it even better that there was only me there that day so I got the most out of her great coffee knowledge. She reinforced the knowledge I already had and added so much more that I didn't. It was fun trying to master the bigger machines after being used to my smaller one and definitely has made me keen to one day treat myself to a better dual boiler style machine. She helped me get started with trying to get the hang of latte art too which was great so i can now try and perfect it at home. I also enjoyed learning about the roasting process and how the flavours of the coffee are developed. Overall I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest in drinking great tasting coffee no matter what level they are at as Vicki made the experience really fun as well as very informative and has definitely improved my coffee making skills and understanding a huge amount! Hopefully I'll come back at some point to take on the more advanced course to learn even more! Thanks to Vicki and everyone at Limini Coffee. Gary

I took advantage of the two day course on how to start up your own coffee shop business. It wasn't cheap, however, I will continue to use the service when I develop the business, when I will probably get more out of it. Vicki, who looked after me for the two days was very enthusiastic, very knowledgable and very skilful, she made me feel very welcome and the days flowed very well, combining coffee making, education and also some great business tips. It changed my view on coffee and I have been comparing different coffees in different coffee shops since the course. So, overall it was well worth it, it has opened my eyes to how coffee should be served and I have been enthused to make the best coffee in my town when we open for business. - Jim Toohey

Limini Coffee exceeded all our expectations. The day was a great combination of relaxed and fun yet really professional and very well managed. Within the hands-on training we also had time to ask all kinds of questions (without embarrassment of sounding stupid!). Youri is a font of knowledge and so passionate about coffee. We liked the fact that he was able to identify the kind of blend that would work for our premises. We would absolutely recommend Limini to anyone. Thanks Youri! - Fiona and Paul Mattesini

Many thanks Ruth for our brilliant barista course this morning! What a delightful, inspiring and enthusiastic teacher!!!! We cannot wait to get started in our new Coffee venture! We will be back for our latte art course! Thanks again for a brilliant morning, and all your help and advice. Diane and Mark from Supreme Coffee.

The Barista course was brilliant, being very informative, hands-on and great fun! We learned so much about the complexities and intricacies of coffee making and actually how simple it is to make a truly exceptional coffee. The course is very hands-on, such that, we were able to practice making numerous different coffees as we went along and understand processes, what happens at each step, how to get it right. The trainer Vicki was fantastic - she has a real passion and enthusiasm for the art/science of coffee-making which really shines through, and she made the course a very enjoyable experience. In fact we had such fun that time flew by. At the end of the course we learned a lot about coffee and acquired many new skills. We highly recommend this course. Thank you Limini!! Steve and Katie

1-2-1 Barista training course with Vicki was fantastic! Vicki knows her stuff and as inspired me to continue to follow pursuing a new career in coffee! Interactive, learnt lots without feeling overwhelmed. Vicki has an energetic, positive and relaxed style - would recommend to anyone and can't wait to return. Day just flew by. Thanks so much Vicki, Darren.

I had a one-on-one day with Vicki and had a great time. The course was well-designed, covered everything you could possibly know about coffee and was almost entirely hands on. I learnt a vast amount of information that I now use day-to-day in my job. The course was delivered in a relaxed and friendly way so I never felt overwhelmed with technical information but rather was learning by doing. I also received great advice catered to my business and its needs. Overall, I couldn't recommend this course enough. Limini really know their coffee! If you were to go anywhere for anything from a comprehensive training course to a bit of friendly coffee advice, Limini is the place to go to. - Ruth

What a great experience! We had 2:1 training with Vicki on How to Start a Coffee Shop. Although, on our part, we were a little apprehensive as to what to expect and what would be expected of us - Vicki had us making coffee like a 'pro' and discussing the various coffee beans in no time, never knew there was so much choice! Vicki's ideas and enthusiasm are so refreshing, her level of knowledge is incredible. Vicki, you gave us the confidence to put into practice all that you taught us. We have already been in contact with local suppliers for our bread (we know where we're getting our coffee from!) and we have even carried out a little 'market research' of some of the local coffee shops where we would like to open, not bad considering we only completed the course with you last Friday! Your energy and drive has rubbed off. It was lovely to meet you Ruth best wishes with your pregnancy, it was great meeting Youri. Thank you very much Vicki, we will keep you informed of our progress. Monica and Eileen xx

I was gifted a barista training course for christmas and was lucky enough to get a one on one with Ruth. As a novice I was really impressed with Ruth's knowledge and teaching skills. Really enjoyed the morning and the great coffee we used. I would highly recommend booking on a course. I am hoping to upgrade to a new espresso machine to try out my new skills at home. - Daniel

What a great course! A great combination of practical hands on fun coffee making and learning about the history of coffee, alongside the more theoretical but extremely useful financial aspects. This course contains all the detail needed to open that first coffee shop, with tons of resources available afterwards. The course is fantastic value for money! Youri is a great teacher too and really tailored the course for our needs. I could not recommend this course more! - Craig Warmington

A must for anyone thinking of opening a coffee shop!! - Stephen Tyldsley

I had an absolutely fantastic time on the course today, I was lucky in the fact that the other two people booked on the course didn't turn up, so it became a day of 1-1 training which suited me perfectly. I learned so much from Ruth, she is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about coffee, so much so, that you will most definitely become very passionate about coffee (and bore your friends with the science behind it all) I am so pleased I booked onto the course, and would highly recommend people to do so, even if you don't necessarily want to use the skills now, and its just something you're interested in! Do it, you won't regret it. My brain was fried by the end of the day with all the information I was learning, but Ruth was very good at pacing things, and changing activities when she could see I was struggling to concentrate. She also didn't get annoyed when I accidentally poured hot milk all over her hand (oops!) The latte art course was very enjoyable, and its fun to learn! I would highly recommend Limini Coffee! Thanks again for a brilliant day! - Jessica King

What a wonderful way to spend a morning! Ruth was extremely knowledgeable and friendly; the course very interactive. I couldn't quite believe how much I learned in 3 hours and was quite disappointed to have to leave - could have stayed all day! I was initially quite concerned that I might not be able to make a decent cup of coffee, but Ruth guided us through the process in easy steps and I felt much more confident at the end of the course. Looking forward to coming back for the running a coffee shop course! Thanks and see you soon. - Gerry Parker

The Barista course was three hours of fun, facts, practical experience and tasting professional brews plus your own creations. Our instructor Ruth was superb and made the course an absolute must for coffee lovers. I would highly recommend anyone who loves coffee to let Limini show you the best ways to make top quality coffee at home and open your mind to the various ways this can be done to a professional standard. A brilliant day, thank you. - Darren

I cannot recommend this course highly enough both for those considering starting a business but also for those already in business who feel they would benefit from some fresh ideas and direction. Vicki's enthusiasm and energy is infectious and her knowledge and passion for the industry is second to none. Lovely people, great facility with excellent equipment and huge amounts of industry knowledge. - Jon Barlow

Wow, well what can i say ... A day i will never forget.. i was nervous about this course but as soon as i walked in i was welcomed with open arms by Ruth who was my trainer for the day, what a lovely and funny lady, she made me feel at ease straight away. I havent got a scooby doo (clue ) about running a business whatsoever but with the help from Ruth i felt like i did when i left, she was extremely informative, helpful and then i did my 'coffee machine training' wow what a giggle, if you think steaming milk is easy well forget it you need an 'A level' lol its harder than you think, but wow what an experience. Please, If your thinking of how to start' running your own coffee shop' well believe me this is the place to come, every penny was worth it, you will walk out at the end of the day feeling like you have opened your business as that's how Ruth made me feel, going through everything from business plans to how coffee came about....I met a guy who was on the course and he has got his own coffee shop already but after chatting to him he has invited me to go and have a look to get ideas of how to run one, so meeting someone doing the same thing, bouncing off ideas is also a bonus.. also met vicky the other lovely trainer who was fab and the lovely mike and bex who work behind the scenes so everyone is just so friendly so for customer service it has to be the best i have come across it really is.. well done guys :) Keep up the fantastic work. - Andrea

Myself and a colleague are in the process of starting up a coffee shop and we found this course online. It was the best 2 days I have ever spent! While I have set up and run businesses before, there was very little I knew about the operations of a coffee shop, so I booked onto this course along with a colleague to help us understand what we need to do to set up our coffee shop. Youri was fantastic and incredibly knowledgable and understanding. He took the time to understand our situation and offered some fantastic advice to help us set up a strong foundation for a successful coffee shop. He broke up the days with some Barista training and made sure everything was fun and we understood all of the areas we covered thoroughly. The quality of the training and the materials given afterwards is second to none. Thank you so much to Youri and his team for an incredible experience and advice! - Charlotte

Myself and two other members of staff attended the Limini Barista Coffee Training yesterday. The Limini team were very welcoming and friendly. We all enjoyed the course and felt a lot more confident with our coffee knowledge and machines at the end of it. I feel that this course is a must for anyone who is just starting out or who has not had Barista training before. We hope to join the Limini team again soon for training in Coffee Art. Thank you! from Amanda Through the Looking Glass Boutique

We did our barista training yesterday with the lovely Ruth... It was a scream! So much fun and mega informative to boot, Ruth really knows her stuff! I now feel prepared and confident to start making great coffee for my new customers... Liminis continuing support is such a god send and I would recommend them in a heart beat. Great coffee and fantastic service. Thank you! - Laura

Had just an amazing day! I learned so much about coffee and its preparation. Can't believe the level of knowledge and enthusiasm on display. Tremendous experience. Thank you. - Alex

Thoroughly enjoyed my morning of Barista Training at Limini with Ruth. Ruth was excellent, lovely, enthusiastic, friendly and very knowledgable. The training was great fun, lots of different coffees to make and taste. Thoroughly recommend this course , really fun and enjoyable. - Grace

The course was great fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Achieved a huge amount over 2 days providing a wealth of advice, tips and support in setting up my new venture along with making some great coffee. I would highly recommend anyone to take this course you will come away enthused and ready to make the next steps. - Andy

My wife got me a latte art course gift voucher for my birthday and I booked onto it this past week. I was surprised when I learned that the course lasted 3 hours: how could it possibly take that long to learn how to do latte art and wouldn't it be too long and drawn out? Quite simply no! Vicki was a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient trainer who explained the theory and demonstrated the practicalities with such clarity that even I was creating some pretty impressive latte art by the time I left. A very entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Worth every penny! - Matt

We did the 1 day How to Start a Coffee Shop Course with the brilliant Ruth. We learned so much in one day and now feel confident to get started. Ruth knows her stuff and we got lots of great tips and had a very enjoyable day at Limini Coffee. We learned to make a number of delicious coffees, including our new favourite, the Affogato. The after-course support is also fab. We can highly recommend the course. Thank you! - Zakiya & Nzinga

What an amazing day! Beginning to end I throughly enjoyed it. The staff know their craft and have a great passion for it. Very educational, a nice welcoming and friendly environment to be in. Thankyou Ruth for your patience and enthusiasm. - Inge

Excellent course for anyone interested in anything to do with coffee! Ruth was an extremely professional instructor and her depth of knowledge and passion for her craft was evident throughout. Can't recommend highly enough! - Ben

I am en expert coffee drinker, but a novice barista, and this course was pitched perfectly for me from start to finish. All the way through Ruth checked with us what we knew and then provided the answers to suit our personal knowledge. The guidance given was clear and concise and, due to their being such a hands on content to the course, we immediately had the opportunity to try what we had been shown and quickly cement the skills demonstrated. This course was given to me as a birthday present and it is one I will always remember. Thanks to Ruth, and all the other Limini staff, for providing a first class course. - Peter

I didn't know what expect! Been trying to do latte art for ages and i'm delighted. Vicky had our little group of 4 mixing the milk, creating hearts, ferns and even a teddy bear by the end of the 3 hour session. Brilliant and such a positive fun trainer. - Jamie

I have thoroughly enjoyed my training at Limini. Ruth is just delightful, so friendly, her endless enthusiasm for all things coffee is almost tangible but most importantly, Ruth is the most patient person. I don't think I've ever drunk so much good coffee in one day... even tried what I think was probably the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted! Ruth has given us everything we need to get going with our coffee shop. I looked at various courses and I'm extremely pleased that we chose Limini and their Barista & Latte Art 2-1. It is the perfect course whether like us who knew nothing about how to make an espresso or for a coffee lover who wants to pull the perfect shot at home. I would highly recommend them. Thanks for everything Ruth. - Elise

We had such fun on the two day course, and learned HUGE amounts, both about coffee in all its guises, and about setting up a coffee centred business. Vicki was incredible both in her immense knowledge of her subject, and her boundless energy and enthusiasm - no doubt fired up on lots of lovely Limini Coffee!! Both Vicki and Ruth were lovely to spend time with, and we really hope they come and see us in due course, when we get it all up and running. Thank you all SO MUCH!!!! Outstanding!! We would definitely recommend this course to anyone serious about starting a coffee shop business. E & M :-) - Emma

A wonderful day of latte art training with Ruth. Chris and I had very basic latte art skills when we arrived. By the end of the day we had honed our stretching and texturising technique and were consistently pouring beautiful hearts and rosettas. Ruth was an excellent teacher and great fun to hang around and the facilities were very impressive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course to anyone looking to improve their drink preparation and latte art skills. - Tom

A really great day spent with Vicki who was knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. The course exceeded all my expectations and we've walked away thinking something that is a dream, might just be possible. I'd never touched a professional coffee machine before and really enjoyed mixing the business learning with hands on barista experience. Was amazed by the detail and support we've left with. Access to helpful documents and an offer to keep in touch with any questions we have. Worth every penny. Thanks for inspiring me! - Kate

I was extremely impressed with this course. Ruth was lovely and so enthusiastic about her job and coffee. I had never used a coffee machine before.I enrolled in this course as I hope to open a coffee shop/tea room one day. I now feel confident with the machinery and am possibly converted from a tea drinker to coffee. The drinks we made were gorgeous . An absolutely lovely , interesting , inspiring day. I will definitely be back for the coffee shop theory day and may even get a group of friends together for the Barista training x - Sarah

I thoroughly enjoyed the course - currently have no intention of becoming a barista, just enjoy my coffee, and this was a great way to learn more including some great tips for the prefect cup! The learning experience was both informative and pleasantly informal with lots of hands on practice and help! Also broke my record for most coffees consumed in a morning! Ruth is a great teacher though the dolphin coffee art would have left Picasso scratching his head! - Sam

We really enjoyed our time spent with the Limini Coffee team. The course far exceeded our expectations, Ruth and Youri were very generous in sharing their extensive knowledge with us. The whole team were warm and friendly making this course a very pleasant experience. With the ongoing support from Limini we feel we now have the necessary know how and friends in the business to continue on the path to opening our own coffee shop. This course is great for all those who love excellent coffee whether for business or for pleasure we couldn't recommend this more, utterly fabulous! Thank you so much Ruth, Youri and team, look forward to seeing you all again soon as we embark on choosing our own bespoke coffee - Denise

I couldn't wish for better Barista and latte art course.I'm so glad I chose to travel all the way from Peterborough to Bradford. Ruth,thank you so much for everything you taught me today.You are a brilliant person in brilliant place. I felt welcomed at Limini.Great people and great atmosphere.Highly recommended. - Monta

Absolutely love it! :) Had a great day and lots of fun with the lovely Ruth, who is really comitted for her job. I had learn a lot and practise a lot as well. Oh my God...coffee everywhere! :) 3 Do not hesitate, book it! Good atmosphere and people! They can help you to start you way... Many thanks for Ruth and the whole Limini Team! :) - Melinda

Ruth was very patient and encouraging, and both skilled and knowledgeable in her demonstrations. I really enjoyed the day and feel that it was perfectly paced to help me learn - and enjoy. Thanks! - Chris

I've wanted to be my own boss for a number of years now after working hard for other people, I thought why not do it for myself? The thought of opening and running my own coffee shop has always been in the back of my mind as more of a dream job. After a few Google searches I'd found Limini, and decided to book the 2 day course for my wife and I to really find out what the ins and outs of running a coffee shop would be. Approaching the training days with an open mind and no presumptions on what was actually required to own and run a coffee shop. I'm glad I did, the course is designed to provide a great overview into everything one must consider, there were also highlighted areas where more time needed to be spent, e.g. looking into the numbers, the costs and profit margins etc, great working examples of business plans, floor planning and even the making of great coffee. Vicki, our trainer was very friendly and provided great, detailed insight into everything we wanted to know and things we hadn't considered. She did start our training by saying You will be a coffee snob by the end of this training, and she wasn't wrong. It's been nearly two weeks since the course and I'm still craving a well made coffee. The coffee that we made was outstanding and completely eye opening. The techniques used, the science behind it and the overall taste was fabulous. We had a very hands on approach in creating the coffee and latte art which made a huge difference to just concentrating on the theory side of things. My wife and I are were very pleased we attended the course and are currently working towards bringing our dream into reality thanks to Vicki and Limini. - Shibu & Louise

What a fantastic course! Expertly and enthusiastically delivered by Vicki. Plenty of business know-how, passion for the subject, a commitment to on-going support, and backed up with chance to get to grips with the barista craft. We feel like we're on the journey now - and we're no longer on our own. Well done you guys, Stuart & Rachel.

There is no better way to start the week, I was welcomed and trained by Ruth with in 30 minutes I was producing and drinking great coffee. Ruth was a very patient, great instructor who even managed to say something nice about my droening duck....design(it should have been a peacock. but we got there in the end... thanks for a great course. - Paul

What a great way to spend a Monday afternoon. The barista training was great fun, with lots of personal attention and above all lots of chance to practice, practice, practice, and taste the results. In three hours I feel like I've transformed my coffee making from so-so to what ho! Thanks so much Ruth for a great course. - Nicola

What an amazing course to go on to help you with planning your coffee shop/tearooms. We already run a different business but the information we were given is invaluable and so very helpful. Loads and loads of spreadsheets to calculate costings, margins, profit etc, etc. I do not and have never liked coffee so it was quite a large sell for Ruth but the Limini coffee is so smooth, not bitter at all. I only managed a half espresso in a mocha but I have to admit I did kind of enjoy it. Ruth made the course so much fun with her vast knowledge from beginning to end. Very supportive of our ideas but plenty of her own ideas to give us food for thought. We met Vikki and Youri who are both lovely chatty members of the Limini team. Even though we have decided to use their coffee at no time on the course did we ever feel like Ruth was trying to sell anything. It was more us asking at the end so don't feel that it is all towards the sale, it's not. The coffee sells itself but the hot choc even more so, never tasted anything like it. Barista training so funny but so much fun. Amazing how much you can pick up. With not drinking coffee I started at the very beginning but came away with some knowledge of the different coffees and how to make them also the art on top. We used our imagination a lot but we did manage a heart and the funny flower by the end so very proud of ourselves. Once we have sorted out which machine and coffee we would like it's practise, practise, practise. Thanks you so much to you all for making us feel very welcome from the beginning the course is worth every penny and more. Tracy & Tony Butler Seventh Heaven Tearooms, Chirk, Wrexham.

If anyone is thinking of going on this course - DO NOT DELAY it's fantastic!! The staff are warm and friendly and the course is extremely professional and informative. Vicki went at our pace and had the patience of a saint, especially when it came to our barista skills and yet within half an hour, we were producing acceptable coffee art. The information pack is excellent and everything provided in the pack is extremely useful and has formed part of my business plan. If anyone is wondering whether this course is worth the money, trust me it is - I cannot praise it highly enough - Julie

Excellent day, trainer - Ruth - very knowledgable and patient. I am now confident to purchase my machine and get underway with all the array of techniques described and practiced. We made a lot of coffee!!! - Tony

The course was Barista training and was approximately 3-4 hours which may seem like a long time but trust me this went in a flash of knowledge transfer, steam, milk, giggles and gorgeous coffee. Vicki was amazing and made the morning totally enjoyable and I left with a coffee grin that lasts to this day. I picked the course due to my love of coffee and wanting some hands on training but I do believe that this experience has pushed me further down the coffee path, to what end who knows! Thanks Limini! - Chris

This course is amazing if you are looking into setting up on your own. From rota planning to margins, store layout to suppliers and of course learning to make amazing coffee. Ruth was a real inspiration and the course has definitely given me the confidence I need in my next step to opening. Thanks so much to you all. - Dominie

I've just completed two fantastic days of training on the How to Start a Coffee Shop course which have been invaluable, and the coffee delicious. The course was delivered with total enthusiasm and warmth by Vicki; a complete aficionado on all matters coffee. I also had the pleasure of meeting Ruth too and although I wasn't taught by her, you'll be in safe hands with either lady if you enrol on this course. - Dawn

We had Vicki teaching us 2 on 1 and she was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and didn't expect to learn or remember so much from it! Limini coffee tasted absolutely amazing and I have definitely come out of the course a bit of a coffee snob. I couldn't recommend the barista training and latte art courses enough as you learn so much more than you expect. The course and Vicki have definitely made my passion for coffee stronger, I'll be back for sure! - Lauren

I was so pleased with the course and how Vicky delivered it. I gained so much and would highly recommend this course. Vicky was professional and confident yet friendly. The whole service from the team was outstanding. I would like to be back for different training with my staff. Thanks to you all! - Michelle

The coffee from Limini is amazing and the passion all of the staff show for the coffee and the work they do is really inspiring to people like me who are starting a new business. Our trainer, Vicky, was really knowledgable, friendly and encouraging even when we were getting ahead of ourselves throughout the session. She made our whole group feel at ease and by the end of the three hours we all came away with an array of coffee making skills that we can go on to develop in our cafe and hopefully do the limini coffee justice for our customers. I would recommend Limini to anyone starting a business, looking at changing coffee providers or just anyone really interested in coffee due to their great products and passion for what they do. I look forward to working with you more in the future. Thank you for a great experience today. Joanne

A surprise gift for my birthday. Amazing afternoon learning about how to perfect the different types of coffee and how subtle changes can make all the difference. Being wanting to do something like this for years and couldn't have done it at a better location . Ruth was great and amazed myself with some of the latte art ! Great memories and now need to find a proper machine to make at home ! Brill , thanks again . - Rob

I'm really pleased I made the effort to travel from Brighton and chose Limini coffee for both barista training and to help guide me on the process of opening a coffee shop. The course provided me excellent insight, food for thought and the feeling that I'm now part of the barista profession and extended Limini family! - Matt

Attended a course earlier in the week which was taught by Youri (made really bad jokes ;)) - fantastic day, thank you, coffee was superb, very much look forward to continue our working relationship and all that goes with. Thanks again, Lynn and Ellie

This course is a must for anyone considering going into the coffee shop industry. Ruth the trainer was very friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging and the support materials are excellent. Really enjoyed the Barista training as well and the limini products are very high quality. For me this really dymistified a lot of the stuff you need to know if you are thinking of starting your own business and really made my dream see doable! - Fiona

What a fantastic day I've had! I've learnt so much today. Ruth was lovely and very knowledgeable. The coffee was amazing and now I'm making coffee to a much higher standard. This course is a must for anyone in the business or enthusiasts. Great value for money. Highly recommended - Anthony

Ruth, our trainer for our 2 day course, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the industry and allayed all of our apprehensions about opening our shop. Ruth made the training fun and interesting and we would highly recommend her and Limini. The coffee tasted wonderful too! Thank you Karen and Alison

Hi. I really enjoyed the course. As someone who had never made coffee I found it really helpful. It was great to get making coffee as soon as the course started. - Jaz

The course was fabulous: very well structured which enables us to live build up skills one step at a time. Our tutor Ruth took time to explain the key principles and we had plenty of time to practice. And the coffee was out of this world! Altogether a great experience. Thank you - Paul

What a great day....everything I expected and more, my partner and I learnt such a lot and vicki was exceptional, great advice given and I'm feeling much more confident opening my new coffee shop. Thanks to vicki and much coffee tasting we decided to give our customers an amazing coffee Please anyone that is reading this review please go on the course, some amazing tips and the best advice from experienced people, I can't praise vicki and the team enough. Thankyou - Joanna

We did the two day course with Ruth. The course is really interesting and very informative. A good mix of theory and practical. It was inspiring and confidence boosting. The coffee tasted so good that for the first time ever I could drink coffee without my ubiquitous 2 sugars or sweetners - amazing! Ruth was our trainer, who is very passionate & knowledgable about all aspects of coffee and running a coffee shop. In addition we met both Vicky and Youri and they were also very friendly and welcoming. The whole experience is a must for anyone embarking on running their own coffee shop. The course is informal and fun, particularly when trying to decipher our own attempts at latte art! Clearly much practice is needed but we now feel so much more confident in using our own machines; were so excited to get going now. Thank you so much Ruth. Xxx David and Michelle

The course was simply superb. Very very useful. I cant think, where I have learned so much. INVALUABLE. People should book- because they will enjoy it, and learn so so much. Todd

The course was truely fantastic!we were nearly 1hr late & we're still greeted by smiles & genuine niceness!!!Ruth was just lovely & thoroughly knew her stuff!every question I asked was met with a comprehensive answer .we came out with much more than expected & has made me reassess my business plans .we had a very enjoyable morning & the coffee & hot chocolate really is to die for !!thankyou Ruth what a lovely lady you are !!x - Donna

We did the course for a bit of fun and to learn something different. We had a great day, it went far too quickly. It is going to take a lot of practice to achieve the lovely latte art produced by Ruth but hey we will get there!! . Thanks Ruth, we had loads of fun and did learnt lots about coffee and milk frothing X - Carolyn

I had a fab day on the course! Vicki was fantastic and really knew her stuff, she made me feel at ease and the information given to me was invaluable and will help me massively with the setting up and running of my coffee shop. I loved making all the different coffees which all tasted fantastic! very impressed and will be back again soon! I recommend the course to anybody who is thinking or setting up their own coffee shop or restaurant! as the help and information they give you makes you feel better about a daunting but exciting experience and future! Big thank you!! - Michelle

If there was 10 stars it would be exactly that!! Ruth our teacher and the whole experience was even more than we could have hoped for! Very informative and FUN! If you want a kickstart in your appreciation of all things coffee... book book book! Loved it! Left grinning ear to ear! Thank you x Lisa and Lee

Thank you to our wonderful trainer Vicki for making our day with Limini Coffee so helpful and inspiring. So much information imparted over the duration of the course and we even got to hone our coffee making skills. We would recommend the course to anyone looking to open up their own coffee shop- cant wait to get our place up and running now! Corner Coffee

This course is an absolute must for anyone considering opening a coffee shop. As a complete novice to the industry, when I first came across their website and read the course content it felt a bit too good to be true - everything they covered seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. I spent two days on the one-to-one course and the trainer Ruth was fantastic. The pace was neither too fast nor too slow and she had a real empathy with the issues I raised offering invaluable advice. The theory side of the course was fantastic and I have come away with pre-formulated spreadsheets tailored specifically to my business. Ruth's passion for coffee was infectious and the coffee I learnt to make was sublime. I have booked my staff onto the Barista training course in a couple of week's time to ensure they become as enthusiastic about the coffee as I now am. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending this course to anyone who is even thinking about opening a cafe. I just wish I'd found it sooner! Candida Johnson, North Yorkshire

Hi Guys, Just thought I would write a quick note to say what a fantastic time we had with you last Saturday. Vicki was amazing, we had such a laugh and learned so very much. The customer service from start to finish from everyone there was great and we will be coming back for more training and products. Would highly recommend to anyone. What a fantastic company and group of individuals. Much love Phil & Jenny

I can recommend courses at Limini Coffee. Team was very helpful from beginning till last minute we were on their premises. Coffee was superb. We changed our minds about coffee for ever. Vicki and Bex showed great commitment making sure we felt good. We did 2 day course 2 to 1 How open coffee shop . I can recommend course to everyone who want to know more about coffee and how to run and open coffee shop. Definitely money well spent. Thanks again! - Victor

If you are considering setting up a coffee shop then you must go on a Limini course!! We attended the Theory Course which was 3 hours long and it provided us with everything we need to take our concept to reality. From expert insights through to professional business and financial planning tools. In addition to this we received a very warm welcome and some fabulous coffee. Don't hesitate, book yourself on, you won't regret it! - Ben

A thoroughly professional and enjoyable experience. Ruth was an absolute delight to spend an afternoon with. All my questions were answered and she was both knowledgeable and entertaining! I learned an awful lot in a short space of time and I will be back to do another course. - Stephen

So another one day advanced barista/latte art course with Ruth. As usual brilliant and picked up more tips and solved some issues i had at the same time. Truly great experience and very helpful people at Limini and would always recommend. You also get to drink a lot of coffee, bonus!!!! - Rob

Really fun course where you can learn how to make excellent coffee whilst also having lots of fun. Highly recommended. - Abdul

I spent the day with Vicki on the barista and latte art training course, and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Vicki was super nice, really friendly and totally knew her stuff. I was very lucky in that no-one else was booked on to the course at the same time as me, so I got 1-1 attention! I had a lot of fun learning and practicing the art of making amazing tasting coffees and wonderful creations with latte art. Limini staff are passionate about the quality of their coffee and making sure you get the most out of the training they offer and honestly can't help you enough. mThanks Vicki, you're a star and Mike, super helpful and patient! - Maxine

This is a good course. Me and my Husband attended a 1 day course on how to start a coffee shop with Ruth. Ruth was very patient and answered all our questions. She was enthusiastic about coffee and explained the theory in a simplified structured, manner with extra suport given as link documents after course completion. We really enjoyed the practical side and all the coffees we drank together. Hope to return soon. Thankyou - Zainab

My dream is to one day be able to open my own cafe, however with such poor knowledge and experience working with coffee, I knew I had to attend a barista course to get the ball rolling. After reading such positive reviews left by so many others who had attended a course at Limini, I knew I had to book one for myself~and I was not was not at all disappointed! I had booked myself onto the one-on-one barista training and latte art training with Ruth as my instructor, and she was so lovely! Ruth has such an extensive knowledge about coffee and was able to answer all the questions I had to ask her, and she was incredibly kind and patient with such a coffee novice such as myself. I had such a great time making all the different types of coffee (as well as tasting them!), and had learnt far more than I thought I would! I had definitely left the course more motivated to open my cafe, and it has inspired me to become a great barista! I would recommend a course at Limini to anyone who is passionate about coffee or who would like to broaden their knowledge about coffee~ you will have an incredible day! Thank you so much again to everyone at Limini! - Julian

I had a super 3 hours with Ruth and really enjoyed making the full range of different coffee drinks. I'm looking forward to finishing my conversion and becoming a Limini customer. Thanks again, Joe.

I thought I was coming for a short course to learn how to make pretty patterns in my lattes. Couldn't have been more wrong! I had 3 hours of 121 training with Vicki, who is brilliant. I learnt so much in one afternoon; what coffee to buy (I only buy LImini coffee now) importance of roasting dates, how to callibrate your grind to get the perfect shot of espresso (25 is my new magic number), how to steam milk and create different amount off froth etc. etc. etc. I thought I knew what a good cup of coffee was...I do now! Only one down side, I now have to save up for an La Speziale S1! I recommend this course to anyone who wants to make and drink really good coffee. - Andy

spent a whole day a Limini, thoroughly enjoyed the courses and would highly recommend to all. Vicki is an absolute credit to the company and made it such a fun and enjoyable experience, all whilst teaching you the beginnings of coffee through to creating the perfect cup. I have left with even more enthusiasm and eagerness to progress into the industry ; but I will also return to show off my latte skills and do the advanced barista course. Many thanks again and also for the lunch. :) Shontelle x

Great course, didn't expect it to be one on one which was a nice surprise. Vicki who was showing me the ropes was very friendly and personable and everything i've learned has remained in my head due to her style. Within the 3 hours, I made a whole load of coffees and they were pretty good coffees considering I am an amateur. All in all a great afternoon which has really rekindled an interest in coffee through not only the practical side but also the theory and wisdom behind a perfect cup of coffee. Thanks again - Stuart

What a great training, what a great trainer! When we first found out that Limini is based far in the north (we live in London) we hesitated a bit to book the How to open a coffee shop course, despite of the great reviews. However, when looking for courses in London, we found that they were not as comprehensive as the one at Limini's or they did not provide 1-2-1 sessions, so we were like: let's do this. And we were sooo right! We had the one day long session with Vicki and we learnt an awful lot and received super useful materials. Even though there seems to be a lot of things to do, we feel more confident in tackling all aspects of the opening activities now. The course was tailored for out needs, all of our 46 pre-collected questions have been answered, we made amazing coffees (espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, flat white) and improved our latte art technique a lot. We could have just listened to Vicki all day long, as she is so passionate about coffee that it was such a joy just listening to her! Thank you so much Vicki for the great course, Bex and the team for helping us with the administration (amazing customer service, we were really impressed!) and everyone at Limini for being there for us, future coffee shop owners. We hope we can go back there soon to get our staff trained! :) - Andrea and Miklos

I can't recommend this course highly enough! I did the two day one-on-one course with Ruth and it was absolutely brilliant. Ruth is hugely skilled and knowledgeable, not just in the business of making great (and I mean really great!) tasting coffee but also in the planning and financial aspects of starting your coffee shop business. She tuned into where I was coming from and what my vision for my business is right from the start and was incredibly patient with all my questions. The wealth of spreadsheet templates and the support pages you get access to at the end of the course are invaluable too. They're so comprehensive and make what can be quite a daunting part of the business set-up process seem much more manageable. Thanks again to Ruth and the whole team at Limini for a really enjoyable and worthwhile couple of days. - Cathy

This course and my tutor Vicki is fantastic! Over the 2 days course, I have learnt so much about the world of coffee and the business insight, I would happily recommend it to any of my friends. Vicki is so passionate about coffee and the industry, it has been a great benefit for me. Thank you very much! I hope to see you again soon on other training courses. thank you - Jia Lu

Really enjoyed spending some time developing a much better understanding of the espresso making process and the art of correctly steaming milk. Vicki was really knowledgeable and has certainly given me some invaluable tips and skills to practice. Highly Recommend. Adam

My partner and I had a great day on the barista course. Vicki was brilliant, she had a very relaxed approach to teaching, which puts you at ease. Laura in the office has also been very helpful. Many thanks to you all - Jess

What a fantastic two days. Even if we do not open our own shop we came away from our course energised, inspired and full of ideas and knowledge about coffee. Boy is it fun visiting a coffee shop and asking them questions that any good barista should know Thank you Ruth and Limini ! - Pilotties

Tory and I really enjoyed the Barista course with you. We thought it was professionally run, very informative and we gained a great deal from the practical use of your machines. We had great fun with Vicky learning caffe art and I will certainly recommend you in the future. - Tracey

I checked out the internet for a course that might tell me everything I needed to know to start and run a coffee shop. Limini was the best website. I booked the course hoping it would be what I wanted to know and expecting the coffee to be hopefully as good as the main players, Costa etc. I spent the day with Limini on the training course. It was like a revelation. I got everything I needed to know and lots more I hadn't thought about (even though I am an accountant). I must say the coffee was the best I have ever tasted (and better than Costas etc.). The training course was absolutely brilliant. I can't think of a better training course that I have been on. Thank you Limini. I now feel totally equipped to run a coffee shop. - Peter

The course was excellent. I had Vicki as my teacher and I have nothing to fault them on. The entire process was a pleasure and I plan on returning soon. - Zayd

I recently attended the two day course. I found this course extremely helpful. it's given me confidence not only in using the espresso machines but in every aspect of running a coffee shop, Ruth was very helpful. - Mamta

Had a fantastic time and learned a lot! You could write all info receive in a book as guide for aspirational coffee shop makers that they want to make very tasty coffee! It would be a Best Seller! THANK YOU VICKI! - Sotiris

Had a fantastic time. I learned loads and thoroughly enjoyed it. Vicki is an excellent teacher and I picked up a huge amount of knowledge quickly and easily (although now getting a coffee in town will be harder because I know all the bad habits to look out for !!!). I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in getting into coffee. - Phil

We did the Latte Art course and had a great afternoon learning to pour and perfect our coffee making technique. Ruth was fab! She is very knowledgeable and patient. A fun afternoon and well worth the money! Many thanks. Neil & Jane

What an absolutely fabulous day with Vicki from Limini coffee. Great teaching great fun and learned so so much. Coffee was really great too. I highly recommend both the courses and the coffe!! Thanks so much Vicki and other staff. - Susan and Debbie

5 star experience during this 2 day course. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of starting a new cafe/coffee shop etc. As the course is one - on - one it's completely tailored to your business ideas and not necessarily just coffee shop. When booking, my main reason was around the theory component but I have to say I really enjoyed the hands on barista training. Vicki is an amazing instructor & her passion for coffee completely shines through. She puts you at ease immediately & broke everything down into achievable steps so the whole thing didn't appear daunting. The 2 days flew by & i felt really motivated & enthuastic leaving. The support pack & resources are great. Overall really impressed with the course & facilities & I would highly recommend. - Gill

Thanks Ruth the coarse was exactly what we were looking for an educator passionate about coffee, fantastic coffee and excellent equipment. Having not been able to find this level of passion locally it was well worth the 2 hour drive. Looking forward to making the type of coffee currently I'm unable to buy! Many thanks - Steven

The course with Limini was informative, thought provoking and enjoyable. If you are considering entering this sector I would well advise you to make time to talk with and meet the folk at Limini.- MarkH

A massive thank you to the team at Limini. Over two years ago we started researching the idea of starting a tearoom / coffee shop to see what support there was, it soon became apparent from the informative “Limini Coffee” web site that they were a company that supported start up a business with practical and common-sense information. We spent time reading the free information provided to help develop our plans, on the various stages of the business planning process. We identified the two day “How to Start a Coffee Shop” course as a firm foundation to proceed with our plans. From our first contact with Limini where Bex answered our initial questions regarding the course and the booking process, to the complete course presentation all of the Limini staff we met were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the services provided. An example of this was Ruth, another trainer took time to discuss our plans during her lunchtime as did Youri the owner of Limini during a visit to the training area. Our course leader was Vicki who took time to put us at ease and listened to our plans and what our requirements were from the course. The mix of practical / theory content was excellent. Where Vicki excelled in our view was how she adapted the course to meet our specific questions / requirements and took us from a coffee customer to a level where we both could deliver coffee to an acceptable standard. We would also recommend this course to anyone whose main business focus is a tearoom rather than a coffee shop as is our focus, because the business information given is fully transferable and practical information is given on tea making and equipment available to make serving tea a memorable experience for your customers. The coffee was the best we had ever tasted and we have come away feeling more positive than ever that we are heading in the right direction for our future. We have no hesitation in recommending your service and thank you for all the help and guidance before and after the course. Angie & Dave

I had Vicki as my teacher and she was amazing! I already had a bit of knowledge about how to make coffee but after being shown how to make perfect milk we were on to mastering lattes and cappuccinos. We even had chance to go onto some latte art, which I throughly enjoyed. I will hopefully be coming back again in a month or so to learn more in depth latte art and fingers crossed I will have Vicki as my teacher again as she was lovely. Thank you again - Grace

The course was very informative and our trainer Ruth made it interesting and fun which made the learning much easier. I learned things I knew very little about and I now feel confident that I can go on to develop my knowledge and skills much further. I would like to thank Ruth for making it a special day and also Yuri for taking the time to come to say hello. I would also lik to thank Bex for making the enrollement process very easy and the other staff present during the day. Thank you! Miguel.

I had a really great time on the Barista training course with Vicki. As a complete beginner I wasn't sure how much I could learn in 3 hours, but it was surprising how much I got from it. I feel more excited about my business idea and I will definitely be back at Limini for more training. The coffee tasted awesome and if my business gets off the ground I definitely want to be serving it in my shop. - Christy

This is our second visit to limini and once again we have not been disappointed. Limini have helped us from the very beginning and all the way to our very own coffee shop. No matter what problem we have had or how small an issue, limini talked us through it and made us feel more confident in ourselves about handling the task. Their knowledge is very refreshing and they are very enthusiastic and passionate about their coffee. This is a company that is run by some very experienced people who certainly know what they are doing. Thank you for everything you have done for us and for introducing us to some amazing flavoured roasts and blends of coffee :-) Regards, Finla Coffee. Plymouth

I have recently completed a 2 day course at Limini on setting up a coffee shop. The course covered every aspect that you need to make the decision on whether to proceed or not. Vicki was totally professional and provided all the tools needed to get to grips with the financial details. I would highly recommend taking the 2 day version of the course to ensure that you get the full benefit. - Rob

I thoroughly enjoyed the half-day Barista Course. It built on my knowledge and took it to the next level. The chance to be taught how to use a commercial machine by somebody as knowledgeable, interested and able as Ruth was invaluable. I would recommend anybody who has a serious interest in coffee to do a course like this and I would recommend that they do it at Limini. Thanks for a great experience/ - Ed

This course was awesome! I came with a vague interest in coffee but a strong interest in managing a coffee shop. I came away with a new-found respect for the coffee making business (and having drunk the best coffee I remember having!), and a very detailed understanding of what I need to do next. I was inspired, and reassured, and above all excited! Vicki was fantastic - the day disappeared very quickly, and she was generous with her enthusiasm and knowledge. Highly recommended. - Kathryn

From start to finish our experience with Limini was a very pleasant one! Our machine is ACE and our training was brilliant. More importantly our coffee is gorgeous.... The best we've tasted and customers are loving it!! THANK YOU LIMINI :) - Bake my day

I wanted simply to learn more about the drink I've loved for years but frustrated with what I could make at home. I had a fantastic time learning and came away so much better educated and passionate about great coffee €“ and the whys and how to make it. Vicki (the trainer) was brilliant a€“ very easy to get along with and an excellent teacher. Doubtless I'll be back once it's all settled in€“ and can't wait. - James

The course covers all the bases for anyone planning or running a coffee shop and provides a comprehensive checklist of all the things a coffee shop owner should know and be reminded of regularly. The barista training was good for arming any coffee shop owner with essential knowledge and skills to do the work expected and provided a welcome offset to the theoretical part of the course. The trainers (I had Ruth but also saw Vicky in action) are knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic, and you come away feeling properly prepped. Limini also provides refresher courses as well as staff training when you are ready to start up your business and take the machinery from them. Highly recommended! - Joseph

Such a fantastic day. We both learnt so much and it's motivated us more than ever to start our first coffee shop. It was the perfect balance between education about coffee as well as the business side of things. Vicky was the perfect teacher. Her passion for coffee and the industry only made us more excited about our new adventure. Thanks Limini (p.s GREAT coffee). - Katie

The coffee at Limini was amazing and the course itself was brilliant just what we wanted. Ruth was lovely and answered all questions and encouraged them even when I thought they might be silly. The whole day was very well structured and there was plenty of opportunity to discuss all aspects and have a go on the different machines. I throughly enjoyed the day and would encourage others to go along and have its of fun and learn. The excitement it gave me to keep pursuing my vision is undeniable. Thank you so much for a fab day!! - Nicol

CoffSted report would say oustanding! What a brilliant afternoon training, thanks Ruth and the team for being so welcoming and making it so much fun. My wife thought I'd gone mad this morning -kitchen scales out weighing coffee, measuring coffee volume and the kids are looking forward to hot chocolate this evening! - Shaun

I had a fantastic time with Ruth for my Latte Art Course! She answered all of my questions and guided me through the procedure each step of the way, hanging back at times to make sure I didn't feel rushed or crowded. A definite boon to my barista skills and confidence with handling all of the shiny bits! :) Highly recommended. - Kurt

I recently went on the Limini Coffee course and really enjoyd my time there. Vicki the trainer was very friendy and informative throughout the day and was very weelcoming when i arrived. The group was small and we each had a machine to work on. The day was very practical and hands on and we were more often on the machines than not. The skillls I learnt as a complete novice to working with coffee will hopefully become useful in the future and is a good insight into how coffee works. A reall enjoyable day! - Elliott

If you want to get a better understanding of how to run a coffee shop and how to make great coffee then I would suggest that you come visit Limini Coffee. Ruth was a fantastic trainer and is really friendly too she was very adept at explaining everything and at a good pace for myself. Thanks to Limini I had my first tasting session of cold brew coffee which was an unexpected but fun addition to the day that I spent there. I can not recommend Limini enough seriously if your reading this your thinking about it so give Limini a call.- Jon

We have been with Limini for two years now and the overall experience of products and service has been utterly superb! Youri and the excellent team have been instrumental in setting up and supplying our Cafe. The success of our Cafe has been mainly due to our reputation for first class coffee, infact, I was prompted to write this review as only today I was told by an Australian coffee fan that we serve the best flat white he had ever had in the UK! This is down to the Limini espresso blend (Liscio) we use and the proper training to produce a superior looking and tasting drink. - Richard

Thank you so much for an amazing training session, I haven't laughed that much in ages it was really really fun! From the moment I entered I was made to feel very welcome the customer service is impeccable! I was on a class with one other women so very personalised and enabled thorough training covering everything from the roasting through to latte art. I am much more of a tea person but no word of a lie the coffee tasted amazing!! I was unsure of which blend to choose for my new coffee business so Ruth had the 2 blends available for me to try, I settled on the Kata which is smooth and a great all rounder blend. I would highly recommend Limini coffee for training and supplies. Thank you all again so much for a truly amazing day!! - Sarah

I really enjoyed this course! Completely amazing because it was complete, explained in a very simple away (I am a nurse, I know nothing about profit, vats etc...), practical, wonderful really!! And Vicki is an amazing teacher!!! So enthusiastic and knowledge!! - Maria

I absolutely loved the course, what a great time! I've enjoyed every single moment with Vicki (Cristina Barcelona) She is fantabulous and excellent trainer. I've made loads of different types of coffees and drank a lot. Amazing amazing amazing! I would recommend the course a thousand times. - Cleo

The training courses were excellent, I never knew coffee could be so good! We have dealt with Limini for over one year now and as a supplier, provider of training for our staff they are second to none. I cannot recommend them too highly. - Les

I had a fantastic time with Vicki. I would recommend this course, even if it's just for fun. - Duncan

I loved the course and had such an enjoyable time! Ruth was a fantastic teacher and I was surprised at how much I learnt and just how fascinating coffee is. The training session was highly informative and a fun challenge. It was great getting to use the different machines and make lots of different types of coffee. I would recommend people book with Limini because it was clear they have very high industry standards and a true passion for coffee. They were really helpful and I now feel very inspired to pursue a job in the industry. - Grace

Had a great day at Limini Coffee learn't alot in a friendly relaxed atmosphere will defiantly recommend and intend to buy my coffee equipment from them - Cheryl

Me and my sister were truly impressed with how detailed, enjoyable and useful this course was. It was of excellent quality and a great balance of theory and practice. Vicky really is a fantastic trainer. The coffee was beautiful and we left feeling happy and inspired. Beth and Ellie

I had been making my own Cappuccinos and Latte's at home fro about 10 years but totally self taught. I gad worried that the basic course might be to basic....but i also thought as i am self taught maybe i had bad habits and of course you don't know what you don't know. So i went on the basic course, some of it i did understand pretty well but quickly learnt i had a lot of holes of knowledge to fill. The instructor was fantastic, a good balance of passion, knowledge and humour. I learnt a lot and can not wait to put it all into practice now, i also decided at the end to buy some of their house blend beans and they are delicious. Thank you so much guys for a fantastic day. Matthew

It was really fantastic course . Despite the way to reach you but i like it & i spend good time with Ruth and i am more confident to start my businees . And i like your coffee also . Wardah

Very supporting. Limini has proved my confident about coffee shop business. Thank you hearty to limini cafe - Manish

I loved every minute of the course, Vickie was amazing and fun, and I thank her for teaching me how to make beautiful, coffee and a teddy in the Latte art section of the course. although I was dreading the business side of the course( the Numbers and Vat, Vicky made it understanable and put my mind at ease about the busines side of things. I loved my two day Course at Limini and would recommend it to anyone thinking of opening a coffee shop or those who just love Coffee, Thanks to everyone at Limini xxx - Jeannie

We did the barista course a few weeks ago. I had never even made or drank a cup of coffee before but by the end of it I could make everything on the board. Vicki made it really fun and we had a great time! - Paolo

The course was excellent. really informative and packed with practical information. Getting hands-on is brilliant and the super-helpful trainers are full of enthusiasm and advice. It was a great day of coffee making and the latte art course was fun and satisfying. I would recommend this to anyone looking to gain barista training. - Craig

I attended the one day 'How to start a coffee shop' course with my sister last week and it was everything I could have expected and more. Our mentor and trainer Vicki was excellent! She thoroughly guided us through all the processes we needed to consider in order to open up our own business, while also making us confident in our business ideas which - Alexandra

Fantastic course, my trainer Vicki was knowledgable, funny and a good teacher! I found everything I needed and will be using the information to good use!
If you are truly interested in opening a coffee shop I would strongly recommend this course. - Wayne

I had a great time on the latte art course with Vicki. It was very informative and she made it really fun. I learnt lots of different latte art techniques for a range of coffees and I learnt how to make a few new drinks. I felt the course was really personalized to what I needed to improve on and I appreciated Vicki covering some of the coffee basics that I needed to brush up on! Everyone was really friendly and helpful and I definitely recommend training at limini coffee. Thanks for a great day guys! Kirsty

Brilliant! Im so glad I chose Limini to do my first bit of training. Having spent many years in the trade I now realise just how much I was getting wrong, certainly in terms of coffee making. I now feel enabled to make the highest quality coffee, consistently. There was such a wealth of information provided regarding the setting up of a cafe it'll take me quite a while to make my way throught it all. Ruth was friendly, relaxed and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her to anyone as an expert trainer. I came away exhausted but very happy! - David

I was impressed with the professional approach i received from Limini staff! Very welcoming and excellent delivery of the course! I can't recommend Limini highly enough! Also loved the coffee....Kato and will be placing an order very soon! Anyone working with a decent coffee machine should contact Limini for their excellent training! Thanks - Gina

I really enjoyed the course and the coffee - despite not being a coffee drinker! Ruth went through the science behind making a good cup of coffee so I knew why I was doing what I was doing, which made it easier for me to remember what to do. The service and training I received was truly personal and I felt it was tailored to me at every stage. I love the idea that one day we could have a coffee blend and labelling that is exclusive to our business and it is really reassuring that I can return for some refresher training in the future to make sure I continue to consistently produce lovely coffee. Thank you! - Rachel

Fantastic learning experience! After spending far too much time on the internet reading and watching how it should be done it was great to see everything done first hand by someone who actually knew what they were doing. A few months on my milk frothing has improved no end and I look forward to going back for the Latte Art course. As a bonus I got to drink lots of (mostly) coffee and left feeling slightly high after drinking more than I had ever during a morning, well it would be a shame to throw it away! Thanks to Vicki and the team, everybody is very friendly. - Christian

This course is worth every penny - we had so many pre-conceived ideas on what we thought we would/could do with regards to our business and whilst Vicki and the team are amazing at building on that passion they also have the tools on hand to make you face up the reality of running your own business, the challenges, the costs - but equally how rewarding it would be too. Don't hesitate to visit them if you're thinking about opening a cafe. - Charlotte

I attended the Barista Training (3hr) course. I thought both the information given and the teaching style was excellent. Vicki, the trainer, was really friendly and very knowledgable and i felt had tailored the course to my level of ability. I gained loads of knowledge and got to play with a range of machines and used a number of different methods, not to mention having the option of drinking dozens of coffees (i highly recommend you don't try to drink them all!). All in all, an excellent course. I would be happy to recommend Limini to anyone thinking about doing any barista training. - Mike

Ali and I just wanted to email to say what a great day we had on Saturday. Youri, I know we had expressed our concerns to you, but we can confidently say they were unfounded. Vicki was absolutely EXCELLENT! We could not have hoped for a better trainer. The training was beyond our expectations. Vicky covered absolutely everything, and answered all our questions. She was extremely thorough and both Ali and I really learned a great deal, and had a great day. Vicki, thank you for a really excellent and memorable day! We were really impressed with your knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you for staying late to ensure that every single item on the agenda was covered. We could tell that you did not want to miss anything out and wanted to make sure we were taught everything promised on your website. We really had a great time making the coffee, and again, as per your promise, by the end of the day we were able to make all of the coffees on your menu. To be honest, we both really miss the coffee making as we enjoyed it so much! Ali even said that we should get a commercial coffee machine at home! Youri, Vicki really is a credit to your company and we cannot speak highly enough about her and the training she delivered. She made it enjoyable, and even the areas we did not understand straight away, she was more than happy to go over again until we understood. We are so glad we came on the course as it has given us the confidence needed to move forward. We really enjoyed both the theory and coffee making. The coffee, by the way, was really good! I have never known Ali not to have sugar in his coffee! When Vicky told us initially that a good cup of coffee should be sweet, we were sceptical, but she was absolutely correct! We really did love the coffee blends we tried, and the hot chocolate was amazing too! Thank you again for giving us the knowledge and confidence to pursue our dreams! We will be in touch if we have any other queries as we progress our coffee shop. Once again many thanks. Mariam

I really enjoyed the course, I learned so much, and our tutor Vicky was great, very knowledgeable, she is a real asset to Limini Coffee, I would employ her anytime. The coffee was really good quality and I will most certainly be purchasing from you. - Jan

We attended the Barrista training at Limini and our trainer was Vicki who is very knowledgeable, friendly, fun and a great teacher, we had a amazing afternoon and learnt so much in just a few hours. The coffee is amazing!! You couldn't choose a better company to do training with or for that matter to be your coffee supplier. We can't wait to get into our new shop to get started and serve the best coffee in town. Cant recommend Limini highly enough. Thanks Guys - Julia and Jan

We had a really enjoyable and informative day at Limini Coffee. The instructors were extremely friendly, welcoming and well-informed. They have given us the tools we need to make steps forward with our plans and get going with our coffee shop dream! The coffee was delicious and there was plenty of it on offer! A great day. Katherine

The team at Limini provided us with a fantastic training day. The opportunity to learn with experts and pick-up some really useful tips in a super-friendly and relaxed environment was great fun. The team here at World of Wedgwood had a great 'hands-on' training experience. Thanks Limini for your warm welcome, highly proffesional delivery and passion for all things coffee! Mike and Team, WOW.

We attended the Barista training course and Latte Art, a whole day of learning and also drinking coffee!!! It was very enjoyable and informative, we really did learn a lot to help our business. Ruth and the rest of the team were friendly and good fun, which made for a relaxing day, which seemed to fly by. Highly recommend this course to all. Many thanks - Danny and Lyndsey

The course taught us a lot and it is so helpful to have all of the information to study online at home as well. I loved the Barista training and can't wait to start serving nice coffee in my own shop. Thank you. - Coral

I attended the barista training course along with a latte art course with my friend earlier on this week. I cannot stress enough just how much I enjoyed the day, it literally flew right by and I couldn't believe that we had been at it a full day. Vicki was fantastic, as well as being full of knowledge on all things coffee, she kept the day exciting and fresh and had us laughing all day long. I would definitely recommend Limini and in particular Vicki if you're wanting to brush up your barista skills. I will definitely be looking at getting on board with the advanced barista course as soon as possible. - Sean

It was our first barista training course and we really had a fantastic time here at Limini. My husband and I are from Thailand. We both are in the UK for studying but as we are passionate about coffee and have always dreamt to have our own coffee shop in Thailand, we decided to look for a great place to learn how to make a perfect coffee. Finally, we found a marvellous one! At Limini, we received greater understanding about coffee and coffee making from the origin of the coffee beans to the serving of each type of the coffee brew which was awesome. In the training, we got a chance to practise a lot. If you are a newer to coffee, know so little about it (like me), I would really recommend you to take a course here and you will not disappoint! Thank you very much Vicky who was our encouraging and wonderful trainer. We really enjoyed our time at Limini and also practise the barista skills learned from you at home every day. Thank you so much! - Wan and Tony

Paula and I arrived reluntantly after having some disappointing news that morning about the cafe we are purchasing. However we were greeted by Vicky with a warm welcome and a cheerful face. We really embraced the coffee course after that with great patience and enthusiasm Vicky took us on our limini coffee journey. Well I will never look at coffee in the same way again and although not a great coffee drinker, I have knowledge to pass on to my customers and can make a great cup
Of coffee. I would like to pursue this training further and hope to come back once our little cafe is in our hands. Thanks again Jackie Mitchell Pintos x

My wife bought me the 'Introduction to Home Roasting Course' as my Xmas present 2014, but by the time I came to book in a date, Limini informed me that they were finding it difficult to continue with offering this course, since demand was really too low to make it really worthwhile. What a shame, as I had the most brilliant morning with Youri last Monday and would recommend it to anyone interested in either increasing their knowledge of coffee and the whole bean-to-drink processes, or wanting to get started learning about roasting. 3 hours of inspirational experience, with tons to learn, eyes opened and detailed expert knowledge, all delivered flawlessly, effortlessly and very personably by Youri - what a guy! A true gent. We roasted some Columbian beans different ways to the same 'colour,' and some others including the dreaded Robusta. Used the Gene and a Fracino fluid-bed roaster. Got to taste the freshly roasted beans (why had I never event thought of this before?) and tasted the sheer 'hot car tyre' flavour of the Robusta - truly appalling. Did some 'blind' cupping of the roasts too, which was quite challenging for me as a novice, but I was relieved at how easy it was to tell which was the Robusta. A totally enthralling, absorbing and informative 3 hours which swept by like 10 minutes, but I have the bags of beans we roasted, which are now in the cupboard at home ready to explore once they've rested. Having mentioned having difficulty getting milk to microfoam, Vicky generously spent some time with me after the roasting to give help and advice on achieving a good milk technique. Was easy on their superb commercial machine.....not quite there yet at home..... All in all, a brilliant morning listening and learning from experts in the business. Their passion and enthusiasm was infectious and endless, all done with a great sense of humour. So, I may well be in search of more shiny-shiny, namely a Gene, and start on the long road to new obsessions.........and expense! - Ian

I had a brilliant one on one mornings training with Ruth. I can't recommend her highly enough both for her knowledge and for how comfortable she makes you feel. Every element is present for the learning and retention of information as Ruth guilds you through the discovery of how to create good coffees and the process of problem solving as you look at each element that could affect the end result. - Pauline

I attended the Coffee Shop Course and it has been really, really helpful. It felt so good speaking to someone about your plan without it being judged as a silly dream. it really gives you a road map that is so much more easy to follow than planning your first business on your own. Ruth has been super helpful and Yuri gave me very valuable tips. The coffee we made was absolutely fantastic and it really made me wont to open a cafe soon so I can have that every day!!!! I can really recommend this course. Nicola

The how to start your own coffee shop course was amazing. So much fun. Vicki was brilliant, very enthusiastic and knowledgable, very in depth. A perfect trainer. Went into a lot of detail. A lot more than I was expecting. Would definatley recommend this course to anyone wanting to start their own coffee shop. A massive thank you to Vicki. - Chris

The course was very informative. Learnt a lot about coffee and its origins. The course is very worth while for anyone learning to make coffee. Its good background knowledge to have as well. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and the course allows us to be hands-on. The staff were able to answer all our questions and were friendly and very helpful. Room IV

Fantastic Experience! I attended the three hour barista course with Ruth, at Limini. Not only I learnt so much in those three hours but I left feeling so confident with my new skills that I am planning to open my own coffee shop soon! Ruth is an excellent trainer. She has a passion for coffee that is contagious. I would recommend this course 100% to anyone with an interest in coffee!! Thank you! Fernanda

Has a day long 2 - 1 course from scratch for our small business with Vicky. We had fun from the moment we walked in the door and learned so much throughout the day. Vicky made everything look so easy and we endlessly positive about course and coffee. We'll certainly be back. - Anthony & Kirsty Bowen

What a brilliant training course! (I attended the Barista Training Course). Our trainer was Ruth whose passion for coffee and her job shone through, she was great and made me feel very welcome from the outset. Ruth explained everything simply, but in detail, and also in a fun way which made it very enjoyable. We got 'stuck in' to making delicious coffee very quickly which is the best way to learn. I would definitely recommend attending this course if you are going to either work in a coffee shop or set one up. It was very informative and I can't wait to put it all into practice! Thank you so much - Shirley

Wow - what an awesome day I had with Ruth - who is clearly passionate about what she does and this just shines through in her teaching. I attended the 'how to start a coffee shop' course and now I can't wait to get started!! Thank you to everyone at Limini xx Lisa

I loved the course. Vicki was very knowledgeable and personable. I learnt loads and thoroughly enjoyed myself. As it was an individual course, rather than a group, the pace of the course was adapted to my needs, which differs from other courses I have seen advertised. I would recommend this course because of the individual attention and focus I received. I got to try a variety of machines and grinders, which will be beneficial when it comes to me being ready to purchase them. Thanks again for a great day. Caroline

Completed the latte art class last week, fantastic course ran by the lovely Ruth. So informative and the coffee tasted great too! No limits on the amount of milk and coffee used to practice new skills. Very friendly and professional organization, will be back to complete more courses. The course was followed up by an email allowing me to access training notes and hints and tips which I will find very helpful back home. Anyone thinking of getting into the world of coffee should give this firm a go! Great!! - John

Wasn't quite sure what to expect but Vicki was the perfect host and trainer. Spent plenty of time covering the theory as well as making sure we were more than comfortable with the practical aspects of making great coffee. Nothing was too much trouble. The day is well worth the investment if you are serious about taking the step and starting your own coffee shop. - Ewan

My husband and I attended the Limini (how to start a coffee shop course). We weren't disappointed!! The course was very informative and also really good fun!! Ruth was a brilliant teacher! Even though I had worked in coffee shops and restaurants prior to this course I still learnt a lot! Looking forward to opening up my own with the support of Limini, exciting times, thank you all so much! - Sarah

We had a great morning in the enthusiastic hands of Ruth; her passion for coffee is infectious and her delivery is relaxed and jovial, it didn't feel like a course at all - it was like chatting with an old friend. Everyone we met was so welcoming and the whole facility is brilliant. Fantastic environment & Fantastic people, will naturally produce a produce a Fantastic result, thank you, recommended 100% to anyone considering attending! - Jason

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Limini Coffee, my 'How to start a coffee shop' course was not only extremely informative and detailed, but extremely fun as well. I arrived at Limini with very limited knowledge regarding starting a coffee business and very basic ideas regarding what I would like my business to be like. I left feeling very confident that in the future, I will be able to set up my own shop. The course has provided me with the necessary steps to take to make my business a success and it has also provided me with many creative ideas to include in the business. Before attending the course, I had no idea where to start, but now I can focus my ideas and start planning right away! Following this, I then took part in the barista training. I already had basic knowledge regarding making coffees, through working in a coffee shop. However, the barista course really opened my eyes to see how great quality coffee is made and I even learned how to make new, artistic and great tasting drinks. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time during the course and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking about starting a coffee business. Definitely worth every penny! Big thank you to Ruth (who trained me for the day) and everyone at Limini! - Lloyd

I attended a 2 day course with the guys and had the pleasure of being trained by Vicki on day 1 and Ruth for Day 2. It was both a huge learning curve and also a wonderful experience with very relaxed and easy going crew who know a thing or two about how to roast, brew and serve coffee. I not only fully recommend it, i will be reattending myself for a refresher in due course and requesting the crew to assist me with provisions, back up and assistance in opening my cycling cafes in the near future. Best Regards, Rob

I attended the Limini course almost 2 years ago and my wife and I opened our premises about 9 months later. We of course use Limini as our supplier and even though they are practically the other end of the country the service is absolutely faultless and the coffee exceptional. Not only that though, we have just had Youri down to ours to offer exceptionally good and useful/practical advice on how we can continue to make our business the best it can be. Honestly, if you're thinking of going into the cafe/coffee shop business look no further. Go with Limini wherever you're based, you won't go wrong! - Andrew - Cranbrook

Had a great time on the Barista Training Course. Well looked after by Ruth, who taught with great enthusiasm about all aspects. Good fun and very informative this course is a great starting point for anyone interested in starting a coffee shop business. Thanks Ruth! - Anthony

I greatly enjoyed the day at Limini. Both Ruth and Victoria's passion for the industry was hugely encouraging. I tasted the first decaf I actually enjoyed. I was very interested by the various types of coffee drinks such as the Cortado. All together a great experience! - Aidan

We were delighted with an intense and entertaining course today. Ruth delivered the information patiently and walked us through the practical elements with similar aptitude! The private session was well worth the money and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to make a start in the industry.- Richard

Had a fantastic day. Ruth was excellent covering the theory/business section and making us a mind blowing decaf cappuccino. Ruth answered all our questions and there were many! Course materials were just I wanted and of a high quality. Victoria was excellent, teaching us to make our wonderful coffees with clear and concise instructions. The passion of both trainers transferred to us! Thank you both for a really useful day, it will help us launch our business better. - Rupinder

Attending the coffee shop course and barista training has been fantastic! Thank you Vicki - the knowledge I gained throughout the day has been invaluable and the coffee is, without doubt, the best I have tasted. The support provided after training was also amazing, thank you Bex, Youri and everyone at Limini Coffee - Gary

Excellent afternoon learning all about being a barista. Really personal experience and filled with knowledge and detail about coffee, the process involved and how to ensure a coffee is correctly served. I was a total beginner and felt very capable by the end of the session. Vicki was particular excellent in the way she delivered the session. I highly recommend Limini Coffee to anyone considering training. - Lee

We had a great day. The course content was informative, interactive and interesting. Ruth was very professional and knowledgable on both barista skills and business content. We got some great advise and came away feeling excited and better prepared for our upcoming venture. Thank you Limini. - James & Amy

Excellent course! Friendly environment and clearly lots of experience and passion for coffee the way it should be. Good fun- book it now! Helped me clarify which type of machine I needed for my own personal use. - Mark

Thank you Limini for an amazing afternoon! I recently attended the half day Barista course and can honestly say that it was everything it promised to be. Amazing coffee (The best I've tasted, definitely not 'middle of the road' Youri...lol!), great training facilities and lovely staff who made you feel at home the moment you walked through the door. Ruth, my trainer for the course, was knowledgeable and friendly and the course was delivered at just the right pace with lots of laughs and even more great tasting coffee - Gaye

I thoroughly enjoyed my barista training course - I just wish it had been longer! Ruth was so helpful, encouraging and enthusiastic. My attitude to 'a good cup of coffee' was revolutionised from the first capuccino put in my hands to try by Ruth. It was nectar! I have also been so impressed and very humbled by the help I've been given after the course with my home machine from Youri and Gemma. Thank you so much. I would have no hesitation recommending Limini for both training and sourcing your coffee. - Shirley

I had been thinking of booking onto the How to start a coffee shop course for some time and eventually did so. How pleased I am that I did. From the moment that I arrived at the training centre myself and the other trainees were made to feel at ease and at home by our expert trainer Ruth and the other Limini members. The course was fantastic, a really good mix of the practical hands on Barista training and the coffee shop start up theory. I have been a lover of coffee for a long time but had a really great surprise when I tasted the drinks that we learned to make. I have never tasted such great quality coffee in my life and can't help comparing every coffee I have had since. The theory part of the course was extremely comprehensive and is complemented with a wealth of back up material that is made available to the student for continued study and preparation for the business start up. All in all I highly recommend the course and I am looking forward to getting onto more of the Barista and latte art training. Thank you Ruth and all at Limini. - Richard

I really enjoyed my Barista training. Ruth was incredibly enthusiastic and clearly takes a great delight in her work and coffee. I wish I could go back every day and I recommend them to everyone. John

Just completed the one day course on How to Start a Coffee Shop along with my wife Dawn. The course included barister training which was great fun and very necessary. Whilst I knew some detail around the accounting structure on the theory side of the course it was still very useful and helped me to clear some concerns I had about my business plan for my new cafe. Vickie and all the staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable. It was amazing to taste such great coffee and to get a first insight into how coffee should be served. I have never been served coffee like it before and I shall definitely be going back for more barister training. - Gordon

Fantastic course with a great trainer in Ruth. The day flew by, wish we'd had double time for everything! - Jules

It was such a pleasure to be part of the Limini Coffee Training. Vikki and Ruth are two amazing trainees. They answered all my questions and beyond. The best thing was that they actually listen to you and you get a great feedback straight away. At some point it felt like they were to open the cafe with me. I definitely learned what good coffee should taste like. The business side of the training was spot on. They've done everything for you, you just need to go back and start working on your business model. Thanks guys Best Regards Elena

The course was a great mix of theory and practical. I have come away feeling far more prepared and positive that I can set up a bakery/coffee shop than I was before. It was great fun too! I highly recommend the course. - Danielle

I was pretty clear what I needed from the course and Limini tailored their training to meet my needs. They listened to me and gave me value for money. My trainer was full of energy, friendly and enthusiastic. She quickly understood my business and applied her knowledge to my situation. The training was constructed to ensure the day ran smoothly and 7 hours flew by. Finally, I have to say that I made and drank the best coffee I have ever tasted! - Fiona

It is a fantastic course, Vikki and Ruth went through everything I need to know about how to start a coffee shop, business plan, cash flow, break even analysis, VAT, coffee training... informative, detailed, structured training, yet Vikki and Ruth have made the course really enjoyable and fun. It is a bit far from where I live, but it is definitely worth the effort if you seriously consider opening a coffee shop of your own. - Jlamei

Hi, I'm really happy for my first barista training course, Many thanks for trainers,I learned a lot abbout coffee in just one day with a professional team! Thanks again! - Justin

The course exceeded our expectations. The course is perfect for anyone thinking about opening there own cafe, or even if you love coffee. Loved every minute of the day. Vicki and Ruth were brilliant to. - Natalie

We recently attended the How to start a coffee shop course which was facilitated by the lovely Ruth and Vicky. Both instructors were extremely personable and extremely knowledgeable. Their approaches were relaxed and both were very friendly. If you are looking at going into the business world of coffee and have some unanswered questions or are confused about the dreaded concept of VAT, I could not speak highly enough of Limini. They were able to answer all of our questions including the age old conundrum of whether a Jaffa cake is a biscuit, cake or chocolate product! We had originally booked to attend the course last year but due to personal circumstances, we were unable to do so. However, a couple of quick emails to the team and we were able to rebook at a time that was suitable to us. Everything was straight forward and hassle free. We will most certainly be working with Limini in the future as we believe strongly in their ethos and approach to all things coffee! Thanks once again guys. Nick and Leigh

I had a very interesting and enjoyable days training, learning everything i need to set up my coffee shop. Informative and knowledgeable staff have been very supportive and efficient. Would definitely recommend. - Sharon

The course was excellent. Our trainer Ruth and Vicky were experts- they really knew their stuff. Ruth led the training. She had a fantastic teaching style and allowed us to ask any burning questions and was very informative and passionate about coffee. I think the value for money for the course was brilliant - we are about to open our first coffee kiosk and feel ready to do so now and better prepared to make real quality coffee - thanks to Limini - Shima

A really great course! Ruth tailored the course to our ability and interests. I have no working experience with coffee, I just enjoy drinking it. Now I can start making cafe-style espresso coffee at home. Thanks :) Tom

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the practical side of the course. Ruth was really enthusiastic about coffee and business and until I went on the course for me coffee was just a drink....now I really have my geek on for coffee! I hadn't realised how technical a good Barista needs to be and now that I've rediscovered good coffee, I'm sold on the idea of running my own shop. With all the useful real world tips Ruth was able to give me from her own experience, the course materials and real examples I now feel I am much closer to opening my own coffee shop. Many thanks Ruth, Youri and Laura - best money I've spent.....ever! (Well worth the 600 mile round trip too) - Steve

The Limini Coffee course has been really fantastic! I was trained by Ruth, who was absolutely great! You can immediately see how passionate she is about what's she 's doing, and about coffee! She began by asking me what I want to do and why I am attending the course. She has taken time to understand my need to make sure that what she'll offer in terms of skills and knowledge is really useful for me. She did not just give the course because she had to, but because she really wanted to help me. The course offers very valuable (basic) knowledge, for people who have very limited idea about opening a new business. It is divided into 2 parts, one being theoretical and the other being practical. There are so many details we could not go over for the sake of time, but everything is provided in the package offered at the end of the course. I would say if you're thinking about opening your coffee shop, and don't know where to go, Limini Coffee is the best place to start with. Just do it! Book yourself, and go! There are lots of things to do afterwards, and you have to know it's a long journey to ensure you're successful in your business. But you get to feel really satisfied at the end of the course. I felt I've made my first step and was successful in it. Thank you Limini Coffee Team! - Lara

What a great day. Really helpful to learn what goes to making great coffee and it was fun too. A definite must training course for anyone who loves good coffee or every wants to work with coffee. Really enjoyed the style and hands off (by trainer) approach to teaching, I think people do learn better by getting involved themselves. Thanks again. - Chris

The how to start a coffee shop course was tailored to our needs. The knowledge and passion Youri has for coffee is inspiring. This is a must do course for anyone opening a coffee shop. Sam

It was an excellent course, Ruth was knowledgable and helpful, giving us confidence in our business plan and highlighting lots of areas to think about. The coffee training was informative and practical and the training facilities were excellent. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of setting up thier own cafe. - Marc

Dear Ruth, Big Thank You for being so informative, honest, dedicated for your job. You have warm personality, professional knowledge and passion for what you doing:) I am not surprise you have successful coffee business! It was perfect day for me as for a coffee lover , and courses was exactly what I expected - big step before "big opening"! By the way, now I am making perfects coffees in my restaurant:) I am very happy! Gintare

Absolutely fabulous day. Everything we needed and so much more. The trainer (Ruth) was excellent. Well paced, interesting, fun and knowledgeable. We are closer to opening the coffee house and will be back in touch after Christmas - we want to learn more! Sarah and Susannah

This was an absolutely brilliant course. The course content was thorough, clear and well structured. Ruth delivered the course and made the day relaxed and enjoyable while remaining focussed and making sure that we came away with all the information we needed to take the next steps forward and open our own cafe. Overall it was an inspiring and invaluable experience. Lucy - Inverness

Hi Ruth, thanks for yesterday. Me and Denisa really enjoyed the day with you and we found the course "how to open a coffee shop" really helpful. Now I can say that the journey from London to Bradford was worthy. We have a clear idea of what to aspect and what to do and we know that we are far away before to see our dream coming true, but thanks to you we have a better knowledege. Thanks again, we'll keep in touch. Ciao Procola

Hi Ruth, Just a quick note to say thank you for last Thursday. I can't believe we packed so much into such a short space of time! All in all, a great afternoon that I wished I had done 10 years ago when I first bought my coffee machine. Thanks again. Rob :)

We'€™ve had a dream of opening our own coffee shop for a couple of years & our day with Ruth at Limini was our first step. We were made to feel very welcome right from the start. We spent a most interesting morning looking in fine detail at the business side of starting a coffee shop, covering everything from tax, margins & even floor layout. This was followed by a wonderful afternoon making many different coffees on Limini'€™s gorgeous La Spaziale machine. A little daunting at first but plenty of hands on experience soon got us feeling a lot more confident. We had a great day, it all came & went too quickly. But we a€™re very happy to have left with a wealth of tools to help us with our new business venture (we feel much better prepared now). And we look forward to returning to Limini to add even more to our skills & knowledge. Thank you Ruth :-)

Having been on the receiving end of training courses for most of my working life, I can confidently say that this was one of the very best! Youri is an excellent trainer, imparting a huge amount of knowledge in an easily assimilable style, in well equipped surroundings with exactly the right amount of "hands on" work. This has enhanced my love for coffee and saved me from making some very expensive mistakes in buying new equipment. The online manual is invaluable and I hope to be back for the advanced course before too long! Thank you Youri for a special afternoon. Douglas

Thanks for the barista training yesterday from all of us at Cartwright's Coffee. Ruth was a great trainer, very knowledgeable, and great fun. We will definitely be back for some latte art training soon! We would recommend the barista training for anyone new to coffee, or with some experience, you will still get plenty from the course. Thanks again! - Lauren

Myself and my husband had a fantastic day at Limini. Ruth, our teacher, was absolutely brilliant and she certainly knew her coffees! We loved making our own different types of coffee, although we do need a bit more practice! The setting up a coffee shop theoretical part of the course was very helpful and informative as well. It definitely has given us plenty to think about. Overall, we would highly recommend this course and you won't be disappointed. Well done to all the staff there too. Keep up the outstanding work! Sam

This is a fantastic course, I was made welcome from the very first day of contact at Limini. I spoke to Laura in the office and she was so friendly and contacted my employer to sort out payment and date of my course (she could have left it for me to sort but she dealt with everything for me) and thank you Laura for sorting my dinner too on the day of my course. Ruth my teacher welcomed me from the moment I stepped in the door and spent the day teaching me. She knows her stuff inside and out and she is very passionate about her job and coffee. I didn't have a clue about coffee when I started my day course, I left with a certificate from my Barista training and I wouldn't have got it without Ruth's hard work and patients and love of coffee. If your looking for a course - this is the place to go and I know if I need any help in the future I can email Ruth. Thank you so much Ruth I had a lovely day Gail

Had the best coffee ever!!! Youri is a great trainer! Learned a lot in nice atmosphere and very enjoyed the course. Worth every penny for sure. Coming back for Barista and Latte Art course soon. Worth to travel to. Youri be aware I am coming back :) Thanks. Renata (Livingston)

I had a wonderful couple of hours learning how to make professional and tasty coffee. The welcoming was very warm and relaxed. I recommend this course for everybody who likes coffee and wants to learn more. The feeling when I left was that I finally know how the different coffees are being made and how the machine works. I wouldnt be too surprised if I found myself continuing with this. Many many thanks. Louise

I wasn't sure what to expect from the course, but the previous reviews motivated me to book and I certainly was not disappointed at all. It was a very steep learning curve, from learning about and how to make coffee, to getting my head around the finance side, to helping me to really think through exactly what I want to do. Youri and Ruth are so knowledgeable and the coffee tastes amazing .... The best you'll ever drink! Thank you so much, I will be back! - Rita

OUTSTANDING - After a meeting with Youri last week to have a look at the machines I knew 100% that today's Barista training course would blow me away!.....It certainly did! And even more. 1 on 1 training for three hours I feel as tho I have learnt so much and feel that Youri has now given me a massive edge over my competitors all I need is a little more wrist action with my rosettes!! Lol Massive thanks Youri and your so welcoming and friendly team top man!!! - Kenny

Once you have been on this course you'll know your coffee. You'll also want to share your achievements. I can't wait to send my latte photos, or better still, customer feedback. Thanks Youri, will keep you up-to-date with my progress! Cheers Karen

This is a great course if you're starting out on your journey in becoming a coffee shop owner. From the boring stuff like finance through to the fun of coffee art, layout plans decor, the course has everything. Youri and Ruth are great teachers, very patient and passionate about great coffee. - Chris

I spent a day with Ruth - it was a lovely environment, relaxed but with all the equipment and space needed. I learnt a lot - so much so that I won't let my husband make coffee from now on! Ruth was extremely knowledgeable and patient - I would thoroughly recommend both the barista and latte art courses. Will continue to practice and use the useful on-line support provided. Many thanks. - Jill

Spent the whole day with Ruth who is a very good & importantly patient teacher. As an enthusiastic amateur who enjoys good coffee I found the whole day very informative and enjoyable. I can honestly say that I did not realize the amount of complexity that is involved in making a GOOD cup of coffee. I will be buying my own [ small ] coffee machine and practicing what I have learnt. Thanks for a great day. Graham

My wife and I recently attended a limini barista training course. We both really enjoyed the experience and the staff were very professional in their approach towards us as students. We left the course with a lot of confidence and comfortable in the thought that we can provide to our customers a better presented product. Anyone considering this course should take the plunge and go for it. The course is very good value for money and extremely informative. Thank you to all the staff at Limini who made it a day to remember. - Graham

This course was the perfect answer to a multitude of questions I had brewing in my mind but the best part was that it also made me consider things from a different angle. The hands on coffee machine work was great fun and as a result I still seem to remember everything. If you are thinking of starting out in the very rich world of coffee want to understand the performance that surrounds its presentation...this course is a must. - Jamie

Youri'lly know your stuff!! Just spent 3 hours in the company of Youri on my Barista training course. As a tea drinker, what a great introduction to the world of coffee & how to tackle those great machines! Looking forward to serving great coffee at our new pub soon. Orgasmic coffee!! :) - Lindsey

Fantastic introduction to wonderful world of pulling and serving excellent coffee. Nice relaxed environment with an excellent array of equipment. Fantastic host and trainer in Youri who made it a fun environment to learn in and I came away empowered with the belief that I can and will now serve coffee the way it should be done... Fantastic course definitely going to get the employees onto it too Thanks to everyone at limini Feeaz @ Cock and bottle

I discovered the course online and subsequently heard positive feedback about Limini from other people. I attended the Advanced Barista training as a 1 day 1 on 1 course, The day has improved by appreciation of the significance that small and incremental variances make on the quality of the final product. As a result I am already seeing dramatic improvements in consistency and taste. In short a vast improvement and greater confidence in what I am doing. The course itself was very enjoyable with Ruth providing the bulk of my training. Lots of fun, very relaxed and great company. Youri injected his enthusiasm and knowledge at the odd time during the day which was great also. I am now confident I could fine tune most machines/grinders to make a great brew. Was worth every penny. Alex

What a great day with Youri and the rest of the team at Limini! The half day Barista training is a must for any coffee enthusiast who wants to know more about making great espresso based drinks. Thanks for a great day! Adam

We are opening an artisan cake/coffee shop in Wetherby and wanted some help and advice with the theory setting this up. Youri is very knowledgeable and the training side of the course helped us immensely to fine-tune our plans. We then had an afternoon with Ruth on the barista training course which was also fantastic. We loved it and learnt so much, being completely new to coffee. Limini have converted us to coffee lovers!! We would highly recommend both the theory and barista training to anyone looking to open a coffee shop. - Jane and Lucy

I had a great day with Limini. I drove from London and wasn't sure what to expect, but I got a lot more than I bargained for. The training is really good and opened my eyes to a lot of things I knew but didnt know how to get there. The coffee must be the best I have tasted in a very long time. Trainer and Barista Ruth was great and and have a real gift for teaching. If you plan to open a coffee shop this is definitely one of the best courses to attend for your own good, your business plan and your future customers. 5 star rating from me!! - Ian

Having checked out the Limini Coffee web site that is packed with useful coffee shop business information we booked on a course. On 18th August 2014 we attended a one to one session on How to Start a Coffee Shop€™ training day. It'€™s a great course and we feel it was great value for money. This training day has helped us enormously in fine tuning our business plan for our coffee shop project. The course has also given us some practical experience on coffee machines/equipment and coffee making/types (more practice for us is required though). Fantastic tasting coffee as well! Ruth facilitated most of the day with us brilliantly. Youri popped in now and again to see how things were going offering advice and support. The expertise knowledge and helpfulness from Ruth & Youri certainly motivated us further on our coffee shop project. The support information Limini have provided is really useful and simple to understand. We would certainly recommend this course to anyone in the process of starting a coffee shop business. Hopefully this will help launch our project. Thanks Again Rich & Cindy from Ham & Jam coffee shop

Travelled up from Norwich to do the half day barista course with Youri and would just like to say what a great course it is! Youri is very relaxed and friendly and we got straight into making different coffees. He told us all about setting up the grind and the delivery/brewing time, pulling a shot, foaming/steaming the milk, proper pouring and latte art. We learnt how to make all the different drinks from espressos to Latte Machiattos and all the little tips for forming good habits when making coffee under pressure. Everything was clearly explained and demonstrated and then he helped us have a go ourselves and we made (and tried) loads of great coffee. I can safely say this course is well worth doing whether your running a business or just fancy having a go, don't think about it just book it.....you won't regret it! - Leonie

A fantastic day and well worth the drive up to Bradford. I thoroughly enjoyed the Barista training. Ruth's passion for good coffee was infectious and as a non coffee drinker even I was swept away with the enthusiasm. The afternoon session 'how to set up a coffee shop' was particularly useful. It was tailored to my specific venture and I was able to ask questions and bounce ideas around. The coffee support pack you get at the end of the day is brilliant and so, so useful. Brilliant day. Thankyou, I feel inspired again! :) - Kerry

I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon course on Latte Art, it was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot. Ruth, our trainer, was exceptionally knowledgeable and her bubbly personality and enthusiasm was well matched by her professionalism and her focused approach. The facilities were excellent and I was very impressed with the whole process. - John

I went through a full day personalized training and found it very insightful and relevant for my project of setting up a coffee shop in Australia next year. Ruth was great taking me through the Barista basics and then Youri helped me understand in detail some of the numbers related to such venture, including basic finances, licenses, etc. I then received a good follow up pack with plenty of information and guidelines to keep working on the details. Thanks a lot guys, I had a great time. Daniel

I attended a Barista training course on Friday 1st Aug.My trainer was Ruth.What a fantastic mentor her teaching style was very relaxed,patient and knowledgeable.I went to the course a beginner and before i knew it i was making coffee(cappucino's)we made coffee non-stop and they tasted delicious.Ruths passion is great,she is fun to be around and full of beans(coffee beans)It was a great experience.Thank you so much. Evellyn

Ruth 'took charge' of my coffee morning doing a Barista course. I was not sure what to expect before I turned up but from the moment I stepped through the door and was welcomed I knew I had made the right choice. We got stuck into making coffee straightaway, tasting and discussing details that make a perfect espresso. Ruth's enthusiasm is testiment to how much she loves coffee and imparting her knowledge to others. I left my session dying to know more and keen to continue making more coffee's plus high on caffeine from all the tasting. I am now embarking on starting my own coffee business and know I will be using Limini for their support and guidance throughout. The introduction to barista course is perfect for coffee lovers and if you are starting out in the trade. I would thoroughly recommend Limini for their relaxed, down to earth and 'real' apporach to running their business. Thanks Ruth for making me even more hooked on coffee... - John

What a perfect way to spend an afternoon! We were met by our trainer, Ruth, who is fun, VERY knowledgeable when it comes to anything coffee and has a fantastic way to train people. Also, as the group was very small, we got all the attention we could have asked for. Highly recommended! Thanks again, Maurice

Had a great day with Ruth during a one on one barista course, talking about coffee, producing amazing cups of coffee, and learning so much more than i thought i knew already. Ruth was a fantastic host and a great coach. I would thoroughly recommend a course with Limini if you are a budding barista or you simply want to hone those skills. Thanks again for a great day. - Keith

What an AWESOME day! These guys have so much knowledge AND are willing to share it which is a real treat. From the warm welcome through to the final cupping we were made to feel like part of the family! So welcoming and friendly. We have left buzzing with ideas and the coffee roaster is already on order, we can not wait to get started on what we have learnt! Thanks again, Andy and Laura

Such a great afternoon! All totally new to me but Ruth made us feel very welcome. All my questions were answered and the course covered all the basics and a little more. It was a fun afternoon and made me consider a future business! - Hannah

I entered the course having not made an espresso coffee before. There are many important details in the production of good coffee and Ruth covered these thoroughly giving insightful feedback for any issues that I was having. I finished the three hour training with a clear understanding of the foundations of a good coffee and returned to my place of work that day to make coffees for the owners, who said the coffee was of a strong quality, of which we could serve to customers (my place of work takes the quality of their coffee very seriously). Plus the support package will be very useful for me in the coming months as I continue to develop my coffee. Before going to the training I was told of how great the staff are- friendly, knowledgeable and fun- and my expectations were fully met. - OB

Great 1/2 day course, learnt so much valuable information and the on-line support available after the course is a brilliant idea. Very relaxed atmosphere, highly interactive and Youri made us extremely welcome. Thoroughly recommend this course for anyone looking to either purchase their first espresso machine (and pull a proper espresso!), or thinking about going into the coffee business. You'll be amazed at what you learn! Have now been out and bought my first ever grinder and am looking to upgrade my espresso machine too! Thanks to all at Limini! Cheers, Greg and Ian.

What can I say?! This course is such worthwhile and of course, value for my money! I have learnt so much from this session, by Ruth demontrating me many things, equipments and etc to make coffee. Latte art is such fun to learn and there were so many things I have never thought about, and now I know from this session. I would highly recommend anyone to book a session with Limini Coffee because you will benefit so many things from this session! - Emma

Great day spent learning about the complexities of coffee. The making of various types of coffee and the tasting of them is simply a world unto itself ,which was skillfully shown to us by Ruth. We now understand why some coffee tastes so poor and the reason why. We feel confident, now, that at home we could produce a commendable Cortado, Flat White, Espresso or whatever one would ask for, so would recommend the Barista Training at Limini. Thank you so much Ruth. Tracey & Bazil

What a fantastic afternoon with Youri. Learned so much about why good coffee is amazing and how to avoid bad coffee. The course was non-stop coffee making and such a good way to get to grips with how to get the extraction right, how to steam milk and how to put hearts into your lattes. Delivered with care and attention and reminded me why its important to love what you do, especially with your coffee. Thank you! - Emma

A great day with Ruth learning about the art of coffee making and presentation. The day was both really informative and good fun. I would recommend this course for anybody looking to improve their skills in this area or, simply as a "fun activity". Ruth was really enthusiastic and helpful which also added to the day - Keith

What a brilliant day with Youri, he was very patient and shared so much knowledge with us. We learned how the different brewing methods can make such a difference to the taste. It's all about the grind and the crema! By the end we had got to grips with our foam control and were making lovely Lattes. I hope we will be back for the 'How to Start a Coffee Shop' course. - Tamsin

Great training session agian with Limini. Second trip up to Bradford to brush up on barista skills with Ruth and despite the 4 hour drive (Bradford not exactly local) it was well worth it. Although a long drive for us, they feel local! The team are friendly and have held our hands every step of the way and given us a personal and professional service throughout . Cannot recommend them highly enough! Lucy & Simon

It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot about coffee and how to make the perfect latte. The business course was well structured and it contains a lot of useful information and knowledge. I would like to thank to my trainer, Ruth, for doing such a good job. Great day and lots of fun! - Ovi

Thank you for a wonderful day and fantastic advice. We attended the half day theory course with Youri and would highly recommend. The coffee was amazing! Doug and Lynette

The course was great fun. Well worth doing. My trainer, Ruth, was patient and good humoured making the whole experience both interesting and illuminating. I learned a huge amount about the care of the coffee, the care of my machines and the effort that goes into making the best coffee possible. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is working in a cafe, or who just likes good coffee and all of the fun that goes with it. A great day out! - Brian

Just writing to confirm my enjoyment and improved knowledge after taking a Business Course with yourselves last Monday. Everyone was very friendly and Youri is extremely knowledgable about the coffee world and its' workings. I only took the How To Start A Coffee Shop course as I am at the very start of my idea. I Ieft armed with many ideas and plans as to the way to go and detailed costings, which are essential before I get in too far. I didn't want to do a barista course until I knew if a coffee shop is viable to me. I am now sure it is. In the future I shall attend and send all staff on courses with Limini to learn to be baristas. I could learn and pass it on but I feel that the Limini experts will do it much better and the investment worthwhile. Despite only doing a business course I was very helpfully introduced to the barista side of it and the coffees were superb. I will be back! - Adrian

I booked myself on to the "How To Start A Coffee Shop" course which included barista training. I spent the day working with Ruth on my coffee and with Youri on the business model and plan. Their help and guidance was invaluable. The detail and the dedication that both put into this course made every second of this day worth it. I was able to walk away from this course knowing that I had the confidence and the knowledge to get started with my own coffee shop. A huge thank you to the entire team who were really helpful- but an extra special thank you to both Ruth and Youri, I'm looking forward to doing a couple more courses before I open my shop! - Imran

Went on the one day barista/ latte art training as an enthusiastic beginner. The training was everything we hoped for. We left feeling capable of making better coffee than the vast majority of the places we visit in the UK. Youri is an expert and patient teacher. The course was pitched perfectly in terms of theory and practice balance. Great fun and would echo the other positive reviews. Just need to start saving for a new machine now! - Stephen and Kate

Brilliant Barista Course!!! Delicious coffee, expert knowledge delivered in a fun, easy to understand informal way and lots of chance to practice practice practice ... and the best bit.... THE TASTING ;) Really opened our eyes to how good coffee should taste... Covered lots of aspects of coffee making from bean origins, to a live roasting demo, grinding, espresso making and milk steaming... Highly recommended whether for personal use of commerical interest. - Corrie

My husband and I attended the 4 hours barista training€ on one Saturday morning. There were only 4 of us, so the class size was just nice, which allowed the instructor, Youri to give full attention to everyone. It was a wonderful barista training experience. There were many cups of good quality coffee tasting (the coffee was the best we ever tried after living in Nottingham for few years), understanding the different types of coffee, gained knowledge of roasting, grinding, dosage, temperature, extraction time, milk steaming & all the factors attribute to a perfect cup of coffee. Youri had shown us how to create beautiful latte arts design eg tulip, bear, swans. We got to practice this during the hands on coffee making session. Though I failed to create even a simple flower art, it was really interesting. Probably we should practice longer and make more cups of coffee. Youri was a great instructor. The learning environment was relaxed and friendly. The hands on session was really exciting and fun. Youri had given us a lot of guidance. How we wish we have a coffee machine at home now to practice all the skills learnt. Practice makes perfect! Thank you,€“ Evelyn and Chee.

I completed the coffee roasting course with Youri and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate the complexities of roasting, our discussions have certainly given me a great deal of food for thought regarding starting my own business - John

Yesterday 14/06/14 My son and I travelled from Derby to Bradford in order to learn and experience the delights of making decent coffee rather than taking a lid off a jar of a common instant brand. We were greeted by Youri in a friendly informal way, making us feel very comfortable from the beginning. Not long after we were joined by two others. None of us were in the sense business people regarding coffee, just coffee loving drinkers we just wanted to get the best out of coffee. Youri undoubtedly had so much information regarding the world of coffee from seed planting to the final pouring which he made look so easy. All our questions were answered comprehensively but in a way we could comfortably understand. The environment was fresh, spacious very clean, tidy and very organised (well it was until we started using it) The fridge was well stocked with milk (just as well) Youri certainly educated me for the better re coffee and all the variables from buying, storage, grinding, dosage, brewing and pouring that can disappoint or make great coffee. It was a relaxed yet fascinating course with no shortage of fun and would most certainly recommend it even if you don't like coffee because Youri makes an awesome hot chocolate which I will be doing for my little granddaughters. Thanks again Youri, it was pleasure meeting you. Best wishes to you and your team. Dave.

I attended the "How To Start A Coffee Shop (theory only)" course this morning and it was everything the website promises and more. Before today, I felt deflated and unsure if I was truly able to follow through on my dream, but Youri broke down even the most complicated concepts into simple, easy-to-understand, bitesize pieces of information. I'm quite shy so I didn't ask many questions, yet he seemed to know exactly when I required further explanation. Now I feel more motivated and focussed than I've ever been, and the Limini team also offer ongoing support and guidance after the course is over which is an added bonus! :) Beyond the course itself, the entire team was very friendly and made me feel right at home from the moment I stepped through the door. It was an invaluable experience which I highly recommend to anybody even thinking about venturing down the coffee shop path. Thanks guys! x - Nade

I attended the How to start a coffee shop course today with Ruth and it was brilliant. I enjoyed every part of it. I was a total novice at the beginning of the day and now feel extremely confident both for the barista part and the business part. I strongly recommend this course for anyone considering opening up a coffee shop as it really helps you understand everything you need to know and do for your business. Thanks for a great day! Lydia

I attended the Barista Training Course today with two of my co-workers to refine our skills as, so far, makeshift, self-taught baristas. We left today with a totally improved understanding of the geeky side of coffee - the science behind a really good brew! Our initial idea of coffee-making on a professional machine was so limited, regardless of having worked with one in our workplace for over a year and we had no idea what a difference a few tweaks and improvements to our current habits could make. Ruth made the experience incredibly fun, quirky, interactive and productive - she was so thorough in helping us to understand the process. The coffee was incredible - her Mocha was to die for - and we can't wait to return to work and surprise our customers with some much improved coffee. It was an incredibly friendly and welcoming environment and I feel encouraged to return for another course in the future. Thank you Limini Coffee!! - Sophie

I was so looking forward to this course and I wasn't disappointed! I absolutely loved every minute of it. The coffee has such a smooth, creamy taste that I drank loads and I don't normally drink coffee! I learnt so much and was surprised to find there was more helpful information than I first thought! Youri, Ruth and all the staff are extremely welcoming and I'd like to thank you all for making me feel so at ease and having such an enjoyable day. Kind regards, Brenda

I did the advanced barista course, under the guidance of Ruth and Youri. I have to say I still cannot believe just how much I learnt. Not only will I be making much better coffees, I have a greater understanding of why and what can influence coffee. the course has given me a lot more confidence to train staff further and develop my own career. Not to mention the course was enjoyable and the coffee was sensational. Thanks once more, Andrew Buchanan

Toni and I were privileged enough to have Youri visit our little coffee shop to train us how to serve and perfect our coffee making skills. He is so passionate in what he does and so helpful, how could we not be even more excited about good coffee. Youri made us feel totally at ease and gave us confidence in what we were doing. He did a small amount of tweeking on the grinder helped the taste and look of the coffee become even greater and it was already fabulous. It's a joy to be taught by someone who is so passionate about what they do. Our customers have made so many positive comments and they just keep coming. The customer service from all the staff I have spoken to has been excellent and so friendly. Bex, Gemma and Laura have been so helpful and lovely, with excellent customer service and fantastic products what more could anyone ask for! It's a pleasure! Many thanks to you all. Clare

We just attended the " How to start a coffee shop training course" at Limini Training Centre and would recommend anyone thinking of running a coffee shop or already is running one to attend. We had one to one training with Ruth with Youri on hand at all times, we enjoyed the whole day. It was very informal, fun and we learnt a lot. I found they did not try to push there products or coffee at all !!! Will be booking our next course soon, Thank You Mark & Karren Terrell - Coffee Comforts

Hazel and myself really enjoyed the course, particularly the incredible amount of information given. Which will be valuable to us when we get things under way. I really liked the pace of the course (especially having the coffee hit in the morning!!!). We both learnt a lot over the day and have a clearer direction as to how to proceed in our venture. I found Youri very supportive and a great motivator... I hope to keep close communication with Youri over the next few months as we start our adventure... Many thanks again. André

I came home from a day of coffee making training and latte art with Youri -- straight into my own small machine -- tried to practice all the technique that Youri told me -- and I think my machine has just made something that came out of heaven! Miles away better than anything I've ever made before. I could really say that it was a very good training that Youri gave. His passion was clearly show. It is infectious n and made me want to learn more about coffee! Even just simply coming to Limini's place is like going into a play room with so many magical toys in it. I wish you best of luck with your business, Youri and Limini! And keep giving us many inspirations ;) - Putri

I had a great time! Youri and Ruth are lovely, knowledgable, friendly and fun. I left feeling very positive about my new adventure and with my head full of info, just hope I can put it all into practice and impress Youri and Ruth. [aswell as all my customers of course!!] - Heather

Don't even bother looking elsewhere for barista training! I travelled four hours to attend a two day course with Youri, covering all aspects of coffee and how to start a coffee shop. Youri has taken my dream and turned it into a practical reality. The course was informative, interesting, fun, and included lots of coffee drinking! Limini seems to have captured a unique blend of knowledge, professionalism and fun and deliver the courses with enthusiasm and the full and total belief that you CAN open and run a successful coffee shop, if that is what you want. Youri also lets you know that he is on hand to give further support if required. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Limini to anyone who is looking for any aspect of coffee training. - Jen

I attended the How to Start a Coffee Shop training with Youri yesterday and was delighted I had been! I have been in the planning stages of my business for about a year and am at the point now of looking for premises. As anyone planning a business will know, there are a seemingly infinite amount of things to think about, and it can get quite overwhelming, especially when it's your first business. The course really helped me to refocus on the key things I need to be thinking about now, and the progression of my business. It is a very practical course and really helped me to get to grips with the numbers. The course material is invaluable - for me, particularly the rota and the pricing calculator. Youri is a great trainer - the whole day was interesting, focused and fun. It's great to spend some time on the machine, and looking at what makes a bad coffee as well as a good one is very helpful! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course - if you are starting to seriously think about opening your own place then go! Thanks again Youri! Hannah - Forage

Have just completed the 2 day course on How to Start a Coffee Shop. This course is second to none! The training is comprehensive and clear but done in such a way that you don't realise just how much you are learning. Stuart and Youri make you feel at home from the second you walk through the door and at the end of the two days you feel like you have known them forever. Being right at the start of my coffee shop business, I am very new to all of the aspects of running an establishment as well as the fear of starting a new business. They both gave me confidence in the things I have already completed and great insight into the things that I haven't yet experienced. I could not recommend this course highly enough both from the enjoyable aspect and the business information. I travelled nearly 300 miles to undertake this course and would not hesitate to do it again for any further training I felt I needed. Thanks to all at Limini Coffee for a truly wonderful experience - Caroline - Sweet Carolines

This is an excellent course! I completed the 2 day How to Start a Coffee Shop course with Stuart and was very impressed by the content and structure of the course, not to mention the passion and knowledge about both coffee itself and the coffee business. Stuart and Youri, who popped in every so often, covered every aspect of the business and offered much encouragement and ongoing support while also informing about the negatives to be aware of and how to overcome them. A very realistic approach. I am truly happy to have met both Staurt and Youri, lovely people with an immense knowledge of coffee and a brilliant, fun, and effective way of delivering information. I highly recommend this course!! Thank you Stuart and Youri. - Tessa.

Thank you so much for your time and effort yesterday. I found the day a real education and eye opening in many ways. It was exactly what we needed and has helped motivate us further. The pace was great and well balanced between practical skills and business focus. On top of that the I feel really comfortable that we have somewhere that we can reach out to for support in the future! - Jamie

We have just had a wonderful training session with Youri. It was a great learning experience and we have all polished up our skills. The course was brilliant. Thank you so much for your professionalism and enthusiasm for what you do. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in developing there skills. Thank you Coffeehouse @horsecarrs Hannah (manager)

We had a 4 hour course which we both thoroughly enjoyed. It was informative, Interactive and of course hands on. Youri is very knowledgable, has a clear passion for coffee, has a great training style putting everyone at ease and was enthusiastic and eager for us all to learn regardless of our reason for being there. We are trying our best to master our art on our basic coffee machine whilst we wait to buy some improved equipment and so far my best heart has looked like pacman! Last but certainly not least, we also tasted the best coffee we've ever had. Thank you, and I am recommending your course to anyone who asks what we did at the weekend!! - Susan and Martyn

The two day course was a fantastic introduction to the world of the coffee shop. The espresso coffee and hot chocolate was to die for! Stuart very generous with the time we spent on the machines and the training material given out; he covered as much ground as possible in the two days regarding the production and business sides. I would wholly recommend this course to anyone interested. Thanks to everyone at Limini. - Mark

The course with Youri was a truly enjoyable experience, with just every single piece of information we were looking for. From real life business case, to the floor plan, we were provided with a very clear roadmap and practical steps, and are now fully prepared for the challenge. Youri shares his passion for coffee very well and we can only warmly recommend attending this course. - Pascal

I have had an amazing time today it's been fun and exciting plus really interesting , loved every minute off it, from making coffee to the business side off the course. Today was so useful and give me a lot of knowledge for the future I'm so excited to get started on my coffee shop, Thank you for the experience. Kirsty

I am a coffee enthusiast, own an espresso machine, but always felt that I could do better! I received a 1-on-1 barista training course as a Christmas present from my wife. I had a warm welcome from my trainer, Stuart on arrival, who started the morning with setting the objectives of the course to suit my needs. Every aspect of coffee making was covered and practiced including roasting, blending, grinding, dosing, tamping, brewing, milk frothing and latte arts and lots and lots of tasting! Large amounts of coffee and milk were used to practice all types of drinks to perfection. The whole day was relaxed and enjoyable, but delivered with the utmost professionalism. Stuart was very knowledgeable. The course was excellent and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it to all coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Thank you Stuart. Mohammed

The course was absolutely fantastic, in one day i went from being a complete beginner to being able to make multiple espresso based drinks and feel totally ready to set up my own coffee shop. The staff were extremely friendly, experienced and full of knowledge. Would recommend this course to anyone setting up their own coffee shop ,5 Stars - Jordan

Fantastic, fun, informative, relevant and a highly recommendable course! Led by Youri, my one-to-one coffee roasting day led me through everything from choosing the right beans, the variables and complexities of the roasting process and onto grinding and brewing. Youri's passion was infectious and ever so keen to impart his experience and wisdom on all parts. My kindest thanks to all the team at Limini. - Jennie

We went on the 2 day "How to Start a Coffee Shop" training course and it was fantastic. If you are considering opening a coffee shop I cannot stress the benefits you will gain from this course. The course is so informative, well run, with just the right balance between theory and practical. Stuart our trainer was so informative, friendly, helpful, he was amazing and has a true passion for coffee! The course also gives you the benefit of an after support package which I think I am going to find invaluable. The whole Limini Coffee set up is so professional. The business and the people in it are a true inspiration!! Well worth a 5 hour drive! Thank you so much. Nikki and Paul.

I recently attended the "How to Start a Coffee Shop" course and found this very informative and very useful. Youri was friendly, professional and knowledgeable and has helped me to focus on important areas to further develop my ideas and business plan. The course follow up material is extensive and overall I believe this course is a must for anyone serious about the idea of starting or improving their own coffee shop business! I am looking forward now to Barista and Latte Art training from myself and my staff. - Gary

Hello My business partner and I attended the 2 on 1 course in late January. It was a ray of sunshine on an otherwise grey, wet and dull day. The course was informative, interesting and inspirational an on occassion... fun. The passion for coffee was evident from start to end, as well as the knowledge shared being invaluable. Really enjoyed the day, tasted great coffee and by then end of it we were making great coffees. The end of the course marked a beginning of the great coffee adventure. Cheers Youri Ben and Sam

I recently went on the Barista and latte art course with Stu. It was a really excellent course, really informative and I learnt loads, not just about making good coffee at home, but where it comes from, how it is roasted and what makes a bad cup of coffee. Stu was an excellent trainer, really knows his stuff and is really passionate about coffee and was able to answer every question asked. He made the latte art look so easy and I could only wish my hearts and tulips looked so good. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who enjoys drinking coffee, has a coffee machine at home or is thinking of getting one and wants to learn how to make a good cup of coffee. - Mena

I recently attended the Coffee Shop Course with Stuart as the trainer. I not only really enjoyed the course but I learned so much over the two days. Stuart is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable; he was happy to tailor the course to each individual's needs and made a real effort to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in opening their own coffee shop or with a general interest in the coffee i\'+!\[\]]*a theory course with Youri and was impressed with his knowledge of the business and depth of research. Not only was the material covered on the day helpful, the resources we were given to bring away and use for ourselves in developing our business plans was invaluable.

Hi, I attended the full day Barista and Latte Art course with Stu as our trainer.( Sorry i was late, sat nav issues eneded up in wrong carr bottom road), I rang and Stu was really friendly and assured me it was fine and they would wait for me, a relief as already travelled 80 miles and didnt want to miss it. FANTASTIC, what a great day, Stu was passionate about coffee, which shone through, his knowledge was excellent, being not only able to answer questions but adding his own passion to the answers, which is infectious. Reading all the reviews, I know now why they are all so positive. Well done Limini and of course Stu im hooked and saving up for a coffee machine, in the meantime im honing my Cafetiere skills. My knowledge of coffee, i,m ashamed to say was limited to drinking it, I came away with a lot more knowledge of how to make the perfect coffee. I enjoyed each and evey moment of the day, Stu made us all feel relaxed and helped us enjoy it. Despite my tulips looking like twigs!!!. I managed eventually to create one, it was like scoring a hat trick at anfield for Liverpool against Everton( no offence to evertonians, ha ha). Seriously the course is really well structured Stu knows his stuff and encorages you through each stage. I would highly recomend the course to anyone, my course was a present what a great gift it was. Thanks again to Stu for making it a special day. Be back one day for the business course, and to hone my tulip skills/ Paul Ainscough Merseyside.

This is a really great course, and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about starting up their own coffee shop. You can learn a lot from your own reading, research and experiences, but you get a whole lot more from Limini. Stuart is a very friendly and professional trainer who clearly loves coffee and working with and helping people. The hands on experience of working the machines and making great coffee was invaluable and lots of fun. I am glad too that I went on a course with 3 other adventurers - you can learn a lot from your fellow participants too. Thank you, Stuart and Youri. - Alistair

I thought the How to Start a Coffee Shop course was excellent. It was well paced, suited to our needs (we booked a 2-on-1 with Stuart) and we left with the knowledge and reassurance needed to go on and set up our venture. I though the ready-made spreadsheets for planning and financial control were perfect for our needs - easy to understand but thorough and very useful at our business planning stage. Stuart was a very knowledgeable and professional trainer. His passion for the coffee business shone through and inspired us even further. I couldn't recommend the course highly enough. - Brendan

I would highly recommend the coffeeshop course for any start up business regardless of what how much experience you have or research you have previously done. It highlighted some flaws in my existing plan whilst equipping me with an in depth knowledge of the industry, especially the financials. Youri's knowledge is second to none, very professional staff and made to feel welcome by all. - Sarah

I attended the one-on-one course with Youri several months ago, and had a fantastic time! Youri is so knowledgeable, and so passionate about coffee and coffee making...he made it a truly enjoyable and productive learning experience. I'd have no hesitation recommending the course to other people interested in learning more and honing their barista skills. A great gift for those interested in learning more, and essential foundational knowledge for those interested in a career with coffee. - Sam

Me and my partner had recently returned from travelling, and whilst away visiting these wonderful places we realised how excited we got about coffee, but knew nothing about it. We researched and come up with the idea of owning our own coffee shop, but we were questioning ourselves, could we do this? Could we afford this? Could we learn enough to make this happen? We came across Limini coffee, and read all the amazing reviews. We had ones closer to home but they didn’t come close to Liminis reviews. My Dad came along too, he kept an open mind but came to see if he would be willing to invest in us and a coffee house from the information we would receive. All three of us were completely overwhelmed to how much we learned over the 2 day course with Stuart and Youri. They are completely passionate with what they do and it’s refreshing to see. Stuart was our main teacher for the 2 days, and he was very patient with us. It was a brilliant mix with the coffee making and practical side of things to the business side of things. The room was brilliantly set up, so clean, fresh and easy to use. We never knew how difficult it was to actually make a proper€™ cup of coffee. We loved the learning and tasting, grinding and even ROASTING our own coffee!! We can easily say now, esp with the continuing on going support from Limini Coffee, we could confidently follow our dream and open our own coffee shop (along with my Dads investment alsoŠ) Thank you Youri, Stu and the whole team, and continue doing what you do best! - Deanna, Mike & Richard

My initial thoughts when setting up my coffee shop was do I really need to go on a course and what have I got to gain? Having spent the day at Limini with Stuart, Youri and Bex I came away feeling not just equipped to start the business but I now feel I have the ongoing support of a great team who are always at the end of the phone or email. It is hard to put into words just how much I learned but I now look at coffee and coffee making in a whole new light. The great service not only ends after the course but having ordered supplies and equipment I have been delighted with the excellent service and support I have been given. Thank you! - Guy

I recently did the How to start our coffee shop, and booked a 121 with Stuart. What a fantastic day! Firstly, the training room is amazing. Its relaxing, comfortable, like walking into a coffee shop/kitchen. Stuart is a total star and really patient! He had a great balance between the coffee making, which I loved and the business side of opening a shop. I didn't really know where to start on all this so I was abit all over the place, but Stu took control and took me through the basics on how things run and what needs to be done. I have loads more questions that didn't come to me on the day, so sorry guys, I'm gonna be emailing you! But I know they will be there for me as they are very supportive and the day isn't all that they give. Further support is offered which really gives me the confidence to know that I'm not quite alone! Am booking the Barista course shortly! - Amanda

My sister and I did the 2-on-1 course with Youri; it really was fantastic. Going in we had a bit of an idea of what we were wanting to do but we didn't really know how to go about it all. We went in with an whole page worth of questions we wanted to cover and by the end of the day, I think we only had one question that had not already been covered. Youri is a fantastic teacher and he really struck the balance between the business theory side and the practical coffee making. I have to say, before going into the course, I'd never really thought all that much about what goes into a good cup of coffee, and after having tried and made a substantial amount of coffee on the day, I can honestly say I've never had anything like it before! All the coffees we had were absolutely gorgeous and you can really tell that as a company, everybody at Limini are very passionate about what they do. I will admit that I was slightly nervous about getting hands on and making coffee (I hadn't really done anything like that before) but Youri was so helpful and patient and within no time my sister and I were busy making our own variety of coffees (I even got to roast my own blend!) complete with latte art! This course was fantastic. We went in there knowing virtually nothing about coffee and had a limited idea of what we needed to do to start our business. We walked out feeling a lot more confident that this is something we can do and are now on with getting our business plan up to scratch (with the help of the online package included in the course).To anyone who is looking at taking a coffee course, whether it be for starting your own business or learning how to make the perfect coffee, I would definitely recommend you go to Limini. Thank you again for a truly inspiring day. Hayley

We booked onto a 2 to 1 coffee shop course with Stuart, we had read the previous reviews and the course content before we booked but you really don't know what it's going to be like. Stuart made us feel at ease from the start, he is very passionate about coffee and very informative. Gave us some great ideas on layout and prices for selling cakes and simplified the profit and loss spreadsheet. He made the latte art look very easy, we need more practice... The course did what it said on the tin "how to start a coffee shop" great full day of information, even roasted a unique blend of beans. Just need to find a shop now. Cheers Bev & Chris

We did the 2-on-1 course with Stuart and it was absolutely amazing. Going in we had as much as a vision, now we have a shop. Stuart was great, he explained everything so well and gave us some great ideas. With the package we are able to make our business plan and we are now well on our way to getting our shop of the ground. Thank you so much for the information, tips and delicious coffee! - Craig & Maja

When I was on my way for my barista course, I was repeating all the questions that I want to ask, I brought a notebook and a pen, just to make sure that I have everything important written. Once I went in, I was welcomed by my trainer Stuart, who created such a friendly atmosphere that made me believe I'm going to have a great day! From the first shot of espresso, I was impressed by the taste of Limini's blend and by the way that Stuart was explaining everything step by step, so everything is easy to be understood and remembered. I ended up not even looking at the notebook that I took with me. He managed to make it all so clear - from the way that the coffee is roasted, through setting up the grinder, the machine, making the perfect espresso and pouring amazing Latte Art on top of it. At the end of the day I had all the answers without even having to ask a question myself! So it doesn't matter if you're going for commercial purposes, or you want to learn how to produce a great coffee at home, Limini is the best place to learn at. Thank you for the amazing day! Rossy

I did the one-to-one theory course with Youri. It was just what I needed! Youri's knowledge is first class and answered all the queries/concerns I had about opening a coffee shop. I was particularly interested in the financial aspects and these were answered to perfection. Even input relating to the layout helps enormously in providing you with direction in how to maximise beneficial use of your premises. The three hour session, heavily laden with some superb coffee!, is a must do before you even consider looking for premises to start your venture. Many thanks, Gary

Before I went on the one day How to Start a Coffee Shop course with Stuart, I didn't really have much clue about what would go into starting a coffee shop. I have an idea of what I want but knew I needed more information before I can start to turn it into reality. I also considered myself a bit of a challenge because I don't like coffee (although that will of course mean I won'€™t be drinking my profits!). Stuart is very easy to get along with and an excellent trainer. It'€™s testament to both him and the visually beautiful coffees that he produces that I found myself drinking caramel latte before I'€™d even been there for an hour! I still don'€™t like the taste of coffee but I can appreciate now how it should be made and what a great coffee smells like. I have come away with plenty of practical and very useful information about setting up my own coffee shop which is exactly what I wanted€“ and had to smile a few days after the course when I found myself in a well-known coffee chain watching closely how the coffee was made and thinking a well, that'€™s not how I was taught to do it€! Limini have set the standards very high and I know that on the day my coffee shop opens, the training I have had and the excellent support that Limini offer will mean that people who choose my shop will do so because it'€™s not a chain, the coffee is fabulous and the customers are more than just numbers who come through the door. Thanks for a great day! - Christine

Apart from being an avid coffee lover, and part-time coffee snob, I knew nothing about the 'art' of brewing the perfect shot. My barista nephew joined me for a 2-1 day course, How to start a Coffee Shop, including Latte Art. I thought he would be bored as I ventured into what I imagined would be facts and figures, and the occasional brew of the magnificent bean... I was so wrong! Stuart, our facilitator, was really welcoming, and used his great sense of humor to take us both on the journey of the proverbial Bean. The theory part was in-depth and covered not only the basics, but marketing ideas financial models to work from. The latte art was wonderful, and the combination of the two courses gave us so much to think through, and so many ideas we had not considered. To not mention Stuarts obvious passion of the work he does would be a shame - he clearly knows his El Salvador from his Kenyan, and made the day so much more enjoyable than we anticipated. There after service manual has every bit of information you could possible wish for. Whether you are just looking to do a Barista course, or are looking to dive into the world of serving up the best coffee possible, Limini is the place to go - you really wont be sorry! - Samantha

Everyone at Limini is passionate about coffee and very friendly. Stuart, our trainer for the "How to set up a coffee shop course", is very knowledgeable and an excellent barista. Not only did he make wonderful coffee, he patiently showed us (there were three of us on the course) how to do it too. Sadly, I was pretty useless at the milk art but Stuart patiently showed me again and again. I can't stress enough what a nice guy Stuart is and how welcome everyone made us. The course was full of information, tips and advice plus hands on experience with different coffees, grinders and espresso machines. 5-star rating from me and many thanks - Fiona

I thoroughly enjoyed the one day course and left motivated and feeling much more confident. Youri managed to create a very welcoming atmosphere and at the end of the day we definitely felt that we learnt a lot! He patiently answered all our (endless) questions and made sure to guide us with all the important aspects a coffee shop business involves: finance, marketing, staff management and of course, the coffee making itself. He is not only knowledgeable but also very passionate about what he is doing and keeps a perfect balance between sound explanation and enjoyable hands on practice. I particularly enjoyed the explanation about coffee roasting and different blends and of course, the actual making of the coffee. I had'€™t been near a coffee machine before, and at the end of the day I was feeling quite confident and really looking forward to practising more. And the best? The coffee itself, of course! I have been missing it ever since, it must have been some of the best coffee I have ever tasted; so I am determined to make this dream happen and, with Limini'€™s help, spread and share the joy of perfectly made coffee! Silvana

Before going on the "How to run a coffee shop" course, I felt about 50% excited and 50% terrified at the thought of opening a coffee shop. Now I'm about 90% excited! The pace was unhurried, and mixed useful theory with the practical skills necessary, but I was amazed at the amount I covered in a single day. Stuart was a great tutor, who really knows his stuff. We drank a lot of coffee! - Chris

I loved the course, it was great doing the one-to-one session as I could tailor it to concentrate on the bits I was more interested in. Stuart was great, and made me feel very relaxed, also Stuarts coffee was superb! I got to practice some latte art which was a bonus, was not expecting to actually get to make coffee. The Limini coffee own blend is divine, literally the best I have ever had. The support the give afterwards is great, they email you a part of the Allegra report which I was particularly happy with and numerous spread sheets to help you with pricing, P&L ext. The course was just great! - Kellie

We loved the course. It gave me a much better understanding of coffee and provided loads of useful pieces of advice and information which can be used at home. The equipment is top quality and the tuition informal but packed with information. I'd definitely recommend it. - Jamie

Everything about this course contributed to making it the best course I've been on! Youri, your teaching style is spot on, don't ever change it. Effortless, relaxed, funny and focused. The small group sizes made it feel like I was getting one to one teaching whilst still learning with my peers. The training studio is so well thought out, really simple but everything we needed, from the group area to those fabulous coffee machines. Youri taught me loads on this course and the most important lesson I learnt was that it's actually not the right time for me to embark on this project and I need to give it more thought and make sure it's the right thing for me. This is exactly what I wanted from this course. Having said that, the highlight was making the coffee, I actually really miss making cappuccinos and when I go into the coffee shop now I want to get behind the counter! The Limini coffee was also delish! I haven't tasted a cappuccino that nice since. Thank you Youri and thank you to your wonderful team who provided impeccable customer service. SJ

I participated in the full day course consisting of both the barista course and additional latte art training. The course was both fun and informative with all levels of expertise and knowledge catered for. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is passionate about coffee or, like myself, looking to become familiar with the workings of an espresso machine and gain further personal skill sets. Additional praise should be given to my instructor Stuart as his patience, passion and expertise with everything coffee related shone through as well as being a down to earth and top guy. Many thanks - Gavin

Just finished my introduction to roasting course and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Though it is a comparitively new course for Limini it felt very well structured and with Youri's extensive experience and comfortable teaching manor my expectations where fulllfilled and I thought the day flowed well. Although it might seem a lot for 1 day having done it i feel it was excellent value for money. Youris passion is infectious and his office team are extremely welcoming. Highly recommend Limini in all respects.Thanks - Andrew

I participated in the full day course consisting of both the barista course and additional latte art training. The course was both fun and informative with all levels of expertise and knowledge catered for. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is passionate about coffee or, like myself, looking to become familiar with the workings of an espresso machine and gain further personal skill sets. Additional praise should be given to my instructor Stuart as his patience, passion and expertise with everything coffee related shone through as well as being a down to earth and top guy. Many thanks - Gavin

An excellent course and an excellent trainer. Stu lead the course superbly, he is very knowledgable and a skilled 'barista'. I would recommend the 2-day course to anyone with an interest in opening a coffee shop. Stu has given us that much needed added impetuous and confidence to move forward and we are actively looking for a property so that we can put some of his brilliant ideas into operation. Thanks Stu. We will definitely be using some support from Limini in the future. Dave and Catherine

The course was brilliant, I feel that I learnt lots today about how coffee is made and how different factors affect the quality and taste! I now have a much better understanding of how to make a really good cup of coffee! The latte art in the afternoon was also brilliant and helped me to learn how to steam milk consistently well. It was taught really well with plenty of humour and great one-to-one help! I would definitely recommend this course! - Elly

A wonderful day from start to end. Stu’s passion for coffee and his enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment meant that, although the day flew by, I was able to learn a great deal at a pace that suited me. I highly recommend this outstanding experience, whether you are setting up a business, want to develop/enhance existing skills or are just looking for an amazing gift for a coffee lover; this is the day for you! I feel informed and inspired, which is a credit to the superb team at Limini. Thank you. - Martin

I drove from London at the crack of dawn last Friday to attend the coffee shop course. On finally arriving, slightly late, I was greeted by the very cheery Stuart and proceeded to sample some delicious coffees. The course was wonderful. I learned how to use the machines, make coffees and even attempt some Latte Art (i'm no Leonardo da Vinci just yet). However, the most important thing was the confidence it instilled in me to go for it! It won't be easy, but as Stuart and Youri said the most successful coffee shops are successful because they are run as a business and that is the most important lesson I took away from my day at Limini. Moreover, I genuinely feel that when we set up I will have someone at the end of the phone to call on to ask any questions, someone to help me with the new venture and of course a company to supply the most delicious coffee.. Thanks guys, much appreciated.... - Andrew

Great course. Delivered well and clearly, small group, personal service. Lots of time to experiment and learn, first class equipment. - Anthony

Anyone who is thinking of setting up a coffee shop or just has an interest in coffee should go on one of these courses without a doubt! I've just spent a fantastic couple of days learning about the business side of setting up a coffee shop and also how to make GREAT coffee. I particularly liked how Youri persevered with us to ensure that we mastered each aspect of making the coffee so that we got a great result at the end. I also really liked the relaxed approach to teaching us the important business stuff and the great tips you can only get from someone with lots of experience. Overall the course was very informative but also super fun! Youri was so helpful and friendly and one thing's for sure, you'll want to get your coffee shop up and running ASAP as you won't want to go back to drinking 'normal' coffee again once you've tried Limini's! - Gill

A great two days course with Youri: professional, informative, complete. Gives a lot deeper understanding what it is a good cup of coffee. I believe we have touched all the sides of opening a coffee shop: products, finances, shop set up, employment, legal requirements and how enjoyable it could be if you do it right........... If you not sure yet to take a course or not I would say definitely GO FOR IT. A big thanks to you Youri and all your team, every minute was worth it. - Sven

The 2 day 'How to start a Coffe Shop' was - IN A NUT SHELL AMAZING! As a qualified teacher for the previous 18 years of my life - an OFSTED inspector would say -Youri was OUTSTANDING! The pacey delivery & humourous 'bannter' was loads of fun- The amount of knowledge we acquired in 2 days, not to mention the Barrista skills, was way above my expectations. I have a premises at the negotiation stage and hope to be open in February & cannot wait for the big day - the next 'chapter' of my working life. I intend to send potential staff, as part of their 'interview process' on the 1 day Barrista course to see if they have the necessary skills before employing. I will be going back too to improve on my skills - & observe!! After all initial reputation can 'make or break' a new business. I now feel, whatever the economic climate, after this course my business will be successful. - Fee

Hi Youri, we had a brilliant time on the course thank you! It way very enjoyable and we got so much out of it with all the information and advice, not to mention the delicious coffees! We visited a coffee shop on Saturday, in the same town as we hope to open ours, and nearly spat the coffee out. It was awful! We obviously now consider ourselves connoisseurs...! Will be in touch soon. Best regards Yvonne and Gill

I would like to thank Stuart for the professional and very informative training that I received on 'How to start a coffee shop'. I liked the in-depth knowledge on coffee, how to professionally make the various brews and how to plan, organise, and sell to customers. Stuart was very patient and enthusiastic throughout the lessons and I strongly recommend the course to anyone with that venture in mind. My love to the whole team!!! - Nana

Thanks sooooo much for our day of training, it was sooooo much fun! It was very informative, but never dull, it really was fun. Everyone serving coffee should do this course, there is far too much bad coffee out there! Thanks so much to Stuart for making it so much fun, the latte art is coming on nicely thanks. Andreas

I didn't expect so much professionalism, organisation and, in the meantime, so much fun and enjoyment. It has been an unforgettable experience. Well done, guys! A special thank you to Stuart. A well passionate and skilled trainer with a brilliant sense of humor! I strongly recommend this great place. Grazie ragazzi! - Giulio

I had a 1-1 theory session with Youri and what a great help its been with my cash flow forecasting, its put things into perspective! I would highly recommend anyone to do this training who is thinking of starting a coffee shop and will definitely be going back for more training and the coffee been great is just the icing on the cake! Debbie

The 2 day How to Start a Coffee Shop was a fantastic insight into coffee and the logistics of running a coffee shop. Stuart couldnt be faulted for his knowledge and enthusiasm especially at my very poor effort at latte art!! A fun but informative couple of days with great coffee to boot. The after course support and information will be extremely helpful in moving my venture forwards. Thanks to everyone at Limini... Sam

Fun and informative, great tuition from a friendly team. Inspired idea to have a presentation from a previous course attender and new coffee shop owner, complementing Stu's excellent instruction. Had a great couple of days, drank too much lovely coffee and buzzed for days. Now back to the hard work of new coffee shop venture, reassured that help is at hand if needed. Thanks - Trish

Attended the "barista and latte art". Perfect instruction and enthusiastic coaching and coercing on someone who has no artistic ability. I made a heart!!! Left the course feeling enabled and certainly knowing a lot more about coffee and the importance of everything else. Stuart - you were great - thanks. - David

Hi Youri, Thanks so much for Saturday - you were incredibly helpful and encouraging! We feel much better prepared for planning our business (which we're absolutely still committed to), and I think we're getting to a much more realistic picture of what this is likely to look like. It's a really exciting time. I am totally loving the spreadsheet too... Lia

My sister and myself attended the 'barista and latte art course', we were made to feel very welcome and were inspired by Youri's passion and enthusiasm for good coffee! We certainly learnt a lot over the day and even though we weren't very good at the latte art it certainly didn't diminish our desire to make a good quality coffee. Limini has set us off on the right track an now we can't wait to put our new skills and knowledge into practice. Sally

A brilliant two days training with lots of information, facts ,figures and fun.!! Fabulous coffee too!! ..a big thank-you to Stu and also to Paul for sharing his expertise. - Kim

The course was great! Stuart is a great teacher and as well as learning a huge amount I also had fun too. He was great to bounce ideas off and I would definitely recommend this course to anyone thinking about starting a coffee shop. - Elspeth

I attended this course as I am about to open a new coffee shop. The reason I chose this course was that I not only wanted to to learn how to make great coffee but also wanted to know about the business side of the industry and get all the necessary information. This course more than fulfilled all the requirements and feel it was definitely worth the money, four hour drive to Bradford and additional hotel expense. All the staff at Limini are wonderful but the course instructor Stuart is just amazing. He has incredible knowledge, expertise and patience. He is a superb barista but also has so much knowledge about the financial and day today running of the business. He is an amazing instructor. He made the course not only very informative but also very enjoyable. They had also arranged for another coffee shop owner and a Limini client to spend the whole day with us and it was wonderful to get insight into the his experiences. It was also lovely to meet Youri, the owner of the business. His passion and knowledge of the industry is also very infectious. The after course support information is also very detailed and extremely useful. Thanks to everyone, especially Stu and Paul at Limini for a wonderful couple of days. - Bonny

We originally attended the 'How to start a Coffee Shop' training a few months back at the start of our business venture. This time we were returning for more practice on coffee making, and also to get some great tailored advice for our business now we are much closer to this being a reality. The course did not disappoint, and Stu's expert help and guidance have been vital in our business start up progress. Another great day of training during which we were made to feel so welcome, and we are looking forward to continuing support for our venture from Limini! - Julie

My business partner and myself recently attended the 2-on-1 'How to Start a Coffee Shop' day course with Stuart. The day was very informative but relaxed and fun at the same time. Stuart really knows his stuff about coffee and the industry and it was great to spend the day with such a passionate and enthusiastic individual. The day was very well organised and well structured between the theory and practical side of the course. Over the day you get to learn to make (and drink) lots of different coffees, learn all about the equipment, grinders & beans as well as practise some latte art. The rest of the day was extremely informative and we where able discuss and ask lots of questions regarding the financial side of running a coffee shop business. We both left the day feeling so much more confident & prepared to start our own speciality coffee shop in London. Massive thumbs up to Stuart and the rest of the Limini team for offering such a great course plus all the after course support. We would highly recommend it to others looking to get into the industry. Thanks again - Roshan & Ryan

What can I say apart from firstly a big thank you to Stuart for his expert guidance, help and patience. And secondly, I went on the course only being able to make a mediocre coffee at home but WOW what a difference a day makes, I have learnt so much about many different aspects of coffee, a first class course and lots of useful information. Thanks again Stu and all the best to the Limini team - Steve W

Brilliant course. Very enjoyable. Four hours definitely well spent. I learnt without a doubt that choosing the right coffee and using the correct techniques and machines will lead to success. I also learnt that there is no substitute for quality. The coffee is fantastic. Thank you Stuart for making it look easy. Janet - a self confessed novice. - Janet

I really enjoyed my Home Barista course yesterday afternoon. Stu is a very skilful teacher; patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and concerned to focus on my own specific concerns and questions, and not simply give a standard talk. He seemed to teach each person in the room at their own level (and I was the least knowledgeable by far!), and yet also draw us together as well so we could learn from each other too. I feel I learned lots, and am much more confident about making coffee now; but still aware there is much more to learn, and that I can learn it at Limini. Highly recommended. - Ian

Have just completed the 'How To Start A Coffee Shop' course today and cannot recommend it highly enough! I did the one day, one-to-one training with Stuart. AWESOME!! He is so passionate about coffee and I have learnt so much today. A totally relaxed, fun day and very well organised. Lots of time to practice making the different coffees, but also lots of useful information and lots to take away. I now feel so much more prepared to start my own coffee shop. Will definitely use Limini again in the future. Thanks again to all of the team. - Jez

I've just finished the course led by Stuart and am feeling so much more confident and ready to do. Stuart's enthusiasm, patience and energy makes him the perfect person to lead this course. I can definitely see how starting a coffee shop is possible now and can't wait to get going - thank you! - Fiona

Have just completed the 'How To Start A Coffee Shop' course today and cannot recommend it highly enough! I did the one day, one-to-one training with Stuart. AWESOME!! He is so passionate about coffee and I have learnt so much today. A totally relaxed, fun day and very well organised. Lots of time to practice making the different coffees, but also lots of useful information and lots to take away. I now feel so much more prepared to start my own coffee shop. Will definitely use Limini again in the future. Thanks again to all of the team. - Jez

Not only the best at what they do but genuinely very nice people! I am confident you will get so much more out of the course than you expect and then once you have completed the course they still do everything they can to help! Cant speak highly enough of Youri and the team! Thank you! - Tom and John

I recently attended the "start a coffee shop" course. The staff at Limini were warm and welcoming, the course was well structured and the pace appropriate. There were two other people on the course and it was great to be able to share experiences as well as bounce ideas off each other. There was always time for questions, the discussions were informative and the coffee making sessions were fun. I really enjoyed the two days at Limini. This is a great course if you are thinking about starting up a coffee shop. - Lee Armstrong

We went on the How to start a coffee shop course. It was a very informative course that literally taught us everything we wanted to know.Learning how to make coffee was extremely fun. We had no idea of making coffee before the course but now we have come away with some great knowledge. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to open a coffee shop. The team at Limini were great and the in depth knowledge they have is remarkable. Everything was covered from the business side to the practical aspect of preparing different coffee and chocolate. Thanks again. Gina and Andrew

The Latte Art Training Course was a birthday present this year....and WOW, what a gift - fantastic! I had an amazing time and my perception of how easy it would be was blown away on the very first heart!! I take my hat off to the guys who do this on a daily basis and make it look so easy. I had a great time and the 3 hrs just flew by, and I did learn alot. Thanks Stuart for your patience and encouragement, the course was great fun. - Heather

The barista course gave me a chance to endulge in my passion for coffee for four enjoyable hours. I've learned stacks from Stu. He was welcoming, knowledgable and professional throughout. Thanks also to Bex. - Michael

Thank you Stu for a great day. You made the "how to start a coffee shop course" interesting, informative and most of all a relaxed and fun. We really enjoyed the day, and would most certainly recommend the course to anyone who is thinking of opening a coffee shop. - Patricia

My brother and I attended the intermediate and advanced barista courses on consecutive days so that we could introduce take away and cafe coffee into our existing business. In short the courses were fantastic. We had an enjoyable (doodey) time and learnt a great deal. Stu knows his subject extremely well and delivered it in an extremely personal, flexible way. Whatever we needed to learn we were taught - including help with our menu. 100 points to Gryffindor! - Cameron

Great day throughout!! Made to feel very welcome and relaxed from the start. Led by a very good instructor, expert and gentleman. Stu was very patient with our 'average coffee making skills' and it is a credit to his skills that by the end of the course our confidence improved and we left feeling reasonably competent. The whole course was excellent and we would recommend it to anyone who needs to learn the art of coffee making. Thanks to everyone involved particularly Stu and the couple we met from Aberdeen who were great company. D&G

I felt the course was taught to a good level, This was and enjoyable course and surprisingly interesting. I just needed a basic understanding of how to make the drinks, this was achieved, there was ample time to practice, I was happy with this course and would recommend it. - Gretel

Brilliant 2 day course on How to start a coffee shop. Inspiring, informative and lots of fun.Excellent value for money.Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of starting their own business or other people like me who are just at the dreaming stage. At least now I know what's involved and have got loads of practical information to hand for when I am in a position to take it further.Thoroughly enjoyed being in the company of such positive, inspiring people learning something new...like my new favourite coffee is an espresso machiato... with Limini coffee of course! - Maggie

Guys thank you for great day with Limini-Had spent 8great hours with Stu.and now I know how to make good cup of coffee.I promise i will work on my latte art!!! If you have no clue about coffee-go to Limini See you next time Stan

Fantastic day - Barista and latte art course with Stu. Great fun, very professional. We both learned far more than we had expected. Strongly recommend the course and the coffee to everyone! Julz & Nicky

Great fun, interesting info, well presented. - Terry

Have just spent four brilliant hours this morning with Stu from Limini Coffee and three other lovely coffee enthusiasts keen to find out more about this art. I am buzzing (not just because of the caffeine intake, honestly) after having learnt a lot about growing, roasting and grinding beans, but mainly after practising loads on two different machines. The satisfaction of your first really good espresso shot complete with decent latte art creations is hard to beat, and without Stu's patience and excellent advice I'm sure it would have taken a lot longer to experience it. There was nothing we threw at him that he couldn't handle (and we were quite inquisitive) and I highly recommend taking one of his courses. Many thanks! This was one of the best presents I have ever got! - Dragos

I attended the 2-day 'How to start your own coffee shop' course and just loved it! Very comprehensive and an excellent foundation for anyone looking to enter the wonderful world of coffee! The course is thoughtfully structured, with a great mix of making & tasting coffee (lots of coffee!) plus the basics of roasting and equipment, alongside all the core business considerations. You feel you leave with a real knowledge of all the key issues that need to be considered if your cafe idea is to become a reality... Stuart is a clear, patient, impressively knowledgeable and very friendly teacher, and with just three other people on the course, the approach is personal and informal. Overall, the experience was so much more enjoyable and informative than I'd anticipated. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who loves coffee, wants to learn more and maybe needs a little inspiration and encouragement to help them move towards an exciting new business venture. It has certainly given me the boost I needed. Oh, and Limini coffee is delicious, too! Many thanks to Stu and the Limini team. Kate

We have recently done the 1 to 1 course with Stu - a true expert in his field. The whole team are welcoming and the surroundings a pleasure to learn in. We were blown away by the quality of the Limini house blend coffee and would definitley recommend it to anyone looking for a superb bean to use for their coffee. We will use it for sure when we eventually start our own shop up. The course itself flowed along with a great mix of learning about the coffee, how to make and serve it and of course the business end of owing a shop. I was pleased that my instinct that this would be a great course to attend was proved more than right, as it was everything we hoped it would be and then some! Thanks again Stu and the Limini team! - John and Sharon

If you love coffee, are thinking of opening a coffee shop or just fancy learning more about coffee and how to make it, then this course is for you! I had such a great two days. Stu is knowledgeable and fun, happy to answer questions and on hand to help with the practical stuff too. The whole team were friendly and helpful and we received an email full of spreadsheets and useful information on the same day as we finished the course - before I'd even got home! Highly recommended. Thank you Stu and all at Limini, all the very best. Becci x

The 1 to 1 course was fantastic. Over the course of the day I learnt so much, all of which was useful, practical and very interesting. These guys are incredibly passionate about their products and coffee as a whole. Great to work with and a completely enjoyable day. Would definitely use them again for any training or service. - Jacob

From start to finish the service from Limini has been very personal and professional. I booked onto a course with my husband in April and we chose to have a private course so we could focus on the things that mattered to us. The day was very well planned and went by far too fast! Tailored to our needs, we had ample time to talk about the practicalities of running a coffee shop and play with the coffee! Our trainer was approachable and very knowledgeable. I love learning from someone who is passionate about what they do, and the whole Limini team resonate expertise and excitement. Our main intention was to come away with a coffee machine but we came away with so much more. We fell in love with the Limini house blend coffee, which we now serve in our restaurant. Having had the opportunity to use all their equipment we also picked up a two grinders and an array of barista tools. Feedback from our coffee-drinking customers has been excellent, so we will definitely be stocking Limini coffee henceforth. The aftercare has been fabulous as well and the team have always responded quickly and efficiently to my questions and orders. The last thing I want to note is that we now have access to their online training resources and this has proved to be very valuable when trying to pass on our skills to our staff. Thanks again guys, all the best, - Nikki

I just did the two day course on how to run start a coffee shop. I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it for anyone looking to take the leap and open their own business. I found the course well structured, with a good balance of learning about coffee and looking into all the business elements of setting up a coffee shop. Stu was very good, made the group relaxed but clearly showed his expertise and passion for coffee. He was also extremely patient with answering questions and showing us latte art and coffee demonstrations. The support material they provide from the course is also invaluable. In short it was both informative and motivational. Thank you Stu. Charlotte

My business partner and I attended the 'How to Start a Coffee Shop Course' yesterday. It was absolutley fantastic and I would say its a must for anyone starting up, whether you think you know what you're doing or not. Stu completely tailored the day to our needs and it was a good blend of practical advice on everything you can think of and more when starting up a coffe shop and the important job of learning how to make good coffee; I didn't realise coffee could taste so good! It has made us re-think all of our pre-conceived ideas about what is good coffee. Overall, a fabulous day and the offer of on-going support from Bex and the rest of the team is a superb help for us too. This has given us a great confidence boost is working towards fulfilling our dreams. - Susan

Just been on a course with Limini Coffee, fantastic, cannot say enough, Stuart gave us a great insight to the setting up and running our future cafe. The coffee is the best I have tasted in a long time, a lot of practice to perfect our heart needed, however with the training and information we were given I am sure it won't be long before we can produce as great a finished product as Stuart, here's hoping anyway. Would recommend this course to anyone who runs or is planning to open their own place and wishing to to give their customers the best service. Thanks for a great day Paula & Sue

I had a really good day. Learnt lots of different things in a great environment. Great to sample the lovely coffee and hot chocolate. Would hugely recommend to anyone. Thank you for a great day. - Dina

The day was relaxed, laid back and informative, I feel I have learnt a lot to take back with me and that the course has helped me better my business, giving me confidence. The trainer (Youri) was confident and patient with competent answers to all everyone's questions and I will definitely come back if any other training of any kind is required.- Rebecca

I had a very good feeling about Limini coffee when I first encountered their website looking for a Barista course. It's a very professional, user friendly and information site. This 'good feeling' was affirmed when speaking with Bex who organised our course. She was attentive, friendly and accommodating to our needs. The course was not only hugely informative and fascinating, but a lot of fun. Stuart was a great host and teacher and his passion for coffee is infectious. As total novices to the art of the barista we felt we learnt enough to start practicing ourselves until we perfect that latte art heart! Their products are also very impressive. The follow-up page on the Limini website is a great way to keep referencing what we learnt in the 1/2 day course. We will definitely recommend to anyone interested in making the perfect coffee. The 'good feeling' about Limini is now a great feeling and we will be hiring equipment and using them as our hot drinks supplier. Many thanks and see you again soon for the latte art course! Kate & Claire

One day barista and latte art course. I'm a keen amateur you might say, not a shop owner. What a great way to spend a day! Stuart is super-knowledgeable and a great teacher. Very enjoyable and instructive. Thank you! - Graeme

Fantastic day, plenty of hands on practice under the attentive tuition of Stuart. Would certainly recommend the course for complete novices like ourselves or for experienced baristas who could gain new knowledge in the art of coffee making. Thank you for a excellent day - David & Fatima

Fantastic day, plenty of hands on practice under the attentive tuition of Stuart. Would certainly recommend the course for complete novices like ourselves or for experienced baristas who could gain new knowledge in the art of coffee making. Thank you for a excellent day - David & Fatima

Went home completely buzzing from coffee and raring to start my new venture, the course covered everything I needed to know . Thanks Stu for sharing the knowledge I needed - Janine

Couldn't be happier with this course! Everyone at Limini is clearly passionate about their work and the course includes everything you need to start up a shop. The coffee is delicious too! - Juliane

I've just tried my first bags of Limini Coffee. I've used Union, Origin and Hasbean for years but after having a coffee in Harrogate with Limini coffee I thought I'd give it a go. This is some of the best coffee i've ever had, period! I've been using the Rainforest Blend for latte and cappucino and the choc finish on it is remarkable, enough to convince some friends not to put sugar in the coffee I make for them. Depending on run time it moves between light nuttiness to bold chocolate. Can't rate the quality and profile of this enough. Roasted fresh to order too, what more can you ask. First class work Youri! Many thanks. Paul

I completed the how to open coffee shop 1-on-1 course, and I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to open one. I had fabulous day. Made myself best coffee I ever had. Took away with me knowledge I wouldn't find myself. Course is worth every penny. Thank you Youri for passing some of your passion onto me. I'm confident now that this is what I want to do. Thanks again. - Arkadiusz

I completed the course on how to run a coffee shop and I can sincerely say that if you have not tried this course yet then you are missing out on great piece of training from Stu at Limini Coffee. From the moment I got there to the time I was about to finish, I enjoyed every part of learning and making a quality cup of cappuccino. I left there with a very positive feeling in doing something I have wanted to do for a while and the knowledge I got from stu was very very good. Will definitely go again and get advice if needed. ! Excellent ! - Ibrahim

My husband David and I have just completed the two day course on how to run a coffee shop and came away buzzing (not only as a result of the coffee, either!). Time flew by yet the amount covered by Stu, our trainer, was amazing -really thorough and informative. It was initially me who wanted to do this course but David thought it was brilliant too - it has inspired and motivated us to go ahead with our plan to open and run a good speciality coffee shop and has given us the belief that we can and will succeed (with Limini's continued support if we want/need it). Many thanks to all at Limini for making us feel welcome and for Stu in particular, for being a great teacher! (From a soon-to-be ex-art-teacher!). Rachel

The course was really great. All three of us enjoyed it enormously and feel we learnt so much. Stu was a fun and informative teacher who still managed to keep us on track when we got a bit giddy! I will look at coffee in a different way now. Many thanks.- Lisa

I did Barista and Latte art course in April. The course is well-organised and taught professionally. We were in a group of 3 people trained by Stuart, who really knows a lot about coffee, equipment and also he is a latte art master! The course comprise lots of practice alongside with a theory, really busy pace and worth probably even more than it costs. On the social aspect, it was a good opportunity to talk to other people on the course and ask numerous questions to Limini professionals. I am really pleased with a course. - Ruslan

This course proves you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Informative, fun and professional, I'd recommend this course from beginners just getting interested in coffee - right upto experienced hospitality workers and junior managers. Training carried out by experienced, passionate baristas - money well spent! - Helen

An enjoyable and informative day leaving me, as a home barista, with plenty to work on. Also, very much to my surprise, I was able to produce some ok latte art, which is definitely a tribute to the quality of the training! - Paul

It took us a while to get a slot on our course and we can see why. After some efficient and friendly e mails with Bex, my wife and I managed to get a date to do the barista training course and a latte art extension. Trained by Stuart, the hours just flew by, he was very patient and informative, he has a real passion for his job and this made it easy to relate to everything we were taught. Kay, my wife, has also expressed that the limini blend is now her favourite coffee, and is one we are highly interested in using as the house blend once we find a unit and can realise our dream of opening a coffee shop. All in all a great course and a great day, worth every penny. Thank you guys for fuelling our passion Will & Kay

It's a rare thing in life that you get so engrossed in something that you lose track of time, I had just such an experience at Limini on my day of one to one training there. Stu, my trainer for the day at limini took time to understand what I wanted to get out of my experience and structured the day perfectly to ensure that all that was delivered. He was always ready to answer questions, happy to spend time on the things I wanted to know more about, and responsive to my experience, spending more time on the things that mattered to me. I went away at the end of the day better informed as well as better skilled. I'd recommend Limini to anyone that cares about their coffee, whether you're a home hobbyist or professional barista. - Paul

Had an eye opening experience in 'How To Start A Coffee Shop' 2 day course. Stu was very knowledgable and so passionate throughout,he kept it fun and professional in all aspects of the course. The training centre was well equipt and the constant supply of freshly made coffee kept us buzzing all day! It was great meeting Youri, he was a lovely guy, amazing presence and had agreat sense of humour. We both learned a great deal and came away enthusiastic and excited about our new venture. We can't wait to return to attend other courses (Latte Art etc) as we know that it will be equally enjoyable. Limini offers fantastic training and support along with the best quality products. We both felt is was great value for money. Thank You Stu, Youri & Bex!! x - Jo & Darren

We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the 'How to run a coffee shop' one day course we attended recently. From our initial correspondence with an enquiry to the day itself, we have been treated in a friendly and professional manner, and we would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone who is thinking of booking it. Stu was approachable and authoritative throughout, and expertly blended practical training with business advice and theory: just what we needed. We felt that we had covered a lot on the day, and that we have an enthusiastic ear if we need to ask anything further. We are now enthused about our business plans and future. - Harvey

My initial enquiry was dealt with superbly by Bex, leaving me in no doubt that I would benefit from the 1-1 package. This proved absolutely the case. I would recommend this course without hesitation for anyone considering setting up a business with coffee involved. It was fun from start to finish and very educational about the realities of running a business and its associated rewards. Youri is passionate and his coffee blending skills superb.- Paul

Had a wonderful day of 'Latte Art' training. As a home user wanting to gain experience and obtain consistent milk quality, i found the training excellent. I loved using the 'Pro' machines and equipment too. As for my 'Art', its coming along nicely but its down to me practicing the techniques shown now. Thanks very much.- Stephen

The 'How to start a coffee shop' course is brilliantly designed and was expertly delivered by Stu. As well as great customer service on the admin side from Bex. Really informative and lots of fun, I learnt loads of stuff I needed to know and a fair bit I didn't realise I needed to know, and absolutely no hard sell on their own products, although they will be top of my supplier list when I open. Feeling so inspired I'm off to write my business plan now! Thanks Guys. - Nicky

It is a very personal service and our trainer was passionate about coffee and extremely knowledgeable. This gave me the best possible chance of learning about what matters in order to get great coffee. The place itself was welcoming and the company offer free training to all customers which is a great benefit. I really enjoyed it and learned an enormous amount which will pay me back one hundred fold in our new business. - Jane

I had a terrific morning learning how to make a proper cup of coffee! The small group meant that help was always close at hand and Stu's enthusiasm meant that the session flew by. The equipment was excellent and I now have a much better understanding of the work that goes in to producing a great coffee. I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone who has a love of coffee. - Huw

Great day. Stuart is a great guy. Learned loads and it has really helped. - Frank

Had a fantastic day on our 2 to 1 opening a coffee shop with Youri . It was a gift from my husband and could not have been a better one . It has covered all the things we wanted to know and I couldn't wait to start making coffee !! Not as easy as I thought but what fun trying to perfect the heart motto. Youri was was so patient and encouraging even when I tilted the cup too much and tipped coffee on his hand ....twice . The day was informal and Youri made us feel very relaxed from the minute we walked in . The coffee was wonderful and although we drank quite a bit it was consistently good . I may however have to employ my husband to do the coffee art as he seemed to have more of a talent than me ! A great day and an absolute must if you are thinking of opening a coffee shop or simply enjoy good coffee . Thanks again Youri . Wendy

What a fab day!!!!! had so much fun and loved how relaxed it was, at the same time learning so much. Don't think i've had so much coffee in one day. Thank you all soooooo much, especially Stu who managed not to laugh at my attempts at 'art'. Will be in touch soon xxx

We had a brilliant day on our 2 - 1 course with Stu and Youri. The course covered both running your own coffee shop and making the perfect coffee.we had great fun making the drinks. The Limini coffee blend is a must. We have not tasted a better coffee, and we have tried loads. The decaf is great too. A very big thank you to Stu and Youri, you have a great business, and thanks to Bex for arranging lunch. Pauline and Nick

An excellent course! We thoroughly enjoyed learning about coffee and how to make good quality drinks. The course was very informative, executed in a professional & approachable manner. Stu gave plenty of guidance, good working examples, appropriate challenge to our ideas and suggested solutions to our perceived problems. We would recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about coffee and it's essential for people who are setting up a business in this field in order to get it right from the beginning. Pat & Debbie

My wife bought for me for a gift the Barista & Latte Art class due to my addiction,love and enjoyment of coffee. The day far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it for anyone both in or outside of the coffee industry. No question was too tough and I've taken away with me bags of new knowledge and some new skills. Now I just need to start saving for a new home machine. Stu

I really enjoyed the course; it was very relaxed & informal, fun but also very informative. I loved the mix of practical & knowledge. Stu was very supportive. I feel better armed on my journey to open my own coffee shop. Not sure when I will stop bouncing off the walls from all the caffeine though..... - Liz

I had a 2 day course on all aspects of starting and running a coffee shop, from accounting to latte art . Stu was very informal and relaxed but moved the course forward well,no question was too small even down to how to make yourself more `comfortable`- sorry -in joke ! I almost forgot ...... the coffee tastes great (even the ones i made) I will be ordering the limini blend and keeping in touch soon , Once again many thanks one and all `comfortable` Gary.

Following several months of our own research into setting up a coffee shop I decided to search for some expert assistance to help verify our business plan. How furtunate to find Limini. I booked a 1 - 1 course and spent the day with Youri going through everything from costs, staffing, shop layout, coffee roasting, barista and latte art training. etc. We crammed a lot into the day and it was worth every penny. Youri was very passionate about his business and his enthusiasm for coffee really rubs off. I will definately be keeping in touch and working with Limini in the future. Mandy

We want to recommend this course to everybody who is passionate about coffee and wish to learn how to prepare the best coffee. It was amazing the "know-how" shared with us and the support. We really love it. Diogo and Veronika

I was treated to the barista and latte art course at Limini as a birthday present and what a treat it was! Firstly I was impressed at Stu & co's determination to run the course after the snow storm the previous night but Stu was there bright and early and we were met by the delicious smell of coffee drifting out of the fantastic training facilities. The barista course is really interesting and informative, we learnt such a lot of useful info about coffee, from the roasting process to how to calibrate a coffee grinder. I was really pleased with the results of my attempts at making a really good coffee and my coffees at home on my little domestic machine have improved no end since attending the course. This is a great set up and all the staff are really enthusiastic and knowledgeable as well as welcoming and friendly. Thank you so much for a really enjoyable (and tiring!) day-I think I must have made at least 50 cups of coffee throughout the day so it was a very practical course as well as providing background knowledge. I can't recommend Limini highly enough and will find the online course material really useful. I'm sure I'll be on the Limini website to order some of your excellent coffee. Thanks again. Julie

Awesome course, thoroughly enjoyed learning about coffee. From roasting, steaming milk to making some of my favourite drinks. Stu was a great teacher and broke everything down so it was nice and easy to take in [which is good after a couple of great coffees]. Thoroughly recommend to anyone who enjoys coffee, but be warned you'll turn into a coffee snob! Thanks again for a great day. Chris

I found the course to be very informative and it was a great way to meet other people who are also interested in starting a new business. Stuart made the course both interesting and fun. I would highly recommend it! Satish

Stu you made something that I thought would be difficult to learn in such a short time a very easy and enjoyable experience.You are obviously somebody who enjoys his work and that enthusiasm came across,I hope I can put that same enthusiasm in to practice as well as you.Many Thanks Gordon @ Truly Scrumptious

I thoroughly enjoyed the coffee shop course. The provider - Limini Coffee - have excellent equipment that made the training and practical aspects fun. Our trainer Stuart, was excellent! He was friendly, knowledgeable and allowed us to choose the content that was relevant to us. Stu made us feel comfortable, put us at ease and was encouraging and complimentary throughout the day. The practical coffee making was challenging and fun, whilst the theory was educational and exactly what we required. The added bonus was the additional support offered after the course. I would not hesitate to recommend Limini Coffee. Worth every penny! - Sarah

After months of research on starting a coffee shop I realised how complex it is and how much work goes into starting a coffee shop from scratch. The fact that these guys clearly are experts in their field due to their knowledge and hands on experience in helping other businesses, left me feeling reassured. The course hasn't guaranteed my shop would be a success, but it means my chances of success are better than most. This combined with the support after the course means I no longer feel like I'm completely alone. - Melloney

I booked the bespoke barista course in order to gain barista skills and learn latte art, enjoyable and educational experiences. Stu and Youri are very knowledgeable and very passionate about coffee everything you need to know about coffee and coffee making is covered in detail so you leave with everything you would need to know to make coffee. On top of all this you get to sample drinks through-out the day. When I arrived home I was on to the support page on the web site. Thanks again for a great day Stephen

Fantastically enjoyable and informative course. This will make you even more of a coffee addict, than before you arrived. - Stuart

We attended the bespoke 1 day Coffee Shop Start Up Course with Stu and can confidently say it was the best training course I have ever attended. It offered a completely relaxed training environment which was highly conducive to learning, and Stu's professionalism, expertise and passion for his subject were highly infectious! We learnt so much practice and theory in a short space of time which has given us the confidence to move forward with our business venture. We will definitely return to Limini for both products and further training and would recommend the company to anyone. Great customer service from the minute the initial enquiry was placed through to after sales support. Stu, Bex and Youri were welcoming throughout and we had a lot of fun whilst learning! Many thanks to you all! - Julie

I booked the bespoke barista course in order to qualify as a barista and learn latte art and it was one of the most enjoyable and educational experiences I have ever had! Stu and Bex are so welcoming and friendly you feel immediately at home and everything you need to know about coffee and coffee making is covered in detail so you leave with everything you would need to know to make amazing coffee. On top of all this you get to sample drinks through the day which is fantastic. Thanks again for a great day! Elliott

My business partner and I attended the two-on-one theory only course, with Youri. Firstly, what a guy. Youri's spirit and passion for the industry is truly infectious. He gave us a lot of extremely valuable advice and guidance, along with the confidence to move our project forward. We will definitely be returning in the near future, to complete the full Barista training and I sincerely look forward to having a strong business relationship with Limini, for many years. Thanks guys. -- Shaun & Sean.

My wife bought this course as a birthday present and because the expression machine at home was gathering dust! An excellent course, gave me the knowledge and confidence to get that machine used and to start making coffee at home. Thanks for an excellent day, Peter.

I have just returned from 2 days training with Stuart and the team at Limini. The course was excellent: Stuart's enthusasim was infectious. I would highly recommend the 2 day course for all who are considering opening a coffee shop. Thanks. - Gareth

Precise,entertaining and well worth the time spent to enjoy better coffee. - Robert

This type of training was completley new to us and so we went not knowing what to expect. The two days were very informative, interesting and relaxed. Stuart has a clear and genuine interest and passion for coffee and his style was such that we learnt loads, we were able to ask all the questions we had and went away feeling with the knowledge gained we will be able to offer a quality cup of coffee and service when we open our business. Thank you. - Karen & Kerri

I chose to do the one on one training day as it offered me the privacy to talk freely about plans that are very much in the development stage. Youri's knowledge and advice was very useful and helped me to see even more potential in the proposed business than I had previously appreciated. The coffee training was not only incredibly informative it was immensely fun. I cannot wait to be able to put the training to practice, the course definitely gave me the confidence to pursue what I was worried may only be a pipe dream. I shall definitely be returning to Limini for advice, training and supplies in the future all being well! I thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who craves knowledge, confidence and a good coffee! - Emma

Thanks to Stu for a really informative and fun afternoon yesterday on the 'how to run a coffee shop ' course. Great coffee too! Thanks also to Bex for her prompt and friendly responses to my emails. I'd recommend the course to anyone thinking of opening their own coffee shop. I was also particularly impressed that nobody at any point tried to sell me anything. I''ll definitely be returning to do the Barista course. - Amanda

OMG! I would not be opening a coffe shop if it wasn't for these guys! My coffee course was so informative and interesting, well done Stu, and the after care and service has been second to none! Youri and Samantha were so interested in my business it was a joy to talk to them and Bex always answers my desperate calls with such a lovely happy voice! All I can say is thanks and any time you're up my way, you better call in! Thank you so much. SJ xx

Excellent day certain learned something new thanks to all - Dave

I very much enjoyed the course. Stuart clearly understood the need for repetition of the basics which really helped us all feel more confident. The atmosphere was unpretentious, informal and friendly and I would strongly recommend it to others. Thank you. - Dale

Having just completed the two day course I would like to say a very big thank you to Stu - he really is brilliant, very patient (he needed to be!) and knowledgable, the course provided hands on training and really useful informaion regarding the setting up of a coffee shop - I would highly recommend this course! - Janice

Thanks so much for the two day course. I really enjoyed it and feel I learnt so much. Stu was very patient and supportive and we felt he really was interested in helping us set up a successful business. It was lovely meeting you all and we certainly will be in touch in the future. Many thanks. Sherry

Hi Youri, just wanted to say thanks for spending the morning with us yesterday. We had an amazing morning and not only did it confirm the S1 one is the right machine etc, that we have without doubt found a unique company who is unbelievably passionate about what they do. Many thanks, John.

The course was very intersting and ran in a very relaxed and professional way. It helped Daniele (my business partner) and I to understand what takes to make a good coffee. Everybody can make coffee, but only few can make a great one and Youri and Stu are really passionate about it. Everything learned will really help when opening our cafe. Thanks Giuseppe and Daniele.

Well worth the barista training. Stuart is a top trainer, puts you totally at ease and lets you make all your mistakes in a safe, fun place while learning loads. The Ristretto is a revelation... the best coffee I've ever had. I didn't notice the coffee stains around my mouth till I got home, I drank loads! Really expert training, can't wait to share the best of it with our customers. Thank you Stuart and Becks, Irena

I really got so much out of the two days, something I was concerned about when booking, especially because it was fairly far to come. I needn't have worried. It is an extremely well planned, comprehensive and enjoyable course, which I would definitely recommend to others. It is clear that Stu is extremely passionate about what he does and has put so much thought into the course design. I loved the mix of practical coffee making with the more businessy side of things. As I don't have a retail/business background I learnt so much... so valuable to me; this was the perfect first step on the ladder to where I want to go. Even for the other person on the course, who was just months away from starting a coffee shop, there was so much to learn also. If you are passionate about coffee or want to learn about coffee and coffee making, this is the course for you! James

A big thanks to Stu and Becks for a very welcoming couple of days. I found the course extreamly helpfull and learnt alot regarding perfect coffee making skills and an understanding of how to run a sucessfull coffee shop. I look forward to working with you guys and all at Limini Coffee again in the not too distant future once I have my shop up and running. Many thanks Dan

What a super day ! Stuart gave me a one on one full day of Barista and Latte Art instruction. He made the day both practical and informative with his extensive knowledge of all things Arabica ( and Robusta ! ) He is a very personable young man and a credit to Limini Coffee. As with the other reviews here, I thoroughly enjoyed the Fairy Liquid frothing session as a precursor to the main event. THe bean roasting was awesome....... I can still smell the aroma wafting out of the door ! Many thanks to Stuart for his input and direction. p.s. Hope the new Corsa is all you hoped for ! David

Just completed the two day "How to set up a Coffee Shop" course. I found this very enjoyable and informative. It had the perfect balance between developing coffee making skills and the business side of things over the two days. On day 1 Stu very patiently showed us how to make the various types of coffees, how to warm the milk to the correct temperature, how to use the equipment, and how to make beautiful tasting and presented coffee. Day 2 concentrated on all things associated with finding the right location, negotiating lease terms & conditions, shop layout, recruitment etc etc. I found the experience fun, enlightening and helpful in my plans to open a coffee shop. Stu is is a quality presenter and a credit to Limini. Many thanks Muthenna

We recently decided to open a cycling themed coffee shop but having never had any experience of this sort of thing we began the research and came across Limini Coffee. And what a Godsend they have been!!! We immediately signed up for the 2 day "How to set up a Coffee Shop" course. On arrival at their studio in Bradford we were greeted by Youri and Stuart who made us feel more than welcome and the coffees flowed from there! The course gives you an amazing insight into all things coffee shop related. We learned how to heat the milk correctly using fairy liquid(!), learned how to make a great coffee, learned how to make a rubbish coffee but, most importantly, learned some really valuable business lessons as well. I cannot recommend this course highly enough if you are considering venturing into the coffee shop/cafe business. In the two days we spent with Youri and Stuart we picked up some wonderful hints and tips and we are really excited to work with them as we move into our premises in the next month or so. Youri has a wonderful sense of humour and has a great way about him - you really want to learn from him. Stuart undertook day two and is an absolute credit to Limini Coffee. Thanks ever so much Youri and Stuart and we look forward to welcoming you to Polocini Coffee Shop soon! Clare and Allen Polocini Cycling Manchester

What a great day we had with Stu. The atmosphere was so relaxing and informative. Attention to detail is what I liked about it. Practice,practice,practice is what it is all about however Stu gave us the "grounding" required to move on to that. The 1 day suited us as it was specifically tailored to our "venture". Many thanks. Karen

I really enjoyed the two days: good training (informative and fun), plenty of good coffee tasting, helpful tips and conversations with other course members and overall friendly people at Limini Coffee who are really supportive and passionate about coffee. I would do it again! - Bernhard

It has been a fantastic experience for us. Pleasant designed course with lots of practical tips. Especially for someone who knew nothing about it, but at the end of the course went home with passion about coffee and with an eagerness to learn more. the afternoon spent learning coffee art was absolutely an unforgettable achievement and more than what we expected. Thank you so much. Andy

I recently completed the barista and latte art courses, run with great expertise by Stuart who makes amazing coffee and is a great instructor. The courses were both fun and informative. I'm seeing noticeable improvement in my coffee quality back at home. Highly recommended. Thanks to all at Limini. Stuart

Ooh my, what an amazing day! We roasted, we ground, we tampered, we extracted, we steamed, we were educated in coffee history production, ethics, and business but best of all we learnt how to form a coffee love heart on the top of a latte. Thank you to Youri and the team at Limini for helping me bring my dream of running my own business closer to reality. I would recommend the how to start a coffee shop to anyone thinking about branching out on their own. The course had a perfect mix of fun, education and practical sessions which were geared specifically to my requirements and I left feeling motivated, confident and that I had the skills needed to go for it. Not only was the day excellent the post course information and support is second to none. Thank you Limini Coffee. Ruth

Great 4 hour course, Stuart explained everything and made it easy to follow, I was on the course for my at home coffee making, I new some basic but how to steam milk tecture etc. was great. On my course was newstart up cafe the owner 2 of his staff and i could see the wealth experience thery waere getting, setting them off to a great start. Limini is a great company to deal with full stop. thanks Stu.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 day tailored training on how to start a coffee shop. It was really informal which allowed us to learn in a relaxed way. Stuart was the catalyst to this. The coffee was tremendous and as avid coffee drinkers it was the first time we really tasted a great espresso! It is also great to know that there is a whole load of support afterwards with links to tools and techniques setting you up for future success. Thank you. Nic and Jon

Had a fab time on the how to start a coffee shop 2 day course. Stu was great, made everything look so easy. he explained everything really well and answered all our questions, even the daft ones. It felt like he had all the time in the world to show you the ropes and tell you eveything you needed to know. On day 1 I went away feeling good at what I had learnt but was apprehensive in some areas, by the end of day 2 those fears had gone. I would deffinately recommend this course to anyone and will be going back with my staff for training once I set up my coffee shop as believe they should benefit from the high quality training I recieved, thats way we will all be serving top class coffee. The 3 other people on my course were really lovely and we all got on so well and helped each other. I feel I have learnt alot from them also. good luck Claire, Ashley and Emma. thanks guys, Amanda x

I loved this course - I've finally found a coffee which tastes exactly as I like it, and have also learnt how to make it (almost) perfectly myself although my latte art still needs a bit of practice! The atmosphere on the course was friendly & informal, we learnt heaps and had lots of fun along the way. Thanks so much, Sue

I went on the Barista and Latte Art course with Youri, what can I say? It was a fantastic day, very informative, great coffee and most of all fun! Youri is a fantastic bloke and the rest of the Limini team are great. I would highly recommend these courses as I have learnt a great deal from growing the beans to making a perfect espresso! Andy

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my barista course yesterday. As a total novice, Youri's style of teaching really put me at ease and within a short time, I was pulling shots and steaming milk with confidence!! Youri and his team are passionate about coffee and this showed in his proffessionalism to all the trainee's in the group - he really made it fun to learn. I'de certainly recommend this course to any novices or experienced barista's - I'm sure you'll leave Limini with a few new skills - Peter

I'd just like to thank everyone at Limini for a really enjoyable couple of days. If you are starting a coffee shop or want to become a barista I urge you to sign up for this course. Youri's love and passion for the subject was infectious and his good humoured patience with the more, erm... numerically challenged members of the course (me) was truly admirable. The support package is great by the way and it's good to know Youri and the team are only a phone call away when we get our Coffee shop/Gallery enterprise on it's feet. Best regards and thanks again. Kevin. Thame Oxfordshire.

Many thanks to the team at Limini and Stuart for brillant training on how to make the best coffee. The training was tailor made for me, and provided great hands on practice to understand the art of coffee making. Really enjoyed the 2 day course, both practical and immensely helpful for anyone looking to set up their own business or simply just to perfect their coffee skills. Home coffees have never been so good since!! Training and coffee making was good fun and I learnt a huge amount over the course of 2 days. Thanks again guys for a great course, highly recommend anyone to enrole.. Emma

The course is an excellent way to start you coffee journey. I will never look at a coffee in the same way again, Stu has a wealth of knowledge that he shares in such a way that the morning was not overwheming nor was it too slow a pace. Time flew by, and I didnt want it to end. I now feel I have a fantastic base knowledge to what makes a proper, fresh and tasty cup of coffee and how to operate a proper coffee machine. What a really enjoyable morning. Thanks Stu! A word of warning though...we must have made 20+ coffees each...however tempting it is (as they are so nice) to drink them all dont! I think i flew home to Sheffield after the course! - Stephen

The course was brilliant! The barista trainers are really friendly and professional at the same time and I've never leart so much in such a short time while having so much fun. Ewan

I just want to thank everyone at Limini for the excellent customer service, interest in our project and honest support since the first phone call I made. Youri is an excellent trainer and has instilled so much more confidence in me in order to make my project coffee shop a success! The training was very detailed, interesting but most of all, FUN! learning should be about fun and its exactly that! I look forward to working with Limini for years to come. Thank you all. Bally

Just wanted to say how much our staff enjoyed yesterday and all thought Stuart was a real gentlemen and a great teacher. We all wanted to say a big thank you to him and your company and hope to do business with you in the near future. Thank you again! Kindest regards Raheen

Very informative and a lot of fun! We all learned a lot in 4 hours. Leonie

Great way to spend a day. I did the Barita training in the morning and Latte art after lunch .. found both very informative and interesting. Thought a day may be a bit long, the time flew by far too quicky! Home coffee notably better already. Many thanks Graham

Many many thanks to Stuart (and of course Bex) for a truly fantastic day! I had wanted to learn to be a Barista after admiring their skills in both the UK and abroad over many years and Limini has enabled me to realise this ambition. Stuart is a great instructor: Clear, hugely knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I am still running the menu on the wall through my mind and making all the drinks in my head Limini coffee is the best I have ever tasted. I would recommend Limini and this course to anyone. Many thanks ! Peter

Really enjoyed my time at Limini attending the Barista course which was a birthday gift from my family. Stuart was our excellent tutor and he answered all our questions /queries on the day. He has a real passion for good coffee with first hand experience of "the good,the bad and the ugly!" (coffee!) Stuarts skills are world class and he immediately proved to me with his first latte that good coffee doesn't need sugar!!! All I need to do now is demote my Gaggia to the caravan and save up for a better machine for the kitchen! Stuart and colleagues take a bow as you were all a pleasure to deal with either on the phone or in person. Many thanks and speak to you soon, Wade.

What a brilliant day! I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys coffee and would like to learn more about it. From the minute you arrive it is obvious that everyone at Limini has a great passion for coffee. Thank you, Stu for answering all my questions and a very informative days instruction. I now feel confident to make all the drinks we covered and to trouble shoot when things go wrong. The coffees we sampled during the day really showed what can be done with great coffee and the correct techniques. Paul.

The course was extensive, informative and fun. Stu was very knowledgeable and made the day enjoyable. The course has whetted my appetite to open a coffee shop business. It was definitely beneficial to attend this course before making my mind up.- Paul

Fantastic...professional...informative...fun... Had a brillant day, thanks Stu- you actually made me more excited and ambitious about getting my coffee bar open - Kirsty

We informed the shops regular customers that we dropped illy and are now serving Limini Blend...and the feedback has been excellent...one of our regulars is an Italian chap who by all accounts knows his coffee, and he said it was very very good, very smooth. Also several customers have commented on the cappuccino's that have had saying how nice they are...I think this is down to the excellent crema fom the coffee beans!!! - Wayne and Nicola

Thanks Limini for a really rewarding, informative experience. After reading numerous rave reviews I was keen to do the barista and latte art courses and Limini went out of their way to squeeze me in. Thank goodness they did! Although I've been serving coffees for the last seven years, they had a lot of new tricks to teach this old dog. Now I'm buying my own place where I can serve coffee I'm proud of. The new found knowledge and skills I gained will give me an edge on the competition. Thanks again Stu and team, You're welcome to pop in for a coffee any time you're in Stockport. I think you'll be proud of my coffee too! Bernadette.

The minute you arrive, you are greeted by a very warm welcome and made to feel at ease. Stu and the rest of the team could not have been nicer. Setting up a coffee shop is a complete career change for me. I am passionate about good food and great coffee, however the idea of my new venture has at times been a scary one. But the day spent at Limini was amazing good fun, the coffee was superb and lots of it! The financial was informative and helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of setting up a coffee shop, not just because of the fun you WILL have playing with the coffee machine, but also the business side of the course, if you have no experience of gross profits, cost of sales or net profit then Stu is your man. It was well worth the drive from Bristol to attend the course. Tracey

I love my coffee, and this course has actually changed my life! This stuff is gunna go down so well at the Juice Dub and it's all thanks to you guys and your endless knowledge. Matt (www.juicedub.com)

I really enjoyed the course and I now feel like I am prepared to open a coffee shop. Youri and Stu were brilliant and I look forward to working with them again. Thanks guys, Happy day ;) Janus

I was looking for a course that enabled me to make lots of coffee and this was it! Stu was incredibly patient and knowledgeable and was really flexible in helping me to get the most coffees made in the time we had. having such a small number of people on the course really made a difference as it felt like it was one on one tuition. Thanks Stu! - Tres

Well what can i say, ive just given up my day job and in the process of buying a lease on a coffee shop, never done it before, never made proper coffee before, my day with Youri and many thanks for the effort due to Stu being taken ill, the day i spent with Youri was nothing more than fantastic, i learnt so much and the pleasure in making your first espresso was nothing more than a life changing moment to know that i can make proper coffee and that my customers will enjoy it and come back for more, i could go on, but many thanks to Youri and Bex - Andrew (soon to be selling great coffee in Bristol)

This s a thorough professional grounding(pardon the pun) in everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee. Downside....you can't go out and drink coffee without critiquing every aspect!! Becky

1st of all I would like to thank all the staff at Limini Coffee for a fantastic day. The day started with a short introduction to the machine and then straight into the art of making coffees the correct way, the morning flow by and before we knew it we were having lunch, then on to the hard part " how to run a coffee shop" while Stu was going over the coursework Youri took time out of his busy schedule to scan over my business plan and highlight a few mistakes ( thanks Youri ) the team that run Limini Coffee are a very professional group with a great understanding of what people need from the course. It was well worth it for us and anyone wishing to start a coffee shop, once again thank to all the staff for there help and expertise John & Angie

The course covers all the things you need to know about starting up your own coffee shop. Stu had so much knowledge and passion, we left feeling that we'd really been given a great insight into so many things, and the coffee is amazing. We can't wait to start implementing our plans and begin making some of that coffee!! Thanks again Limini. Kelly

Although it was a long drive to Bradford it was well worth it. An excellent day. Great premises Stu was fantastic, very knowledgable and informative and extremely patient dealing with a complete novice. The 'how to set up a coffee shop' gave me very valuable information and will help me develop my business plan. I cannot recommend it enough. Thanks should also go to Becs for her organisational skill, friendly and pleasant approach. Thanks to all at Limini - Heather

The course was excellent because it covered every aspect of the business and left nothing to chance. I really appreciated the profit and costings section which helped me to understand how to work out the prices correctly. I also appreciated the after-course support. Knowing you have someone to bounce ideas off who understand your business is perfect. It is an excellent start for anyone who is considering opening a coffee house. Thanks to the brilliant team at Limini, I will be taking you up on your support offer. Wendy

Great 2 days spent with Stuart who was very patient mopping-up after me. Felt a total newby at the beginning but by the end of the 1st day was pretty confident about making a great tasting coffee. Stuart and Youri's love for coffee is infectious and leaves you wanting more. Oh coffee is lovely too! - George

In a nutshell (or perhaps in a coffee husk!)... (1) a two-day intensive course of meaningful theory and practical hands-on application. (2) Conceived and created by professional & highly experienced coffee experts, primarily for coffee shop start-up entrepreneurs. (3) A course intended for those who share that passion for coffee, and who (also) constantly strive for professionalism and exemplary customer service... to be the best that they can be! This has got to be one of the best training courses of its kind in the country. Youri and Stu (and Becks in Admin/Support!) are wonderfully skilled and infectious, patient people. Some of the best money you'll ever spend! Incidentally, by fleshing out our needs during discussions over the two days, we have calculated that the advice we received has already saved us several thousand pounds! Do the right thing... start with the best training and support, and then practice life-long learning in your coffee shop craft! James

A very good course. Stu worked at our pace and we now feel more than confident to go back and train our own staff. Thanks Stu Rick & Steven

Barista and Latte Art with Youri. The premises are fantastic, with some beautiful La Spaziale (and other) grinders and coffee machines. The Limini blend makes the most amazing coffee all day. We made filter coffee from freshly roasted beans, espresso macchiato, latte art with flowers and teddy bears, coffee drawn up through a siphon, ristretto, single shots, double shots, shots though a naked (training/bottomless) portafilter, hot chocolate, affogato, tea, flat whites and cappuccinos, and every single time was as good as the first. I'm writing this as I drink my first flat white of the day, resplendent with leaf latte art, preceded by a breakfast espresso and mid-morning cappuccino. I couldn't recommend this enough to anyone with a passion for great coffee. Thanks to all at Limini - Jon.

Highly recommended!!!! I attended the barista training under the supervision of Youri, that man lives and breathes quality coffee! 4 hours went by in an instant. The groups are small so you get full attention from Youri and he has all the patience in the world to help you get to where you need to be. I took some fresh beans away with me as i couldn't wait to practise what i had learned as soon as i got home. I needed this support for my new business, but this is such a great course i wish i had done it sooner, just for the personal knowledge! Thanks Limini - Keith

On paper I should have left the course alone - to make it I had to travel from Aberdeen and leave in time to catch my flight to emigrate to Canada! But it was absolutely worth the extra effort. My only regret is I did not stay a whole week. Somehow though, in 2 days, all the important highlights are hit and I left feeling confident I had the right awareness for what I need to do next in setting up my own coffee shop. The information provided is focused, relevant and exactly what I needed for busines planning. I can't thank you or recommend you highly enough and I will be sure to be back. - Joanna

An absolutely Superb 2 Day Course i cannot recommend this enough, Stu the Tutor was fantastic and very patient with every aspect of our learning, he made the course so enjoyable The enthusiasm for Coffee shown by the whole team was so infectious We attended the course as complete Novices and learnt so much in the time we were there..Thankyou again Stu and Youri and all the staff - Bob and Deb

Attended barista morning with Stu. Course content and Stu's training style both really good. Made a load of coffees and learnt to make coffee better. The course is good for those who have never made a coffee to those like myself who have been doing it for years. Look forward to training more in the future. Mark

Thanks Stu for being totally down to earth, funny and for your complete attention and superb skill in guiding me through the day. I had a fantastic time and Stu was more than helpful and professional with every question we had. No matter how left of centre it was... I can only express the same thanks and appreciation as everyone who has been on Limini Barista training course. Well done Youri and Stu for a very well worth and rewarding day. Pete

Hi Limini team, What can I say, the Rainforest blend is superb. I have had two NQA ISO 9001 auditors at my home office all day. Apart from working we have been enjoying copious amounts of excellent coffee. They both commented on how good it tasted. Personally I think I still prefer the Liscio but its a close call. Thanks Gareth

After having looked at various similar courses on offer throughout the country I felt that Limini was my best bet even though I had to invest in an over-night stay in order to make it. I was not disappointed in my choice. I cannot imagine how anywhere could beat the Limini team. From the courteous communications prior to booking the course, to the content and thoughtfulness of both the Barista training and Latte art course, to the all important welcome and professionalism of Stuart and finally the follow-up support in the form of on-line information, I am very glad to have dealt with Limini Coffee. It was especially memorable for me due to the obvious respect, knowledge of, and love for being in the coffee trade, which shone through in every element of my day at Limini. Thank you so much all, and all the best! Katherine

I was looking online for Barista courses and came across the Limini website. Based on instincts and the great reviews, my husband and I drove 6 hours from Scotland to attend the Barista training course. My husband is a regular coffee drinker, me not so much. My primary aim was to learn how to make coffee as we are working towards opening our own coffee shop. What I got however was an overall appreciation for coffee and so much more. Stu as a trainer is brilliant, the hours fly by and are so enjoyable, we left the course feeling more clued up, excited and motivated about our new venture. The coffee was great! I was never too keen on coffee and would drink it primarily to keep me awake, I discovered that was simply down to the type of coffee I drank, needless to say that I am now a convert to quality coffee. We both found the course to be money well spent and worth the 12 hours round trip, and would absolutely without a doubt recommend the course to everyone. - Angela

Excellent day of training - thanks very much Youri! I'm now really motivated to perfect my Latte Art skills and start serving fantastic coffee once my business opens!! Many thanks, Judd

Many thanks for training from Stuart at Limini! Thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and learnt loads and am now officially hooked! Top bloke... will be back!! Matt

All I can say is a massive Thank You to the whole team at Limini Coffee...The How to Start a Coffee Shop Workshop completely exceeded my expectations! I really enjoyed the 2 days and got so much information from the knowledge and expertise of both Youri and Stu.... This course is a must for anyone contemplating starting up their own coffee shop; coming from an accountancy AND hospitality background, I really thought I was going on the course to find out about the product (which by the way is the best coffee I've ever tasted!) But I was wrong....There was so much that I hadn't thought of and Stu had advice, tips and pointers on every area that needed covering. I just can't wait to get everything set up and start selling their gorgeous coffee!!

Can I just say a massive thanks for an awesome experience! Coming from someone who is not in the coffee industry I can vouch for how much fun the latte art course is for those interested in coffee. I learned so much in a relatively small amount of time and would love to do more. I enjoyed Youri's teaching and boy was the coffee good! - Gareth

I had a great day, learnt a lot more than I expected, very worthwhile and well worth the 400 mile round trip !! I highly recommend you - Stu was professional and friendly and made me feel comfortable. Looking forward to finding my location and then calling on Limini to help me get it up and running Thanks very much Jo (13th April 2012)

Thank you all for a wondeful day at Limini's. We learnt so much, (and drank lots of lovely coffee). It has inspired us more to find a shop that we can turn into our perfect business and thanks to you and all your help, guidance and assistance we now have the confidence to move forward with our venture. We would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of starting out in this area, and will certainly be using your services in the future. Thanks again and keep up the excellent work! Brent & Shirley

Training a bunch of lecturers must be one of the most difficult groups to deal with but Youri you made it look easy! Your passion for good coffee and enthusiasm for sharing that with others made for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day. We had an excellent experience and are all fired up now to practice our skills and then share them with our students. We will get good coffee produced on every high street! Thanks to you and all the team for your excellent service and support, Carol & the team.

We attended the 2 day 'How to start a coffee shop' course in April 2012. The whole team are friendly and professional, from Bex and Sam in the office to Stu and Youri who trained us. Both guys are excellent trainers and obviously passionate about what they teach. The course covers exactly what it states in the prospectus and the coffee was some of the best we have ever tasted. We would recommend this course to anybody who wants to open a coffee shop - unless they want to open one near us - in which case we'd rather they made bad coffee with somebody else's beans.Sharon and Graham

I enjoyed the course immensely, the first day covered all aspects of coffee from making different types to learning about the different varieties. The second day discussed the business side of things, which was very informative. We had to benefit of two trainers Youri and later Stu.. Both shared their detailed knowledge of all areas of the coffee industry. The course covered all my expectations and more. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is contemplating embarking into the world of the coffee shop business... André

Thank you, Youri, I had a fantastic time yesterday. I feel much more confident using my Rocket Espresso Machine now! Following your knowledgeable and patient instructions, I have my grinder set up perfectly, and at last I understand every step to create a perfect, fine tasting cup of coffee . . . . time after time! I loved your set up, and you really couldn't have been more welcoming or professional. It is obvious you and your team are passionate about coffee and I feel privileged to have shared that passion for the four hours I was there with you. All good wishes to you ALL - and if I am passing I will make sure to pop in (with a tray of Chocolate shortbread, of course!). Thanks! Anita

I recently attended two day course which was absolutely beneficial for those beginners or even who have no knowledge about it. Technical, practical and management aspect - all are extremely worthwhile to attend this course. For me, this is an eye opener, amazing to learn with friendly atmosphere and hands on. I think this is a best course who is thinking of opening a coffee shop that gives core skills and ideas. Without a doubt I have learnt so much and have a confident for my next step of my opening a coffee shop. I extremely recommend this course to grow your confident and profitability in the business. My special thanks to Stu who made us the course enjoyable and successful, Becks who gave me lots of informations and supports and Youri who gave advices. An excellent team. - Tej

It was a fantastic day - extremely informative and great fun! Invaluable to anyone running a coffee shop or cafe! - Stuart

I'd like to thank the team for making this course most enjoyable and informative. Not only from a practical point of view through hands on Barista training, but also to help me think about the implications and requirements to run a business, from coffee shop layout to knowledge of accounting and customer service/sales and marketing techniques. Well done to Stu for his excellent teaching skills and patience throughout, also to Youri for his dedication and contribution during the training. Clearly the team enjoy teaching and are passionate about coffee and assisting others to push their business ideas forward in a relastic manner which hopefully will be profitable. This course is not only useful for individuals wanting to set up a coffee shop business but also to assist individuals wanting to increase their knowledge of coffee and the correct procedures to brew the perfect coffee. - Carl

Thank you Limini!! I took the 2 day course a month ago and I haven't looked back since. Between the practical Barista training with Stu and the Business knowledge with Youri the course offered everything I was looking for. I have been talking about opening a coffee shop for about 12 years now and this course has finally given me the inspiration and practical knowledge to do it. My plans are in full flow and there is a new confidence behind them that is fully down to the Limini team. I would recommened this course to anyone however far down the track you are in opening your shop. No matter how far you need to travel, make this your 'must do' course for business!! Sian

I'd like to thank Stu, Youri and Becks for a brilliant two-day course at Limini. The course was worth every penny and more. It represents an excellent and very well thought out mix of technical, practical and strategic advice and guidance. The amount of valuable information packed into 2 days is remarkable and the course is delivered with great enthusiasm, flair, knowledge, professionalism and charm, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We were fortunate to spend 2 days being gently but firmly propelled along a fascinating journey of discovery by Stu, who is an absolute natural when it comes to creating a constructive, supportive and yet challenging environment in which to learn. We were also fortunate to have time with Youri also - both shared their wisdom and passion about the coffee business very generously. We travelled from Scotland for the course and we are now among the Limini graduates who know why people flock from every corner of the kingdom to this extraordinary business. We learned a great deal and came away with a hunger to learn more. I hope we engage with the Limini team again - I'd recommend them highly and without hesitation. Hats off to a class operation - Valerie

The question to ask is why would anyone even think about opening a coffee shop without learning from the masters at Limini Coffee first! I've just completed the two day course and had the brilliant Stu as my trainer and we even managed to squeeze in some time with Youri too. The course is incredibly comprehensive and offers the perfect blend of theory, practice and also modelling of scenarios to really make you feel confident that you can start up your own business. Stu is so patient and encouraging with absolute beginners like me and really helps you build your confidence when learning the practical side of things. He also has a huge wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on to answer our vast list of questions. The practical part of the course is fascinating even if you are just a coffee lover and not planning a new business but for any aspiring coffeeshop owners the 2 day programme is essential training and preparation. The Limini Coffee course is a must and the best on the market! Mairi

This Barista course was absolutly ideal! Stuart was an excellent trainer, and very patient and encouraging. We had been trying for ages to produce a good cup of coffee at home- tried different coffee, machines, milk etc. but couldn 't get it right and didn't know why. Now we do!! What a brilliant team Limini Coffee are. Highly recommend.Terry and Lynda

I attended the how to set up a coffee shop course with Limini, i feel this was the best investment i could have possibly made. Youri and his team are experts in this industry with a wealth of experience, they clearly love what they do, and gave me the best training and sound honest advice. His coffee is amazing ,if you are considering opening a coffee shop or want to learn all about coffee, this course is essential.- Francis

We had a great afternoon with room to accomodate us in really nice surroundings and plenty of space for the staff to have lots of hands on time. We learnt a lot and are now trying to apply it in our own setting. Your coffee gets LOTS of compliments already and now with latte art on the horizon we anticipate plenty more, altho we did balk at a request to write 'happy mother's day mum' on a latte for one of our customers. All the best - Phil and staff

Enjoyed the course, thought it was good value for money. Had a good crack with both of you, and enjoyed trying to beat you down on price of products. Now realise how rubbish my gaggia classic machine is, and the standard of the coffee i have been using. A real eye opener. Intend on buying a machine off you, as i now realise i can not have a " proper" coffee unless i have better quality kit. Thank you, John

Why go on a training course with Limini Coffee ? Quite simply because of the passion. Its probably the first thing that struck us when Youri started to talk. He's loves what he does, he loves coffee and he transmits it. Secondly Youri knows what he's talking about but he doesn't show off, doesn't make you feel like you should already know, that's why you're training isn't it ? We did two courses , the content , the pace and the information is all very well prepared and structured. Not too fast not too slow, but again Youri shows skill in adapting his course to his audience which is great for moving forward. We had a wonderful time, tired at the end but very very happy. One thing that really stands out is the whole thing is geared to the CUSTOMER and not just 'industry standards'. As Youri says if you're customer wants extra hot milk then ok it's not what you would like to do, you can explain to your customer but if they really want extra hot milk then they are the customer, and that is great thinking ! Again thanks for the two days, it was educational but more importantly great fun !!! - Adam and Sylvain

Overal service: Excellent
Friendliness: Excellent
Product/service knowledge: Excellent
Happy to contact us again: Yes
Message: Magnificent company, fantastic staff, awesome knowledge! Our first port of call for ANYTHING coffee related. Perfect partners for a coffee business. Dave

Thank you for a great day! We have learnt more about coffee in one day than we had in our life time. It was a very inspiring and informative day. Thank you - Jolita and Andy

After owning a florist shop for many years and taking our holidays in Austria and seeing many coffee and cake shops it always inspired me to open my own some day, now i have signed my lease and its all actions go. My husband booked the how to open a coffee shop course, ho my god it was great fun, Stu was a great trainer, it was all hands on straight away, we learnt so much from how to make perfect coffees,frothing of milk and even some coffee art, how to plan your shop layout,costings and much more. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thanks Stu, speak soon Jayne and Mick

We both had a wonderful morning and felt like we had learnt so much in such a professional and entertaining way. It really helped us develop our love of coffee and our plans to open a shop.We will definitley be back for more training and equipment! - Philip & Natalie

Cheers Stu for a great day! I've taken away a great deal from the course, now just a bit of practice needed to perfect it. Thoroughly informative about everything to do with coffee! got plenty of hands on with the practical side, cannot reccomend highly enough, Jamie

For around 18 years I have dreamed of, talked about and bored people to tears with the idea that one day I will open my own coffee shop however, until I spent two days with the lovely people of Limini Coffee I never had the confidence to actually do it. I just couldn't figure out where to start. Limini's truly inspirational a "How to Start a Coffee Shop Course" should be a legal requirement for anyone who is planning such a venture! Access to Youri's seemingly limitless knowledge of coffee shop operations is invaluable to a beginner like me and his relaxed attitude to the (previously intimidating) world of small business has helped remove the fear of actually doing it. I cannot emphasis enough how useful this course has been to finally focus my mind and develop the vision of how my shop is going to look, how it will operate and of course what coffee I will be selling! I have to add that the practical side of the course is first class too! The delightful Stu did a brilliant job of showing our class the coffee ropes. Stu managed to deliver all the necessary information with great humour, keeping us thoroughly engaged all day! H's an absolute star. My coffee shop dreams are now well on the way to becoming a reality. Youri, Stu and all at the mighty Limini Coffee, I cannot thank you enough! Kati

Course was very useful. Gave clear instruction and allowed plenty of hands on practice with friendly guidence. Stuart the trainer was great - good sense of hunour and plenty of patience. If you want to learn how to use a coffee machine then this is a good course to do. Simon

What an informative, relaxed and intuitive course. The Barista course is an invaluable day for all new coffee shop owners, those needing a refresher in the art of great coffee to the home based coffee fanatic. I will be going back to my business feeling confident to train my staff to serve good, quality & well presented coffee. Thank you Limini - Kels

My wife and I took the Barista training course with Limini and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to make great coffee. The whole team were excellent from booking the course to finding a hotel. They even managed to talk us in when we got hopelessly lost!! Stu was our trainer for the day, he was superb and a top bloke too. Couldn't wait to get home and put what we'd learnt to good use. Many, many thanks, Alan and Jacqui

It was a fun and inspiring 2 days that fueled my love for great coffee! We covered everything from roasting beans to planning the design of our coffee shop. It was also a brilliant way to make contact with other people who are doing the same thing as you and have the same fears and questions! Youri knows his stuff inside out and his love of coffee is infectious! Many thanks. Fe

The Barista Training and Latte Art course was fantastic. Stu is a great trainer, explaining things very clearly and making the day really fun. He was very knowledgeable about coffee and answered questions expertly and professionally. The training centre is well equipped with a wide range of different machines, set ups and accessories. Thanks also to Bex for her excellent customer service. Well worth it!! Anna

Still being at the very early stages of expanding a present business venture, I found it extremely beneficial to begin with this course. Not only did I learn how to make a decent cup of coffee, but have returned to work with a contagious enthusiasm which has stirred up a passion towards coffee making within the team. Also, by covering the key elements, I am now able to ensure our equipment is used to its full potential ensuring a quality product is served every time. I would recommend Limini training for anybody interested in coffee making. Was definitely worth the massive round trip, thank you. Craig

Just had an excellent day with Stu on the Barista and Latte Art courses with the simple objective of coming away from it with enough knowledge and skill to make an excellent cup of coffee. I learnt this and a whole lot more! Stu was very patient with an excellent, relaxed tutorial manner and managed to keep me engrossed from start to finish (not easy with my span of attention!) and thanks for the info on selecting suitable machnies for my set up. A big thanks to the warm and welcoming gang at Limini and I thoroughly recommend anybody to attend one of Limini's courses if they want to see and learn how the experts do it. Thanks, Mark

If you want to open a Coffee Shop, this is the most vauluable 2 days you will every spend. The teaching, facilities and expertise are first class (and so is the coffee!) This course will give you information you are most unlikely to uncover elsewhere and will provide a strong foundation for any business venture. And - it's great fun too! Stu and Youri make learning a pleasure and show you what coffee should taste like. Thank you both.- Doreen

I would recommend this course to everyone who is thinking or are already working in a coffee shop. Stu who taught us, surely knew his stuff and made the course enjoyable and worthwhile. I had lots of practice to get it right and as much coffee as you could drink (maybe too much). Only joking. I e-mailed 5 different Barista training centres and Limini are the only one who got back to me straight away. Bex who booked my course was efficient and very helpful. Well done everyone at Limini, Excellent day and I have come away with alot of knowledge. Mark

This course exceeded all my expectations. A great set-up in a relaxed setting with a small group. And more great coffee than you can physically drink. Perfect. Stu, our barista trainer, was able to tailor the course to each of our individual needs. I feel so much more knowledgeable about every aspect of coffee making now, and understand the basic underpinning principles - just need to practise and practise, which I'm more than happy to do! Thanks to all the team for a thoroughly enjoyable day. Ryan Mathew. P.S. Definitely harder than brain surgery

As Youri and Stu noticed, I arrived really nervous. I didn't really know what to expect. Within minutes, I felt at ease and was more determined to enjoy the experience. Such lovely people! As well as that, they were so patient with somebody that had absolutely no experience in neither business nor coffee making! I did make the heart in the end though and even faced my phobia of numbers!! I'll be honest, I hadn't a clue about what was involved in setting up a coffee shop, but now, I realise, it's not going to be a walk in the park! However, with the knowledge that I can email Youri and get advice throughout my journey, has given me more confidence - although, I know there is a long way to go! Absolutely brilliant place, lovely people and I feel more up for the challenge for sure! Thank you to Youri and Stu for (a) making me feel at ease and (b) teaching me with so much patience! You have a fab set up there! Can't say thank you enough! Caroline

After 25 years of buying and cupping coffee for one of the UK's leading roasters, I decided my barista knowledge was far too limited. Attending a course with Limini has changed all that. Within four hours I was confidently pulling great shots, creating amazing micro-foamed milk and almost presentable hearts on my lattes! The informal atmosphere coupled with excellent instructions from the tutor (in this case it was Stu) made for a perfect training session in which I learnt a lot more than expected. Thanks a million. Mike Riley

Dear Youri, your Limini blend coffee is heavenly. Thank you Vic Holmes and family

A great introduction to the art of coffee and the science of the coffee business. Youri and Stewart were both excellent.

I had been given the Barista training course as a birthday gift from my family - although I only have a simple Gaggia home machine. No problem! There were 4 of us on the course and the experience of learning the art of coffee making on a professional machine was something I could only have dreamed of. Youri and Stu were patient and fun and took us through all the elements from beans to ground to cup - with emphasis on correct milk steaming! Fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble and I even got to check my own grinder setting against the mighty machines! In the afternoon i went on to the latte art course. Just 2 of us this time - which meant we had so much time to practise with Stu patiently guiding. Lots of fun and all I need now is more practise, practise, practise. Thanks Youri and Stu for a most enjoyable and productive day. David

We attended a private 1-day course, and enjoyed every minute. It provided us with the knowledge and know-how on the steps to setting up and running a successful business, positives, negatives, encouraging yet realistic. The private course was wonderful because we could really concentrate on our individual project, Youri & Stu adapted the time efficiently to allow time to be spent on the areas we were most concerned about. And last but not least...the coffee...wow!! fantastic!! Youri and Stu were professional yet and captivating instructors and we hope to see them again soon when we set up shop! Thank you so much, Jenny & Liz x

I attended the 2 day how to set up a coffee shop course: The course was excellent, I've worked with coffee for 10 years and what I learned there in 2 days really surprised me. A great insight into the whole bean to cup process and they teach great methods to ensure you get the best from your coffee, milk and machine! Day 2 was all about the business set up, location, number crunching and highly important the flow and design of your shop. There were lots Of things Youri and Stu pointed out which were vital in getting the most out of a customer each time they visit your shop. No matter how long you have worked with coffee i would thoroughly reccomend this course. Youri, Stu Thanks for help David

I really enjoyed the course and I now feel like I am prepared to open a coffee shop. Youri and Stu were brilliant and I look forward to working with them again. Thanks guys, I couldn't have asked for more. - Paul

We've just been to the Barista Training course recently and wow it was a trip that we will never forget. The training provided by Youri and Stu was amazing and thorough , compact yet easy to digest. It certainly gives us a lot more indept information and knowledge on coffee and of being a barista. It is a very well versed course and also suitable to beginners or home enthusiast. We will definitely be back for more very soon! Thank you! Soo & Yun See

Thanks to Youri, and too Stu too, I now know I want to pursue a career as a barista. Having took a one day barista and latte art course, I have learnt more than I could of just by trial and error. Youri's great enthusiasm and most definite patience when practicing latte art made the day a delight and the hours just flew by. I didn't actually want it to end. Everyone is friendly, and a great professional set up ensured for a wonderful day. When I want any advice, then Limini is he place I will look towards. Thanks again Youri, and Stu for a really wonderful, and informative day. If you want quality training then get yourself over there. Chris

I'm a few months away from opening my an artisan coffee shop and needed to gain a good understanding of 'what I didn't know' about the coffee industry and to demystify the world of Barista. Having been in business for over 25 years, it was important for me to find a company that would adapt and meet my needs without pretension and self adulation. Youri, Stu, Bex and Sam, all impressed me with their relaxed, professional approach and commitment to offering the best service possible. It was a good team effort. The course was comprehensive and met my needs totally and worth the 700 mile round trip!!! The highlight for me getting a clear understanding of what I didn't know and in many areas then filling that knowledge gap there and then. The approach of explaining the theory, demonstrating the theory and then practical application, left me feeling far more informed. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you - David

I have just returned home from a full day's training consisting of a half day Barista training course and a half day Latte art course. What can I say - I had a fantastic day. Youri is an excellent teacher who is clearly passionate about his "art" and is able to pass this enthusiasm on easily. Both courses were practical hands on training but Youri also took time to explain the "theory" surrounding making a great cup of coffee. I started the course with a little knowledge about how to make great coffee (although my attempts were very inconsistent). I came away from the training being able to make great consistent coffee but also understand why it goes wrong. Even my latte art was recognisable instead of amorphous blobs. If you have any interest in coffee be it as a consumer (like me) or in a professional role I thoroughly recommend the two courses that I attended. Many thanks Youri and Samantha. Gareth (Youri also makes the most amazing hot chocolate you can imagine). Gareth

Having spent half a day with Youri last Friday, I was amazed by the easy at how he could create Late Art. He was patient and understands the how and why of all things Coffee, Limini Coffee evens roast there own coffee right in front of you ! now that's something you don't see very often. I enjoyed training with him and i'm sure that i will be back again... thank you - Rich

I recently competed my second course with Youri at Limini Coffee. I have now attended the barista course and the latter art course and I can honestly say that I am well and truly hooked. It's not just the beautifully fresh and unique coffee that they serve or the array of top spec machines that are available to play with or even the relaxed and fun learning environment that make these courses a great investment, but the clear passion for the art of making great coffee which is displayed by Youri and makes you leave the place dying to get back behind a machine and put your new found knowledge into practice. It's a clear must for anyone who works with coffee or who would just like to make great coffee at home. Thank you so much to everyone at Limini Coffee - Carl

What an incredible experience! I can't wait to put all I have learnt into practice. The course was very informative and lots of fun. It was amazing what we had learned in just two days, from the origin of the coffee plant to how it is roasted, Youri even demonstrated the roasting process which smelt wonderful. We all had fun using the espresso machine practising latte art and learnt a great deal about flavours and differences between the drinks. There was really so much packed in to the course on how to find the best location for your coffee shop, best layout, overheads and margins and so much more. I am surprised at how much I have taken in; there was not a dull moment. In my opinion I could not proceed with my coffee shop venture without the foundations of the course and the Barista training I received at Limini and their ongoing support. A huge thank you to Youri and Samantha. - Sally

I have just completed the 2 day course and just want to say a massive thankyou as was best experience I have had on any short course. Samantha was brilliant in dealing with my many queries prior to booking and Youri quite simply is an amazing trainer; so enthusiastic; welcoming and driven to ensure that each and every person gets the maximum out of it, a very rare talent. To anyone out there interested in idea of maybe opening a coffee shop or who just likes coffee (you will never taste better!), this is def course for you. You won't regret it. Thankyou both Samantha and Youri; I may not have seriously considered this as a career option beforehand but def do now; I think Youri's enthusiasm has def rubbed off; all I can think about is coffee since I got back!! I look forward to sharing my future plans with you. All the best David from Dublin

I attended the \'+!\[\]]* and would thoroughly recommend it. I gained more knowledge than I ever expected. Using the basic skills which Youri teaches, I can now make coffee using only a little domestic espresso machine that is way better than any of the big chains. I got my lesson as a Christmas present and before attending I was not entirely sure what to expect. From the outset Youri's passion and professionalism made the day and my only regret now was not doing a full day. John

I would seriously suggest anyone looking to start their own coffee shop to attend this course. I have 10 years experience in hospitality and a business degree, but I was struggling to write my business plan and needed a way to break through. I now have the tools I need to take this project forward. Thank you Youri.- John

Hi, I went onto this course with absolutely no experience or training. The trainer, Youri, is class A*, and at the end of the full day course, I was able to make such perfect coffees with the most delightful latte art creations. This is far best the most valuable training I have ever participated on, and I would strongy recommend that anyone who is serious about learning how to make perfect coffees, also participates on this course. Please don't go elsewhere, as this course was well worth the money. I am just gutted that the day came to an end, but now I have got my husband interested, he is next to go on it when I buy him a Christmas gift voucher to go on it. Considering we have been together over 17 years, I can assure you that it will most certainly be the best present that I have bought him, and that he will love me forever. The coffees are delicious, and are to die for. I cannot praise the trainer enough. His skill and professionalism is out of this world. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for training this old dog new tricks, and giving me the confidence to believe that I can achieve my dream of opening up my own coffee shop, and becoming a success to be proud of. I owe you so much, Youri!!!. Thank you, thank you, thank you. - Anastasia Hamilton-Rhodes

The course was an 'eye opener' in terms of what coffee is ALL about and what I need to think about in terms of the business side of setting up a coffee shop. Truly a valuable 2 days and worth every penny if not more. Youri seemed very experienced in all the areas we covered and I truly recommend this course for anyone thinking of starting a new business or simply IN LOVE with coffee. Fabulous. Now the hard work really begins to make the dream a reality. Thank you Limini (and of course Samantha for all the behind the scene support) - Guilda

A great course and a must to attend if you are considering setting up a coffee shop, no matter what stage you are at with your business plan. There was a good mix of practical, hands-on learning how to make great coffee not only taste, but look good too, as well as discussion and exercises to crystalise the business and finance side of things, including correctly calculating margins, the best layout etc. I also learnt a lot from the others on my course, and hope they learnt something from me. I came away from the course even more motivated to set up my coffee shop, and much better equipped to do so, and make it a success. Youri was a fantastic tutor, and was able to share his experience in a way that was easily learnt and understood, and his passion for good coffee was obvious. This said, his business acumen was also invaluable. Thanks for the two days - they went really quickly, and were very beneficial. Jason

I had a great day's basic Barista training at Limini Coffee! No boring lectures or hours of theory! As the world's slowest learner in anything of a practical nature, I couldn't believe I was making great cappuccinos within the first 30 minutes and while my latte art was not the beautiful ferns and teddy bears that Youri skilfully produced, I did create a fair approximation of a heart and some lovely accidental tulips, that even I would have been impressed with if I had bought them in a coffee shop If you are not doing this course for business reasons, or employment prospects, then do it for fun!. Youri is an excellent teacher, funny but thorough, and makes the four hours fly by. Even the serious stuff, such as the origins of the bean, the different grinds of coffee, and the proper cleaning of the machine was interesting. I got on the train still buzzing, and it wasn't just from the great tasting coffee! Thanks. Barbara, Belfast

The warm welcome and relaxed setting combines with Youri's passion for superb coffee to achieve this well presented, information packed course. As novices to the coffee business, we thoroughly enjoyed our two days learning not only how to produce great coffee, but also receiving a good grounding and useful tips on how to start our own coffee shop. We will be setting off on our new venture with confidence knowing that we have the backing of Limini Coffee to help us succeed with sound advice and excellent products. Thank You. Heather and Ian

Fantastic course (one day introductory) - as a bit of a "coffee geek", I thought I knew it all already - how wrong was I Youri's passion is infectious, the facilities superb and skills learnt will last a lifetime. All round great value for money Jerry

I would like to thank Youri for a great barista coffee training course it was fun and enjoyable the day just flew by,it was also the best coffee I have ever tasted Youri has a great teaching style and made it fun, I would recommend to do this course to anyone i have been using a barista for over a year Youri teached me so much more about coffee and how to improve the standard of the drinks we produce. it has been a great help to me in many ways and I learnt so much on how to make a great coffee and how to teach my students to do so. Thanks so much for all the knowledge and skills you gave me i will be in touch Sam

I did the two day training course and found Youri's passion for coffee infectious. It did not feel at all like I was in a workshop, more that I was just out to have fun while learning something, and I learnt loads! How to make a perfect cup of coffee (more practice for me) and, just as important, what does NOT make a perfect cup of coffee. Now I tut every time I'm in a mainstream coffee shop and see the barista making an elementary error or having fallen into bad habits. Thank you Youri and Samantha for such a lovely experience. Mothiur

Ive just got home from Limini HQ - Youri & Samanthas course and wanted to say that after years of procrastinating (Youri likes that word .. but doesnt practice it!) about my dream of opening a cafe I feel really confident to make the move and now not such a leap of faith - the course is a one stop shop to all you need to practically know to get started. The great thing is that Youri is an excellent trainer/facilitator /mentor as well as hugely knowledgable about the business of coffee and cafes - he works at your pace tailors the course to what you need ... no such thing as a stupid question but having said that he also works you hard to achieve a high standard ... does not let you off the hook ...so you walk away with all you need and the offer of ongoing support which is invaluable ... Its good fun too! Thank you ... Ill keep you posted! - Marie

Youri (& Samantha), Now things have settled down a little and we have been open for just over two weeks! I would love to say thank you so, so much for all your support and advice. I have been in the military for 22 years and not many things phase me, but opening your own coffee shop with only the experience of the barista training from Limini Coffee was quite a challenge to say the least. The training has really set us apart from other local coffee shops and the quality of the products you supply has been recognised in the last two weeks we have been open and has brought us repeat custom already, some of whom have been in 7 or 8 times in the last 14 days. Your advice on the positioning of equipment and the architecture of the shop has been invaluable and Nicola (Friend) has commented so many times that without your valued advice it could have been more of a failure, than a success as it is. Honestly and sincerely, many thanks and looking forward to a lasting relationship. Come down and I will treat you both to a real flat white. Kind Regards Bryan & Nicola

Just arrived back from the 2 day training course , this ranks as the best training course I have ever been on (and believe me ,I have been on many). Youri designs this training around how to make great coffee and help on designing the set up and all the other information required to run a successful business, this is done in a very relaxed atmosphere with small groups designed with fun on mind, the fun helps you to relax and take more in and the smaller groups allow more hands on time to practice what we are being taught, the biggest bit of advise I would give to anyone attending is to go with an open mind, for example, I never liked coffee before this course and once introduced to a great cup made by Youri and then myself and other delegates ,i was drinking coffee all day and also I had a vision of how my new venture would look like and once Youri talked us through a recommended layout, I ripped my plan up and put in the bin as he explained the reasons for every part of the layout and it all made sound financial sense. The reviews on the web sites is one of the reasons that attracted me to this training and I felt that after such a great experience I had to add my comments, Youri and Samantha make a great team and I wish them all the success they deserve in the future and look forward to hopefully dealing with them in the future once my new venture is underway . Alan

WOW! What a great fun course. Youri is so passionate about coffee its infectious. The course covers everything from the history of coffee to making the perfect coffee, and running a successful profitable business. I found the business section of the course very useful it covered everything you need to know to run a successful coffee business, I loved making the perfect coffee! (well nearly) P.S Syphon coffee must be tried!!!!! ASK YOURI! I can't believe how quickly the 2 days went, I can't wait to serve perfect coffee! Thanks for everything Good luck Sean

I really really enjoyed the course, Youri was fantastic and made it so much fun, the morning just flew by. I learnt so much and was really pleased to be able to make a decent cup of coffee. Youri and Sam have been so supportive and quite honestly we would never have been able to start our business so quickly without them. The coffee beans are great and would like to thank you both so much for going out your way to help us. - Barbara from Skipton

Would like to thank Youri for a great 2days of barista coffee training, was also the best coffee I have ever tasted Youri has a great teaching style and made it fun, I would recommend to do this course as it has been a great help to me in many ways and I learnt so much on how to run a coffee shop and how to make great coffee. And cant wait to own that coffee machine and grinder. Kate from southampton

I had a great time yesterday learning more about coffee and how to improve the standard of the drinks we produce. Spoke to Andy, my business partner, today and he is keen to come along and do the course as well even though he is already trained. I now feel confident enough to set up the grinder and coffee machine myself and more importantly if it is not right what I need to do to fix it so we get the best coffee we can. We don't have a booking this weekend so I will be practicing my 'Latte Art' on Sunday to see if I can perfect the heart and fern before moving onto the teddy bears. Being mobile has some unique challenges compared to a normal coffee shop operation but nothing is insurmountable. By the way, the support page is excellent. I had a read last night and it helped to reinforce what I had been taught during the course. Thanks for making me feel so welcome yesterday. Best Regards Ian

Youri was a star on Wednesday! He's made me officially like coffee! Everyone's lucky to have him as a colleague! <3 you Youri!! From Jenna

If you're planning on starting a coffee shop, this is the perfect course. I attended with some reluctance it had to be said (it was my wife's idea) but am delighted I went. I had a great time, laughed a lot and learnt a huge amount. I can't believe i was considering setting up a shop without attending this. Arguably the best money I could have spent. Youri's tips have no doubt saved me a fortune! - Henry

Now I know why so many Cafes can't make Lattes and why whole milk makes holistic Lattes!They need the Limini effect and the skills imparted by Youri on a day which taught me so much about all aspects of coffee from the tree to the cup.Thanks for a most enjoyable day and I may now be let loose at Lizzy's Cafe in Upton to perfect my Latte art! - Peter

I am applying to emigrate and hope to set up a coffee shop if I'm successful. Unfortunately, other than knowing that I love good coffee, I hadn't the first idea how to start setting up a great coffee shop! Fortunately, Youri was on hand to share his experience and passion about the best coffee and how to serve it to your customers. I've just completed the 2 day How to set up a Coffee Shop course and had a a great time learning how to produce great coffee every time and how to set up the kind of coffee shop that customers will want to come back to. I feel so much more confident about my adventure now, and am inspired to make the coffee shop experience a great one. Wish I could start tomorrow! Thanks, Youri, for passing your wealth of knowledge on in such a fun way. I'll let you know what happens with my application. Val.

I had a great day with Youri and the team learning all about coffee and how best to brew it. I learnt so much and was worried that I would forget a lot of it but I think all the practice has helped keep it in my mind and when I have forgotten I have found the support page to be an excellent resource for information. I left after a long day full of new found knowledge and even more enthusiasm, I can't wait to take over my coffee shop now :-) - Phillip

A day I will never forget - The course itself is much cheaper than many other courses, though do not be fooled by the price, rest assured you are going to recieve double the value you paid for. Limini Coffee training with Tim and another friend of mine, was an amazing day, we learnt so much about where coffee comes from, how it gets from bean to cup and how to make the most of a good coffee. The knowledge that Tim possessed was astounding, and I never ceased to be amazed at how much effort can go into one cup of coffee - and how much difference this effort makes in delivering an extremely high quality cup of coffee. The latte art was very challengeing but Tim was helpful and supportive, trying to encourage a non-artistic person like myself to make something spectacular. The great thing about this course is that it is structured fantastically, from bean to cup, you learn how to do everything right, and the milk frothing was amazing to, turning a cold and thin milk into a warm and velvety foam, was difficult at first but by the end I had a grasp on it. I did this course with my best mate and we both had a blast! we did it with the intentions of learning a new skill that we could use to open a coffee shack at school for the rugby matches on the weekend. This course is great for teenagers, as a job at a coffee shop is brilliant during uni or during the summer holidays. A great thanks to Tim and the Team for a fantastic day and a lifetimes knowledge!

Our introduction to Limini has proven to be an excellent and most rewarding experience. From the initial conversation about espresso machines and coffee blends to meet our needs, the actual delivery of our equipment and coffee products including on-site training took just over 2 weeks! Meeting our tight deadline was just one of the many challenges we posed the Limini team and on reflection we can only offer positive comments. Youri and Samantha have been faultless in their approach and extreme care was taken to ensure we were happy at all times during the procurement phases and training phases, which at times could have become a daunting journey as we did not have a real understanding of what the barista experience was all about. Distance not a problem said Youri and sure enough within days he was in the Western Isles of Scotland delivering on-site 'barista training' to the team. This proved to one of the most fun and rewarding features of our new relationship and the team are still buzzing about the event.....coffee has improved around here no end! Going forward as we look to open in a few days time we do so knowing we are in safe hands in terms of busines support but we have also made new friends. Thanks very much from us all and long may you reign! Ken - Ravenspoint

Barista training was fantastic. I have just not learned how to make a coffee from the Espresso machine but also gained some valuable information about how to run a coffee shop. If anyone thinking about openening a caffe I would recommend to anyone to attend to this course before you start your business. Trainer, Youri was passionate about teaching and have indepth knowledge about in this industry. Thank You Youri & Limini Coffee. - Murali

Your training was totally invaluable. I just cannot overstate the importance and value in his excellent training sessions. Not only did Youri teach us to make a great coffee (still working on the tulip, but we were making excellent buttocks - sorry, hearts - by the end), but he also gave us some brilliant hints about our layout and work flows. I feel pretty confident in saying he's probably increased our profit potential at least 30% in a single day. Simply put, don't even think about opening a coffee shop until you've been on this course - ideally a couple of months before you open. - Andreas

I attended the course with Tim last Saturday. It was fabulous!! I learned more than I expected - from the origins of coffee beans to coffee making and Latte Art! So nice that Tim called me days earlier to know my expectation so I learned what I would like to learn. I was so lucky that turned out I could have a 1-1 Latte Art training. It was a marvelous afternoon, an enjoyable one. Highly recommended! - Grace

A brilliant afternoon of Barista training that cannot be faulted! As a total newbie, the trainer was able to accommodate the lowest level of knowledge and build upon this to assist the trainee to produce a solid foundation to provide the fundamentals to producing the perfect coffee. Nothing is too much trouble for the trainer to provide both the direction and guidance on any knowledge gaps that you may have and he is able to provide all of the key ingredients for a fun and informative session; no question is too stupid for him to answer sensibly and it is all reinforced with continual practice until you are able to get it right. Without doubt, the course is essential for both commercial and home users alike to provide a stunning base to produce a product that you can be proud to serve as a business or at home. Many thanks and well done for not only being able to pass on the knowledge that you possess, but also the manner in which you did it! Steve - Salisbury

Wow! My expectations were not only surpassed, they were well & truly blown out of the water during Youri's fantastic one day course... I had no idea there was so much I didn't know about making a cup of coffee... let alone, the coffee bean (sorry, seed...) to cup process and the economics of the coffee shop industry... I was genuinely impressed, enthralled, enthused and amazed by a fantastic day of hands-on learning, in Youri's professional hands. I heartily recommend this course to anyone who's ever dreamed of running a coffee shop... or, anyone who just loves coffee and wants to make the perfect cup... Thanks so much, Youri and Samantha - I'm looking forward to keeping in touch and to you visiting South America, some time, soon!! All the best for a successful future Allister

What a super experience. We both had great fun on the day and found that it opened our eyes to how good coffee can actually taste. The four hours flew by and we learnt a lot about how important getting each step just right is. Youri was a great tutor and the coffee was amazing. Thanks again. - Kevin and Karen

I'm a bit of a home coffee enthusiast so this was the perfect way for me to develop my coffee making skills. The one-on-one training was excellent and opened up a whole new world for me in the art of grinding coffee and frothing the milk. I even got to take my own (rather primitive!) coffee machine with me to practice on. 2 days later and my coffee making skills have already improved considerably! You don't need to own a coffee shop to get the best from this course, I would highly recommend it to anyone who just loves to make a good coffee at home. Thanks Tim :-) - Karl

As an architect with a mad-cap idea to open a coffee shop, I arrived at Limini only knowing a few bits that I had read about on-line. Being short of time, I took the "one on one" one day course. Youri took great care to explain the background information regarding coffee production and trading, roasting and making. He had no problem in answering my ridiculous questions and was very patient as I overfrothed milk and over-filled cups. The hands-on approach meant I could try again and again, and by the end of my sessions I was making a few cups of saleable coffee. I can't wait to make my next! Youri was also able to review my cafe plans in order to benefit from his wealth of experience. This alone was worth the fee. Thanks Youri and Sam. You will be hearing more from vivID lounge for sure! Adam.

Hi Youri, Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable and most informative day on Friday ! The wonders of good coffee is so true, I have never tasted coffee like that in my life and I now crave to taste them flavours again. I was out today and bought a cappucinno in a cafe, it wasn't a cappuccino, it was a cup of foam that didnt even have a hint of coffee in it..... I was hard to please and all too regularly felt dissapointed by the coffees I pay 2-3 pound for in shops, now I am worried as I am going to be even harder to please because you have given me a taster of what proper coffee should taste like! The course was an experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and not only the informative coffee facts but the practical hands on barista tuition provided. Most of the information has stuck and I have already checked out the support link which looks great too, I just hope to develop my knowledge and barista skills further in the future and enjoy the pleasures a great brew can provide for many years to come. If my plans come to fruition I will certainly call you up for the 2 day course! Thanks again, Steven

The course exceeded my expectations and Youri was a fantastic trainer, personable and knowledgable. Besides learning a lot about the art of coffee making and about the coffee shop business, upon leaving the course, I felt more motivated than ever to begin the process of starting my own coffee shop. Thank you so much Youri and Limini Coffee!- Rick

Unbelievably good course. Totally changed my thinking about coffe. Youri is very knowledgeable and an excellent trainer. The only criticism is your prices are too cheap! Charge more. Peter Nightingale

Thank you very much for such a wonderful day. I attended the Barista course having made home espresso for many years and left it with much more of an appreciation and understanding than I could have ever obtained from the countless web-sites and forums that exist. Your passion for good coffee is infectious and has left me not only dreaming but capable of a new career Thanks again. - Gary

Just wanted to say "thank you" for a fantastic 2 days. The course was superb, both fun and imformative. It has made me even more determined and passionate about ensuring we deliver nothing less than amazing coffee and customer service in our new coffee shop. Your passion is obvious in all you do, the training, service and website. The support page is excellent and i'm sure i'm going to be a regular visitor to this page. I look forward to working with you in the future, anything to do with coffee you will be my first port of call!! Thank you again, Sarah x

Had a fantastic time on the course, learned some great stuff and tasted some of the best coffee I've ever had. Like I said it was 'officially' the best cup of coffee I've ever tasted. I'm now considering putting my Tassimo on ebay!!!!?? I feel a hundred times more confident now about opening a coffee shop after attending the course, thanks to the advice and encouragement from you. - Chris

Very informative and fun. Youri certainly knows his beans - Sadulla and Nazeera

We enrolled on the one-on-one barista training course because we wanted to re-create the experience we so much enjoyed when we tasted the speciality coffee (which we now sell) for the first time at its origin. Right from the very first telephone conversation with Howard, it was clear that Limini Coffee is a professional company supported only by very dedicated and keen staff whose passion is to get the very best out of coffee. The course was tailored specifically to meet our requirements which were all extracted and captured during the one initial telephone call. We were greeted warmly by a very enthusiastic Howard who introduced us to the basics of how to pull a perfect shot using the all important barista armoury (grinder and espresso machine). By the end of the day Howard also introduced us to the practice of “cupping” where we compared our coffee with two of Limini’s favourites and he worked with us using the various brewing methods in order to find those best suited to our product. For us the real highlight was having the “hands–on” barista training, learning the technicalities of pulling the perfect repeatable shots, steaming the milk correctly and recreating the exquisite cappuccino and latte experience we enjoyed so much before deciding to import the coffee into the UK ourselves. We can confidently say that we came out of our training course as very capable baristas and Limini Coffee delivered all they had promised to our delight. - Lina

I enroled on this course because I did not feel I was getting the best from my coffee machine. I was invited to bring my own machine which was a great start. The course was excelent. We started by drinking some of the best coffee I have tasted. We were shown how to make coffee, we learned about the production of coffee, and we were shown how to steam milk. From that point evrything was hands on. We made coffee, we steamed milk, we poured coffee. We examined the coffee we had made. we made better coffee, we steamed more milk. The coffee we made got better and better. Our abilities got higher and higher. I made coffee so good I could only have dreamed of it before - on my own machine. Youri took the mystery away, and showed us what to do. He is passionate about coffee, and an excelent teacher. I had a great day, and can now produce great coffee. - James

Do not let the unassuming and humble nature of this place fool you....for inside there is a wealth of knowledge and passion for coffee waiting to be disclosed to anyone wishing to learn!
Having recently started my own coffee company I had already gained a certain amount of Barista expierience. But I want to be the best at what I do and so I looked upon Limini Coffee to turn me into the finished article.....and I was not dissapointed. I completed the 1 on 1 Barista training course with the inspirational Youri. He taught me everything I wanted to learn including, roasting and cupping, latte art and most importantly secret tips and tricks of the trade, which I of course could never reveal on here ;) - Stephen

First thought, a great day. simply that sums up my feeling on the 4 hour course i completed. As a home user i am probably different to most who attend this course. However being super enthusiastic about wanting to make great coffee i was excited to learn about this coure. On arrival i was greeted by a great first coffee by are teacher Youri. I learnt a great deal and he helped me polish of my espresso making technique. He started right at the beginning which was Super as it confirmed all the parts of the process that i was doing right. He also highlighted some parts like how to check the dose was correct which i had always overlooked, causing me to be adjusting the grinder which probably wasn't needed. we got to make some great coffee and learn about the roasting process which was extremely interesting, something i didn't think i was into before. once we had mastered the art of making a great espresso we moved on to milk and the texturing which was great, i was hit a miss on my latte art before but being taught how to stretch and texture the milk properly and how to pour with someone telling you what you are doing wrong was great. I am pulling some great art now for my friends and family. all in all a great course and now i want to do more latte art wit youri he has only increased my passion for making coffee. -Andy Tennant

After attending the how to start a coffee shop course with Youri last week, I am totally psyched about the prospect of starting my coffee bar. Youri was positive from start to finish and gave some excellent advice and help all through the two days. I certainly look forward to the day when I can ring Limini to place my first order in my new venture. - Geraint

The latte art course is highly recommended. No amount of practice and trial-and-error at home can replace an expert critical eye (in this case Youri's) spotting flaws in technique and breaking the process down into manageable sections to work on. The session was real fun, a bit nerve-racking and very inspiring! - Tony

loved the barista training course was nothing like i expected started the afternoon with a beautiful coffee made by the extremly talented youri coffee will never taste the same again ! was just a real fun afternoon essential i feel if you are considering venturing into the coffee shop business looking forward to speaking to you soon about supplying us with some of your lovely coffee - Sam

The course was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. Both my wife and I attended and we had a great day. I drank some of the best coffee ever and learned a valuable new skill - there is so much more to making excellent coffee than I imagined and I can't wait to put this into practice. Thanks - Stuart

I attended the two day opening a coffee shop course and loved every minute of it. Youri was a great teacher - very relaxed, good fun and super knowledgeable about coffee, equipment, customer service and the mechanics of running a successful shop. Not only is an outstanding barista who enjoys passing on his experience, but he is also someone you can trust to do the right thing in business. We hope for a long and mutually advantageous relationship as we move forward with opening our first shop. - Dave

We started with an idea for opening a local coffee shop in Warwick, but opted to travel to Limini Coffee in Doncaster based on reviews rather than going to a local business. After a day with Howard it has only reinforced our desire to open a coffee shop and we now both have a deep desire to share our gained knowledge. The course was perfect with intimate instruction from Howard who has a real passion for his subject which has had a real and lasting impact on us. We are the newest 'coffee bores' and can't face going into any coffee shop, but our own!! Thank you for a great day out and we will be coming back soon to share your passion! - Bryan and Nicola

We really enjoyed the course with Howard, we learned so much about making coffee, and about setting up a coffee shop. it's boosted our confidence and Howard's passion is very infectious. we feel really motivated now... thank you! suze & sheila

I'm glad I came to this course. Two-thumbs up! Youri's the best! He made the 2-day training weekend packed full of learning and fun! His wealth of experience was invaluable and his passion for coffee and only the best coffee is contagious! The training is very engaging too and very hands-on, not just theories. I've come back from the course knowing more about what I'd like to have for my shop and how to achieve them. Couldn't have asked for more. :-) - Em

My husband and I decided to give Limini a try after reading several good reviews by other prospective coffee shop entrepreneurs, and we must simply add our own pleasant experience to the ever-growing list of pleased customers.
Scheduling was a breeze, and we felt attended to from the very first correspondence. And when we arrived for the class, we were thrilled to find there was not a notebook in sight - everything was taught in a hands-on environment with loads of encouragement, support, and tips/help from a trainer very experienced in the industry.
But that's just from the student's side of things - it's not even considering the coffee itself. Limini Coffee made converts of my staunchly anti-coffee husband and myself. By the time we left on the last day of class, we were not only more confident with the idea of opening a shop, we were also addicted to Limini's blends. Yum!
Great class, great staff, great coffee! Absolutely worth the time. Thank you Youri and company! - Madison

I thought making coffee was simple, soon realised that there is much more to learn if you want to serve and drink great coffee, we really enjoyed the course with Howard, learnt so much and are itching to start practising, and make a decent coffee, would definately recomend the course, it was very informative, fun, and a must if you want to serve the best. - Alan and Heather

I had such a good time learning about making coffee at limini. Tim was such an amazing barista with unlimited amount of knowledge and passion. He is also very kind and patient to my endless questions. I strongly recommend them to anyone and I will go back for more training myself. Thank you so much for your time. - Oway

I had a great year working with coffee out in Australia. Despite working in a very busy cafe, I never thoroughly understood the art and science of producing the perfect coffee, until I undertook a course with Howard. I now know that every coffee I make in the future will be wonderful and I can't get enough of practising my new latte art skills! Thoroughly recommend a session with the guys at Limini, you will learn a lot whatever your level of knowledge, and have fun! - Alison

We have just completed the barista training course. It was great fun and we now know everything you need to know about making great coffee!! We enjoy cooking and entertaining friends at home and can finish our dinner parties in style, Thanks Howard. - Keith and Paula

The training we received from Youri has totally changed our approach to making and serving coffee in the cafe. The session was fun and informative, teaching us excellent new techniques whilst injecting such enthusiasm into every member of the team. We were all able to pour latte art by the end of the session and came away feeling confident in our new found skills. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take their coffee making skills to the next level. Thank you Youri! - Alexis

My staff and I have just completed the barista training course. Being completly new to using an espresso machine, Youri was extremly helpful and I feel as though a lot was learned in a short space of time.... still need to work on those jokes though! The difference in the coffee he provided compared to what I was using was amazing! The freshness of his coffee was easily noticed, even to the untrained eye! Customer service was great and I couldn't recommend these guys more! Will certainly be using there coffee for the future. - Amar Rafiq

I have always thought of myself as an educated coffee drinker, this was only because I spent a lot of time in chain stores and knew they difference between a latte and capputino. It wasn’t until I went on the 'How to start a coffee shop' course, that I realised I had no clue about coffee, it was an enjoyable eye opener. The passion from Howard, our teacher was amazing and inspiring. We learnt so much about things I would never have thought I needed to know in an easygoing and relaxed atmosphere. I found the course thoughally enjoyable and feel that I have the information and support behind me with Limini Coffee to open and set up a store myself. - Elizabeth

Coming on the Barista training course was a great way to spend a Friday morning the time just flew. Howards knowledge was exceptional he made it lots of fun and and I learned a lot. I would recommend this course to anyone who likes good coffee and wants to learn how to make it great. I've already put my new knowledge into practice! - Andy, Lincolnshire

The 'How to start a cofffee shop course 'was really great and fun. Definitely recommended for those that are thinking of starting their own business. The coffee was stunning, never thought it could taste so good. Howard was first class and has put me back on the right track to ensure I have the best chance of success - Dave

Dear Limini coffee, dear Youri,
its was a great pleasure to have participated in your ''how to set up a coffee business'' seminar. I have learned a lot about the different coffee beans, the importance of fresh roasting and the way forward to start up a business. Before I was more concerned about finding venues first things first, now I know that its helpful to set up the business in advance with an account and then go on step by step in the right order. I can only advice you to go there too. - Sara

I completed an update/latte art course with Howard last week - just wanted to say a BIG thank you! Howard's passion for coffee is so evident - having reached a commendable 3rd in the barista qualifying rounds I could clearly see why. Again I knew I was in safe hands and really recommend this course and Limini Coffee. You offer first class training with a personal touch not to mention your amazing coffee!! - Peryn

Just completed the 2 day 'How to set up and run a coffee shop' course with Youri. Both my wife and I were really blown away by what we learnt over the 2 days. We didn't realise how little we actually knew about making good coffee unti the course. Youri is totally passionate about his teaching and his coffee and it really comes across at the course. We felt so welcomed and learnt so much in a fun and informative way. I can still remember everything I've learnt, maybe due to the caffeine from all the fantastic coffee I drank, but mostly due to Youri! Thank you Youri! You've really given us the passion, knowledge and confidence we need to set up our successful business! I can't wait to invite you down to see what you've helped us achieve! - Chris, Brighton.

Caffe Carino have just finished training the new crews with Howard at Limini Coffee. They all came back full of praise for Howard's enthusiam and knowledge and well prepared to make some really good coffee in Sheffield! - Caffe Carino

A fantastic couple of days training with Howard. I came away totally enthused and full of the same passion for running a successful, unique coffee shop. Highly recommended. - Carole

Had a very enjoyable and educational evening's training with Tim down in Petersfield. Tim certainly knows his stuff but also is very capable of getting it across in a fun and accessible way. Learnt lots about machines and setup and then as much practice and tasting as we wanted (and could cope with!) - that's set the bar pretty high now for my home coffee making attempts and I can't wait to put in all into practice - but first I need a decent grinder and some top-end coffee - hmm wonder where I can get that from?! I got my place on the course as a birthday present and have already recommended it as a great gift option to a few friends. - Colin

It was fantastic to finally meet Youri and Howard in person; they certainly lived up to their reputation! They ran a great course with good insights into coffee basics (grind, tamp, dose) as well as latte art and improving overall service standards. Jamie and I learnt a lot of good applicable techniques (including stopping some old habits!) that we took back to Urban and started to put in place straight away. Thanks again, hope to see you guys around soon! - Aaran

Strongly recommend anyone who has a passion for coffee and the fine art of its production to attend one of the evening events at Limini Coffee, many thanks to Youri for his time,patience and expertise. - Darren

Patient, knowledgable, with a passion for producing good coffee that about describes Youri. We had a fantastic evening being taught the dark art of latte production. Not only the art but a brief insight into cupping and roasting made it a complete package for me. Highly recommended to learner and expert. - Ian

All I can say is WOW! I did this with a couple of friends and it was one of the best days out we've had. Tim who ran the course was an absolute guru - but what made it exceptional was his ability to share and pass on his wealth of knowledge. The only downside to taking this course is no coffee could ever compare to Tim's masterpieces. Tim has definitely raised the bar on our coffee knowledge and appreciation. Thanks to TIm and Limini Coffee! - Jason H

I just come over to visit Youri and congratulate him for the new training center. I could say that I am a double blessed .Firstly I met Howard, who joined Limini Coffee team, He is amazing.Coffee passion are running in his veins. Secondly, I am lucky that I got oppurtunity to attend the Brush up course with a lovely gorups. We had training with fun. - Umar, Saudi Arabia

Excellent evening - a great all-round introduction to the finer points of making great coffee. - Ben

Tim's passion and enthusiasm for coffee was infectious. As domestic drinkers, purchasing a top of the range coffee machine is't an option (more for those in the business), but there was just enough information on history, regional taste differences in coffee beans, cultivation etc to keep us interested. We gained a huge appreciation for the 11 factors that can influence the perfect cup of coffee, and how a subtle change in one can make a big difference!
It was also interesting to learn what effects an overindulgence in coffee produces! - Regan S

Three of us had a great day touching up our barrista skills, learning about the coffee making process from the origins of the coffee bean to my first sip of a perfectly extracted espresso and generally having a laugh with Tim who's a top guy and really knows his coffee. I took enough notes to be able to re-teach myself at home if I forget the skills Tim taught us. - Lance J

An excellent course. Youri's passion and knowledge of coffee were evident and I learnt an awful lot. Recommended!! - Jason S

A fantastic day with Youri who was the perfect host and trainer. We learned everything needed to become a good barista, taking us though every step from (dare i say it) 'Bean to cup'! Highly recommended for any existing level of knowledge as Youri will pitch it to whatever you want and the small groups will help you learn as well. Best day out for ages, thanks.
Paul S

I had a great afternoon with Tim and Limini Coffee.I went for a Latte art course and enjoyed every minute from the course. Thanks to Tim who is just a great teacher!!!I have learned a lot!
Great trainer great atmosphere and great coffee! - Chris S.

Just completed a 2 day course on "How to Start a Coffee Shop". It was the best thing for anyone who is thinking of opening their own coffee shop could do. It was very informative, enjoyable and increased my passion in running my own coffee shop! Thank you Howard and Youri. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience :) - Neesha

I had a wonderful time with you. It is refreshing to be instructed by someone with a real passion for the subject. I would heartily recommend the course to anyone who has a taste for coffee and who wants to be able to make the coffee that they look for but can't find. I was particularly impressed by the "Hands-on" approach and that each section was backed up by a practical demonstration. Looking forward to the "Cupping". - Malcolm (Wally)

This was an incredible course, it was a gift from my wife for our anniversary was totally surprised when we were heading to Doncaster. I arrived to this real friendly enviroment was greeted by Youri and Howard, I was truly blessed to have a one on one with Youri for the 2 day Barista course, damn that man is a fountain of knowledge with so much passion..was awesome teaching. It was great to see the heart of what they are about, it shows in everything they do I really recommend Limini Coffee!! Thee best tasting Coffee, Youri and Howard your guys ROCK!! Miss you guys - Jurgen Humer

Great course at the south of london workshop learning latte art with Tim. He is a very good teacher and i left with the skills i came for... thanks a lot - Olly

i had an absolutely amazing day with howard at Limini Coffee. and was totally blow away with the amount of knowledge and background information on coffee. i found it so interesting and cant wait to go back to learn more. thank you very much x - Nadine Carnie

As a surprise birthday present my wife booked me on one of Youri's half day courses back in October which I thoroughly enjoyed. Youri was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about coffee and genuinely helped me to maximise on the learning opportunity. I came away knowing a lot more about coffee and how to appreciate the elements which go into making a good cup of coffee. Since attending the course I have purchased an espresso coffee machine and a coffee grinder from Youri and his customer service and support throughout has been excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending either Youri's course or in supplying coffee making equipment. - Roy

I have had a really engaging and challenging day. From start to finish I felt part of a family, well catered for and educated. This is a really hands on course, with not a pen and paper in sight! - Vanessa Taylor

Very instructive, extremely personal and intimate, no large groups - just 3 people in my case-, a fantastic and detailed experience. Highly recommend it! - Marcelo Bumbel

I attended the barista course back in July with the idea of setting up a mobile van. Youri is very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm is contagious; I left the morning eager to tell people what I had learned and put my new skills into practice. Youri and his colleagues have continued to be very generous with their advice since the course and clearly want you to succeed at producing excellent coffee. I am looking forward to my first day of business tomorrow and would like to thank Youri and his team for their part, I highly recommend them. - Georgina Barrell

We attended a morning course hoping to learn how to make coffee properly. And boy, did we! Youri is an enthusiastic and immensely knowledgeable teacher (aka coffee genius) who managed to make us both feel at ease, even though we'd never laid hands on an espresso handle before! The only problems now are that we 1) can't go anywhere near a Starbucks again as we cringe at people making coffee incorrectly and 2) were so spoilt with the great machines that we're pining for a professional one..... We would definitely recommend the course to anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of coffee and coffee making - and also to anyone wanting to spend a morning drinking it! - Lisa and Dave, Devon

We came to discuss a new coffee supplier. We left with a renewed passion for delivering exceptional quality to our customers. We thought we knew how to make good coffee, after 10 minutes with Howard we now have an insight into making exceptional coffee. With no deliberate marketing push our sales have already increased (in a week) purely by word of mouth. We're looking forward to having you guys train all our staff. We're delighted with our new business relationship and look forward to developing it further.Neil & Lauren - The Nought E Food Co, York

I recently attended the "how to start a coffee shop" two day training course. After being quite a novice when it came to coffee, I found this course extremely helpful. It's given me confidence not only in using the espresso machines but in every aspect of running a coffee shop, Youri and Howard couldn't of been more helpful.David Baldwin

Hi Youri, Howard,Thanks again to you both for your hospitality on |Thursday. It was definitely my gain and Roberts lost ,Due his train delays. I know Howard offered to make up any short falls in Roberts exposure to his skills once I had left. I benefitted greatly from the course and enjoyed being around fellow addicts.The setup and cleanliness of my machine seemed so far out it made me laugh. Once I cleaned up and dialled the grinder in, I can now rest assured that I have the tools to make a really acceptable coffee.Brilliant course and I will feed back on the beans.The latte Art is coming on a treat ( see attached image)Best regards Keith Adams - Scarborough Hi Youri, Howard,Thanks again to you both for your hospitality on |Thursday. It was definitely my gain and Roberts lost ,Due his train delays. I know Howard offered to make up any short falls in Roberts exposure to his skills once I had left. I benefitted greatly from the course and enjoyed being around fellow addicts.The setup and cleanliness of my machine seemed so far out it made m... Keith Admas

We recently attended a half day barista training session with Youri. The communication leading up to the training and the quality of the training itself was fantastic. We got to have Youri all to ourselves which was invaluable to us as a new business. He was very personable which made the training that much more enjoyable. He took loads of pictures which we can now use in our shop. By the end our heads were filled with loads of information and we were producing latte art - very exciting!!! Seeing the roasting process was a great experience for us as well. Thanks Youri!!!Tracey & MikaelBeanzz We recently attended a half day barista training session with Youri. The communication leading up to the training and the quality of the training itself was fantastic. We got to have Youri all to ourselves which was invaluable to us as a new business. He was very personable which made the training that much more enjoyable. He took loads of pictures which we can now use in our shop. By the end our... Beanzz

Since the initial idea of opening our new venture through to the training we received last week, the service provided by Youri has been first class..
Training is fun and informative and within four hours you will be making first class coffee.. I cannot recommend Youri and the Limini Coffee team highly enough.. - Simon - Evergreen

I had the pleasure of an early sample of Limini Coffee's new premium blend and it's of premiership quality, a true luxury.
Must be enjoyed as a straight espresso to get maximum enjoyment. It's well balanced and extremely complex and after tasting with friends we agreed that there are some strong floral notes.
All my efforts have been pulled on a wee 1 group machine (Expobar Office Leva) designed for domestic not commercial use and i've found it near on impossible to brew a shot that isn't anything but delicious.
Highly recommend! - Louis

I attended a course with Youri of Limini Coffee and he was unbelievably generous with his time, his expertise and his milk and coffee! I got to practice latte art until I was able to produce something recognisable thanks to Youri's incredible patience. I would thoroughly recommend you go to him to learn anything about coffee. Colin

Helen and I have just completed a barista training course with Youri at Limini Coffee in Halifax. Despite the snow and a late arrival we were immediately impressed by the Coffee House and the warmth of the greeting.We had bought our first Gaggia machine a few months earlier, but were a little dubious about what we were doing. My friend Paul recommended Youri, and we are very grateful to him for that.We are both beginners in the magical art of making proper coffee, and when we tasted the first cappuchino made by Youri we realised that a whole new world of coffee pleasure was opening up. Four hours of watching, tasting, and making ourselves, provided a very satisfying learning experience. We thoroughly recommend Youri and Limini Coffee, though I think we will need a bit more practice to reach his standards - Bernard and Helen

I was given coffee training at home as a Christmas present. It was great to be trained on my own machine (rancilio silvia / rocky) so I could be confident I'd be able to keep on getting the same results. We started with me copying the basic steps for making espresso and we moved onto milk frothing and latte art. Just changing a few details has made a big difference to the coffee I make. I thought the latte art would just be for interest but even after a few go's I was surprised how well it was coming out - not going to win any prizes but still good fun to do. Overall I got everything I wanted out of the training and would highly recommend it. - Peter Roots

I feel that I am lucky when I found Limini Coffee. They helped me a lot in the field of consultancy, training and purchase of products and electrical appliances. Punctuality was one of the most important criteria that I was searching for. It has been found in the Limini Coffee staff. Friendly family atmosphere is what attract me to deal with them in the future. It's really a unique experience for me as an international customer coming from Saudi Arabia. - Umar Muzaini

I recently attended a morning's barista training session with Youri at Limini Coffee. There were two other attendees and we were all treated to Youri's passion and enthusiasm about the coffee making process. The training also included a visit to the on site roastery and an explanation of the roasting process. We were then let loose on the espresso machine and before too long were able to produce fantastic looking and tasting coffee and also latte art. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone about to start working in a coffee shop (like me) and also to anyone already working in the industry. I recently attended a morning's barista training session with Youri at Limini Coffee. There were two other attendees and we were all treated to Youri's passion and enthusiasm about the coffee making process. The training also included a visit to the on site roastery and an explanation of the roasting process. We were then let loose on the espresso machine and before too long were able to produce f... Adrian Watts (Quattro Coffee, Newmarket)

A fantastic Coffee Training Session, I learnt a great deal on 'everything coffee'.Youri is an excellent trainer, makes the session fun, very relevant and teaches you the best practices.Excellent. Green Cauldron

I attended the Barista training as we have had an expresso machine for over 2 years and although we were producing coffee I felt we were not doing it quite right. After attending the training at Limini realise just how bad the coffee was that we were producing. The course was excellent and gave me a much more detailed knowledge about all aspects of producing excellent coffee. Well worth the 6 and... OILY'S Limited

I recently attended a one-to-one barista training day with Youri. Experienced in many cafe environments I thought I knew a lot about Coffee, however Youri was able to improve on my knowledge as well as introduce me to several new skills related to the industry such as roasting and latte art. Alex Guntert

Had one of Youri's evening classes with both of us working full time, The course taught us a lot more about making great coffee than we realised. Youri lets you learn at your own pace & learn by your own mistakes. We now feel more comfortable about serving great tasting coffee & not just a good coffee. You will be surprised how much you learn ( we was ). M & M Espresso Bar

Several months ago we attended a barista course with Youri-it was fantastic and inspired us to go ahead with plans to open a coffee shop!fast forward to now a week before Lilly`s is due to open and we were stuggling with our machine and grinder-we approached a local so callled coffee expert(only 5 miles away from our home)and they couldnt be bothered to help us!!So we telephoned Youri who gave us some fab advice on the phone and sent us some fantastic FRESH coffee beans-then above and beyond the call of duty Youri came to see us personally.Youri is a gentleman-nothing is to much trouble and he has the patience of a saint!!What a credit to Limini Coffee-we may only be a small business but Youri really cares and is passionate about Coffee!Can`t thank you enough Youri-Your a star!!thanks Pete and Sue xx

Excellent, what a great day. My wife and I both attended the barista training with Youri. We are newbies to the coffee business having recently set up our mobile coffee shop. When we purchased our coffee machine from a different supplier it included 'barista training', so after the training we thought we knew what we were doing! However, after initially meeting Youri for a morning coffee tasting session with a view to future supplies, we were fortunate that two people booked on the afternoon course had to cancel and we were able to get on the course at short notice. We learnt so much more, had lots of practice, got to work as a team with the other student on the course, which was fun and competitive. Who produced the best latte art? As other people have said Youri has a lot of experience and knows his stuff, and more importantly he can get it across very well. We came away rejuvenated, enthusiastic, and with extra useful knowledge about the coffee business. What we also took away is some of Youri's enthusiasm for coffee, you don't find that in the training schedule. Along with others I strongly recommend Youri's training, give him a call. Thanks Youri, Mike and Donna. Excellent, what a great day. My wife and I both attended the barista training with Youri. We are newbies to the coffee business having recently set up our mobile coffee shop. When we purchased our coffee machine from a different supplier it included 'barista training', so after the training we thought we knew what we were doing! However, after initially meeting Youri for a morning... Cafe Liberte

I attended the two day training course with Youri, and it was fantastic. His knowledge of coffee and the industry makes him an invaluable resource for anyone looking to start up in this business. Youri's style is relaxed and accommodating, and he is patient with those who can't master latte art!! The two days were really good value, and with only four people doing the training, there was plenty of time for each of us. We were allowed as much coffee and milk to practice with as we needed (which added to the great value) and I think everyone learnt a huge amount. The less practical aspects took the form of round-table discussions (rather than "lectures" and Youri had an answer, based on real-life experience, for everything. Where he wasn't sure (the intricacies of tax law!) he said so. Overall, I believe this course delivered great value; Youri is there to help you, rather than to 'sell' to you. As and when my coffee shop gets going, Youri will be my first port of call for equipment and training. If you're thinking of doing the course, do it. I attended the two day training course with Youri, and it was fantastic. His knowledge of coffee and the industry makes him an invaluable resource for anyone looking to start up in this business. Youri's style is relaxed and accommodating, and he is patient with those who can't master latte art!! The two days were really good value, and with only four people doing the training, there was plenty of... Matt Stafford

I had a great time on my barrista course With Youri. I would recommend to anyone wanting to brush up there coffee making skills for business or just for fun.Thanks. Barnsley Oriental Supplies

We were a group of three on the "How to start a coffee shop" 2-day course. I'm probably at least a year off opening my own place and I wanted to go on this course to give myself a broader understanding of what I'll be letting myself in for. For me the course was perfect. Youri's a fun and interesting trainer with a genuine enthusiasm and interest in quality coffee. I can't think of anything that wasn't covered as part of the training or after questions. We made (and drank!) A LOT of coffee. Great mix of barista training and business info. Thank you Youri, a hugely enjoyable two days packed with great coffee, information and resources. We were a group of three on the "How to start a coffee shop" 2-day course. I'm probably at least a year off opening my own place and I wanted to go on this course to give myself a broader understanding of what I'll be letting myself in for. For me the course was perfect. Youri's a fun and interesting trainer with a genuine enthusiasm and interest in quality coffee. I can't think of anything that w... Karina Roberts

Just had a brilliant day with some one on one training with Youri. This guy knows how to bang out some great tasting coffees and by the end of the day I wasn't doing a bad job of it myself all down to his effortless guidance.A serious emphasis was placed on the importance of the grinder as well as the espresso machine and their daily set up.Along the way we chatted about the coffee shop business with a few reality checks. Youri's enthusiasm for quality coffee, friendly nature and sense of humour made it a fun day and I learnt a lot. Many thanks.Danny Just had a brilliant day with some one on one training with Youri. This guy knows how to bang out some great tasting coffees and by the end of the day I wasn't doing a bad job of it myself all down to his effortless guidance.A serious emphasis was placed on the importance of the grinder as well as the espresso machine and their daily set up.Along the way we chatted about the coffee shop busine... Danny Hodgson

Our barista training day was intense, demanding and hugely rewarding. Youri combines his passion for top quality coffee with a forensic dissection of every tiny part of the coffee brewing process. You get masses of hands-on experience and cannot fail to come away inspired and motivated. And what's more it's really good fun! Tony and Marie

Wow! We spent a day training with Youri and from the moment we met him we felt at ease. It quickly became apparent that not only is his knowledge second to none, he is a really nice guy. By the end of the day we were pulling the best shots of espresso we had tasted, but more importantly we understood the factors that can effect how good or bad an espresso tastes. Came away buzzing, could hardly sleep with excitement - thanks for a great day! Steve & Jill Wow! We spent a day training with Youri and from the moment we met him we felt at ease. It quickly became apparent that not only is his knowledge second to none, he is a really nice guy. By the end of the day we were pulling the best shots of espresso we had tasted, but more importantly we understood the factors that can effect how good or bad an espresso tastes. Came away buzzing, could hardly sl... The Sandwich Bar

Our barista training day was exceptionally good value. The course was very well presented with plenty of practical demonstrations to illustrate the theory behind coffee making. Youri started by making us some of the best coffee I have ever tasted. Straight after, we were attempting espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, etc, following Youri's logical programme. By the end of the day we were all making delicious coffee. We left with a goldmine of information.All in all, a very satisfying experience that was well delivered and would benefit anyone with an interest in coffee. Our barista training day was exceptionally good value. The course was very well presented with plenty of practical demonstrations to illustrate the theory behind coffee making. Youri started by making us some of the best coffee I have ever tasted. Straight after, we were attempting espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, etc, following Youri's logical programme. By the end of the day we were all mak... Mark Shaw

An excellent couple of days in July with the highly skilled Youri was just what i needed to get focused again on my coffee shop dream.Thanks Youri. Nick Nixon

I recently participated in the barista training course. I had bought myself an espresso machine at home and, whilst my coffee was acceptable, I felt that I could benefit from some professional assistance.On arriving, we had a brief informal chat and then got straight to business. Youri started by making the best coffee I'd ever tasted and went through every single aspect of how to prepare it so that by the end of the course we were making them almost as well ourselves.I learnt an enormous amount about setting up the machine, the grind, the tamp, extraction times, different types of coffee, the roasting process and steaming and pouring milk. I particularly enjoyed the section on latte art.Although replicating the results on my inferior home equipment will be difficult I now possess the knowledge to diagnose the problems.I would thoroughly recommend the course to both home users and coffee shop owners as there was certainly something for everyone. I recently participated in the barista training course. I had bought myself an espresso machine at home and, whilst my coffee was acceptable, I felt that I could benefit from some professional assistance.On arriving, we had a brief informal chat and then got straight to business. Youri started by making the best coffee I'd ever tasted and went through every single aspect of how to prepare it... David Stebbings

Youri's passion and enthusiasm for coffee is contagious from the moment you meet him! He delivers the training with bags of energy and a smile at all times making the experience both fun but informative! We feel we have left the Roastery with a wealth of knowledge on the art of making coffee and we had a really fun time learning about it! Kindest regards, Westley & Jane. Westley Thurley

I got up at 3 in the morning to get to Sheffield on time-but it was worth it! We had brilliant time in the roastery, with Youri explaining the basic principles of processing coffee beans and using the grinder and coffee mashine, showing us how to produce and recognize good expresso, steam milk, customize the setting of the coffee mashine and the grinder, and how to put all these elements together to make a delicious cup of coffee (with latte art on top of all that:). Plus, we got to see the inside of the roastery with Youri as our guide, learnt a lot about roasting process-and had a chance to drink more luscious coffee, tead and chocolate than you can imagine^^i wholeheartedly recommend the course! I got up at 3 in the morning to get to Sheffield on time-but it was worth it! We had brilliant time in the roastery, with Youri explaining the basic principles of processing coffee beans and using the grinder and coffee mashine, showing us how to produce and recognize good expresso, steam milk, customize the setting of the coffee mashine and the grinder, and how to put all these elements together... Anna Rolewska

We spent a whole day with Youri, learning about coffee, discussing ideas for our coffee shop, tasting different coffee, tea and hot chocolate, learning to work the espresso machine, how to steam milk, making latte art... The list could go on, our day was so full. Both the people at the Roastery and Youri were helpful, enthusiastic and great fun to work with. We will definitely be keeping in touch with them, and working with them in future. We recommend anyone who wants to know about coffee, buy coffee, or work as a barista to give Youri a call. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Youri & team. Great Day! We spent a whole day with Youri, learning about coffee, discussing ideas for our coffee shop, tasting different coffee, tea and hot chocolate, learning to work the espresso machine, how to steam milk, making latte art... The list could go on, our day was so full. Both the people at the Roastery and Youri were helpful, enthusiastic and great fun to work with. We will definitely be keeping i... Quattro Coffee Limited

The barista training was concise, and very useful. The trainer pleasant and knowledgable. Blue Sky

I completely agree with the review by paul below. I came away from the training today absolutely buzzing - not from the inconceivable amount of coffee i drunk, but through having an extremely useful, informative and thoroughly enjoyable time. I secretly thought i knew a lot about making coffee, but was taught so much by youri and as the other reviews show, this was delivered with pure passion and enthusiasm. this course will definately help me in my future career and i would recommend it to anyone (even if you think you know it all).Can't thank you enough :D I completely agree with the review by paul below. I came away from the training today absolutely buzzing - not from the inconceivable amount of coffee i drunk, but through having an extremely useful, informative and thoroughly enjoyable time. I secretly thought i knew a lot about making coffee, but was taught so much by youri and as the other reviews show, this was delivered with pure passion... Carl Elliott

I have just got back from attending one of Youris Barrista courses and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. Youris passion was clear to see, he really does know his stuff when it comes to all things coffee. I didn't know what to expect but was soon put at ease and by the end when I was producing the best tasting coffee I have ever had and not to mention Hearts with my Latte Art, you couldn't wipe the smile off my face all the way home.Thanks again Paul I have just got back from attending one of Youris Barrista courses and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. Youris passion was clear to see, he really does know his stuff when it comes to all things coffee. I didn't know what to expect but was soon put at ease and by the end when I was producing the best tasting coffee I have ever had and not to mention Hearts with my Latte Art, you couldn't... Paul Boothroyd

I recently had a great day of one-to-one training at Limini coffee. As I arrived, I was immediately impressed by the enthusiasm of both Youri and Howard. Despite using espresso machines at home for many years, I can't believe how much I've learnt in the space of a day. I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone passionate about making good coffee! Grant Hainsworth

Loved the day. I went in with very little knowledge of coffee and just with wanted to know more and make great coffee at home. Youri catered the course well for want we wanted to get out of it. Had a great time and came away knowing lots more than when I went in! Highly recommended. Michael McCusker

I am in the planning stage of opening a coffee shop and have booked all three courses with Limini coffee, the barista, latte art and consultancy course. What is really special here is that not only do you get exceptionally high quality training to cover just about everything and more you need to know, but you also get this comfortable homey feeling as soon as you enter their premises. Youri makes sure you get the most out of it and will answer all of your questions, no matter how many you have. I was also very impressed by the freshness and taste of their coffee and even if you did prefer a different blend, then their expertise and flexibility will get you what your are looking for ...absolutely superb! I am in the planning stage of opening a coffee shop and have booked all three courses with Limini coffee, the barista, latte art and consultancy course. What is really special here is that not only do you get exceptionally high quality training to cover just about everything and more you need to know, but you also get this comfortable homey feeling as soon as you enter their premises. Youri makes... Silke Haack

It has taken me a week or two to write up a review for Youri, because what can I say that has not already been said? I am looking to start up a new business that will heavily revolve around Coffee and I had no experience in this field what so ever. This is not normally a good starting point, so I have contacted a number of people with a view to change this. Out of the several different people and companies I contacted. So far only Youri has come back to me with any meaningful response. He has spent a fair amount of time giving me lots of advice and invited me to attend one of his Limini Coffee's Barista Training Courses. When you meet someone who is this passionate about their product you know that you are in safe hands. Youri's no nonsense teaching is very informative, simple, easy to understand, interesting and fun. You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like (thanks for your patience!).The one day course was a thoroughly enjoyable day with lots of hands on experience. An Exceptional Mentor who went beyond my expectations at a very modest price for what I got out of the day.I cannot recommend Youri and Limini Coffee highly enough.Jamie Jones Birmingham It has taken me a week or two to write up a review for Youri, because what can I say that has not already been said? I am looking to start up a new business that will heavily revolve around Coffee and I had no experience in this field what so ever. This is not normally a good starting point, so I have contacted a number of people with a view to change this. Out of the several different people... Jamie Jones Photographer

It's coffee, I've mastered it or so I thought until I met Youri. As enthusiastic as he is knowledgeable, he made coffee-making fun,art and science. An excellent day. Mark Rushton

I thoroughly enjoyed the Barista course yesterday. Before i got there i thought i knew everything about coffee making and just needed a refresher ... i soon realised i knew nothing! The training was informative and interesting, but more importantly hands on. Youri is full of enthusiasm for his topic and that comes across in the training. And no froth in sight all day!Would highly recommend. Liz Whitehouse

We had a brilliant day on Limini Coffee's Barista Training Course....we learnt so much, Youri's passion sparked our enthusiasm and the coffee was out of this world. Anyone and everyone can take this support. Amazing value for money too. Thanks so much x Sejal Patel

Enter coffee heaven when you visit Youri at Limini Coffee and be prepared to be dazzled by his amazing knowledge, skills and passion about everything coffee related.We had been following his blog for some time and this whetted our appetite to take our basic appreciation of coffee to the next level.We attended the barista course yesterday and Youri was a fantastic teacher with a relaxed approach to sharing his knowledge.It doesn't matter whether you work in a coffee shop or you are simply home users like ourselves, you get the same enthusiasm and attention to detail from Youri.It was a fun day, we learnt lots and know how to move forward with our love of coffee and it has certainly been one of the best courses and great value for money.Well recommended if you are thinking of taking the (coffee) plunge. Enter coffee heaven when you visit Youri at Limini Coffee and be prepared to be dazzled by his amazing knowledge, skills and passion about everything coffee related.We had been following his blog for some time and this whetted our appetite to take our basic appreciation of coffee to the next level.We attended the barista course yesterday and Youri was a fantastic teacher with a relaxed approac... Sally & Richard

I thought this was an excellent day out - it was not only hugely beneficial to develop skills but also increased our knowledge of the science behind coffee! Also received good recommendations for other products and services. Cafe Blend

Youris knowledge and enthusiasm about coffee makes the training very enjoyable and coffee more intersting. I also found Youris advice very helpful about opening a coffee shop or any other quiry I had. Lee Gaskell

When you meet someone who is this passionate about their product you know that you are in safe hands. Youri's teaching and knowledge is exceptional, and you will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like (thanks for your patience!).I cannot recommend Youri and Limini Coffee highly enough. KingsGate Coffee Shop

I recently attended a Barista training course. Youri is an exceptional man. What he doesn't know about coffee really isn't worth knowing. However, he freely admits that he tries to learn something every day. His teaching method is wonderful. He never talks down to you and puts your mind at ease. I am a novice at coffee making but was very quickly making good coffee and easy latte art. I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone. Youri - you are a wonderful man - I hope your phone as dried out now and you are back in touch with the world. I recently attended a Barista training course. Youri is an exceptional man. What he doesn't know about coffee really isn't worth knowing. However, he freely admits that he tries to learn something every day. His teaching method is wonderful. He never talks down to you and puts your mind at ease. I am a novice at coffee making but was very quickly making good coffee and easy latte art. I would reco... Jamie Walker

My fiance and I undertook a barista training course with Youri earlier this week and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Youri really knows his stuff and was able to get all the informaiton accross in such a way that we found it easy to learn, and above all we had a fun day out as well.Both of us left with a greater understanding of coffee and from went zero skills to the ability to make some pretty decent coffees :)+ Youri's a hunk! My fiance and I undertook a barista training course with Youri earlier this week and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Youri really knows his stuff and was able to get all the informaiton accross in such a way that we found it easy to learn, and above all we had a fun day out as well.Both of us left with a greater understanding of coffee and from went zero skills to the ability to make some pre... Haswell Enterprises Ltd.

I've just returned from a thoroughly excellent Barista course with Youri of Limini Coffee.Overall, it was a most enjoyable and informative day.Youri's knowledge of coffee is exceptionally wide, and was shared at the correct level for his audience. His teaching style is informal but very effective.The course had just four participants, allowing everyone to get as much practice as they wanted, and to share ideas and learning.I had concerns about attending, as I am simply an enthusiastic amateur, and I expected other participants to have a more "professional" level of interest and knowledge. In practice, the course was structured so that all of us had appropriate teaching and coaching.In short, an excellent day.Sarah I've just returned from a thoroughly excellent Barista course with Youri of Limini Coffee.Overall, it was a most enjoyable and informative day.Youri's knowledge of coffee is exceptionally wide, and was shared at the correct level for his audience. His teaching style is informal but very effective.The course had just four participants, allowing everyone to get as much practice as they wanted,... The Galbraith Muir Consultancy

There are no words to describe the level of exellence Youri and the team offer in all sections of buisness. When i recieve coffee beans they are usually never more than a day old, freshly roasted, producing delicious and aromatic espresso every time. The Barista training day i went to with Youri was by far the most informative and well taught course i have ever been on. He was proffesional, funny and most importantly; passionate about seeing results. 10/10 Top grade service, definatly recommend coming to these guys for anything Coffee related. There are no words to describe the level of exellence Youri and the team offer in all sections of buisness. When i recieve coffee beans they are usually never more than a day old, freshly roasted, producing delicious and aromatic espresso every time. The Barista training day i went to with Youri was by far the most informative and well taught course i have ever been on. He was proffesional, funny... Joseph Ganly

Youri, thank you so much for making the day so interesting and worthwhile. Never a dull moment. Youri is a fantastic mentor. He makes coffee-making easy and fun. I really could not ask for a better trainer, he demonstrates everything you ask him to with mucho gusto! His enthusiasm is so catching that when it is your turn to make one you feel it's as if you were born to do it. I feel a bit guilty for wasting a LOT of coffees during training but this doesn't faze Youri because for him practice makes perfect and that is what Limini Coffee is all about. It's a perfect coffee. I would definitely recommend Limini Coffee to anyone in a heart beat, the best coffee i've ever tasted in my 29 years of existence. Youri, thank you so much for making the day so interesting and worthwhile. Never a dull moment. Youri is a fantastic mentor. He makes coffee-making easy and fun. I really could not ask for a better trainer, he demonstrates everything you ask him to with mucho gusto! His enthusiasm is so catching that when it is your turn to make one you feel it's as if you were born to do it. I feel a bit guilty... Maz Chua

I attended a barista course yesterday with Youri and what a fantastic learning experience it was. I was lucky enough to have a one to one session and i can honestly say it was the best training session i have ever attended (and i have been on many down the years!) I am a teacher by trade so i think i speak with some authority when i say Youri has an excellent teaching style, relaxed yet very informative and he really encourages you to get stuck in! I still cannot believe how much i learned in a short space of time, thanks Youri! I attended a barista course yesterday with Youri and what a fantastic learning experience it was. I was lucky enough to have a one to one session and i can honestly say it was the best training session i have ever attended (and i have been on many down the years!) I am a teacher by trade so i think i speak with some authority when i say Youri has an excellent teaching style, relaxed yet very infor... Steve O'Sullivan

I got to go on the Limini Coffee barista training course as a surprise birthday present and what a great surprise it was! Youri was just the best person to carry out the training; super knowledge about all the aspects of coffee and a great teacher! The course was a great mix of information and hands on experience, with a real emphasis on making coffee yourself. I came away knowing so much more and understanding how all the details come together to make a great coffee. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend going on this course! Thanks again Youri.... I got to go on the Limini Coffee barista training course as a surprise birthday present and what a great surprise it was! Youri was just the best person to carry out the training; super knowledge about all the aspects of coffee and a great teacher! The course was a great mix of information and hands on experience, with a real emphasis on making coffee yourself. I came away knowing so much more and... RGK Wheelchairs Ltd

First, we want to say huge thanks to Youri for the training, which was well beyond our expectations. We had the best time and could have stayed there much longer. What Youri doesn't know about coffee isn't worth mentioning and he imparted a sizeable amount of his knowledge to us, which was so helpful. I also had no idea how one blend of coffee could taste so differently if teeny-tiny changes are made to the way it's prepared......which I think is one of the biggest lessons I learned on the day. The hands-on practical experience and Youri's laid-back attitude made the training a joy. We took lots of information away with us from this day and would heartily recommend this training to everyone. Don't even hesitate about booking!!!! First, we want to say huge thanks to Youri for the training, which was well beyond our expectations. We had the best time and could have stayed there much longer. What Youri doesn't know about coffee isn't worth mentioning and he imparted a sizeable amount of his knowledge to us, which was so helpful. I also had no idea how one blend of coffee could taste so differently if teeny-tiny changes are m... Mark Fell

I had an excellent day, drank the best coffee ever and finally mastered the art of making the perfect cappuccino. Youri is a brilliant barrister. The hands on training for our little group of four was spot on. I learned a lot about coffee from harvesting the berry's, roasting, packing and how to keep the coffee fresh, the perfect espresso grind, setting up the espresso machine, consistency and flavor, frothing the milk and then some latte art. I recommend the course to anyone who is passionate about coffee. If you have just bought yourself an espresso machine for home or if you are setting up a coffee shop you must go on this course. Worth every penny. I had an excellent day, drank the best coffee ever and finally mastered the art of making the perfect cappuccino. Youri is a brilliant barrister. The hands on training for our little group of four was spot on. I learned a lot about coffee from harvesting the berry's, roasting, packing and how to keep the coffee fresh, the perfect espresso grind, setting up the espresso machine, consistency and fla... Visidios

Well where do we start! Our training was second to none, we couldn't have asked for someone more knowledgeable, patient and relaxed than Youri. In our 2 days we learnt so much about coffee its unbelievable. We were taught on a one to one basis which meant the course was designed specifically for us and our needs. Our confidence levels are now through the roof because of Youri's training techniques! I would recommend this course to anyone, whether you are a home enthusiast or in the coffee business, i'm sure that you will gain everything that you need and more.Youri went over and above our expectations and we are very grateful for everything. Thanks again! Well where do we start! Our training was second to none, we couldn't have asked for someone more knowledgeable, patient and relaxed than Youri. In our 2 days we learnt so much about coffee its unbelievable. We were taught on a one to one basis which meant the course was designed specifically for us and our needs. Our confidence levels are now through the roof because of Youri's training techniques... Ruth freeman

The barista training done by Youri was truly amazing. When I decided to do the training and planned the trip from India, I was a bit apprehensive on how it would turn out. But the training was truly worth it and I learned many things about coffee I never knew before. That's the best thing about Youri's training -- he shares all the interesting tips about brewing coffee, grinding the beans, and how the perfect cuppa should be, and all these tips are valuable pieces of info. His passion for coffee is evident in his training. I thoroughly enjoyed the training The barista training done by Youri was truly amazing. When I decided to do the training and planned the trip from India, I was a bit apprehensive on how it would turn out. But the training was truly worth it and I learned many things about coffee I never knew before. That's the best thing about Youri's training -- he shares all the interesting tips about brewing coffee, grinding the beans, and ho... Elizabeth George Villoth

Thanks Youri for a fantactic Barista training course last Saturday 27th MarchWe had a fantastic time and learnt so much and we are both well and truly hooked on making good coffee and improving our Latte Art!Couldnt wait to get home and practise on our humble little machine!You are a fantastic teacher and were so patient and have a fantastic sense of humour!!Can`t wait to open our Coffee Shop and look forward to working with you again Soon!Thanks again Pete and Sue Chilvers Thanks Youri for a fantactic Barista training course last Saturday 27th MarchWe had a fantastic time and learnt so much and we are both well and truly hooked on making good coffee and improving our Latte Art!Couldnt wait to get home and practise on our humble little machine!You are a fantastic teacher and were so patient and have a fantastic sense of humour!!Can`t wait to open our Coffee Shop... PC Vending Services

If like me you love coffee but can't seem to make it as good as the proffesionals then this is the course for you. This was really hands on and my head was buzzing with amount i've learn't, I can't believe the quality of shots I was pulling by the end.Youri is a brilliant teacher, he made sure he demonstrated and explained every stage of the techniques he taught us and made sure we really got it. I brought my Gaggia Classic with me which gave me an opportunity to compare coffee made from my own machine against those used by the pro's and I found that I could put together a quality Latte.This was a brilliant way to spend a birthday.Many Thanks Youri If like me you love coffee but can't seem to make it as good as the proffesionals then this is the course for you. This was really hands on and my head was buzzing with amount i've learn't, I can't believe the quality of shots I was pulling by the end.Youri is a brilliant teacher, he made sure he demonstrated and explained every stage of the techniques he taught us and made sure we really got... Michael Smith

thanks Youri for a thoroughly enjoyable day. I'm now confident that our new business is more than equipped to compete with Bristol's established coffee shops.Limini Coffee will play a huge part in what we plan to achieve in our new venture. Your advice so far is proving to be invaluable.ThanksRich The Clifton Kitchen

A wonderful course, explained in easy to understand terms. This is a great way to learn how to pour the perfect cup of coffee and learn an understanding of how the bean is grown, harvested and ultimately makes it to the cup. Lee Taylor

Youri is very knowledgeable and passionate about coffee. The course is dense and packed with a lot of practical issues about how to make a good coffee and lots of hands on practice.I would highly recommend this course to understand the basics about coffee beans, all the practical issues to make a good coffee (including milk fluffing), and a lot of hands on practice. Fabrice Triboix

Youri is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He puts you at ease immediately and can handle any question thrown at him. He is an excellent teacher and has renewed my love for coffee. My enthusiasm has definitely grown since his training. I would highly recommend him to anyone. You Smoothie

I took a Barista course and was lucky enough to have one-on-one training with a very friendly and welcoming Youri. I am only a home enthusiast and it was great for me. Youri showed the enthusiasm for coffee you would hope for and really knows his beans. We went through Espresso and how small changes can effect the taste. Then we looked at frothing milk correctly using water and washing up liquid! Then we get to combining the too and creating latte art. Youri lets you get stuck in and try everything. Only issue now is that I know my home machine is not up to the job. I would highly recommend this course. I took a Barista course and was lucky enough to have one-on-one training with a very friendly and welcoming Youri. I am only a home enthusiast and it was great for me. Youri showed the enthusiasm for coffee you would hope for and really knows his beans. We went through Espresso and how small changes can effect the taste. Then we looked at frothing milk correctly using water and washing up liqui... Mark Bareham

I think as last resort after having run out of ideas for a Christmas present for me, my wife bought me a Barista training course with Youri. What a Christmas present it turned out to be! Having arrived a little late due to snow and traffic, to be greeted with warmth and a fabulous coffee told me I would be in for a great day. I wasn't disappointed. Youri was very encouraging, helpful and friendly, allowing vast amounts of practise. Although my latte art is clearly not up to Youri's standards, I feel confident that with a little more practise I will be able to impress friends and family with my new skills (I might even attempt the teddy bear!).The coffee tasted fabulous and will make going out for a coffee a tricky business for me now I know how it should/can be done.The only down side for me is knowing that I will now have to buy a new coffee machine as my ageing Krups is clearly nowhere near up to the mark. Thanks to Youri for a great day and opening my eyes to coffee at its best. I think as last resort after having run out of ideas for a Christmas present for me, my wife bought me a Barista training course with Youri. What a Christmas present it turned out to be! Having arrived a little late due to snow and traffic, to be greeted with warmth and a fabulous coffee told me I would be in for a great day. I wasn't disappointed. Youri was very encouraging, helpful and frien... Kevin Wembridge

I took the Barista training course after scoping out a few others. I definitely made the right choice. Fantastic fun. Outstandingly helpful !Youri puts you at ease as soon as you arrive with his warmth, and enthusiasm for coffee and and the culture.With a refreshing approach and wealth of information it's not long before you are making all thing coffee like a pro. Thanks Youri for a fantastic day ! Five Stars. I'd recommend this course to anyone. I took the Barista training course after scoping out a few others. I definitely made the right choice. Fantastic fun. Outstandingly helpful !Youri puts you at ease as soon as you arrive with his warmth, and enthusiasm for coffee and and the culture.With a refreshing approach and wealth of information it's not long before you are making all thing coffee like a pro. Thanks Youri for a fantastic... - Helen Kappes

I took a Latte Art course (after recieving it as a Christmas present). We found the whole session thoroughly informative and enjoyable. Youri's knowledge, expertise and sense of humour is oustanding. His instruction on producing a quality foam, to techniques for the different designs meant I left producing Latte Art far better than I expected to. Thanks for a brilliant time - Daniel (and Carole - who loved tasting my many attempts!) PS - your own blended roast was the best flavour we've ever tasted- mmmmmmm!! I took a Latte Art course (after recieving it as a Christmas present). We found the whole session thoroughly informative and enjoyable. Youri's knowledge, expertise and sense of humour is oustanding. His instruction on producing a quality foam, to techniques for the different designs meant I left producing Latte Art far better than I expected to. Thanks for a brilliant time - Daniel (and Carole - Daniel and Carole Banks

My partner and I had a wonderful Valentine's Barista training session at Limini Coffee last Sunday in Halifax. Our trainer, Youri, was very friendly and taught us all about the coffee making process with infectious enthusiasm and good humour. After a very interesting talk-through on the lifecycle of coffee from the bean to the cup we got stuck in and started making our first espressos. Due to Youri's very clear instruction and explanation on what makes a great espresso, we were pulling great shots in no time at all, with all our handiwork captured on Youri's camera! Once Youri was happy that we had a good grasp of pulling consistent shots, we moved on to milk based drinks and were both delighted with the results we were getting. The day finished with us giving a good deal of time trying to perfect our Latte Art hearts...very appropriate for the day that was in it! We would thoroughly recommend the Barista training course to anyone who has an interest in learning how to make wonderful coffee.Thank you again, - Cian & Niamh

I enjoyed the Barista training very much and I found Youri to be very friendly and informative in all aspects of coffee making.He made the process very easy to understand in a professional, yet light hearted manner which made learning and understanding easy. I believe that the session will assist me in the future and I will have no hesitation in recommending the course to others. Thanks again. - Adrian Whittaker

Having attended a Barista training course today would like to say a big thank you to Youri for making everything so understandable without overcomplicating matters. Learnt such a lot in a few hours in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No pressure, just great training and brilliant experience. Have gained so much in confidence and all thanks to such a positive experience. - Glencoe Cafe

Youri is a fantastic trainer. He took time to explain not only how to pull the most rich, full bodied shots that I had ever produced from my Expobar machine, but the whole process including both growing and roasting the beans. The course was excellent value and Youri happily answered in great detail all the questions I threw at him filling in many of the holes in my coffee knowledge and offering an alternative opinion on others.I would fully recommend this course to other home baristas, like myself, as not matter how many books, web pages and blogs you're read they won't improve your technique as much as this course does. A wonderful Christmas present! - Louis Goffe

I have recently opened a coffee shop and after many a long hour searching on the internet for a coffee supplier, as I knew there would be numerous, Limini Coffee's website caught my eye. It was friendly and humourous, something I could relate and most of all it gave practical advise which i felt made sense. After making an enquriy I felt relaxed and comfortable Youri Vlag was extremely helpful. Even after i had telephoned him probably too many times, he was still happy to give me his time to answer my questions in detail.Thank you Youri, with your passion for coffee i feel i have made the right choice for my coffee shop. All my customers really enjoy the coffee and the hot chocolate. Even though the barrista coffee machines look complicated the on-site training you gave was invaluable and helped with the smooth transistion for the opening of the coffee shop. I can't thank you enough.Many thanks. - Janet Craven

I had a Barista training course by Youri. Excellent personal service and training. 1 on 1 training or max 1 to 2 training. Relaxed and friendly by someone that is truely passionate about coffee. Highly recommend. - Robert Smith

Youri has helped us enormously both with barista training and with extra advice and help with setting up our new coffee shop. He always answers queries incredibly quickly and comprehensively. Overall it is an excellent service and we look forward to a long business relationship. - Bean and Bud

Very good quality coffee from a very good company.Fantastic training has really helped us improve the quality of our drinks, encouraged repeat custom and improved our reputation.Keep it up! - Forum Cafe Bars

Limini Coffee's personal service is above and beyond all expectations. Youri has supported us since the first day of our business and I would highly recommend the service and coffee to anyone. The espresso blend is one of the best we have tasted and on a daily basis new customers make a point of telling us "its the best cup of coffee" they have had in ages.Limini Coffee realy do 'keep it personal'! - Hayley Jones

The coffee is extremely fresh when it arrives. Youri has been an excellent trainer.The aroma in our coffee house is wonderful. People comment on the aroma of the coffee. I love coming in the morning and enjoy the smell of the coffee. Lots of people love our coffee and come back time and time again!Our Spaziale machine makes great espresso and has never let us down.Youri teaches us latte art which our customers find amazing. - Kings Coffee House

We love Limini Coffee's espresso blend, which is freshly roasted to order for us and sent out promptly (we often receive it the day after it is roasted). It is a smooth, rich blend which our customers frequently comment on.In addition we received barista training from Limini Coffee when we first set up our business and this training was invaluable.The approach to customer service has been excellent because it is personalised and prompt. - The Little Coffee Van

 






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