The Espresso School is housed in a warehouse adjacent to C4 Coffee Roasters so you can often smell the aroma of freshly roasted coffee permeating through the school.
Our barista school has 5 fully equipped espresso stations, a coffee brewing and cupping station with sample roasting area, and a classroom area.
Station 1 is comprised of a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3 semi-automatic (competition specification) two-group espresso machine, Compak E8 automatic flat burr grinder and milk jug rinser. This is our go-to machine to train pro baristas for competition.
Stations 2, 3 and 4 feature identical Expobar two-group volumetric machines with an A.C.E. ShureShot digital timer for easy monitoring of extraction times. Paired with this machine is an automatic conical burr Mazzer Kony-E grinder and milk jug rinser.
Station 5 is similar to Station 1, being equipped with a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II TFT volumetric two-group espresso machine. Paired with this machine is a fully automatic Compak E8 flat burr grinder and milk jug rinser.
Additional to each espresso machine station is:
- 2x Brewista Smart Scale version II for measuring doses and espresso yields
- a Pullman Espresso tamper
- precision nano-quartz filter baskets thanks to E&B Lab
- precision shower screens fitted to each machine by IMS Filtri
- high-quality ceramics from Cup&Company