I first came across Baristabarbar in my early days of my journey through coffee. Like so many coffee lovers I did the barista course eight years ago and it was a brilliant insight into coffee. The barista training was held at their small coffee roastery in a renovated warehouse in Whitechapel. The coffee course was both for professionals and those that want to make barista standard coffee.
Its become a place that has generated a legendary status amongst the coffee schools. It does no marketing and yet all coffee classes are full. It’s name is venerated in coffee circles and was recently voted one of the top 5 barista and coffee schools in the world. There are very few places in London that generate such a following and is the place in London where ,pre Covid. people would fly to London just to do the barista training and barista courses.
As I have continued my journey through coffee I have heard about Baristabarbar from friends and colleagues who aspire to make the best coffee and I have been back to complete further barista training. It has become an institution that has survived and thrived offering everything from barista courses to latte art training to coffee roasting courses in the Baristabarbar Coffee Lab. They have remained one of the first and best coffee schools in London along with others like Ozone Coffee, Nude Coffee, Prufrock Coffee and Square Mile Coffee.
Writer & Barista Dan Hopkins