Coffee and bar course

Coffee and bar course

ICIF is offering a new training course: The International 1st level Coffee and Bar Course. A 6-day training course divided in 2 days of training at the 9bar, the Professional Training School for coffee baristas, bartending, and flair ( It is the only authorized school in Italy to give certifications of all of the SCAE Coffee Diploma System (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) modules. Here the student will attend the 9bar’s 16-hour BASIC COFFEE COURSE and will receive a certificate of attendance and also have the possibility on the 3rd day to take the 1st level SCAE Coffee Diploma System certification test in order to receive the “Introduction to Coffee” Diploma.

From the 4th day on the course will take place at the ICIF headquarters in Costigliole d’Asti to continue with the barman and bartender training part of the course. The aim of the Course is to create professionals in the HO.RE.CA. sector, baristas, bartenders and Italian coffee specialists. The Course offers a comprehensive program which teaches the correct techniques for the preparation of Italian espresso coffee and cappuccino, how to perfectly froth milk and how to pour the milk to create a decorative effect, the use of equipment together with pouring techniques, tasting, blending and preparing the most popular Italian and International drinks, new trends are also taken into account in order to prepare and serve a quality product which will professionally satisfy every type of customer. The drink culture us made up of a broad knowledge, we teach the formula to create a proportionate dose, but a cocktail also derives from the respect and from the ability of who prepares it. The Course provides practical training, supported by video and slide projections in order to facilitate learning. The role of barman and Italian Cafeteria specialist is a profession which is in great demand both in Italy and abroad.

The Course is held in Italian language and teachers are supported by an interpreter in English language.

Maximum attendance: 10.


The course has a total duration of 48 hours over a 1 week period (6 days per 8 hours per day) at the ICIF Institute


  • Certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course at 9bar

  • The “Introduction to Coffee” Diploma will be issued after passing the SCAE Coffee Diploma System certification test

  • ICIF certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course held at ICIF


  • Foreign food and wine professionals
  • Foreign gourmet amateurs and enthusiasts


The 1st and 2nd days basic coffee class at the 9bar
    Botany: the species, the variety, the origins of coffee
    History: where coffee originated and its evolution up to today
    Processing: harvesting and processing methods
    Decaffeinated: decaffeination techniques
    Roasting: knowledge of the various types of coffee roasters and the evolution of roasting

    Learning about the characteristics of Espresso coffee machines
    Coffee grinder, on-demand coffee grinder, (coffee grinding)
    Learning about water treatment (water softening)
    Learning about various extraction methods (V60, Chemex, frenchpress, aereo press, etc)
    Correct usage of frequently used equipment and crockery (manual press, small brush, espresso coffee cups, cappuccino cups, sponges, etc.)

    The technique of preparing a well-balanced espresso
    Management of the workstation, the serving area and proper cleaning during preparation and handling

  • MILK:
    A panorama of the various types of milk on the market
    Notions about milk containers
    Techniques of frothing milk and the technique of holding the milk container and pouring the milk correctly into the cup
    How to make a traditional cappuccino
    Learning about the various drinks prepared with milk and an espresso base
    Techniques of serving (e.g.: what to prepare first and how to serve it to your customer)

    Managing customer relationships
    Sales Techniques
    Costs/choice of raw materials

    Cleaning the espresso coffee machine, the coffee grinder, parts and everyday equipment with specific cleaning products


Complete course: 1.700 €

Included in the price of the course:

  • Sunday check-in at the ICIF’s guesthouse in small apartments (2-rooms flats with single, twins or triple rooms and one bathroom)

  • Bus transfer provided by ICIF on Monday morning to the 9bar headquarters in Rivanazzano Terme (PV)

  • Accomodations in Rivanazzano Terme (PV) for 2 nights in double rooms with breakfast included during the training period at 9bar. Meals will be offered by ICIF

  • Bus transfer from Rivanazzano Terme (PV) to the ICIF headquarters provided by ICIF on Wednesday after the certification exam

  • Accomodations at the ICIF’s guesthouse in small apartments from Wednesday evening until check-out on Sunday morning

  • Breakfast for the entire week

  • Meals served at the ICIF school from Wednesday evening to Saturday evening

  • A professional uniform

  • Support for the Student Visa application procedure (if needed)


  • Group bus transfer from Milano Malpensa airport to Costigliole d’Asti, price: € 50

  • Purchase and activation of new sim card

  • Support and organization of Food and Wine tours

  • Support and organization of transfer for food sector events and fairs

Contact us for more information


Since 1991, we have been promoting Italian cuisine, culture and oenology around the world through professional training courses.

Registered Office and Training Venue

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 10
14055 - Costigliole d'Asti (AT), Italia
Tel. 39.0141.962171 - 962772
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P.I. 01683920050

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