Classes & Services

LA Barista Academy

LA Barista Academy is…

The LA Barista Academy (LaB Academy) is the original barista, café, and consulting academy in Los Angeles. We’ve been consultants for some of the hottest boutique coffee bars in LA and have had over 300 top-shelf baristas graduate from our specialty courses. We do our best to adapt our lessons to fit the needs of every student – no matter the level of experience. Beginners will love learning about essential coffee roasting and cupping techniques, which are included in all basic barista training courses. Those who successfully complete our courses will appreciate our internship program that places recent LaB Academy graduates at an actual café in the US, South America, or Canada.

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Home Café Workshop (Introductory Work Shop)

3 weekly courses / Once a week (total duration: 7hr 30min)

Home Café is the perfect introductory course to get a taste of what it’s like to be a barista. Gain an appreciation for the art as you learn fundamentals like home roasting, basic cupping of previous roasts, hand drip technique, and simple latte art you can do at home.

Latte Art Workshop

3 weekly courses / Once a week (total duration: 7hr 30min)

Master a variety of latte art designs with this creative workshop. This course will help you master different shapes like hearts, roses, and other patterns using drawing and etching.

Roasting Basics Workshop

3 weekly courses / Once a week (total duration: 7hr 30min)

Learn the basics of the green coffee bean as you sample roasting, cup various green coffee beans, and learn more about different levels of chemical reactions.

Advanced Roasting Workshop

3 weekly courses / Once a week (total duration: 7hr 30min)

Experienced roasters can join this workshop intended to further knowledge of the green coffee bean. Cup various green coffee beans, sample roasting, and test the different levels of chemical reactions.

Tea Workshop

Seasonal – Ask for availability.

Our tea workshop will give you a richer understanding of the various fragrances and flavors. Dream up a world of new drinks as we test different teas in innovative concoctions.

Equipment + Menu Consulting

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LA Barista Academy is excellent at providing tailored advice on equipment for new and existing business owners alike. We have a knack for developing and introducing popular menus.

Coffee Establishment Consulting

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LA Barista Academy offers counsel on café operation and general business inquiries. Our services include: accounting, bookkeeping, and strategic financial advice. LA Barista Academy can also offer any manpower support necessary to keep your business running smoothly.

Advance Barista Workshop

3 weekly courses / Twice a week (total duration: 18hrs)

Perfect for the entrepreneur, this workshop gives fundamental principles and tips for running a café. This course also serves to further develop and maintain your skills as a barista, and comes complete with basic roasting and cupping included. You’ll learn more about extracting the perfect espresso, grinding levels, stemming milk, and latte art. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an official LaB Academy Certificate and eight hours of training at the LaB Café.

SCAA Pathways Program

As a certified SCAA Campus, LaB Academy & Coffee provides with SCAA Pathways Courses for a coffee passionate people to pursue their dream of a career in specialty coffee. At this time, LaB Academy & Coffee offers only SCAA Barista Pathway Course although LaB Academy & Coffee plans to add more Pathways in the near future. Please refer to SCAA website for upcoming classes at LaB Academy & Coffee.

Q-Grader/R-Grader Training Program

LaB Academy & Coffee provides coffee enthusiasts with CQI’s Q Arabica Grader & R Robust Grader courses associated with SACC-Credentialed instructors. . Please refer to CQI website for upcoming classes at LaB Academy & Coffee.

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LAB ACADEMY

621 S. Virgil Ave. #460

Los Angeles CA 90005

213.534.7790

LAB COFFEE & ROASTERS

429 N. Western Ave. #5

Los Angeles CA 90004

323.465.6788

LAB GREEN-BEAN RESEARCH CENTER

Real de Guadalupe #13 Col. Centro, CP 29200 | San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.

Scentone US R&D Center

621 S. Virgil Ave. #460

Los Angeles CA 90005

213.534.7790