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Barista Maestro Training

July 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - July 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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Revealing the secrets how to prepare devilishly delicious espresso, cappuccino or latte are just some of the skills you will need to become a barista maestro.

If you ask yourself questions such as:

Why espresso makes your heart beat faster than cappuccino even though both are prepared with the same amount of coffee?

Why two coffee machines produce coffee that tastes differently even though we have put the same amount of the same coffee in the filter basket in both of them? 

What is the difference between light and dark roasted coffee?

… then, our course Barista Maestro is for you!

The good barista knows that the more answers to questions like those he can find the more clients he will have because the drinks he will serve will not only be professionally prepared but will also carry the stamp of his signature.

An intensive 2-day course. The course includes theory and practical training. The class focuses on the technics of the proper preparation of espresso, cappuccino and latte art.

Whom is for
The class is intended mostly for professionals in the field: baristas, managers, and owners of coffee shops.

2 days from 09:30 am – 5:00 pm

Jordan Dabov

What competencies you will acquire
• Basic theoretical knowledge about the processes from coffee bean to the market
• Learning technics of the proper preparation of espresso, cappuccino and latte art
• An in-depth look at the espresso machines, coffee grinders and the accessories a barista needs in order to obtain a maximum result in his work
• Getting to know the professional high-tech equipment of DABOV Specialty Coffee Academy
• A behind-the-scenes look at the international coffee events such as world forums, specialty coffee competitions and barista championships thanks to the accounts from our participants in them

Theoretical course, video presentation, practical course

Barista guide; Guide for cupping and defining the taste profile

DABOV Specialty Coffee Academy, Sofia, “Lyuben Karavelov” str. № 58 – Professional barista training center.

Program 1st day
09:20 – 09:30
09:30 – 11:15 Coffee theory– From coffee bean to the market
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee pause
11:30 – 13:00 Coffee drinks – types of brewing (brewing & filtrations)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Espresso – preparation and technics
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee preparing machines
– Espresso machines
– coffee grinders
– barista accessories
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 Practice– coffee grinder– coffee grinding, espresso preparation, cappuccino preparation

Program 2nd day
09:30 – 10:00 Water – an important element for the preparation of a coffee drink
10:00 – 12:00 Practice – preparation of espresso
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:00 Milk
– microfoam technics
– latte art technics and milk
– health and safety
– hygiene
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Practice – cappuccino preparation
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:00 Practice – latte preparation – drawing technics
16:00 – 16:30 Hygiene of the workplace
16:30 – 17:00 Discussion

Every participant in the course receives a certificate for Barista Maestro from DABOV Specialty Coffee Academy and Association of the Bulgarian Baristas. The diploma is worldwide valid. The course is also appropriate and gives the necessary knowledge for those who wish to be certified as Barista 1st and 2nd degree from SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe). See the upcoming dates for certification.

More about the lecturer
Jordan Dabov is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe – SCAE, certificated barista – 2nd degree and licensed coffee instructor by SCAE.  Jordan Dabov is the only licensed instructor for Bulgaria and Macedonia. This gives him the opportunity to issue diplomas with the SCAE seal, which are valid all over the world. He is also a judge at the national Bulgarian barista championship in 2010 and 2011; at barista championships on a local level and also at international barista championships.

Jordan Dabov is a coffee taster and a member of the jury of the international competition for the Specialty Coffee Cup of Excellence. The programs which he uses for his trainings are approved by SCAE.

Enroll for the class by paying a deposit in our office ( Sofia, “Lyuben Karavelov” str. № 58)
Write down the dates of the class you are attending in the description. Before you book the class please get informed if the course is full. For detailed information please call +359 885 155 733.

In case of refusal of attending the class, the deposit can be returned 14 days before the course.



July 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am
July 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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+359 887 064 878


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ul. Lyuben Karavelov 58
Sofia, Sofia 1142 Bulgaria
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