Training & Consulting

Coffee Tech Central hosts all-day barista trainings on a regular basis. CTC Barista Training covers in-depth espresso & milk steaming fundamentals, drink preparation, espresso machine cleaning and maintenance, along with espresso machine and grinder calibration and operations.

The class is led by instructors Tamara Vigil and Jon Ferguson for a full day session of learning and hands on espresso preparation experience!

Instructor Tamara Vigil:

Tamara has been training baristas for well over a decade. She has competed in multiple barista competitions, placing at the national level, while further gaining behind the bar experiences at multiple locations throughout Nebraska, in addition to higher-paced cafe environments in New York City.

Instructor Jon Ferguson:

Jon began his coffee career as a barista at Zoka Coffee Roasting Company in Seattle. He returned to Nebraska and founded Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company where he lead a team of baristas for five years that were dedicated to elevating the craft and service of coffee. He has competed and judged in multiple barista competitions and certified training programs.


800-815 Welcome/Intro

815-830 Definition of Espresso / World of Coffee

8:30-9:00 Espresso Equipment & Tools

9:00-10:00 Espresso Preparation

10:00-11:00 Espresso Hands-On

11:00-12:00 Espresso Challenge

12:00-1:00 LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:00 Milk Fundamentals

2:00-3:00 Milk Steaming Hands-on

3:00-4:00 Milk and Espresso

4:00-5:00 Drink Preparations & Basic Latte Art

Coffee Tech Central – Consulting and Training

With over 15 years of commercial experience in coffee, we are able to customize the perfect training for most start-up coffee shops, roasting facilities, and businesses looking for deeper information within specific subject areas.

Build out. There are many hidden surprises that arise with asking the right questions. We’ve made all the mistakes in the past for you, so you don’t have to repeat them.

Barista Training. Coffee is complex. It doesn’t have to be. With a few days with our training programing, you’ll learn the fundamentals and be ready to get to work and develop a staff that has a shared vision and goal when serving drinks to your customers.

Roasting Operations and Sales. Roasting your own is a great idea. It cuts out an extra step, but also opens up several challenges and opportunities. Is wholesale growth worth the investment? How difficult is it to win an RFP with a large corporate account? How large (and fast) do you want to grow?

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