About us




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Our Story

The Espresso Coffee School was founded by Margaret Anderson in 2003. Margaret was passionate about traditional Italian espresso techniques and wanted to be able to contribute this knowledge back into the New Zealand coffee industry. Understanding that most cafe owners did not have the time or resources to train their staff appropriately, she designed our Professional Barista Course on the basis of ensuring students would leave feeling informed and confident in their new skills.

Now – 14 years on from the birth of the Espresso Coffee School, it is run by Rosh Java who has been working with coffee for over 10 years and is passionate about improving the quality of coffee in the local industry. She has dedicated herself to regularly updating the course content to cater to current, fast changing industry trends, making each student focus on practical, work-ready skill sets.

The Espresso Coffee School now proudly owns and runs two Inner City Auckland cafes, where our tutors actively work in the industry and stay up to date with current trends.

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Our Values

Learning how to make great coffee takes a lot more than learning from great baristas. It takes great teachers that are patient and able to communicate in ways that students can easily grasp, in an environment that is relaxed and designed to simulate a real life cafe set up.

This is where the Espresso Coffee School shines above all other barista schools! We constantly focus on improving our training structure, teaching style, communication style, and our training environment. We believe this directly translates to our students being better prepared for the real world.

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Our Courses

Espresso Coffee School can provide you with the training and skills you desire, to further your knowledge as a barista. No experience necessary!

We specialise in 3 main courses, which allow us to cater to everyone from home enthusiasts, beginner baristas who are wanting to step in to the world of coffee, as well as coffee entrepreneurs.

We suggest that most beginners start with our 2-Day Professional Barista course, to ensure you have enough guidance through all practical skills necessary to succeed in the industry. We also believe that practice makes perfect, which is why we have designed our Professional courses to include unlimited practice sessions and a free work trial to ensure you leave us work ready!

Meet Our Team

Julia has worked in the coffee industry for almost 6 years, heading busy Ponsonby and Auckland CBD cafes. Her knowledge in working with multiple coffee roasters and her latte art skills have made her a great addition to our team.
Rosh has worked in the coffee industry for almost 10 years and has been an owner of 2 busy inner city Auckland cafes. Her business knowledge and insight into the management & daily operation of a coffee business have been an invaluable addition to the Espresso Coffee School team.