Caffe Luigi Academy

Our Academy educational program is structured in a way that aims to develop the participants’ knowledge regarding coffee through theory presentation and practical training.

The program consists of 3 different sessions as follows:

  • Introduction to Coffee (6-8 hours)
  • Espresso: the perfect cup (6-8 hours)
  • Beverages and Latte Art (4-6 hours)

The “Introduction to coffee” session is purely theoretical and it is addressed to people who are inexperienced regarding coffee. Indicatively, the main subjects covered are:

  • Coffee genetics
  • Arabica variety diffusion
  • Geographical areas
  • Coffee characteristics by geographical area
  • Roasting levels
  • Coffee bean characteristics
  • Single origin vs. blends
  • Espresso
  • Freshly grinded vs. instant coffee
  • Greek coffee
  • How to prepare instant coffee
  • Filter coffee
  • Decaf
  • Understanding the basic taste characteristics

The “Espresso: the perfect cup” session includes both theory and practice.  It goes deeper on espresso, espresso preparation, key preparation parameters, and ways to achieve the perfect cup.

  • Espresso
  • Coffee extraction and parameters that affect it
  • Tamping
  • Channeling
  • Problem solving
  • Espresso based beverages
  • Milk-Processing and foaming
  • Milk-Stages of preparing hot and cold foam
  • Water chemistry
  • Espresso machine parts
  • Adjusting the coffee mill
  • Espresso machine and coffee mill cleaning

The “Beverages & Latte Art” session is a practical module that aims to train participants on preparing their own beverages hands-on, under the direction and supervision of the person who delivers the seminar.  Participants will learn the basic principles of “latte art.”