Our 10,000 square foot state of the art training facility located in sunny San Diego is the only one of its kind in the country. Located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of southern California, you will experience a complete coffee awakening. ILBA Coffee School is designed for customers opening and expanding coffee businesses across the country. Our facility backed by our team of consultants will provide you with the knowledge and experience to successfully open a future coffee business or expand an already thriving chain.
- Training Facility
- The technology used in our facility allows for us to transform the work area into that of your future work space, including your very own menu. The realistic cafe setting will assist you in developing proper efficiency techniques in drink preparation procedures and Point Of Sale Transactions.
- State of the Art Equipment
- Our large selection of equipment ranges from basic semi-automatic espresso machines to top of the line fully automatic three group espresso machines. Operating from multiple grinder and brewer configurations will help you in choosing the best fit for your application. After working with different pieces of equipment our customers leave the training facility feeling confident in their equipment choices and prepared for their future coffee business operations.
- Roasting Division
- Witness a full roast cycle at our in-house industrial roasting facility and see for yourself how your favorite coffee flavors are produced. Understand the entire process of coffee roasting from start to finish as you and your class participate in an instructional coffee roasting.
- Coffee Cupping
- Enhance your understanding of coffee taste profiles from around the world through a comprehensive coffee cupping. Each coffee is evaluated from dry grounds fragrance, wet grounds aroma and a strict guideline of coffee sensory traits such as acidity, sweetness, flavor, body and balance. You will also notice that coffees from a certain geographic region will contain distinct characteristics such as fruity or earthy taste and sensory profiles.
- Manufacturing Division
- We build and manufacture high quality, fully functional coffee carts, kiosks and modular buildings right out of our in-house manufacturing division here at Ivy League Barista Academy. Students will be able to see how different coffee businesses are built as they are constructed right in front of you at our facility.