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Coffee and barista course

Italian for Baristi, Caffè and Bar

A new course!!! - In collaboration with "Espresso Academy".

Coffee is an important part of italian culture. Espresso and Cappuccino are symbols of the italian way of life.

Nowaday, as the culture of coffee is becoming popular all over the world, more and more people want to get to know if first hand.

For them, scuolatoscana teamed up with the renowned Espresso Academy offer a brand-new, specialized course.

In addition to the Italian language, necessary if you want to be at home in this field, you will learn all the secrets of this extraordinary drink, and also the techniques and the art of the bartending.

We offer three different formats:

   BASIC COURSE ENROLL NOW!

2 weeks € 800
4 days a week 4 hours a day of Italian Language and Culture course
1 full-immersion day a week of coffee & barista course
NO SURPRISE PRICE Everything included: course, materials, certificate of attendance at the end of the course!


PROGRAM

Italian language course

The Italian language course is available on six different levels, 2 hours grammar + 2 hours of conversation, from absolute beginners up to perfecting, see "Course levels"
Coffee & barista course

Day1

What is coffee, a bit of history and knowledge of the different species : Arabica, robusta and other hybrids.
The coffee process: picking, stripping, washed and dry method.
Introduction to roasting and blending. Visit to a roasting plant.
Tasting of a good and a bad espresso. Tasting different Arabicas and Robustas, finding differences.
The preparation of Espresso, dosing, grinding and tamping.
The Cappuccino in theory and in practice. Milk frothing: the SCA standards, more or less frothy, more or less hot.
The classic Italian preparations: Latte Macchiato, Caffèlatte, Espresso Macchiato, Shaked Coffee etc.
An introduction to the world of Brewing: V60, Aeropress and other methods.
Knowledge and cleaning of the Espresso machines. Descaling, backflushing, cleaning of the grinder.

Day2

What are the barista and latte art championships. Regulation and competitions.
Introduction to professional coffee tasting: the SCA evaluation boards, testing of several coffees in single origin, from Mexico Altura to Java to the spicy taste of the Ethiopian Sidamo.
Practical test machine: find the right grinding degree and make a correct Espresso.
The Latte Art. Video, the “dry” technique and a lot of practice for the pouring of the rosetta, the heart, tulips,the new "rainbow cappuccino" and many more.
From the world of the coffee cocktails to the new frontiers, from mocaccino to hot and icy very new proposals...



PRICE
2 weeks 800€

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   PROFESSIONAL COURSE WITH CERTIFICATION ENROLL NOW!

PROFESSIONAL COURSE WITH SCA ITALIAN BARISTA METHOD CERTIFICATION: 4 WEEKS

4 weeks € 1,700
3 weeks of Italian language and culture course 4 hours a day
1 week full-immersion of professional barista course with SCA Italian Barista Method exam at the end
NO SURPRISE PRICE Everything included: fees, taxes, didactic materials, Italian language and SCA certification at the end of the course!


PROGRAM

Italian language course

The Italian language course is available on six different levels, 2 hours grammar + 2 hours of conversation, from absolute beginners up to perfecting, see "Course levels"

Professional barista course

Day1     Barista Basic

What is coffee, a bit of history and, knowledge of the different species : Arabica, robust and other hybrids.
The coffee process: picking, stripping, mild and dry method.
Introduction to roasting and blending. Visit to a roasting plant.
Tasting of a good and a bad espresso, tasting different arabicas and robustas, finding differences.
The preparation of espresso , dosing, grinding and tamping.
The Cappuccino in theory and in practice. Milk frothing: the SCAE standards, more or less frothy, more or less hot.
The classic Italian preparations: latte macchiato, caffèlatte, espresso macchiato , shaked coffee etc.
An introduction to the brewing world: V60, Aeropress and other methods...
Knowledge and cleaning of the espresso machines. Descaling, backflushing, cleaning of the grinder.

Day2     Barista Advanced

What are the barista and latte art championships. Regulation and competitions.
Introduction to professional coffee tasting: the SCAE evaluation boards, testing of several coffees in single origin, from Mexico Altura to Java to the spicy taste of the Ethiopian Sidamo.
Practical test machine: find the right grinding degree and make a correct espresso.
The latte art. Video, the “dry” technique and a lot of practice for the pouring of the rosetta, the heart, tulips the new rainbow cappuccinos and much more.
From the world of the coffee cocktails to the new frontiers, from mocaccino to hot and icy very new proposals...

Day3     Brewing

Introduction to the new world of coffee brewing: brew ratio, timing of pour, turbulence, temperatures and other parameters.
The best coffees for brewing.
The concept of TDS and the use of the refractometer.
The various tools of brewing: Aeropress, V60, french press, Chemex, cold drip.
Basic practice with these tools.
Extractions aeropress and V60 with various coffee roasted for filter.
Modifying the grinding, brew ratio and temperature; evaluating how these parameter modify the organoleptic sensations in the cup.

Day4     Coffee Shop Management

Segments of coffee shops: different locations, different waves
The added values of a venue: windows, malls, dehors
How to plan a coffee shop business plan
The average of incomes in a coffee shop around the world
Right percentages of the costs of a coffee shop: food cost, employees, rents and...
Bureaucratic routes: different countries, common paths
Financing routes: crowdfunding and financing from companies
The path for success: target, concept, communication, layout
Be able to understand the hidden needs of the clients
Products's strategy and prices
Increase and transmit our skill
Communication: into and outside the shop
The three syndromes of the opening of a coffee shop (start strong!)
The daily management
The new concepts

Day5     Coffee Roasting

Characteristics, evaluation and defects of the green coffee with the SCAE parameters.
Theory of roasting: different temperatures for different coffees, the roasting curves and profiles, methods of heat transfer, First Crack & Second Crack.
The Italian coffee roasting. Practical exercises of roasting with the colorimetric system of evaluation. Tasting of a light and a dark roasted coffee.
Blending: create our own blend starting from our taste or the taste of our clients. Tasting of good and a “not very good” coffees already sold in the market.
Creating a first simple blend with two different single origine coffees.

Day6     Tasting

The aim of the coffee tasting. The organs of sense involved in coffee tasting: eyes, nose, mouth.
What is it, and how to use a coffee tasting sheet.
Tasting Espresso, filter, brewing
The phases of the coffee tasting: visual, olfactory, assessing, tactile and aftertaste.
Acidity, bitterness, sweetness, mouthfeel and aromas: the use of professional terminology.
What is it the cupping, the professional system of coffee tasting.
Cupping of several coffees in single origin: from the robustas to the best washed arabicas...
Tasting of several espresso in single origin and blended.
A little competition of cupping?

Day7     SCA Certifications



PRICE
4 weeks 1,700€

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   PROFESSIONAL COURSE WITH INTERNSHIP ENROLL NOW!

ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND PROFESSIONAL BARISTA COURSE WITH INTERNSHIP: 6 MONTHS

6 months € 4,100
11 weeks Italian language 4 hours a day
1 week SCA certified professional course (as above)
12 weeks internship in a Florentine cafè (10 hours Italian language and culture course at school + 20 hours weekly internships per week)

NO SURPRISE PRICE Everything included: fees, taxes, didactic materials, Italian language and SCA certification at the end of the course, internship documents and insurance!



PRICE
6 months 4,100€

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"Buon pomeriggio.
Voglio fare il mio record qui delle tre settimane ho passato in questa Scuola Toscana, imparando questa bella e musicale lingua è la lingua italiana.
Sono stati giorni di apprendimento; sia la parte come un po' l'arte e la cultura italiana.
I miei ringraziamenti a tutti coloro che lavorano presso la chiarezza Scuola Toscana nelle informazioni e aiutare con alloggiamento con la famiglia (gratuito, ovviamente), e nel mio caso, così come rimanere a casa per persone meravigliose, istruite ecc .... che alla fine è diventato amici.
Anche il mio amore Nadia e Francesca docenti che insegnano conoscono così bene.
Tutti al mio generale grazie. Sto cercando la possibilità di un ritorno al più presto.
Arrivederci
ILMA
Brasile"


"Ho dimenticato di lasciare il questionario sulla qualita dei vostri servizi.  Mi sono piaciuti tutti!  Le insegnanti erano stupefacente.  Do a Carmen, Laura e Mariella il ottimo in tutti le categorie.  Erano si paziente, entusiastiche, e incoreggiante.  Anche il servizio di assistenza di tu e gli altri nella segretaria e stato meraviglioso.  Ci sono piaciuti molto la nostra camera dei via Canacci e la nostra vicina del apartamento.  Lydia ed io siamo godute tanto a Firenze, grazie alla Scuola Toscana!

Cordiali saluti,
Patty"


“Sono stata alla Scuola Toscana per la seconda volta e come l’anno scorso mi è piaciuta molto. Ci tornerò per megliorare la lingua italiana e per godere Firenze.
Grazie a tutti della scuola !
Affettuosi saluti
Friederike"


"Il corso era ottimo – tutto era sempre un gran aiuto !
Wilhelm"


"Buongiorno!
Venerdì scorso, dopo tre settimane a Firenze, ho finito i miei corsi a Scuola Toscana. Sono partito certamente con più grande fiducia in me stesso per quanto riguarda la comunicazione in italiano e, per di più, sono convinto d'aver approfondito la mia conoscenza della lingua e della cultura italiana.
Comunque, vorrei sopratutto elogiare i miei tre professori -- Alberto, Nadia e Silvia -- che erano davvero bravissimi: Alberto per il suo approccio strutturato e lezioni di comunicazione interessantissime, Nadia per la sua pazienza con cui spiegava grammatica e per la disponibilità durante i corsi privati, e finalmente Silvia che insegnava con tanta energia e passione, anche quando eravamo fuori facendo le attività pomeridiani.
Bravi tutti (anche i due professori di supplenza i nomi di cui non posso ricordarmi sfortunatamente)!
Sperando di poter tornare a Firenze un giorno, vi saluto sinceramente!
D. (Slovenia)"


"Domani sarà il mio ultimo giorno di scuola

Non sono sicuro di essere stato bene queste due settimane ...

Sono sicuro di essere stato benissimo!

Voglio ringraziare Alberto, Lorenzo e Lavinia per il loro impegno e per le lezioni molto divertenti anche nella grammatica italiana.

Abbiamo riso molto.

Bertil (Svezia)"


Grazie mille per tutto ! E' stato un semestre Veramente Meraviglioso ! Grazie !

Tatiana e Marisa (USA)


Grazie mille a Voi per l'accoglienza e per l'italiano ! Voi siete benvenuti in Colombia - caro saluto

Vanessa (Colombia)


Per me, i giorni che ho passato a Firenze sono importanti memorie. Voi siete molto gentili, simpatichi, mi piacciono molto. Sono fortunato di incontrarvi. Spero di rivedervi prestissimo - Grazie mille

H (Giappone)


Abbiamo avuto un ottimo tempo ! Amore da

Courtney e Rebecca (USA)


(alla famiglia italiana ospitante) Grazie per godere i vostri pasti deliciosi. La vostra casa diventata la mia seconda casa qui a Firenze. Grazie per tutto. Arriviederci

Angier (Francia)


Grazie per averci soggiorno per due settimane, molto accogliente e attento. Grazie per tutto quello che avete fatto. Ci mancherete. Amore,

Rikki Sam e Jada (USA)

 


 

"siamo a casa nostra già da alcuni giorni ma non vogliamo mancare l'occasione di esprimerci concernando il nostro corso privato con Maria. Come la prima volta siamo contentissimi delle lezioni con Maria. E come la prima volta vorremmo sottolineare che Maria era disponibile per ogni thema di discussione desiderato della parte nostra. Ma Maria stessa ha anche saputo iniziare delle discussioni molto interessanti di soggetti svariati e tutte le nostre domande hanno trovato una risposta giusta. Grazie tanto e cordiali saluti, Ursula e Rüdiger (Germania)"

 
Scuola Toscana at the Olimpic Games

Scuola Toscana is the main sponsor of the Olimpic Games of Italian as second language - Edition 2014!

Participants: more than twenty schools, where Italian is taught as second language.

Finale: 19th of March 2014

Among the prices, you can win a stay of one week at Scuola Toscana Firenze!

Good luck to all the participants and have fun!

http://www.olimpiadi-italiano.it/altoadige-L2/sponsor/





 
Italian language school in Florence

LogoLearn Italian in a Italian language school in Florence and improve your occupational and private chances. Our Italian language school, located in the historical center of Florence, is recognized and certified from the italian Ministry of Education. Some of our Italian language courses are acknowledged as educational leave in Germany. Furthermore, our Italian language courses are admited to the educational accounts of Upper Austria, and the Italian language school Scuola Toscana in Florence is the official place of business of the Österreich Institut GmbH Florence.
Beside a huge offer of different Italian language courses Scuola Toscana offers also various leisure time activities, which are all kept exclusively in italian language. You can enjoy everything, from guided tours in the historical center, across visits in museum up to culinary adventures.
All of our teachers are native speakers, with an University degree and certified as instructors of Italian as second language.

 
More than 30 nationalities

Scuola Toscana LogoMore than 30 nationalities and all ages are represented at Scuola Toscana.  Scuola Toscana offers courses in Italian language for students from university age up to adults and retired people in a well-balanced proportion, so that everyone can socialize, and make friends.

The courses, the materials and the activities are especially studied to suit the needs and wishes of different people with different interest.

Moreover, Scuola Toscana offers also special courses of Italian for children and their families.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE Scuola Toscana ARE:

  • a maximum of 8 students per class;
  • starting dates available every two weeks, 12 months a year;
  • courses from one week up to three years;
  • complete assistance for Visa procedure for long duration courses
  • the accommodation programme: a wide choice of apartments and selected families in Florence (no commission)
  • proficiency evaluation once a course is completed, various Certificates and Diplomas (Accademia Italiana di Lingua and Universita'  per Stranieri di Siena).
  • customer service: assistance and courtesy, "no surprise" prices.
  • Middle size school; not too small, not too big,  from 60 to 100 students a month

The Scuola Toscana is a school of Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners, located in the heart of the historical centre of Florence.

 
THREE REASONS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD STUDY ITALIAN

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Ever thought about studying Italian language ? Many people did it succesfully, and they recommend it (list of references available); you should really follow their example.

Why ? Here the three main reasons (or, at least, three good reasons):

 

  1. To study Italian is a good excuse to make holidays in Italy.

    As everyone knows, the best way to learn a language is to live in the country for some time, therefore if you decide to study Italian you have a great reason to come to Italy, and Italy is a fantastic place to be: the cities, the seaside, the art, the food, the wine... and if you come to Scuola Toscana you can have all this things together – just persuade your boss to pay for your language course at Scuola Toscana Firenze, and we will do the rest !

  2. To study Italian is a good way to socialize

    Once upon a time, Italian was the language of trade, finance and business – fortunately, that era is over; nowadays people study Italian because they are interested in art, fashion, cooking, or just for fun. Therefore, if you study Italian you have high probabilities to be in company of nice people who learn the language with good intentions... plus, Italians notoriously like to talk with anybody, so you are sure you can use your Italian!

  3. To study Italian allows you to understand the Italian “way of life”

    At least for the last 50 years Italy has been living in the middle of various crisis: economical crisis, social crisis, political crisis – but Italian are still among the happiest people on the planet. Learning Italian is the best way to discover the Italian way of life, which gives you unbeatable arms to survive in very dysfunctional communities and nightmarish bureaucratic environments (Scuola Toscana Firenze offers cours in Italian for business, by the way)

 
Courses at Scuola Toscana

Scuola Toscana LogoAccording to the time you have available, can attend one course of Italian language just for one week, and maybe make full use of your time with a very intensive course like the Florence Discovery or with a private Italian course.

If you decide to dedicate one or more months to the study of the Italian language, maybe you can relax a little more and choose the Gold course ore couple the study of Italian language with the History of Art courses or with one of the Cooking courses we offer.



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