At Coffee Island, we believe in knowledge as a driving force to provide the consumer, a unique coffee experience, and our goal is to train professional baristas - coffee makers, with whom we share the same passion for specialty coffee. A full glass of aromas and flavors of coffee "hides" a large chain of people working to provide a unique coffee experience to anyone who tastes it.
Part of this chain is Coffee Campus, the education department of the Coffee Island, which transmits love, passion, dedication to specialty coffee. Coffee Campus instructors have both training and hands-on experience in the coffee field. The Coffee Campus team consists of 7 Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs), who have the highest distinction in the field of coffee and 3 Q graders.
Instructors inspire the baristas by acting as their role models and mentors. They also impart baristas with the knowledge and love of coffee, so that they can turn them into a unique coffee experience that they offer to our consumers on a daily basis.
There are four “schools” at Coffee Campus, each of which specializes in different areas of coffee. Quality School provides trainees with R&D knowledge and sensory skills, that is, how to judge a coffee based on its quality characteristics. At Grindery School they learn the coffee shop blends and varieties of coffee as well as brewing skills so they can make your drink using different extraction methods. At Roasting School, they acquire knowledge of green coffee, its cultivation, its processing, its sorting and are trained in roasting by our experienced roasters on state-of-the-art machines. Finally, at Barista School they are trained to deliver unique beverages, as they learn to have complete control over the equipment and factors that influence the taste of your coffee.
Coffee Campus has 4 centers in Patras, Athens, Thessaloniki and Nicosia. Our schools are Lifelong Learning Centers and certified SCA Premier Training Campuses certified by the worldwide organization that promotes SCA quality coffee.