WHAT IS A BARISTA?
A Barista is an expert at making espresso coffee, and a master of a variety of espresso based beverages. To be a good barista, a person must understand coffee and the espresso machines' purpose.
WHY USE M*A*D?
M*A*D Training Solutions is a speciality barista training company, with a client base including retail, restaurants, bars and coffee shops and the travel industry. M*A*D Training Solutions was founded by Jon Skinner, who has been working in the hospitality and leisure sector since 1981.
After several years of working within catering, Jon Skinner moved towards offering professional barista training services, and over the years has developed courses which are recognised by bodies such as The Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), Beverage Standards Association (BSA) and City & Guilds.
Jon Skinner has over 25 years' experience in the hospitality and leisure sector
Training is accredited by The Speciality Coffee Association
Jon Skinner is one of only 25 UK Barista Championship judges
WHY 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE'?
Following a huge storm a Father and Son were walking along a beach where hundreds of Starfish had been washed ashore, the little boy picked up a Starfish and threw it back into the sea.
The Father could see the enormity of the task and commented, you'll never make a difference to this lot. The little boy picked up another Starfish and threw it back into the sea, commenting back "I made a difference to that one".