Beverage Specialist

We take a step back  and look at the bigger picture of fine service and truly prepare individuals with an exceptional experience. The Beverage Specialist course contains several modules in Wine, Bartending & Mixology and Barista.


This hands-on course will guide you, using sight, smell and taste, through the world’s key spirit categories and production methods. The course is designed to introduce spirits in an interactive, structured and concise manner. You’ll learn how to taste spirits using a systematic approach.

The modules we discuss:

  • Service and wine tasting
  • Viniculture and vinification + climate
  • Wines of France
  • Wines of the World
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Labeling and pronunciation
  • Wine list maintenance
  • Wine storage
  • Specific Yacht Service

Bartending & Mixology

We train in many different topics; I summarize the most common ones below: 

  • Role of the Bar Professional 
  • Bar tools & Equipment 
  • Use of cocktail equipment 
  • History of the cocktail and the classics
  • Read & understand recipes 
  • Pouring & Shaking techniques 
  • Spirit knowledge
  • Tasting
  • A balanced drink 
  • Creativity with ingredients
  • Creating a menu 
  • Speed training 

BARISTA & Specialty Tea

Our Barista & Latte Art courses focus on classic training and the latest trends. Those attending learn how to professionally create the best cup of coffee with the help of all tools and the barista machine. This highly interactive course allows participants to become a confident hot beverage specialist with a hands on common sense approach. 

We discuss the following modules:

  • Farm to Cup talk – a background into where coffee comes from
  • Introduction to Espresso machines and how they work
  • Beginning of Barista Skills – How to produce the perfect espresso
  • Start building and working with coffee menus
  • Sensory – How we taste coffee from taste testing to the espresso
  • The Roasting Process – a more close up demo view (Group Demo)
  • Customer Service – Taking orders and making multiple drinks
  • Milk work! That perfect micro-foam to achieve basic Latte Art
  • Tea extraction times & temperatures
  • Speed
  • Tasting
  • A lot of practice!
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