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Espresso excellence

The secrets of espresso coffee according to illy

Course program

The essential course to learn the strenghts and weaknesses that make a perfect cup of espresso, to enhance the quality of the coffee and to offer your clients a perfect coffee, always.


-History and evolution of espresso coffee;
-Evolution and characteristics of the espresso machine and the concept of grinding;
-Rules for a perfect extraction and practice drills on grinding;
-Art and science of the espresso and the peculiarities of illy coffee;
-Tasting session highlighting the most common mistakes;
-Maintenance and cleaning the equipment.

Type of course: practical

Duration: 1 day 

Target participants: baristas, café managers and coffe professionals.

Fee: € 320 + VAT 22%
Special price for illy customers: € 192 + VAT 22%

Where and when

The course is available only in italian.

How can you enroll?
-By calling the toll free number 800 821 021 Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (free from Italy only);
-By filling in the form More info.