Académie du Café Cafés Richard

In 2017, William Lucas trained at the Académie in Paris to become a real coffee ambassador, by following workshops on the art of espresso, roasting, and coffee-cocktails.  He also took barista diploma courses.

William shares his knowledge and skills with our clients and their staff.  This way the restaurants, cafes, and hotels that partner with Paname Coffee & Tea have the knowledge of Cafés Richard and build upon their barista skills.

In an CONSULTING ROLE, we have also helped many clients to develop their espresso menus and developed with new concepts.

The Académie du Café was founded in France in 2002.  Each year, over 700 professionals become real coffee ambassadors, by following Cafés Richard's modules on the art of espresso, roasting and cocktail coffees, or becoming a confirmed barista.

Training takes place at the Cafés Richard head office, near Paris.
 All the courses include a site tour where you can learn about artisan and industrial coffee roasting, and follow the green coffee on its journey from delivery to packaging.

In a professional atmosphere, you will find a tasting room, a laboratory and a workshop with 6 fully-equipped Barista stations (with machines and grinders). There are cameras projecting onto a video screen, so you can zoom in on the trainer as they perform each technical operation.

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