Our story

The academy based in Kolkata is the first AHA accredited Coffee Training School in India offering skill oriented short term Barista Courses and Coffee Art Courses to achieve excellence in coffee training enabling students to find jobs with practical experience. We provide ample opportunities for students to practice what we teach in our coffee lab.
 We have established ourselves with a mission to provide quality yet affordable coffee training and classes by and for people passionate about coffee.

our story

American Hospitality

The American Hospitality Academy (AHA) was founded in 1986 and has its corporate headquarters on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. AHA has a long history and many years of experience in providing structured training and exchange program opportunities with premier American hospitality partners including Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, and Hilton. Over the last 20 years AHA has served tens of thousands of students from over 70 different countries.

Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management

Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management (SMSH) was initiated in 2002 with an aim of providing world class education in Hotel and Tourism Management. Situated in Kathmandu, Nepal, SMSH currently provides Four-year Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management in affiliation with Queen Margaret University, UK, and Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts leading to four year hospitality degree.

our courses

Basic Barista

For Beginners Course Duration: 15 hours

The basic course is aimed at all beginner level Barista’s which provides a general view of the coffee world following the journey of coffee from beans to the cup. The course will cover the importance of espresso and it’s extraction, milk texturing – an art of coffee. You will also gain basic knowledge of the coffee machine operation and it’s maintenance.

Our expert Barista Trainer will teach you all the fundamental barista skills including the use of espresso coffee machine, coffee grinder and a range of other equipment providing you with the skills required to prepare these drinks to a high standard.

Coffee Expert

Course Duration: 15 hours

This is a professional journey into the world of coffee that provides a complete in-depth view, both theoretical and practical. The course is a complete detailed program which includes the processing and transformation of coffee, providing the rules for extracting, recognizing, and judging a perfect espresso. This course offers an in-depth and intense knowledge is imparted in the art of espresso extraction, milk steaming, cappuccino preparation with an intro to Slow Preparation and Latte Art.

By the end of the course, you will be at the level of a skilled working Barista, able to work confidently in a busy café environment.

Master Barista

Course Duration: 3 days/9 hours

The Master Barista class is the most advanced amongst all the courses AHA currently offers and is designed for professional Barista or coffee technicians led by a professional barista. You will learn modern techniques and receive detailed information regarding coffee and also experience more hands-on preparation training. These classes delight the ability as well as your taste buds.

This is an advanced course only for the skilled Baristas. The course takes you through the rigorous journey of taste, aroma, skills and the latest technology in the world of Coffee today. Our 3 days Master Barista course is the most challenging and comprehensive course we have on offer. It is ideal for people looking to gain skills to work in the coffee industry as well as future/current café owners wanting to know more about the barista craft.

The course is designed to give you a well rounded coffee education so you can enter the coffee industry with confidence knowing you have the skills and knowledge to brew delicious tasting coffee and trouble shoot/diagnose any extraction related problems.

Latte Art

Course Duration: 6 hours

This is one of the most interesting things in coffee. Latte means ‘Milk’ in Italian, so it is the art of milk. The Latte Art Class, as the name suggests, is a class where you get to create your own beautiful art in a cup. You will get a chance to test your pouring skills and create different milk patterns and designs on your own Cappuccino and Latte under the guidance of our professional instructors.

Espresso Excellency

Course Duration: 5 hours

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

Turn into a Coffee Sommelier. This course is for coffee lovers and afficiandos who simply love coffee. We teach you the various nuances and tastes indulging you in the world of coffee culture.

Coffee Lovers

Course Duration: 5 hours

Coffee Lover courses are a discovery activity that are designed for people who are passionate about coffee and would like to know more about what is in their cup. This short course that we are providing is dedicated to all coffee lovers and connoisseurs, which offers you a conventional view of coffee, culture and it’s different preparation methods.

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