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The Texas Coffee School Story


Are you opening a coffee shop? In need of barista training? Or, are you a home coffee enthusiast interested in consumer coffee classes?

Texas Coffee School has classes geared toward everyone: Entrepreneurs in the process of starting a coffee business, working baristas looking to polish skills, and home coffee enthusiasts alike. We outfit our training centers with state-of-the-art espresso machines and brewing equipment that simulate a real-life cafe environment – making learning easy.

Texas Coffee School, located in Arlington, Texas

Founder & CEO

Tom Vincent

DALLAS, TEXAS – Tom Vincent is the Founder and CEO of Texas Coffee School. Tom has been involved in specialty coffee since 2006 when he set sail on a two-year apprenticeship with a major specialty coffee roasting company. With the help of some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the coffee industry, Tom learned the business of coffee from the inside out. Inevitably, Tom evolved from a barista to a teaching assistant, and eventually became a specialty coffee business owner himself when he opened Texas Coffee School in 2010. 


(Listen to Tom’s fascinating story about starting Texas Coffee School along with a number of his tips for coffee business start-ups in his interview on The Pathways to Success Podcast.)


Over the last decade our team of in-house professional educators has grown! Today, Texas Coffee School employs numerous full-time teachers with extensive and diverse coffee industry backgrounds. As a team we all share a collective passion for specialty coffee, entrepreneurship, and mentoring. Since 2010, Texas Coffee School’s industry-leading Coffeepreneur® course curriculum has proudly supported hundreds of people in opening their own successful specialty coffee businesses. We love visiting our student’s thriving coffee shops and seeing the joy it brings them, their families, and their communities! Seeing our students success is the most rewarding feeling as teachers and it drives us to be better at what we do every single day!

Why Texas Coffee School is the Best

We have the absolute best (success proven) teaching system in the industry. This is no accident. We hold ourselves to a significantly higher quality standard than the rest. Just one example of this is our team of full-time educators who not only have extensive industry experience, but must also complete hundreds of hours of internal training before leading a class of students. No other company or organization in this industry holds themselves to this standard. Sadly, the majority of our competitors don’t even staff full-time professional educators. They subcontract freelance “experts” that only lecture several times per year as a side hustle. At Texas Coffee School, we teach every single week. We are not just coffee and business “experts,” we are professional teachers. Our team of highly skilled educators are able adapt to different learning styles and can distill extremely technical information so it is easy to understand and stay engaged with.

As the specialty coffee industry evolves, so do we. We are constantly improving our system: including teaching methodology, communication style, and our training materials. By holding ourselves accountable for being the best at what we do and delivering the best learning experience possible, we see it directly translating to our students’ success. Don’t just take our word for it… Read reviews from real students and see for yourself!

The Most Detailed Training in the Industry

If you find yourself reading the hundreds of 5 star Google reviews and Facebook recommendations our students have written about us, you will find a common theme. The level of organization and detail provided in our Coffeepreneur® program is at an entirely different level. In reviews our students constantly mention how amazed they are with how much they were able to learn in such a short period of time. They also frequently refer to our (now famous) Coffeepreneur® binder they received in our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class. It contains 200+ pages of detailed class notes, training materials, financial tools, operations manuals, guides, and business management resources. To date, our Coffeepreneur® program has aided hundreds in opening and growing their own successful coffee businesses without the need for consultants!

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