I flew out to Texas and attended Texas Coffee School because I’m in the process of starting my own mobile organic coffee and juice bar, and I wanted to learn the coffee business and espresso fundamentals. The combination of classroom learning and hands-on training was perfect for me.
The class size was small and they have a wide variety of the latest equipment. They have a light-hearted way of delivering a ton of valuable information. They gear the course to the needs of each student and definitely welcome questions. I now refer to Tom as my ‘coffee guru’.
I debated back and forth for quite a while before signing up for the 3-day coffee business class. If you’re in the same position, trying to decide whether or not to take the class, sign up now!! The amount of money that you’ll both save and make from taking this class far exceeds the amount you’ll pay for registration. The information that Tom shares during this class is very thorough and is based not only in an extensive amount of experience but also in research and data. Claire and Robert were also fantastic. They covered all aspects of coffee equipment and making the perfect coffee, espresso drinks, and teas. To anyone, at any stage of the process of opening your own coffee business, I cannot recommend highly enough that you take this class. You’ll have so many moments throughout the 3 days that you’ll think to yourself “I’m so glad I decided to come!”.
So much BANG for your BUCK! Certainly worth every penny. I’m a small business owner who runs an ice cream business in Houston. We’ve been in business for 3 years and wanted to expand the menu to feature coffee and other beverages for our flagship location. Thought I was walking into a general introduction to barista training, but it ended up being a well-rounded program from A-Z on how to start and run your very own small business. The game plan Tom prepared can be applied to almost any type of small business start up. I appreciated the attention to detail in his lesson planning. HE PRACTICALLY WROTE UP A COMPLETE BUSINESS PLAN for you with STATS and NUMBERS from successful coffee shop models. Not only did I learn barista basics, I now feel confident with taking my business to the next level! A+++ STELLAR!
Educational courses can often leave one thinking, “This is dragging on way too long”. Tom masterfully showcased his expertise and professionalism through his brilliantly concise and defined 3 day course. My initial thought of how short 3 days is for the price was quickly put to rest once I sat in class the first day. Only with such unusual and unique life experiences can a teacher use every word with purpose and precision, making this course unmatchable. The packets of information are so detailed and complete, I have no worry of losing any information received. Tom’s and Claire’s instruction far exceeded all expectations. I left Texas Coffee School more inspired than ever and equipped to create my dream.
Thank you Tom and Claire!
Oddfellows has benefitted greatly from working with Texas Coffee School. We could not more heartily recommend their services and training. They have been an incredible source of wisdom and knowledge as it relates to business advice, coffee sourcing, espresso, brewing methods, program philosophy, and helping us build a strong coffee culture from within. Oddfellows was recently reviewed in D Magazine as having the ‘Best Coffee in Dallas‘; Texas Coffee School has been a critical part of the success of our coffee program and the skill of our baristas!
Attending this class in preparation for opening a coffee shop was the best decision we could have made. Tom is EXTREMELY thorough and covers all of the bumps in the road you will face as you try to open a business. He provides so many resources, tips, insights and advice, the material he sent us home with is my go-to for every question I have, and it does not disappoint. Without this class, I would have made so many terrible decisions and so many things would have fallen through the cracks. If you don’t know where to start — START HERE, you will not regret it. Thank you, Tom, I’ll be sending my husband ASAP.
Easily the best investment I have made in my entrepreneurial career… And I went to school for it. The program is set up to build confidence in preparation and provide excellent resources so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel for setting up a coffee shop (or any business for that matter). This is a worthwhile investment 150%. I was hesitant about spending that amount for registration but I honestly feel I made my money back in the first 4 hours. Tom gave us some tips that I plugged into my financial plan and it saved me about $4,000 BOOM!
My husband & I both attended (the 3-Day Coffee Business Class) – COMPLETELY worth the investment – I have never seen so much attention detail! I believe no stone was left unturned – volumes of information on every aspect, but so organized and easy to follow I left equipped to zero in on our purpose – the heavy lifting of the business details were literally in my hands when we left – I am genuinely more excited than I though possible to move forward with plans to open my own shop!
If you’re looking for a place to get clarity and understanding about coffee and entrepreneurship, Texas Coffee School is the place to attend. There was so much great information shared with us at Texas Coffee School. It blows my mind the amount of knowledge we gained about coffee and business operations in such a short amount of time. We came there to get clarification on some things that we had researched about opening a coffee cafe and they did not disappoint, that objective was obtained. Not only that, we left with so much more… We feel confident about taking the journey to becoming “coffeepreneurs!” As we move along in this process, Anna and Jonah will be on one shoulder and Tom will be on the other! We look forward to bringing our team back for your barista training course. You guys are awesome!
My two sisters and I learned everything we needed to know to open a coffee shop in a small town–Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Tom is an excellent teacher. Not only did we learn how to make a superb cup of coffee, we learned how to make our business successful. The handouts, demonstrations, and practice were invaluable lessons in being the best we can be. We have only been in operation for two years and are being honored with the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award for supporting the arts in business. We offer free art entertainment by partnering with the Locust Grove Arts Alliance, and our place has become a place of “wonder” for the community. Our motto is “Community by the Cup,” and we try to follow it everyday. Thanks, again, Tom, for being the best of teachers in the best of businesses! Wonder City Coffee, Kelly Palmer, Shaun Perkins, Roxann Yates.
My dream has always been to open a coffee shop, so I decided to look for a course to educate myself about coffee and the business. I decided to attend a three day class at Texas Coffee School. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. It was an intense, hands on class. The mentors are professional and are deeply knowledgeable. I totally recommend this class even if you are not opening a business, there are other classes offered for coffee enthusiasts. I am definitely coming back for a managerial course. THANK YOU, TEXAS COFFEE SCHOOL!
Attending the Texas Coffee School was a game changer for me, and across a very broad spectrum at that. I left informed, inspired, and with a wealth of business hand outs and information that alone would be worth the cost of the class. If becoming an entrepreneur and running your own coffee shop is your dream and your destiny, and you have the passion and drive that will be necessary to see that fulfilled, then this class will almost certainly be a game changer for you as well and push you closer to that goal by leaps and bounds.
Thanks to Tom and Claire for your inspired approach. I eagerly look forward to showing them what I can do with what they have given me!
Every question I had about the ins and outs of opening a coffee shop were answered at the Texas Coffee School. The instructors took time to answer every question and allowed us to practice as much as we needed. The amount of time and knowledge that was put into this course that is given to it’s students is outstanding. I would have never learned any of this on my own. Texas Coffee School genuinely wants you to succeed and gives you every bit of information to do so. Thank you so much for this class.
I am so blown away by the outstanding class that Tom and Claire have put together! The information and hands on experience is amazing and second to none! I left this class with overwhelming confidence about going forward with my plans of opening a first class roasting/coffee shop! I hope to see them again real soon as I will have my baristas attending their school for training! Love love!
I just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing three day coffee business workshop! Your course impressed us so much because you didn’t hold back on breaking down each subcategory in painstaking detail. You could have easily breezed passed many of the details and steps you delineated on, but you didn’t. THANKS! Having you break it down in such a concise manner REALLY brought clarity to us and having it organized and structured on paper was absolutely priceless. It was clear that you spent hundreds of hours structuring your lectures and compiling all those amazing resources. We had such a great time! It challenged us and it forged and even deeper respect for the craft! Thanks so much!
I traveled 2,033 miles to attend the Three Day Coffee Business Class. I spent five days in a new city. This added up to a decent sized investment in learning the in and outs of the specialty coffee industry. AND….it was many many times worth it. I really can not imagine embarking on my new business without the knowledge and road map presented to me at the Texas Coffee School. The instruction is top notch, the facilities are great, but most importantly Tom Vincent and his staff obviously care about the success and well being of the students. It goes beyond knowledge and instruction and is inspiring to learn the lessons and concepts presented. If you are on the fence about the investment, do not think twice, it is a must have step in your business journey.
My husband and I had an excellent experience at Texas Coffee school. Their passion for the coffee industry is easy to see which made the time fly by.
The biggest thing we appreciated was their honestly about factors to consider when seriously thinking about opening a business. They did not sugar coat the facts and gave us helpful outlines to consider when working with lawyers, real estate agents, and banks.
We appreciated their extremely high standard for quality and consistency when it comes to preparing coffee & selecting beans. The staff was very down to earth and helped answer all of the questions we had.
We would definitely recommend the course to a friend. If you are seriously considering opening a coffee shop, this will be the best investment you could make before getting started.