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!”.
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.
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 their 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.