If you’re a café owner, barista, or someone that just loves everything about coffee, there is a new spot in the Mile Square where you can diversify your coffee skills. New Jersey Coffee School, located at 720 Monroe Street Suite C508 in Hoboken, is a new spot where you can participate in a variety of fun, interactive, educational, and hands-on coffee classes in a state-of-the-art coffee lab. Read on to learn more about New Jersey Coffee School in Monroe Center.
All Things Coffee at NJ Coffee School
New Jersey Coffee School is for all types of java lovers, no matter your experience with coffee. According to the website, the school provides “a wealth of opportunities for you to explore whether you are a potential business owner looking to expand your coffee and business acumen, a budding or existing barista, or a coffee enthusiast wanting to further develop your knowledge and skills”.
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The school was founded by lifelong friends James Conti and Bernie Rosenstein, and the team also includes a lineup of five instructors. James is a St. Peter’s University alumnus with a three-decade background in financial services, who also has extensive experience with mentoring and coaching. Bernie spent over 30 years with HBO on financial and strategic objectives before spending several years focusing on various aspects of the coffee industry, including gaining knowledge of the intricacies of the craft and the trade.
The school focuses on community as well as letting you gain the freedom you need to make informed decisions and take control of your own coffee journey. James and Bernie look to “help those who have a vision for their business and personal growth but lack the specific know-how and experience to bring it to fruition”. According to the website, New Jersey Coffee School has one main goal: to assist you to succeed in pursuing your vision and goals within the coffee industry.
About the Classes
The classes at New Jersey Coffee School are “diverse and tailored to meet the different needs of the coffee community,” — whether that’s giving you the tools you need to become a café owner, building up your barista skills, or just providing essential knowledge and skills to enhance your coffee palette. The classes here are small and hands-on, and are taught by experienced industry professionals who are well-versed in the specifics of the coffee and hospitality industries.
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The classes you can take here include:
- Three-Day Professional Coffee Business Class for $2,195 — designed to provide the coffee and business knowledge, practical know-how, and tools needed to increase the opportunity for success in planning and operating a new coffee business.
- Two-Day Professional Barista Training Class for $995 — designed to provide baristas looking to acquire the essential coffee knowledge and skills required to produce consistent high-quality coffee, espresso, and non-espresso-based beverages.
- One-Day Professional Barista Training Class for $595 — a foundational class designed to provide baristas looking to acquire the essential coffee knowledge and skills required to produce consistent high-quality coffee espresso-based beverages.
- Home Essentials Coffee Class for $199 — for home baristas and coffee enthusiasts with little to no experience that covers everything from basic knowledge about the different types of coffee beans and regional taste profiles to providing the know-how and foundational skills needed to understand things such as grinding fundamentals, espresso extraction, and milk steaming.
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You can find out more about the classes at New Jersey Coffee School here.