Artisan coffee chain 200 Degrees has two barista schools, in Nottingham and Birmingham; Leeds and Cardiff follow soon. These offer a range of courses – best for beginners are the Home Brew course, £75, and Basic Barista, £75. (0115 837 3150; 200degs.com).
The London School of Coffee provides pro-level certification courses (expect exams). Before you get that serious, try the introduction to cupping and sensory exploration day, which will help you get a feel for how to taste coffee in its purest form; £199 for a day. (0208 439 798, londonschoolof coffee.com)
Learn how to perfect the “microfoam” in lattes and cappuccinos, then test your skills by foaming heart, rosetta and tulip shapes. Limini Coffee in Yorkshire offers a three-hour course for £90. (01274 911 419; liminicoffee. co.uk)