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Coffee Making in Florence

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Experience
Study
Destination
Italy
Duration
1 week
Ages
18 to 85
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Trip overview

There is nowhere better in the world to learn the intricacies of the world of coffee, than in Italy. They basically wrote the rules of modern coffee making, and on this glorious week-long course, you can learn the secrets of the industry, get to grips with everything to do with coffee making, from the green bean, right through to the latte art. 

Located in the heart of Florence, you will join fellow coffee enthusiasts in this glowing heart of Tuscan gastronomy to focus on all the individual elements that will develop your coffee making skills, build your confidence and as a bonus, you get to explore one of the greatest cities on earth! This is an immersive trip, which extends way past the classroom. With local assistance from the coffee school, you and your classmates will truly explore Florence, seeing not only the incredible sites, but delving into the hidden corners and amazing nightlife.  

Florence is glorious in every way. Its winding alleys are as beautiful as its stunning Cathedrals, hidden squares and friendly locals. Florence is a renaissance city, built on all things art, so its galleries are some of the best in the world, but this artisan lifestyle flows effortlessly into the food and the coffee.

We offer the complete package for those wanting to gain real-world, international experience in the home of coffee. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials plus all the support you could ask for before, during and even after your trip.

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to study Coffee Making in Italy. This trip is perfect for those that don’t want to just visit Italy, but want to become a part of it.

Inclusions

Coffee course

Learn about the world of coffee in one week, with an intensive coffee making course, focusing on everything from choosing the right green beans to managing your own shop. 

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Private live-in accommodation

Sleep off your food comas in style. You’ll be staying in gorgeous private accommodation, right in the heart of Florence. Conveniently located 10 minutes away from the school or 30 minutes on foot. You’ll also get access to a rooftop terrace/bar and infinity pool.

Private airport transfer

A private chauffeur to take you from the Florence Airport (FLR) to your initial hotel accommodation located in Florence.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience.

Ongoing support from our local team

From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

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$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our one week coffee route is a full immersion into the Coffee World, an amazing experience with a group of authorised coffee trainers and international coffee professionals. Coffee lovers come from all over the world to share their passion in this incredibly friendly environment to learn about coffee from the very best. If you have aspirations to make coffee part of your future career, then this course will give you the most solid foundation you could imagine. The skills you’ll be taught have been passed down generations, and one day you’ll be able to pass them down too. 

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

You’re going to the birthplace of the Renaissance, one of the most spectacular and fascinating places in Italy, Florence. It’s a food and wine lovers paradise as it lies right on the doorstep of the world-famous Tuscan wine region.

Trip itinerary

Arrival

You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation for the week. We recommend arriving a day before your course begins. If you choose to arrive a few days early to acclimatise, get exploring Florence before your classes start.

Weekdays

Your classes start at 10 am every morning and finish at 6 pm. A long day, packed full of new skills and a wealth of information, but worth every second. Every day you will study a Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) approved course, for which you can take daily exams and gain certification. Over the week you will cover Barista skills, coffee brewing, coffee tasting and cupping, roasting and blending, green coffee and coffee shop management. Then, once your day is done, sit down with your fellow students, have a few drinks and some antipasti and get ready to explore Florence by night!

Weekends
This is a 7-day course, so you will be attending the school on Saturday and Sunday too. However, once your week is finished, explore Florence and Tuscany, venture further into other parts of Italy or even jet set off to other places around Europe! You will be located right in the heart of Florence and you’ll have made friends with the other people in your course, so you won’t be short on things to do.
 
Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. Meaning that you can live together and work together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

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