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Coffee Making in Florence

1 week
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jan 2024, and closing very soon.

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.


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 30 minutes away.

Private airport transfer

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

Certificate of completion

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

Ongoing local team support

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.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$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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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. 

This course is taught with the goal for you to not just make exceptional coffee while you’re here, but to be able to use those skills when you get home. You’re not just going to be learning how to brew a cup of coffee, you’ll be gaining knowledge about the raw beans, the different machines used in the various processes and how to create beautiful latte art. You will learn how to roast, how to taste, all the methods of brewing and how to start and run your own coffee business. 

Arrive in Florence with the reassurance that you will be many steps ahead of every other traveller in search of international experience in Europe. You can hit the ground running in your studies, with everything else taken care of. You’ll be staying right in the heart of iconic Florence, a place so spectacular and historic that the entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

In the evenings, your group will head into Florence, immersing yourself in the incredible food, wine and culture that led you here. If you want to explore Italy further, then you couldn’t be in a better spot. With the food heaven of Emilia-Romagna and the stunning city of Venice just to your north and the wonders of Rome to the south, exploring further is a must. Embrace a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel and study in Italy, learning a lifelong skill that will stay with you forever. 


Be aged between 18-85.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, hotel tourist tax & spending money.

Trip itinerary


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.


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!


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.  


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

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. 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.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

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 or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with 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-19 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 recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you 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 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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