Q: Is there Parking on-site at the Toronto Campus?
A: There are a number of parking lots very close by and can range in price from $7 day and up. Carpark #85 is less then 2 blocks away. You can also use google maps and click on search nearby and enter parking to find more spaces available.
Q: Taking transit to the Toronto Academy?
A: It is very convenient to use the subway as there are 2 stations nearby. See Google map below.
Q: Is there Parking on-site at the Vancouver Campus?
A: Yes, when you arrive at the Vancouver Campus (3711 1st Avenue, Burnaby), you will see that you can park just between a large garage door and near to the door of the Academy. Please see the picture below to help with this description visually.
Q: Travelling into town, and Don't see a date that works for you?
A: Contact us to see how we can accommodate you.
Q: Why is this a good investment of my time, effort and money?
A: You know the difference between a regular cup of coffee and a delicious coffee beverage skillfully prepared by an expert Barista. The Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy will turn your good taste into your own business, occupation or simply a way to impress your friends at home. Don’t ever settle for a second rate cup of coffee again.
Q: If a class is fully booked, is there a waiting list?
A: Yes, it is possible to add your name to a waiting list. Please Contact Us if your first choice class is fully booked.
Q: What happens if I cancel?
A: All purchases are non-refundable. If you cancel your place in a class/course with 72 hours notice, then you can re-book the same class/course upon availability.
Q: Can I skip Barista Levels I and II and just take Barista Level III?
A: This may put you in a disadvantaged position to other people in the class. For this reason, we recommend you take Barista Level I and II in their entirety. Even experienced Baristas with a couple years of experience can find themselves lagging behind novices whose Baristas careers are just a few hours old. Because a novice has taken Level I and II.
Q: Do I need a coffee background to take the classes?
A: No, however, the Barista Training Classes should be taken in order: 1) Barista Level 1 then 2) Barista Level II and then 3) Barista Level III
Q: If I sign up for the”Opening a Coffee Business” package, do I need to take the classes all at once?
A: It is best, but different arrangements can be made. Please contact us with your special request.
Q: Are there hotels close by?
A: Yes there are many hotels nearby the Academy’s Toronto training facility: See the map below for some options.
A: Our Vancouver training location is a short distance by car or public transit from area hotels. See the map below for even more options.
Q: Do you accept international students?
A: Yes, but you must possess intermediate English listening and comprehension skills. We do offer a special ESL class to small groups of 6-8 students. For more details, please contact us at canadianbaristaacademy (at) gmail (dot) com
Q: Do you have gift cards?
A: Yes, click here
Q: Where are you located?
633 Bloor Street west
In Greater Vancouver:
3711 1st Avenue