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Filicori Zecchini's "Laboratorio dell'Espresso" is an important project dedicated to exploration, research and education in the world of espresso.

The Laboratorio dell'Espresso is a place where Filicori Zecchini's experts work to continuously improve coffee quality and develop new extraction methods and techniques to deliver extraordinary coffee experiences. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to exploring the potential of coffee and promoting the culture of espresso.

The main goal of the Laboratorio dell'Espresso is to share knowledge, skills, and passion for coffee with industry professionals such as baristas, restaurateurs, and coffee enthusiasts. The lab offers classes, workshops, and training sessions to help participants improve their coffee brewing skills and understand the nuances and characteristics of different coffee varieties.

During training sessions, participants have the opportunity to experience different extraction techniques, learn the art of latte art, and explore the sensory nuances of coffee through guided tastings. The Laboratorio dell'Espresso promotes a philosophy based on quality, innovation, and the enhancement of Italian artisan traditions related to coffee.

In addition, the Laboratorio dell'Espresso is also a space open to collaboration with industry professionals, with whom Filicori Zecchini shares experiences, expertise and research to promote excellence in the world of espresso.

In summary, Filicori Zecchini's Laboratorio dell'Espresso represents a place dedicated to exploration, innovation and knowledge sharing in the field of coffee. Through its activities, the laboratory contributes to raising quality standards and promoting the culture of espresso in the professional Foodservice sector.

Professional training for baristas

Filicori Zecchini - Laboratorio dell'Espresso - Competenza


We have been doing training and research since 2001, thanks to our team of professional trainers.

Filicori Zecchini - Laboratorio dell'Espresso - Passione


We turn our clients' passion into successful businesses. We create long-lasting partnerships and mutual growth.

Filicori Zecchini - Laboratorio dell'Espresso - Risultati


1250 trainees, 2500 hours of training each year. We promote the culture of coffee excellence.

Filicori Zecchini - Laboratorio dell'Espresso - I corsi


Our training school offers tailor-made coffee courses for each professional.

We start with a basic course, but we also offer latte art, creative coffee making, brewing workshops, as well as the brand new IEI courses (Espresso Italiano Tasting and Espresso Italiano Specialist) for professionals, and courses valid for SCA certification. Finally, we also have courses dedicated to curious coffee enthusiasts.

Filicori Zecchini - Laboratorio dell'Espresso - I docenti


The heart of our quality project is our team of barista trainers. They carry out activities and qualified training courses for baristas and individuals.

Training for baristas

Filicori Zecchini - Corso Base

Basic Training

Discover together with our teachers the basics necessary for those who wish to work as baristas. You will learn the secrets of coffee, developing professional coffee-making skills.

Filicori Zecchini - Corso di Caffetteria Creativa

Creative Coffee Training

You will learn the techniques needed to create mouth-watering coffee recipes. During the course you will practice classic compositions inspired by tradition, as well as more contemporary pairings.

Filicori Zecchini - Corso di Latte Art

Latte Art

Teachers will guide you in making artistic cappuccinos. You will learn the basic techniques and the many creative possibilities of latte art and how to make treats that are also small works of art.

Filicori Zecchini - Corso di Latte Art +

Latte Art +

In this course you will gain increasing specialization on the most advanced Latte Art techniques, such as making the vortex, reverse tulips, the swan, and other much more complex figures.

Filicori Zecchini - Corsi SCA

SCA courses

Create or continue your training with us

Filicori Zecchini - Specialty Coffee Association
Filicori Zecchini - Coffee Skills Program

SCA stands for Speciality Coffee Association and is the world's most influential association for the promotion of coffee excellence. Each Specialization Module is available in three different levels, with different scores in each level. Upon reaching 100 points you will be awarded the SCA diploma based on coffee competency.


Foundation Level

The basic level provides an initial taste of each discipline in the field and is the best way to get information about a module and to help you decide which path to pursue.


Intermediate Level

The intermediate level is useful if you are already part of the industry, work in the industry in line with the module, and have a firm grasp of basic skills and abilities.


Intermediate Level

The professional level is suitable for those who wish to pursue specialized knowledge at a high level in their subject. Passing this level indicates total competence to work in the chosen field.

Filicori Zecchini - Corsi IEI

IEI Courses

Become an Espresso Italiano Tasting or Espresso Italiano Specialist!

Filicori Zecchini - Espresso Italiano Tasting

Italian Espresso Tasting

The Italian Espresso Tasting course, hosted by Filicori Zecchini's Laboratorio dell'Espresso, allows you to learn how to evaluate the cup of espresso.

If you pass the final exam, you will be eligible for the Coffee Taster license. During the day-long course, in our classrooms, participants are required to go through an initial theoretical part and then test themselves in practice, moving on to tasting.

Filicori Zecchini - Espresso Italiano Specialist

Italian Espresso Specialist

The Italian Espresso Specialist course, hosted by Filicori Zecchini's Laboratorio dell'Espresso, allows you to learn how make the "perfect espresso" by following the rules by the IEI.

If you pass the final exam you will be qualified as a Certified Italian Espresso Service Operator. The course, which lasts one day (8 hours), consists of a theoretical and a practical part.

for professionals

Do you want to offer the best to your customers for the success of your business?

We have thought of a number of specific proposals to meet your needs: from product selection to the best solutions for equipment (on loan or for sale), as well as training for you or your staff. Fill out the form with your company data and you will be contacted in a very short time by our sales consultants (obviously without any commitment for you).