Training - Clifton Coffee Roasters



At Clifton Coffee Roasters we pride ourself on being able to support our wholesale partners and home enthusiasts through a combination of great coffee, machinery supply, engineering & education. Understanding the processes involved to safely and effectively use the machinery provided to turn great coffee into great drinks is crucial to the survival of todays coffee serving businesses.

We utilise the world’s most advanced espresso and filter brewing equipment in conjunction with our combined 100 years + of experience amongst our team within the confines of our dedicated training facility at the roastery to guide customers from complete beginner through to professional barista including the delivery of internationally recognised qualifications.



Jimmy Dimitrov is Clifton Coffee Roasters – Training & Education Manager and brings with him a wealth of experience in the delivery & execution of barista skills of all abilities to suit the working environment of a cafe. As a seasoned UK Barista Championships competitor and Coffee Masters Tournament – London & New York finalist as well as having worked in the industry for nearly a decade, Jimmy understands the demands of both the working and competing barista & often helps us curate training programs that are bespoke to individual client needs.

As a qualified AST (trainer) through the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Jimmy is authorised to deliver & certify Foundation, Intermediate and Professional Barista & Brewing courses to our trade customers who value the benefit of investing in and developing their knowledge & skill set to earn internationally recognised qualifications that contribute to the highly regarded SCA Coffee Diploma – a qualification that Jimmy holds himself.



As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), established in 1998, have officially become one unified organisation the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the speciality coffee community.