In an effort to develop an evolving coffee industry in Sri Lanka, Colombo Coffee Company as the total coffee solutions provider in the nation recently launched a unique training programme for aspiring baristas. Trained by internationally acclaimed coffee experts, the training prorammes span basic, intermediate and advanced level courses. Special courses for latte art are also available for those who wish to add a touch of class to their skills. The courses will cover areas such as the history and journey of coffee, the basics of brewing the perfect espresso, milk frothing and steaming techniques, and introduction to basic coffee recipes and an introduction to coffee grinders and machines. As the courses advance the level of difficulty and number of areas increase with the advanced level covering as much as 28 different subjects.