Espresso Machines Maintenance and Reparation Course

The espresso machines are constantly expanding worldwide, as well as the companies looking for espresso machine technicians specialized in installation and repairs of espresso machines and grinders.

Our professional course for repairs and maintenance of espresso coffee machines is structured in collaboration with espresso machines and grinders partner companies and designed to create technicians to be also hired.

The course is internationally recognized by the Italian Barista Method system and can be included in your CV.

The course is held in english.


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One Journey, One Vacation In Italy

The dates of the Espresso Academy courses are always set in such a way as to allow you to take part in several courses, one day after another, to give the maximum value to your trip, and your Italian vacation.

Find out below the dates coordinated on our calendar

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Program of the course:


On the first day of the Espresso Machine Maintenance Technical Course, the development of the different technologies of espresso machines and their hydraulic and mechanical functioning is dealt with. The espresso extraction and measurement parameters are introduced for setting the newly installed machine and the cleaning and routine maintenance of the various equipment in the bars is dealt with.

  • First forms of coffee extraction under pressure
  • Vertical Boiler Espresso Machines
  • The lever machine and its maintenance
  • The classic heat exchanger machine and hydraulic scheme analysis
  • Relationship between pressure and flow during extraction
  • Double Boiler and Multiple Boiler Machines
  • Installing the espresso machine
  • Setting of temperatures, pressures and volumetric doses ...
  • Setting the coffee grinder for a standard espresso extraction
  • Check and change of the main seals and showers
  • Types of steam wands and their operation and maintenance
  • Cleaning the espresso machine, the coffee grinder and other equipment



On the second day we enter into more technical topics starting with some electronic basics to understand the practical consequences of Ohm's law and Power and Consumption measurements, paying close attention to safety at work and making measurements on machine components through the multimeter to find a possible malfunction.
The importance of the characteristics and the filtration of water for the correct operation of the machine and the ideal extraction of the coffee is then explained.
At this point the different types of coffee grinders will be explained such as instant on-demand ones or coffee grinders, but also the different shapes of grinders from conical to flat to rollers up to stone coffee grinders.

  • Difference of Electric Potential, Electric Current and Resistance
  • Ohm's Law and how to use it at work
  • Power and Work
  • Multimeter operation and safe use
  • Main Electronic Components of the Espresso Machine
  • Characteristics  and ​​measurement of water: Hardness, Alkalinity, pH, TDS ...
  • Water Filtering Methods
  • Types of coffee grinders: on demand, doser, grocery etc.
  • Shapes of millstones: conical, flat, roller ..

Over the two days, many practical exercises will be done on bar equipment during which unscheduled topics will also be discussed and explored according to the needs of students


The third day is optional and it's designed to go more in depth with some topics, to give participants more time to do practical exercises and to give them more confidence for approaching the profession of espresso machine technicians.

Some of the topics we cover are the following:

  • ‌New technologies and systems used in coffee grinders and espresso machines: from induction to no retention
  • ‌Overview of fully automatic machines like vending and pods.
  • ‌Client management, from the call to the service
  • ‌Spare parts, distributors and recommended stock
  • ‌Troubleshooting exercises: where is the problem and how do I fix it quickly
  • ‌Machine restoration protocols and extraordinary maintenance


The diploma released at the end of the course by Espresso Academy is issued under the protocols of our technical partners. It can be inserted in CV and business plans.


Espresso Machines Maintenance and Reparation Course

The espresso machines in the world are constantly expanding, many companies are looking for espresso machine technician.

Our professional course for repairers and maintenance of espresso coffee machines is structured in collaboration with espresso machines companies (as Elektra and others) and designed to create figures of technicians to be also hired.

In two very full days the course for maintenance of espresso coffee machines starts with machines built with different technologies; from the heat exchanger machines to the spring-lever, the double boiler and the more modern machines. Then we proceed seeing the setting and installation of the espresso machines and we follow with the basic maintenance, the replacements of worn elements, the variations in pressure and temperature and the most common damages as descaling.

The coffee machine maintenance course is certified Italian Barista Method and follows the parameters of the technician area SCA.

The program follow the standard of inner certification of our. It can be then inserted in CVs. Sometimes we are contacted by companies of all over the world looking for technician.

Your training in Espresso Academy Italy

Your training in Espresso Academy Italy is not just a course, but a real coffee experience. During your journey you can work with our team in roasting and tasting. Also, you can visit (for free) famous coffee companies as La Marzocco, Eureka or Elektra! We can support your coffee tour in Italy with VISA invitations and bureaucratic issues, and we have a huge list of accommodations offering us discount!

Our Trainers


Robert Brinck

Robert is the epitome of the third wave, with his long beard and great passion for coffee! He´s from Holland and takes care of all the english courses, communication and is also the trainer for the technical and machine maintenance course!

Simone Celli

A real barista, with many years of experience behind the counter. His blog is the most read italian coffee blog in the world! He´s a trainer for the Barista, Brewing and Latte Art courses and official LAGS certifier.

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Via delle Torri, 55 50142 Florence, Italy


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