Updated May 2, 2016 If you are looking to become a barista, here are a couple of people you might look into contacting for training and advice: Perry Czopp: http://www.thecoffeechop.com/services/ Dan Suh: http://provisioncoffee.com/ IBCA: http://ibca-usa.com/ Weekly coffee round table (call Ron Cortez): http://www.cafecortez.com/ Alex Leiphart: http://www.alexleiphart.com/ Seth Mills: https://twitter.com/sethmills Stephanie Haworth: https://twitter.com/steph_haworth Espressions: http://www.espressions.com/barista_training_events.php Also, if you get in touch with a local roaster, they