Meet our training team - Sara, Em and Farryn! Sara is our Head of Training and Em is the newest edition to our training team. Farryn is here to help you with all of your behind the scenes needs. If you want to develop your barista skills, book a workshop for your team or simply start your coffee journey, we are here to help.
Sara has been working in coffee for more than 10 years, starting out as a barista in the smallest (and nicest) coffeebar in Stockholm, Sweden and then fell in love with Speciality Coffee while doing a stint in Oslo, Norway. After moving to London in 2012, she spent 5 years with Workshop Coffee, starting out as a barista and then moving on to teaching brewing classes, opening and managing two new coffeebars and running operations for another. Now she is focusing on what she loves the most, teaching, and is heading up our Training Centre here in Prufrock Coffee. She's an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST) and is currently on the Creators' Group for the SCA Barista Skills module, working to update and improve the course curriculums and exams.
Em started her career as a cocktail bartender and mixologist before venturing into the coffee industry in 2011. She worked as a barista and manager for an independent cafe in Oxfordshire before relocating to London in 2016; it’s here she entered the world of Specialty Coffee, first as head barista for Sourced Market Marylebone and later as a barista trainer with Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Now she’s an Authorised SCA Trainer here at Prufrock, teaching CSP Barista Skills courses, helping out at workshops, and running training days for home enthusiasts eager to learn more about the coffee they love.
Farryn, originally from Australia, has worked as a barista for many years and also runs her own company making scented soy candles and developing natural skincare products. After migrating to London in 2015, she managed a cafe in Broadway Market and now works alongside our Head Trainer, Sara, to confirm and assist with all bookings and enquiries. Last year Farryn developed a coffee scrub in collaboration with Square Mile Coffee Roasters and, on occasion, you will see her helping out with workshops and events in the Training Centre, teaching everything from cupping skills to latte art.