I am Dario Ciarlantini, Trainer and Consultant
I have been working in the coffee industry for quite a long time, and I am now a trainer and a consultant for leading companies, both in Italy and worldwide.
I cut my teeth as a barista in the family business in the hilltop village of Sarnano in 1989, when I was only 14 years old. In 2001 my dad – a pastry chef with fifty years’ experience in pastry making, decided to relocate to the nearby small town of Tolentino.
The new venue was the launching pad for my professional training; I started as a latte art stylist, and then specialized in bar management, gathering experience in the process, both onsite and through residential courses abroad. My motto: If something is worth doing, then it is worth doing well.
The international qualifications I hold are plentiful, they range from AST – Authorized Trainer for SCA, namely one of the world’s most influential specialty coffee associations, to QGrader – selector of quality coffee, not to mention my collaborations with the leading coffee corporations throughout the world.