We’re an independently owned and operated coffee company based in the Manchester, Uk. Swan Song was founded by Josh Wilson in February 2019.

Swan Song offers high quality comprehensive training opportunities for baristas and the general public. While making great coffee more accessible through our pop up coffee bar projects and our mobile coffee camper van. We also offer consultancy to new coffee shop owners or people wanting to get started in the coffee industry.

We operate a cafe in the Old Bank Residency on Hanover St in Central Manchester


Josh Wilson

Founder of Swan Song

Authorised Speciality Trainer

Speciality Coffee Association

Project Manger FOR ONE % Micro-lot’s

UK Sales Agent for Stronghold Technology

2nd place UK Brewers Cup 2019

Photo by  Mani Keleher

Photo by Mani Keleher


List of Services

Pop Up Coffee Bar


Our main focus of our business is on delivering outstanding coffee at private and public functions.

Trying to bring your favourite local coffee shop to you.

Whether it be Weddings, Festivals, Commercial events or Street markets.

We want to give you the absolute best coffee we can and leave you with a pleasant memory for many years to come.

To start your free quotation, please contact us. Give us a brief description of the event your hosting and where you see us fitting into your plans.



  • Converted Camper Van Coffee Bar

  • Mobile Coffee Bars

  • Temporary Cafe Spaces




Coffee Skills Program

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These courses are part of the Coffee Skills Program and are globally accredited by the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA)

The Coffee Skills Programme is an education system aimed to meet the needs of coffee professionals everywhere. It is a controlled and certified system with a curriculum written and updated by the best minds in the coffee industry.

If you pass the optional SCA Certified Exam at the end of each course you earn points towards your SCA Coffee Skills Diploma (100 points)


Coffee Skills Modules available:


  • Foundation (5 points)

  • Intermediate (10 points)

  • Professional (20 points)

Barista Skills

  • Foundation (5 points)

  • Intermediate (10 points)

  • Professional (20 points)

Bespoke Training


Alongside our SCA CSP courses, we offer more bitesized training opportunities.

Whether you want to learn how to pour like a professional, make a better coffee in the morning at home, or learn how we perceive taste and how we can develop our palettes.

We want to offer a wide array of training opportunities, so their is something for everyone regardless of experience or level of skill.

Learn how to roast your first bag of coffee or looking for personal development in your coffee career but struggling to find a mentor.

We can offer guidance, assistance and expertise in any of these fields.


Our Bespoke training is structured as follows:

  • 1 on 1 Training

  • Latte Art Workshop

  • Home Barista Workshops

  • Sensory Workshops

  • Roasting Workshops

  • Personal and Business Development Workshops

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