This class is scheduled beside two other classes that make up our ‘Specialty Coffee Roasting for Entrepreneurs’ series. Save $150 when you sign up for all three classes.
Once you release your roasted coffee into the wild, your customer's experience is heavily based on how it is brewed. When that coffee is brewed poorly, your roasting could be blamed for that flavor experience and prevent that customer from coming back for more. In this class, you will gain the ability to clearly develop and communicate ideal brewing parameters to anyone who uses your coffee, ensuring you have more control over their experience. Become a brewing expert so you can provide of a top-notch product from drum to cup.
Back in January, we scheduled classes through to July 2020. As we move through these months, we have been canceling classes when it has become clear that we would not yet be able to safely gather. For those dates still available on this page, please be advised they are tentative up until about three weeks before the class date. Do not make travel arrangements until class dates are confirmed. If you have questions or want to tentatively register for a class without paying, please email Lauren. In the meantime, we are working on developing remote classes and to create a modified curriculum that would allow for us all to stay safe. Details will be announced soon. Thanks for your patience while we make adjustments.
The Science of Coffee Brewing
TDS, brew strength, water chemistry, extraction yield. Breaking down the numbers and learning how to use calculations and measurement tools to understand your coffee’s unique characteristics can be a challenge. We are here to help you easily use these tools and help understand how data like this translates to great flavor.
Describing the Sensory Experience
Through guided tastings and sensory exercises, this class will provide you with the vocabulary to describe the flavor and aroma of coffee and identify errors in extraction. We will taste multiple extractions together and detail what went wrong, what went right, and how to control for both.
We will take a critical look at the variables that affect your coffee with a focus on how they directly relate to your roast profile. We will demonstrate how to customize your roast to result in the best extraction and how to customize your extraction to fix any errors in the roast.
Tools of the Trade
We will guide you through preparing coffee on multiple brewing devices, learning the techniques to get the best flavor out of whatever you brew on. Whether you’re brewing at home, in a roasting facility, or in a retail cafe, we can help you decide on the equipment that works best for your needs.
No matter your roast profile or your personal preference, understanding how brewing variables relate to your roast will help you be successful in brewing for QA purposes or to enhance your customers’ experience. Whether you’re looking to brew a great cup for yourself in the roastery or develop brew standards for your cafe, this class will help you achieve your goals. Throughout each class, we share strategies that will enable you to start where you are and grow a business that suits your goals.
Saturday: Mill City Roasters, 9:00am-5:00pm (lunch provided)
This class is scheduled beside two other classes that make up our ‘Specialty Coffee Roasting for Entrepreneurs’ series. We highly encourage students who are able to extend there stay to attend all three classes (four days total). Save $150 when you sign up for all three classes.
We will email students 1-2 weeks before class with parking & lunch details. More information to help plan your trip is available on our Visit the Mill City Campus page.