Baristas lead coffee courses in stocked espresso bar with topics ranging from the beans’ distinct flavors to French-press demos
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During two-hour class sessions, java experts discuss coffees’ origins, processing methods, and their impact on flavor. After teachers demonstrate French-press and single-serve pour-over techniques, they dole out samples of each brew, alongside half a pound of Troubadour Coffee beans and coupons for 20% off coffee beans and 25% off future classes.North Coast Barista School
Coffee-shop owner, barista, and coffee consultant Tony DiCorpo and his fellow bean specialists acquaint curious coffee sippers with the art of crafting brews during hands-on classes in the school's full espresso bar. With curricula geared toward everyone from home enthusiasts to professional baristas and coffee-shop owners, classes include coffee tastings and roasting courses, during which students learn how to transform green coffee beans into mature java seeds by way of gentle roasting and exposure to sentimental coffee jingles. During intensive barista-training workshops, teachers brew espresso-based beverages, imparting techniques for pulling the perfect shot, frothing milk for lattes or cappuccinos, and advice for maintaining peak percolating conditions in shop machines.