A specialty coffee class, training in Chicago and Chicagoland. A barista pouring a cold brew coffee into a mason jar.

First Steps In Craft Coffee.

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We'll awaken your inner barista.

So, you are ready to start brewing amazing craft coffee at home, but you're not sure where to start. We've got you. First Steps In Craft Coffee is designed get you brewing, soon. It's online, so you can take it from literally anywhere.

Step 1: Determining your needs (30 min)

Step 2: Gear selection (30 min)

Step 3: Set-up and gear training (1.5 h)

Step 4: Learning the technique (2 h)

Step 5: Overview (30 min)

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Q: Who is this class intended for?
A: It’s for beginners, so we’ll assume that you have no or very little prior experience with coffee. Our goal is to create a fun, non-intimidating experience to get you brewin'.

Q: Can I invite a friend or two?
A: By all means, the more the merrier! However, they (or you) will need to purchase a separate class. The good news is that you will be handsomly rewarded with a discount. You can invite up to 4 friends.

Q: Can we skip the gear selection part? I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit yet.
A: Not a problem! It’s actually a great idea to take it slow. You can always get the gear if you feel like you want to take it to the next level.

Q: Can I pick which brewing technique we learn?
A: Sure thing! Nothing is off limits. If you don’t know where you want to start, we’ve got you covered, too.

Q: Can you come to my place?
A: Possibly, depending where you live. Drop us a line and let's talk details.

Q: What are the minimum internet requirements for the online class?
A: For best experience, a high-speed broadband connection of 4Mbps down / 512kbps up is recommended. At a minimum, you will need a connection of 512kbps down / 128kbps up. We will use Whereby in most cases. You are welcome to use a computer or a mobile device.