Craft or specialty coffee training, class in Chicago and Chicagoland. Making pour over coffee, Kalita Wave, pouring water over coffee grounds.

Solo Training: learning a new brewing technique.

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Get some brew in the game.

You've been brewing good coffee at home for some time, but you feel you lack some skill or you'd like to get proficient with another method of making coffee. Is Chemex, V60, french press, AeroPress, siphon, or solo on your mind? We've got you covered. Or maybe you're thinking of buying an espresso machine to delight your family and friends with lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos, and cortados? No problem. Available in-person or online.

Every drink is a little different, from the equipment, through the way you stretch milk (for espresso-based drinks), to the cups you serve them in. We'll explain all of it and give you confidence to add it to your home coffee menu and serve with pride.

We'll take you through our custom-built 5-step process. 

Step 1: Determining your needs (30 min)

Step 2: Gear selection (30 min)

Step 3: Set-up and gear training (30 min)

Step 4: Learning the technique (1 h)

Step 5: Overview (30 min)

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FAQ

Q: Who is this class intended for?
A: It’s intended for coffee lovers at beginner to intermediate level. Whether you need just a refresher or you’re expanding your brewing craft, this class is for you.

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 you come to my place?
A: Yes. As a matter of fact, currently, that’s the only option we offer. An online class is always a possibility, too.

Q: Do you charge a travel fee?
A: Generally, no. If you live within 25 miles from our office in the Loop (downtown Chicago), there is no extra travel fee. If you live farther away, there may be a surcharge to cover mileage and extra time. We’ll work with you to make it feasible.

Q: Do I have to buy coffee beans myself?
A: No, we’ll bring amazing coffee with us as well as all the necessary equipment. Unless, we go the online route or if you prefer to brew yours—that’s fine, too.

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 appear.in service in most cases. You are welcome to use a computer or a mobile device.