Mastering the Art of Coffee: From Bean to Barista with Alec Mandla June 20 - 24, 2022

about this workshop

This class is ideal for the coffee lover that wants to uncover all the layers beneath their humble morning cup of joe. Over the course of the week, students will discover how coffee came to be a daily staple around the world and what goes into producing a fantastic final product. Through an immersive sensory experience, students will explore each step of the production process from soil to cup, tasting along the way to explore how each step adds a layer of complexity and nuance to the final cup. Each student will have the opportunity to learn the core coffee brewing methods hands-on with specific attention paid to each variable and how they pertain to the desired outcomes. The hope is that each student will take the fundamental building blocks from this course to brew many delicious cups of coffee for themselves and their close ones, because, the best cup is one shared.

Unique Instructor Alec Mandla

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$895 tuition + $90 materials

Key Points:
*Discover the history of coffee production
*Understand the difference in production methods
*First-hand brew classes with multiple methods
*Learn how each variable plays a role in the final cup

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Mastering the Art of Coffee: From Bean to Barista with Alec Mandla June 20 - 24, 2022


Availability: Open

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