Summer Semester: Coffee Classes

What can you do with an English degree? Some of us are still figuring that one out.

What can you do with a degree in brewing? Well, you can brew a killer cup of coffee--and that, if you ask us, is something to toss your cap into the air about.

Starting June 4, CREMA’s Coffee Classes are back in session. The ten-week semester will cover a wide range of coffee ground--from milk steaming to espresso theory--with classes taught by real-life CREMA baristas.

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The hour-long courses will be small, intimate workshops focused on education and hands-on learning. Each class is limited to six students, allowing our sprofessors to give personal attention to everyone. 

Classes are held Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. (teacher-baristas will cover the same material at the 3:30 and 5:30 classes--just sign up for one), and range from $10-$15.

The syllabus begins with an introduction to espresso--from the basics of pulling a shot to the mad-scientist theory behind it all--before a two-week dive into the milk arts (steaming and pouring--the fun stuff). The next two weeks cover at-home brew basics. Winston Harrison, CREMA’s Roaster and Green Buyer, will then do a two-week stint on roasting and cupping and Rachel, Co-owner, will wrap up the summer with a look at tasting and evaluation.

The best part? No final exams.