Coffee School: Advanced Espresso

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If you've mastered the basics of pulling a shot, whether from taking our Intro to Espresso course, spending hours on YouTube University, or having once worked behind the bar as a barista, and you're ready to up your espresso game, you've landed in the right place. Advanced Espresso is training designed specifically for you, the home barista. We've laid out this information in easily digestible segments to debunk coffee myths one by one as we show you what's really important. This self-paced course is packed with palate development exercises and a plethora of barista tricks— backed by science (and just a little bit of math and good luck).

30-day love it guarantee

Home espresso is a big investment. We want to make sure that you are 100% in love with your new setup. You have 30 days to return your machine to us without risk. While we can't pay for the shipping on the way back if you change your mind (we absolutely will if there is a problem), we can make the rest of the process as easy as possible.

Shipping & returns

Free shipping on orders over $75. To be eligible for free shipping, the final order amount, after applying any discounts, including rewards points, must exceed $75.

Returns are accepted up to 30 days from the date the order was delivered. Smallware items must be unused. Parts are non-returnable. Open Box, Like New, and Factory Blem items are also non-returnable.

Need to Know

Clive Coffee and Coffee School present: Advanced Espresso, a self-paced online course designed specifically for you, the home barista. 

What you'll learn:

  • Understanding extraction and strength
  • How to measure TDS and find your extraction percentage
  • Espresso rules and recipes — what's important
  • How to determine and avoid channeling
  • How to best utilize pre-infusion
  • How your coffee bag can make you a better barista
  • Grind retention, single dosing, purging, and all things grinders

What to expect: 
Upon signing up for Coffee School, you'll be sent an invitation to create an account on our learning platform, Teachable. Once you're in, you can begin working through the course at your own pace. The course includes ninety minutes of in-depth video instruction, practice sheets, and alternative resources. This course never expires; it is yours to keep forever! If you are unsatisfied with the course for any reason, contact us, and we'll make it right! 

What you'll need:

  • An espresso machine
  • A burr grinder
  • Several bags of whole bean coffee (5-10 days off roast)
  • Tamper
  • Tamping mat (optional)
  • Scale (that measures in grams)
  • Shot glasses or demitasse cups (6-7)
  • A microfiber towel
  • Knock box (optional)
  • A spoon

Want to learn more? Explore the course.