Coffee School: Advanced Espresso

By: Clive Coffee


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).

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    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! 

    Want to learn more? Explore the course.


    We recommend the following tools:

    • 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

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