Coffee School: Introduction to Home Brewing

Ready to stop spending three dollars on a cup of coffee every day? Learn how the pros make that cup of coffee you're so excited to drink the next morning you can hardly sleep. Intro to Home Brewing is a self-paced online course designed to get you making the best tasting cup of coffee as quickly as possible. Whether you use a pour over, French Press, or drip coffee maker, we are sure better coffee will be coming to your kitchen. No experience or prior knowledge is required. 

    Online Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing, Hario V60 pour over, French Press
    Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing by Clive Coffee, Acaia Pearl Scale, Fellow Stagg Kettle, Baratza Virtuoso grinder
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing, Hario V60 pour over, French Press
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing, French Press
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing, Hario V60 pour over, French Press, Chemex, Fellow Stagg Kettle


    Clive Coffee and Coffee School present: Intro to Home Brewing, a self-paced online course designed specifically for you, the home barista. 

    What you'll learn:

    • How to brew coffee using immersion and percolation methods (i.e., French Press and V60)
    • Brewing recipes, ratios, blooms, and pour speeds
    • The importance of your water, filters, and grinder
    • How to get the most from your coffee 
    • Extraction percentages and TDS

    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 forty five-minutes of in-depth video instruction (captioning available), practice sheets, and alternative resources. This course never expires; it is yours to keep forever! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the course, contact us and we'll make it right! 

    Want to learn more? Explore the course.


    Required Materials

    • Pour over of choice (i.e. V60, Chemex, AeroPress, French Press, Kalita Wave)
    • Filters
    • Burr grinder
    • Coffee Scale
    • Timer
    • Kettle
    • Filtered Water
    • Spoons
    • Fresh whole bean coffee

    Meet your instructor

    Course instructor: Sam

    Sam has been a part of the Clive family since Sept of 2018. She came to us from Florida where her love of coffee was discovered by working as a barista. In 2015, Sam landed in Portland to work with Portland Coffee Roasters as their primary wholesale account manager and coffee trainer. During this time, she also did work for Pacific Foods Barista Series alternative milk in their lab and at SCAA. Sam has taught classes at the American Barista & Coffee Workshops in Portland, as well as leading home barista classes at Clive. Now spearheading the entire education department at Clive, her focus is on our learn espresso journal articles, live classes in Portland, and now online-only classes. Sam’s approach to teaching is thorough, careful, and most importantly, light-hearted and fun.

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