Coffee School: Intro to Home Brewing


This course will provide you with in-depth training on how to make coffee using various manual brewing methods. We’ll cover best brewing practices, proper techniques for different pour over methods, and how to get the most from your coffee. No experience or prior knowledge is required. 

    Coffee School: Intro to Home Brewing
    Coffee School, Intro to Home Brewing by Clive Coffee
    Coffee School: Intro to Home Brewing
    Coffee School: Intro to Home Brewing
    Coffee School: Intro to Home Brewing


    Clive and Coffee School presents Intro to Home Brewing. This one hour course provides in-depth training on how to brew with various pour over methods. You will learn everything you need to know to make an excellent cup of coffee at home. No experience or prior knowledge is required.

    What you’ll learn:

    • Filter Coffee. We’ll look at all types of filter coffee including automatic and manual brewing. We’ll discuss how your coffee, water, and grinder all play a role in proper extraction.
    • Manual Brewing. We’ll break this down into two broad categories: immersion brewing (i.e. French Press, cold brew, and AeroPress) and percolation brewing (i.e. V60, Chemex, and Kalita Wave). We’ll discuss what makes each one unique, and how to properly execute the various methods.
    • Best Brewing Practices. We will discuss the elements of a brew recipe: the proper brew ratios, water temperature, grind size, blooms, pour speeds, and target times to learn how to make the best cup from each method. 

    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

    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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