Coffee School: Introduction to Espresso

Ready to become your favorite barista? New to espresso or looking for a refresher? Coffee School presents: Introducing Intro to Espresso — training designed specifically for you, the home barista. This self-paced online course will give you the tools, tips, and tricks to confidently work your equipment and make great espresso. This course includes a free fifteen-minute one-on-one Zoom training session with one of our barista trainers. 

A 50% discount is automatically applied when purchased with an espresso machine or grinder.

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

    What you'll learn:

    • History of espresso
    • How to pull the perfect shot
    • Espresso recipes 
    • How to dial in your grinder 
    • Distribution and tamping techniques
    • Coffee storage and best practices
    • What your espresso should taste like 
    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 one-hour of in-depth video instruction (captioning available), practice sheets, alternative resources, and an included one-on-one Zoom coaching session with a barista trainer. 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.

    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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