Coffee School: Introduction to Espresso

By: Clive Coffee

Ready to become your favorite barista? New to espresso or looking for a refresher? Coffee School presents 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.

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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 offer for a 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.


    We recommend the following tools:

    • Espresso machine
    • Burr Grinder
    • Tamper
    • Scale
    • Whole bean coffee
    • 2 microfiber towels
    • Knock box
    • Tamping mat

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