Coffee School: Introduction to Milk Steaming & Latte Art

Whether you're new to home espresso or just in need of some guidance on perfecting your cappuccino, we've created Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art with you in mind. This self-paced online course will bust milk-steaming myths and show you up close how to pour basic latte art designs. Included is a free one-on-one virtual coaching session with your instructor to refine your technique and answer any questions.

    Online Coffee School, Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art
    Online Coffee School, Intro to Milk Steaming and Latte Art

    Syllabus

    Clive Coffee and Coffee School present: Intro to Milk Steaming & Latte Art, a self-paced online course designed specifically for you, the home barista. 

    What you'll learn: 

    • The science behind milk steaming
    • How to create microfoam (with whole milk, non-fat, half-and-half, and alternative milk)
    • Choosing a cup and pitcher
    • How to pour a dot
    • How to pour a heart

    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, alternative resources, and a link to book your fifteen-minute one-on-one coaching with your instructor. 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! 

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      Required Materials

      • Espresso Machine with a Steam Wand
      • Coffee (80g coffee minimum preferably one 12-16oz bag)
      • Milk Pitcher
      • ½ - 1 gallon of milk of choice, preferably whole or barista alternative
      • 2 microfiber towels

      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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