Coffee Brewing Course

Online Coffee Brewing Course

If you found your way to this page, chances are high that you like coffee just as much as we do. But if you’re still making your daily cuppa on your Nespresso – it’s time to level up! We teamed up with the experts of the prestigious Espresso Academy in Florence, to create an online course about coffee brewing techniques.
The different ways of brewing coffee have such a strong impact on its flavour, and the best thing is that a lot of these brewing techniques don’t require high-tech equipment. This means you can enrol in this course from wherever you are, and follow our online video lessons on your phone, tablet or computer.
During the course, we teach you a solid foundation for your brewing and filtering methods, where we start with examining the different techniques available and progress into trying a few ourselves.

For the practical part, we use the help of a refractometer and dive into the main concepts for the ideal cup, such as grinding, temperature or metal filters. Some of the techniques we’ll be doing together are V60, Aeropress, Chemex and the French press.
All the online video lessons are recorded with beginners in mind and show you the clear steps to follow. You can go at your own pace and rewatch (or pause) as often as you want.
This online brewing course allows you to access the SCA brewing Foundation exam, directly from home!

This course will cover

  • Introduction to brewing and its main concepts
    • Brew ratio
    • Pouring technique
    • Turbulence
  • The concept of TDS, extraction and strength
  • The use of the refractometer: how the extraction changes at different temperatures, different particle sizes, different filters.
  • Particles sieving
  • The various tools: Aeropress, V60, French press, Chemex.
  • The Syphon
  • Infusions: Turkish coffee, the Arab Dallah, Italian Moka and cuccuma
  • The world of cold brew

Requirements of the course

  • You should like to drink coffee
  • You should have an interest in coffee and wish to learn more
  • No special knowledge is required before starting the course
  • If you wish to try the Syphon, Aeropress, Chemex and V60 methods of brewing you may require extra equipment


Coffee Roasting

Online Coffee Roasting Course

 

Learn all about coffee roasting – from the comfort of your own. Together with the Espresso Academy in Florence, we offer a course that teaches you the solid foundations of coffee roasting and blending skills.

The coffee roasting course follows a step-by-step video program, where we cover both the necessary knowledge on coffee roasting and practical aspects, that you can practice with your own roasting machine at home.

About the course

This course will teach you all about how coffee roasting interacts with the flavour of coffee: how to enhance the body, aroma and taste and how to build that perfect blend for our daily cuppa. A large section of the course is devoted to cupping and tasting techniques since tasting is the real bookmark of our experience!

During the course, we begin with the evaluation of green coffee and how to choose the roasting machine for different uses. Then we examine the various stages and profiles of the roasting process and how they affect the characteristics of the roasted coffee.

 

This course will cover

  • Main concepts on chemistry in the roasting process
  • Roasting colour measurement and analysis
  • How moisture and density of coffee influence the roasting process
  • Physical elements on roasting: different temperatures for different coffees, the roasting curves and profiles, methods of heat transfer, First Crack & Second Crack.
  • Cooling down and coffee degassing
  • The use of software to follow and record the roasting process
  • The concept of roasting profile and roasting curve
  • The most classic mistakes in coffee roasting
  • How to cup your coffee
  • Blending: create our own blend starting from our taste or the taste of our clients.
  • Which is the best roasting machine for my business?

Requirements of the course

  • You should like to drink coffee
  • You should have an interest in coffee and wish to learn more
  • No special knowledge is required before starting the course
  • If you wish to try some of the roasting techniques you may require extra equipment


Coffee Shop Management

Coffee Shop Management

Have you always been dreaming of owning your own cafe? Serving people a cup of joy in the morning, connecting with your customers and becoming a place of gathering in your own community.
The cafe business has seen some interesting trends in recent years. Not only is it booming, but it's also segmenting. Think of your hipster cafe with turmeric latte arts, the coffee shop your grandma and her friends love to visit or the pumpkin spice lattes you can get at Starbucks. It's a different concept, different product and different target audience.
During this course, we guide you through all principles. From nailing down your concept, finding the right location and products and developing a strategic plan, to marketing advice and financial analyses. We talk about constructing the right menu, expose new trends and help you find the right equipment and material for the concept you had in mind.

The course is offered by The Espresso Academy in Florence (did somebody say coffee experts?) and our charismatic head barista Gabriele has over 2 decades of experience in coffee consulting and cafe management.

Breakdown of the course

SECTION 1.   THE LOCATION ANALYSIS
1.1 The entrepreneur and his idea
1.2 The location: no any location is wrong, but target and products put in can be wrong...
1.3 Which is the right concept for us? Cafè, Italian, starbucks style, specialty and...
1.4 Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a location
1.5 Competitors and other elements to evaluate the location
SECTION 2   BUSINESS PLAN AND BREAK EVEN POINT
2.1 The business plan: a tool for us and for the stakeholders
2.2 Coffee shop financing: football players and Crowd...
2.3 Calculate the taking of a coffee shop
2.4 Evaluate the various categories of costs: food and beverages costs, employees, fixed costs
2.5 The break even point
2.6 Thinking about a coffee shops chain?
SECTION 3.  MARKETING: CREATING A SUCCESSFUL COFFEE SHOP
3.1 Marketing and products, get the best coffees and prepare them at the best… but what exactly “best” means?..
3.2 … the perception of the clients and the communication
3.3 The new trends around the world
3.4 Venues that have become legend!
SECTION 4.   BEFORE THE OPENING...
4.1 Buying an existing shop? What to check
4.2 Opening a new venue: the bureaucracy in different countries
4.3 Equipments, machines and tools: how to choose them
4.4 Furnish the room. A choice that starts from the idea
4.7 the ergonomy of the coffee shops
4.8 costs of furnishing a coffee shop around the world..
4.9 A grand opening? And then?
SECTION 5.  DAILY MANAGEMENT
5.1 the very first delicate days...
5.2 Daily management of products, suppliers and clients
5.3 Quality and standards managing several shops
5.4 never, never stops!

Online Course Coffee Shop Management

You can take this course directly from home and just follow our guided videos step by step. This means you can go at your own pace and finish the course as fast as you want.
After the course, you will be granted a certificate from the Espresso Academy stating that you completed the course. This is a great piece of paper to include in your resume or business plans moving forward.

The benefits of our online course

  • Very easy to access: you have simply to enroll and follow the step-by-step videos
  • Very easy to follow with smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Super-complete theoretical part, with screen sharing of slides, photos and graphic with the trainer
  • Possibility of private free sessions with the trainer to evaluate your project together
  • Manuals included in the price sent at the end of the course
  • Follow the video lessons at your own pace

Online Barista Course

Who doesn’t love coffee? From your necessary caffeine dose in the early morning to a delightful cuppa shared with friends, coffee plays an important role in our lives. And if you’re into coffee (let’s be honest, who isn’t) you have probably figured out that your Senseo or your skimmed-latte carefully prepared by your favourite barista, do taste very different.

There is so much to know about coffee, ranging from different bean types to the different ways of preparing the black gold. And for most of it, you don’t even need a fancy espresso machine at home. We created this online barista course, which will teach you the basics of good coffee – and will get you ready to enjoy this coffee at home.

Our barista Gabriele teaches us all about the different coffee types, their biggest differences in preparation and the different taste you can expect. He walks you through our online barista course through short and insightful coffee lessons, and you can even take our quizzes after completing.

If you’re more a face-to-face type of learning, and you happen to pass our beautiful barista academy in Antwerp, make sure to check out our barista courses!