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Gourmet Coffee Academy has classes geared toward everyone:
Entrepreneurs in the process of starting a coffee business, working baristas looking to polish skills, and home coffee enthusiasts alike.

Looking for Consumer Coffee Classes?

Gourmet Coffee Academy can provide the education and training you desire to further your skills as a home barista. No experience necessary!

We suggest starting with our Basic Coffee Class or Quality Coffee Brewing class. Both of these classes are great for home enthusiasts and coffee professionals alike! 

We keep our coffee class sizes smaller than you will find elsewhere. We do this because we genuinely want to help you succeed! Your success is always our honest bottom line goal!

COFFEE WORKSHOPS OVERVIEW COFFEE GRINDING COFFEE BREWING COFFEE TAXONOMY BASIC COFFEE ESPRESSO CUPTASTING

BASIC COFFEE

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Basic Coffee is an ideal module for anyone who is new to the coffee industry or just has an interest in this wonderful drink. This 1 day class deliver essential knowledge of coffee. We will cover the coffee Journey from its origin in Ethiopia to the major commodity it is today.
This module looks at the processes coffee goes through. From farming the cherries through drying, roasting, brewing and finally drinking.

BASIC COFFEE

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This course is focused on building a foundational understanding of coffee as it relates to plant species, varietals and cultivars, where it is grown, how it processed, its journey from tree to cup, and how all of that relates to you.
As well as the theory you will get to try a “coffee cupping” to taste some of the various and wonderful flavours coffee has to offer. It also offers an introduction to identify specialty coffee qualities and gain an overview on how to implement it in your business.

You can attend this course purely for enjoyment, but it has very often been the doorway into a career in coffee – the variety of topics covered makes it a great way to get an overview of the different pathways that you might follow.
We’ve designed this barista training class to be approachable and fun for anyone with an interest in coffee! This coffee class provides each student with ample hands-on lab time with expert instruction in a relaxed, non-intimidating setting. 
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of training, certifying that you have attended and successfully completed this professional barista training course.
No experience necessary!

The History and Origin of coffee Import & export Class Topics Include: Coffee Taxonomy classification Total price - DKK 4.500
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Facts about coffee Coffee species and varieties Coffee cultivation Plantation management Rearing and pruning - fungus, insects and other pests Dry and wet processing and their influences on taste Drying methods, advantages and disadvantages Influences on taste of cultivation, climate, soils, varieties etc. Presentation of various coffee producing countries Green coffee classification Storage and hulling BASIC COFFEE - COURSE OVERVIEW

COFFEE TAXONOMY

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. ...

In wine, varieties reign supreme. Everybody knows what a Merlot is, or a Chardonnay. But in the coffee world, they’re less understood. You might know of Geisha, but do you know the difference between a Bourbon and a Typica? Or why that matters?

We will evaluate some of the finest small batch coffees from regions around the world! Learn about the origins of the coffees you taste, along with the cupping techniques coffee pros use industry wide for evaluation.

COFFEE TAXONOMY

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
The history of coffee dates back to the 15th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use.

The story goes that that Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night....
.......and Gabriel De Clieu is celebrated for his claim to have introduced coffee to the French colonies of the Western Hemisphere in the 1720s and his support for its cultivation.
These stories, and some more - will be covered during the day, but this 1 day course looks at how coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia has become the major commodity it is today. As well as the history of coffee, this module is focused on building a foundational understanding of coffee as it relates to plant species, varieties and where it is grown.

In wine, varieties reign supreme. Everybody knows what a Merlot is, or a Chardonnay. But in the coffee world, they’re less understood. You might know of Geisha, but do you know the difference between a Bourbon and a Typica? Or why that matters?
If you answered “no” to any of those questions, don’t worry: today, We are giving you a crash course in coffee varieties. Get ready to learn why they matter, what a variety actually is, and all about some of the main varieties you should know.

The History and Origin of coffee Questions Class Topics Include: Coffee Taxonomy classification Total price - DKK 5.750
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Coffee species Coffee varieties Coffee species and varieties Botanical and taste properties Geographical areas of origin of coffee species Dispersal of coffee species and creation of new varieties Introduction to coffee cupping Learn about taste & mouthfeel (Acidity, Bitterness, Saltiness, Sweetness, Body & Finish) Cupping of different coffee species Cupping of different coffee varieties Cupping discussion COFFEE TAXONOMY - COURSE OVERVIEW

GRINDING WORKSHOP

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
The grinder, probably the most important tool/machine of all your coffee equipment.

When it comes to coffee equipment, grinders are the least favourite sibling. Everyone loves to talk about different brew methods. Everyone loves to discuss roasters and roasting techniques. But grinders don’t get anywhere near as much attention as they deserve.
In this workshop, we will focus on the importance of the grinder, from choosing the right grinder, setting the grinder, particle grind size to maintaining the grinder.

GRINDING WORKSHOP

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Choosing the right grinder is just as important as choosing the right brew method. There are a lot of things to consider, from cost to burr and grind settings. And with the number of grinders on the market, the choice can seem intimidating.
Better grind - better coffee, it’s as simple as that...
The secret to great coffee lies in extraction. But what does this really mean? Well, it refers to the process of extracting the flavor and aroma compounds from your coffee beans into your hot water – and, in doing so, creating a delicious beverage.
However, not all flavor and aroma compounds are the same. Some add sweetness to your coffee, others bitterness; some add fruity notes and others astringency. And they all extract at different rates.

Grind size is one of the biggest factors in flavor when brewing coffee…. Exposing more surface area makes it easier for water to [extract more compounds] over the same period of time.” remember that consistency is crucial. If your grounds are different sizes, they will extract at different rates. The result? A lot of unpleasant flavors in the final cup, combined with difficulty replicating a good brew. Grinder quality matters. As you see, the grinder is crucial for brewing your perfect cup of Joe. So join this course to get to know about grinding coffee. We will be covering both espresso grinding and filter coffee grinding as well as cupping different grounds and brewing methods.

The History of the grinder Grinder maintenance Class Topics Include: Difference of grinders Total price - DKK 6.950
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Conical burrs versus Flat burrs? Particle size distribution and effect Proper Grind Size/Setting Grinder Types + Grinder Calibration & Shot Timing TDS - Total Disolved Solids Cupping with different sets of grinder burrs Espresso cupping - with different sets of grinder burrs Factors influencing grind Grinding standards Troubleshooting - and solving Grinder cleaning GRINDING WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

ESPRESSO

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
A FULL DAY OF HANDS-ON BARISTA TRAINING

This barista class is an ever-popular 1-day course created for home enthusiasts and working baristas alike. Through hands-on barista training, we teach the skills necessary for preparing the highest quality espresso & milk-based drinks. Students will come away from this class feeling confident using an espresso machine, steaming & pouring milk, making all the classic espresso-based drinks, and cleaning & maintaining equipment.

ESPRESSO

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Our Espresso Class is a popular full day barista training course designed around the needs of home enthusiasts and working baristas. Through hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility, we teach the skills necessary for preparing the highest quality espresso and milk-based drinks in conjunction with the recognized science and reasoning behind the techniques taught. Participants will come away from this barista class feeling confident using an espresso machine, calibrating an espresso grinder, steaming/texturing and pouring milk, making all the classic espresso based drinks, and cleaning and maintaining equipment!

Other barista training programs require you to take 2 separate classes on separate dates to cover only a fraction of the information and hands-on training you get this comprehensive 1-day course. We are a fully dedicated professional coffee school with professional teachers, multiple espresso machines, and the most up to date training techniques and methodology that leads the way in the specialty coffee industry. We are not a coffee roaster or equipment supplier that uses barista training classes as a means of selling coffee, equipment, and services.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of training, certifying that you have attended and successfully completed this professional barista training course.
No experience necessary!

The History and Science of Espresso Home brewing equipment recommendations Class Topics Include: Foundational Overview of Coffee – From Seed to Cup Total price - DKK 6.800
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Developing Your EspressoTasting Palate Proper Espresso Grinding, Dosing, Distribution, and Tamping Proper Grind Size/Setting Grinder Types + Grinder Calibration & Shot Timing Proper Milk Steaming, and Texturing Classic Espresso and Milk Based Drink Preparation (espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, cortado, Americano) Basic Milk Pouring Mechanics Efficiency and Consistency Troubleshooting Poor Tasting Coffee Basic Espresso Equipment Cleaning, Care, and Maintenance ESPRESSO - COURSE OVERVIEW

COFFEE CUPTASTING

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This course covers the essentials of sensory evaluation. You will learn in a very practical and interactive manner the way we perceive what we taste and how to apply it to the evaluation of the intrinsic characteristics of coffee. It also offers an introduction to identify speciality coffee qualities and gain an overview on how to implement it in your business. Practical exercises include ranking exercises and blind sample assessment.

COFFEE CUPTASTING

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Cupping is perhaps one of the most important skill anyone can develop within the coffee industry. Initially developed by green coffee buyer, "cupping" provides a consistent methodology for evaluating a coffee's quality before determining a price on a lot. In much the same way that a wine connoisseur would evaluate a fine Cabernet, cuppers must use a strict set of tasting protocols to assess quality

The workshop explores our perception of taste, smell, flavour, and how to be aware of changes to our sensory systems. Practical exercises include ranking exercises and blind sample assessment.

In our coffee cupping, you’ll taste and evaluate some of the finest small batch coffees from regions around the world! Learn about the origins of the coffees you taste, along with the cupping techniques coffee pros use industry wide for evaluation. Cupping is very hands-on and open to anyone with an interest in coffee!

Cuptasting - fundamentals Discussion of the associated flavour profile,
canephora compared with arabica coffee
Class Topics Include: Description of various cup tasting methods Total price - DKK 6.800
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Setting up cup tasting Technical fundamentals for setting up a cup tasting Cup tasting (practical) Tasting coffee samples Calibration of all participants to the flavour profile Documentation of the flavour profile Discussion of the flavour profile Presentation of influencing factors on the flavour profile via improper setup Influence of defect sizes (dosing of coffee grounds, water volume, water temperature, break, etc.) Cup tasting of canephora coffees COFFEE CUPTASTING - COURSE OVERVIEW

COFFEE BREWING

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This coffee class is an exciting day of education that focuses on the fundamentals of quality-oriented brewing. Through guided hands-on brewing experiments and tasting exercises with today's most popular brewing equipment, students will learn how to isolate and control individual factors that affect coffee's taste. These skills are vital to brewing consistently great tasting coffee, and knowing how to troubleshoot off-tasting results. This coffee class is an absolute must for anyone with a strong interest in brewing! Space is limited.

COFFEE BREWING

A COFFEE CLASS DESIGNED FOR HOME BARISTAS & COFFEE PROFESSIONALS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Our Quality Coffee Brewing Class is a fully immersive 1-day coffee class that takes a 360 degree approach to brewing better coffee.

Through guided hands-on brewing experiments and tasting exercises, students will learn how to isolate and control individual brewing factors that affect coffee’s taste. These barista skills are vital to brewing consistently great tasting coffee, and knowing how to troubleshoot off-tasting results. From there, we apply the knowledge to many of today’s most popular brewing devices listed in the section below. Every student will receive a packet of information containing detailed notes, brewing recipes, and home brewing equipment advice and suggestions.
We’ve designed this barista training class to be approachable and fun for anyone with an interest in coffee! This coffee class provides each student with ample hands-on lab time with expert instruction in a relaxed, non-intimidating setting. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of training, certifying that you have attended and successfully completed this professional barista training course.

No experience necessary!

The Essential Elements to Quality-Oriented Coffee Brewing Home brewing equipment recommendations Class Topics Include: Foundational Overview of Coffee – From Seed to Cup Total price - DKK 6.800
Per person
8 total hours training
Lunches provided
Developing Your Coffee Tasting Palate How to Determine Correct Coffee to Water Ratio Proper Grind Size/Setting Selecting an Appropriate Water Temperature How to Determine Appropriate Brew Time Selecting an Optimum Brewing Method for Your Coffee Proper Operation of Brewing Equipment Water Quality Coffee Freshness and Storage Troubleshooting Poor Tasting Coffee Man vs Machine Coffee Brewing Cleanliness and upkeep of brewing equipment COFFEE BREWING - COURSE OVERVIEW

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