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Barista Basics: Part One- Espresso and the Science of Shot Pulling

Maeva's Barista Trainer and Beverage Specialist Matthew Hebblethwaite leads this hands-on barista basics course. This training course is the same material used to train our own baristas in the foundational knowledge behind crafting quality beverages and is perfect for new baristas, baristas who wish to switch their employment from a commercial to craft coffee business, or those who wish to enhance the experience of their own coffee house by learning the dynamics of pulling quality beverages. This course assumes you have little to no experience using a manual/semi automatic machine and will be taught on our 2014 La Marzocco Linea PB using manual settings and our Mahlkonig K 30 Twin grinder. 


Part One of this two part session covers the basics of espresso. No milk will be handled in Part One. In this hands-on course, you will learn:

- a basic introduction to the functions of the machine

- the terminology of shot pulling and espresso

- the science behind perfect extraction and how it is achieved 

- dialing in the grind

- tamping

- how to adjust for under/over extraction and different roast profiles of espresso 

- bar cleanliness and efficiency 


All product costs are covered in the registration fee. Session is limited to 5 participants to allow for machine experience. Limited one-on-one machine practice available immediately following the course.  

Reserved your space here or in shop at the counter of Maeva's Coffee:


For an additional 20 minutes of individual machine time guided by Matt, reserve here (only available with the purchase of Barista Basics, Part One or Two):


Earlier Event: September 13
Market! Market!
Later Event: September 25
Barista Basics: Part Two- The Perfect Milk