Coffee can keep you awake during a long day of office work or while teaching an especially boring group of children. Stay awake with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a 3-hour barista class for one (a $195 value)
- $129 for a 3-hour barista class for two (a $390 value)
Groups of 6 to 10 students meet on a Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday to dive deep into one important component of the coffee expert's métier. Students may choose from three 90-minute classes: Home Coffee Brewing, which helps bring out the unique flavors of single-origin coffees through french-press, pour-over, and siphon techniques; Ideal Espresso Shot; or a Milk Steaming & Latte Art session. The three-hour Home Barista course covers topics such as how to steam milk properly and maintain an espresso machine. All classes include plenty of hands-on practice and chances to sip each creation.
Seattle Barista Academy
A poorly trained barista in front of a top-notch espresso machine is like an 8-year-old behind the wheel of a car—he has no idea the power before him, nor how to use it. Enter owner Bob Burgess—a specialty-beverage entrepreneur for more than 39 years—and his team at Seattle Barista Academy. For just less than a decade, Burgess and company have taught intense hands-on training programs that focus on crafting coffee, espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, and mocha drinks using advanced techniques and equipment. From learning the life cycle of a coffee bean to mastering grinding methods, extraction techniques, and latte art, students walk away with a wealth of knowledge that makes them more employable. Like deeply unpopular one-man shows, the classes consist of one-on-one attention, since class sizes are limited to no more than seven participants.
Seattle Barista Academy's staff members—all of whom have been professional baristas at some point in their careers—have up to 19 years of experience in the field. These sessions provide clients with the coffee-making and marketing knowledge they need to grow their coffee cart, kiosk, or fort built from coffee beans.