What participants do
Making coffee at home can seem hit or miss - you might have a great tasting cup one day, but a more average cup the next. The perfect pour over doesn’t happen by accident, but luckily the techniques are easy to learn, and even easier to repeat. When you join your Driftaway coffee educator for this 60 minute online class, you’ll learn how to make a delicious pour over in your own kitchen, day after day - hot or iced!
Similar to cooking or baking, coffee brewing has specific techniques that anyone can learn, so this class is an equally exciting gift for those who love coffee or those who are coffee-curious - and it’s especially fun with a team or with prospects. You’ll be working with the Pour Over Kit that comes with the purchase of this class: it includes five hand-selected coffees from around the world as well as a Hario V60 brewer, scale, and gooseneck kettle.
More than just teaching the mechanics, your coffee educator will explain some of the whys behind great pour over techniques. You’ll leave this class with the increased awareness of how a coffee can taste, the ability to figure out why it might not be tasting the best, and the know-how to correct it.
What’s shipped to participants
Pour over Kit includes-
- Hario V60 brewer
- Hario scale with timer
- Hario Gooseneck kettle
- Coffee Explorer Box (20 oz - 5 x 4oz each)
What participants need at home
1. Porlex Manual Mini grinder - This is one of the most compact, useful grinders on the market. The silicon allows you to have a firm grip on the cylinder while grinding. The handle comes off and you are able to store it alongside your grinder too. +$69.95
2. Baratza Encore Burr Grinder - The Encore is lauded by coffee experts as the go-to entry level grinder for those brewing coffee at home. The Encore gives a great grind for drip/manual brew and also grinds fine enough for espresso. +$169.95
About your hosts
James McCarthy has just short of two decades of professional experience in specialty coffee, ranging from barista to manager to roaster, as well as being the 2013 World Brewer’s Cup Champion. He has a strong passion for coffee education and firmly believes that coffee can be accessible. He uses his years of experience to deliver information in a fun, approachable way.
Cyrenthia fell in love with coffee in 2011 when visiting a coffee farm in Guatemala, and started working in specialty coffee professionally the next year. She is now a national competitor in the Specialty Coffee Association’s Coffee in Good Spirits, a coffee-based cocktail competition, and recent author of Dirty Barista, a cocktail recipe book. She’s also a mother and licensed social worker!
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