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A coffee milestone for B and D was the London Coffee Festival several years ago. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up building a coffee website! Coffee events near and far from training courses to tasting sessions are great fun and opportunities to define what you like, too!

 

World Aeropress Championship

 

What Is It?

  • The W.A.C is a multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making. Competitors have just a few minutes to brew a single cup of AeroPress coffee and present it to a panel of judges, who blind taste each coffee and pick the cup they find the tastiest. In each round of three, the competitor with the tastiest brew moves on through the tournament until just one competitor remains.

    This year’s competition coffee will be kept top secret until just before the first round kicks off. Competitors will have only four hours to taste the coffee and perfect their recipe before taking to the stage to brew in front of an eager crowd.

Where Is It?

  • Oval Space, 29–32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

When Is It?

  • Sunday, 24 November 2019, from 15:00-21:00


Allpress Courses

 

What Is It?

  • The coffee experts at Allpress in Dalston introduce home espresso-making in their “Perfect Cup Class for Home - Espresso”. With a small class size of four, you will learn how to choose and store coffee and how to grind, dose, tamp, extract, and steam like a pro!

Where Is It?

  • Allpress Espresso Roastery & Cafe, 55 Dalston Lane, London E8 2NG

When Is It?

  • Saturday, 26 October 2019, from 10:00-12:00


Climpson & Sons Courses

 

What Is It?

  • Climpson & Sons offers a full range of training opportunities for casual brewers, wannabe baristas, and true professionals. B and D really enjoyed the Home Roasting Workshop, at which Climpson’s Operations Manager taught us how to roast beans using an Ikawa home roasting machine. The many SCA courses on offer provide opportunities to achieve certification, too.

Where Is It?

  • Climpson's Training Academy, Unit 5 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB

When Is It?

  • Courses currently advertised include:

    • Home Imbrewvement - Coffee Workshop

    • Home Roasting Workshop

    • SCA Introduction to Coffee

    • SCA Barista Skills (foundation, intermediate, and professional)

    • SCA Brewing (foundation, intermediate, and professional)

  • For the list of events, click here.


CoffeeMind Courses

 

What Is It?

  • Based in Denmark, CoffeeMind provides Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) professional courses. A top cafe owner recommended them to D, and he bought CoffeeMind books that he and B have both devoured. The full SCA curriculum is available, as well as unique CoffeeMind courses tailored to specific skills.

Where Is It?

  • CoffeeMind Academy, Jernholmen 43-47, Hvidovre, 2650 Denmark

When Is It?

  • Courses on offer include:

    • SCA Coffee Roasting

    • SCA Sensory Skills

  • For the calendar of events, click here.


Flotsam & Jetsam Courses

 

What Is It?

  • Flotsam & Jetsam offers “Barista Basics” classes in the evening, limited to six people, that cover coffee production, flavours and aromas, preparing and extracting a shot using a La Marzocco, Linea PB, and steaming and pouring milk in a cafe and at home. Complete with beans. B and D are looking forward to this one, for sure!

Where Is It?

  • 4 Bellevue Parade, London SW17 7EQ

When Is It?

  • Thursday, 28 November 2019, from 19:00-21:00


Origin Courses

 

What Is It?

  • Origin offers Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) courses that can lead to professional accreditation as well as courses aimed at those of us who just love coffee. B and D attended an SCA introductory course and loved it!

Where Is It?

  • Courses are on offer in London and in Cornwall:

    • Origin Coffee Roasters, 84 Scoresby Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0XN

    • Origin Coffee Roasters, The Roastery, Wheal Vrose Business Park, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0FG

When Is It?

  • Courses on offer in September include:

    • Home Espresso

    • Home Filter Coffee Brewing

    • Latte Art Enthusiast

    • SCA Barista Skills (intermediate)

    • SCA Sensory Skills (intermediate)

  • For the calendar of events, click here.


Redemption Courses

 

What Is It?

  • Redemption offers serious training for wannabe baristas and pros at its hub in North London. B and D love Redemption’s mission, so we are definitely interested in getting some tips from its experts.

Where Is It?

  • 30 Whitmore Road HUB, London N1 5QA

When Is It?

  • Courses on offer in September include:

    • Alternative Brewing and Advanced Barista Techniques

    • Barista Fundamentals

    • Cleaning and Maintenance

    • Latte Art

  • For the calendar of events, click here.