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  • Coffee Lovers Dream Introduction to Making Espresso and Brewing Drip Coffee: In San Francisco, CA

    Matt Hawkins

    Benefiting American Red Cross Gold Country Region

    Coffee Lovers Dream Introduction to Making Espresso and Brewing Drip Coffee

    In the comfort of your own home, learn to brew professional-quality coffee and discover the intricacies of espresso preparation in this all-encompassing coffee education.

    San Francisco, CA

    2 people

    2 people

    4 hours

    US$250/person Total US$500

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    January  2018

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      The Experience

      Few people are as passionate and knowledgable about coffee as Matt Hawkins, the lead barista at San Francisco's beloved third-wave roastery Sightglass Coffee. Matt has created the coffee lover's dream, a fully immersive education, which combines his years of experience in multiple cafes and his time training new baristas. This experience will start with an introduction to coffee and its complexity and nuanced profiles. Then, you will turn your attention to brewing drip coffee. Learn the different variables in the brewing process and how to expertly manipulate them to coax out particular flavors. Experiment with an array of brew methods and discover which method is delicious on your palate and right for your daily routine. You will then move on to espresso and latte art. Matt will help you discover the full potential of your personal machine. He will not only show you the systematic ways to dial in espresso, but he will also lead a practical discussion on manipulating espresso to affect taste in a desired way. Lastly, you will learn the perfect technique for steaming milk.

      Travel Fee (in addition to experience price)

      Regional (Between 8.63 and 113.85 miles outside of 94132): US$40


      • Learn variables in brewing coffee and making espresso to produce your perfect cup
      • Discover the potential of the equipment and espresso machine that you already own
      • Coffee beans will be provided unless you have a particular roaster or coffee that you would rather learn with
      • Private coffee education with barista Matt Hawkins at your home

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