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Beginner to Barista Coffee Class

Learn to make the absolute best cup of coffee from your kitchen

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What You Will Learn

In this course, a certified barista trainer will teach you all of the basics you need to turn your kitchen into a coffee house. You’ll learn:

  • The basics of various coffee making methods
  • Coffee shop tips and tricks, and easy at home recipes to liven up your daily cup of coffee.

MacKenzie's introductory course is for everyone, no matter their experience with the world or coffee. It's fun and exciting to be new at something when you have someone to help and engage with you along the way!

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$15.00
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Brewing coffee with the AeroPress

Course Outline

  1. The History of Coffee

    A brief history of the origin of coffee and its rise to fame.

  2. Seed to Cup

    An outline of the journey coffee makes from the farm to your morning cup.

  3. Coffee Processing Methods

    An introduction into the various ways that farms process the coffee fruit to prepare it for sell.

  4. The Extraction Process

    Learn how water interacts with ground coffee beans.

  5. Brewing Tools

    Become acquainted with all of the tools you'll need to make professional coffee in your home.

  6. Grinding Your Beans

    Grinding your beans fresh every morning is one of the most important parts of making great coffee.

  7. Brewing Your Coffee: Keurig Cup

    MacKenzie teaches how to get the most out of your keurig using a refillable k-cup.

  8. Brewing Your Coffee: Drip

    MacKenzie teaches how to choose the best automatic coffee dripper and the strategies you can use to enhance your morning cup.

  9. Brewing Your Coffee: French Press

    MacKenzie teaches how to best use a French press.

  10. Brewing Your Coffee: Chemex

    MacKenzie teaches how to use a Chemex coffee brewer and what to expect from your cup.

It’s my absolute favorite cup of coffee.

Dr. Chelsea Axe

Meet Your Instructor

MacKenzie Tierney-Smith

SCAA Certified Barista and Barista Trainer

MacKenzie began his work in the coffee industry in 2006 as the student manager of a campus coffee shop in Birmingham, Alabama. He moved to Nashville in 2010 and has worked as manager and barista trainer for several coffee houses around the city, including consulting for new builds and 3 years as co-owner/operator of the beloved and dearly missed Terminal Cafe {RIP}. He has spent the last four years expanding his love of liquids as bar manager and head bartender at bars around the city, but his love of coffee has never wavered.

MacKenzie Tierney-Smith

Beginner to Barista Coffee Class

Regular price
$15.00
Unit price
per 
Sale price
$15.00
Learn to make the absolute best cup of coffee from your kitchen - In this course, a certified barista trainer will teach you all of the basics you need to turn your kitchen into a coffee house. You’ll learn the basics of various coffee making methods, coffee shop tips and tricks, and easy at home recipes to liven up your daily cup of coffee.

MacKenzie's introductory course is for everyone, no matter their experience with the world or coffee!

Beginner to Barista Coffee Class