HOME BARISTA

Make professional coffee at home. Learn how to brew to suit your palate using various manual brewing styles.

Choose from one of our three home barista workshops.

INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

3 HOURS | $ 90 

Suited to curious newcomers, this three-hour workshop dives into the basics of coffee and coffee making. Perfect for those that want to learn more about why certain coffees taste the way they do, for those who want help learning how to choose their coffee or for those who simply want to get more out of their coffee shop visits.

 

In this class, we will explain how coffee is grown, harvested and processed before it arrives at our roastery, and how to use the information on a bag of beans to choose the coffee you’ll love the most. In this class we will try different brewing methods (espresso, french press, filter) and different roast levels (light, medium and dark roasted coffees).

 

Talking through each coffee, you will learn what to look for when buying coffee to get the perfect one for you, and hopefully find some new favorites on the way! The class takes place in our roastery, so you will also learn about the roasting process firsthand.
 

Each coffee class has a maximum of 3 participants.

ESPRESSO AND MILK STEAMING

3 HOURS | $ 90  

Learn how to brew great coffee at home in our workshop designed for home coffee enthusiasts. Island Grind Coffee three-hour espresso and milk steaming workshop is suitable for baristas and coffee enthusiasts – whether you’re just starting out in coffee and want to learn the basics of how to make beautiful espresso and steam milk, or you’ve been making espresso drinks for a while and want to develop your skills further.

 

You will learn how to make the perfect espresso and how to steam your milk to a silky and smooth cappuccino. You will learn how to set your grinder for a good extraction and what influences the taste of your espresso. We will be using home barista equipment so you can easily replicate what you learned at home.

 

Each coffee class has a maximum of 3 participants, so you’ll have plenty of hands-on experience making coffee, and plenty of time to ask all your coffee related questions.

 

No coffee brewer / espresso machine or grinder at home yet? No problem. We can help you figure out what to look out for when you plan to buy an espresso machine, manual brewer or grinder.

MANUAL BREWING

3 HOURS | $ 90  

Our manual brewing class is for anyone who is curious about making great filter coffee at home, or for anyone looking to learn more and improve their brewing skills. 

Whether you’re an absolute beginner in the world of filter coffee, or you want to develop your filter coffee technique, palate and vocabulary, this class is for you.


In this three-hour hands-on class, we will explain how coffee is grown, harvested and processed before it arrives at our roastery, and how to use the information on a bag of beans to choose the coffee you’ll love the most.

 

We’ll be spending most of our time brewing and tasting coffees together, and you’ll learn how to make coffee using the V60 pour over method, AeroPress, French Press and using a Moka Pot. We’ll talk about how we assess a brew and find accurate flavor descriptors for a coffee, and you’ll learn how to adjust the recipes to make your coffee taste just the way you like it.


Each coffee class has a maximum of 3 participants, so you’ll have plenty of hands-on experience making coffee, and plenty of time to ask all your coffee related questions.