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April 2024

Intro to Espresso – April 17th

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Delmar, 6225 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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$75
roy brady of blueprint coffee tamping espresso

INTRO TO ESPRESSO TRAINING OVERVIEW This practical and hands-on intro to espresso training teaches attendees how to pull shots of espresso using a commercial espresso machine and grinder. The trainings starts by discussing the many varying definitions and expectations of espresso. Next, the trainer gives a brief overview of how espresso equipment functions. The class spends a majority of its time having attendees practice preparing shots of espresso using recipes, scales, and timers. Additionally, participants learn how to pull and…

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Seed to Cupping – April 18th

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$75
The origin profile explores coffee production in Colombia.

SEED TO CUPPING COFFEE TRAINING OVERVIEW Seed to cupping training introduces coffee. It covers coffee's origins, processing, and logistics. The course includes info on the coffee tree, seed, and varieties. It also gives a broad overview of the roasting process. In addition, the leader explains Blueprint Coffee’s vision for buying green coffee and building relationships at origin. The seed to cupping training concludes with a cupping, the industry-wide method for tasting and evaluating coffee. While we offer free cuppings twice…

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Advanced Espresso- April 24th

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Delmar, 6225 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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$75
The advanced espresso course focusing on tasting and extraction analysis.

ADVANCED ESPRESSO TRAINING OVERVIEW This Advanced Espresso training course approaches espresso recipes with tasting exercises and guided manipulation. First, the group tastes shots of espresso and calibrates their tasting experience using our practical dial-in chart. It utilizes tasting feedback to improve the espresso recipe and quality. As a result, attendees gain confidence in approaching espresso with only their palate. Next, we teach and practice measuring the TDS of an espresso with a refractometer and extraction software. Attendees learn how measuring…

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Intro to Milk Steaming- April 25th

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Watson, 4206 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63109 United States
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$75
ryan stakes pours a mocha latte at blueprint coffee delmar

INTRO TO MILK STEAMING TRAINING OVERVIEW This practical and hands-on training teaches attendees milk steaming. Proper steaming is need for the preparation of coffee bar beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos, and cortados. The course covers the basics of texture, temperature, and pouring. It introduces latte art, but that is not the explicit goal of this training. The training concludes with tips for alternative milks and how to maintain clean milk tools and wands.  A majority of drinks sold at a…

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May 2024

What is Specialty (and why do I care)?- May 2nd

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee- Roastery, 1600 S 39th St
Tiffany, MO 63110
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$75
A taster smells freshly ground coffee to evaluate its fragrance during a cupping.

The "What is Specialty?" course highlights the importance of service, professionalism, and coffee knowledge for baristas at establishments serving specialty coffee. The training starts by establishing Blueprint's fundamental tenants for specialty coffee. Then, we explore each and highlight evidence at the coffee bar level, roasting level, and farm level. Next, attendees discuss how to handle a wide array of customer needs and relationships. The class discusses each scenario and how to bring intention and quality to them. The training also highlights…

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Intro to Espresso – May 9th

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Watson, 4206 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63109 United States
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$75
Alex Werth prepares a shot of espresso at Blueprint Coffee Watson.

This practical and hands-on intro to espresso training teaches attendees how to pull shots of espresso using a commercial espresso machine and grinder. The trainings starts by discussing the many varying definitions and expectations of espresso. Next, the trainer gives a brief overview of how espresso equipment functions. The class spends a majority of its time having attendees practice preparing shots of espresso using recipes, scales, and timers. Additionally, participants learn how to pull and analyze shots without the instant…

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Coffee Brewing Basics – May 15th

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Delmar, 6225 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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$75
The Brewing Basics training from Blueprint Coffee introduces immersion and percolation methods of brewing coffee.

The "Coffee Brewing Basics" training course approaches coffee preparation from the novice's perspective. The course begins with a brief overview of the characteristics of drip and immersion brewing. The trainer also introduces the tools used for the remainder of the training. Then, attendees observe brews on French Press, Automatic Drip, V60 Pour-over, and Kalita Wave. Next, participants repeat the brewing processes on the devices. The course gives special attention to how pour technique, time, and temperature affect brewing. After the…

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Intro to Milk Steaming- May 22nd

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueprint Coffee – Delmar, 6225 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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$75
The hands-on advanced latte art training works with baristas who have learned the basics of drink construction to further hone their pouring skills.

INTRO TO MILK STEAMING TRAINING OVERVIEW This practical and hands-on training teaches attendees milk steaming. Proper steaming is need for the preparation of coffee bar beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos, and cortados. The course covers the basics of texture, temperature, and pouring. It introduces latte art, but that is not the explicit goal of this training. The training concludes with tips for alternative milks and how to maintain clean milk tools and wands.  A majority of drinks sold at a…

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