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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Be Your Own Barista: Giving A New Meaning to BYOB

If savoring a morning cup of coffee means more to you than just a caffeine injection (and we know it does), then the January Coffee Consumer Class at the American Barista & Coffee School is just the thing for you. From learning about how coffee is harvested to pulling the perfect shot of espresso, this three-day course delivers enough wisdom to turn you into an at-home barista. The next class runs January 18-20, 2007 and offers the following:

The first two days include an introduction to specialty coffee, a hands-on cupping (tasting) lab, a roastery tour, lessons in a wide variety coffee techniques and secrets to perfect espresso. The optional third day offers hands-on experience in latte art, specialty coffee drinks and pairing coffee with food.

Visit the school’s website today for schedule and pricing information and tell them we sent you.

WHERE: American Barista & Coffee School, 1028 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Ore. 97214
WHEN: Thursday January 18 through Saturday, January 20, 2007