Coffee Class @ The Grounds of Alexandria

Coffee lovers – this one’s for you!

I’m sure coffee connoisseur’s will agree a good cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures.  But, how many of us know how to make that perfect ‘cafe standard’ cup at home?  I dare say, not many.  Hands up who’s bought a wiz bang coffee machine, that takes pride of place on the kitchen bench, only to find you still can’t quite achieve that perfect cup of coffee?  We hear you, or rather The Grounds does, and they’ve come to your rescue.

The Grounds of Alexandria know a thing or two about coffee and they’ve just launched coffee classes, facilitated by award winning  Barista and Master Roaster, Jack Hanna.  If there’s something Jack doesn’t know about coffee, it’s not worth knowing.

We were invited to attend the very first Latte Art and Basic Barista Skills Workshop, to brush up on our coffee making skills and maybe learn a new thing or two about the good stuff.

Classes are held onsite, in The Grounds Roastery and are limited to a maximum of 10 people, so you can be sure of an intimate experience.

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

During the class, Jack will take you through the basic art of making a good cup, sharing his very own tried and true tips and tricks along the way.  What better way to learn than first hand from an expert?

Here are a few insider tips I learnt during the class:

  • The coffee machine needs to be warmed up for at least 1 hour prior to use
  • Always use hot cups, or you will loose flavour
  • Let water escape from the steam wand before steaming milk
  • It takes practice to pour the milk perfectly into the cup – Latte Art is a little way off for me!

Of course, that’s not all I learnt, but you will have to attend a class yourself to learn all the secrets!

On completion of the course, we were presented with The Grounds goodie bags and our very own framed Certificate.  I say that means I can call myself a Barista now.  Though I’m not sure Jack would agree!

Click here for the brochure and class timetable.

Latte Art & Basic Barista Skills Workshop
The Grounds, Building 7A, No. 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
 +61 2 9699 2225
Classes cost $80 per person and run for 60-90 minutes

The Grounds of Alexandria website

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