Become a Coffee Expert: How to Make the Perfect Cup
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Become a Coffee Expert: How to Make the Perfect Cup

Learn from coffee expert Richard Hardwick about the history of coffee, grinding and how to brew the perfect cup
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Talk more knowledgeably about coffee
  • Understand and be able to use new techniques for making coffee
  • Make a better cup of coffee
  • Understand how different grades of grind work
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Requirements
  • You should like to drink coffee
  • You should have an interest in coffee and wish to learn more
  • No special knowledge is required before starting the course
  • If you wish to try the Syphon, Aeropress, Chemex and V60 methods of brewing you may require extra equipment
Description

From the Coffee House in the heart of London's Coffee Culture, this is the complete coffee course from bean to cup and beyond taught by two coffee experts and former Judges of the UK Barista Championship!

Would you like to learn more about coffee? Understand its origins, understand roasting & grinding? Would you like to find out how to make a better cup of coffee? Do you want to stop drinking bad coffee? If so, this is the course for you.

In this 30 lecture course Richard Hardwick, founder of Bespoke Beverages and HALO Coffee - With the help of one of London's top Barista trainers, Henry Ayers of the already legendary Gentlemen Baristas, will give you all you need to be a coffee expert in a series of in depth, up close videos filmed in the historic Coffee House. 

We will cover origins, beans, how beans are ground and why different grinds taste different.

We then move on to brewing and the different techniques employed. Richard covers the Syphon method, Aeropress method, Chemex method & V60 method, and then demonstrates the equipment needed to employ them.

He then moves to the world of Espresso, showing how to spot good and bad espresso, how to make Americanos, a good Flat White, Lattes and Cappuccinos. And he even shows how to put a modern twist on the Cappuccino.  

Richard also gives you tips and tricks and helps you avoid common mistakes. So what are you waiting for? 

Come join Richard and Henry become a coffee expert in one of the most comprehensive online courses ever created. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in coffee
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about coffee
  • Anyone who wants to be able to make a better cup of coffee
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about other techniques in making coffee such as Chemex, Aeropress, Syphon or V60
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
01:47:01
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Introduction
4 Lectures 04:52

Here Richard Hardwick founder of Bespoke Beverages and now HALO coffee gives some detail on his background including his time as judge of the UK Barista Championship. It was during his time in South America that he fell in love with coffee and became the expert he is today.

Preview 00:38

From the Coffee House in the heart of London Coffee Culture, Richard is going to take you on a journey through coffee with this course. Learn the incredible stories about the origins of coffee, coffee’s history as a traded commodity and the variety of beans. 

With the help of Henry Ayers from the Gentlemen Baristas (UK's Coolest Baristas) he then explains how beans are ground and why different grinds taste different.

We then move on to brewing and the different techniques employed. Richard covers the Syphon method, Aeropress method, Chemex method & V60 method, and then demonstrates the equipment needed to employ them.

He then moves to the world of Espresso, showing how to spot good and bad espresso, how to make Americanos, a good Flat White, Lattes and Cappuccinos. And he even shows how to put a modern twist on the Cappuccino.  

Richard will also give you tips and tricks and helps you avoid common mistakes. 

Preview 02:36

In this lecture Richard gives you some tips on how to get the most out of the course

Preview 00:57

Richard explains how the activities work, and how he's going to work with Henry Ayers from the Gentlemen Baristas to give you challenges throughout the course

Preview 00:41
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Origins
5 Lectures 07:45

The fascinating history of coffee...

Preview 00:15

Coffee is one of the largest commodities in the world yet its origins began with a simple goat herder. 

Preview 02:25

Richard shares one of his favourite stories of how a single seedling created nearly all the coffee in South America...

Preview 01:24

It's important to understand that the coffee most of the world drinks is not the delicious type we cover on the course!

Preview 02:21

1) Research the Cup of Excellence, it is fascinating!

2) Compare your beans!

Preview 01:20
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Beans
2 Lectures 08:59

Henry and Richard discuss the difference in coffee beans and the variables you must understand. Care for your beans!

Introduction
03:12

Single origin and blends, flavour profiles and which bean is for you?

What beans are we using?
05:47
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Grinding
3 Lectures 11:39

It's critical to understand the grind and making sure you get the right one for each drink you create. 

Types of grind
03:58

Richard & Henry cover the different grinding methods available to you and how to get the most consistent grind!

Methods of Grinding
06:04

Feel the grind, touch and feel are very important. 

Activities
01:37
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Brewing
7 Lectures 47:26

So what's your favourite method? 

Introduction
00:20

One of the greatest ways to make coffee is the siphon. You can create a stunning coffee with great depth of flavour in quite a dramatic fashion. Here Henry and Richard have 2 different approaches.

Syphon Method
13:44

Very popular but are you doing it properly? Learn the tricks of the trade from Henry .

Aeropress Method
09:32

Simple, elegant and so easy to do well but with a few extra tips you can get some fantastic flavours from your coffee.

Chemex Method
11:55

Often done badly, here you can learn just a few simple techniques that will ensure you enjoy a quality cup every time. 

V60 method
09:42

Brew! Brew! Brew! Practice the tips and tricks you have learned

Activities
01:26

You are now ready to brew. 

Conclusion
00:47
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Espresso
9 Lectures 18:13

So much to cover. Learn why espresso is so import and and how to make a great one. 

Introduction
00:48

Henry shares some of his years of experience in creating the perfect espresso. What to look for and what not to do. 

Correct Method - Tips & Tricks
05:59

Unless you know what not to do you wont appreciate a great espresso.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
02:09

You have probably ordered plenty but did you know it dated back to the Second World War? Which is first? Coffee or Water?

Americano
00:58

Textured milk! Thanks to NZ and Australia.

Flat White
01:17

How much foam? 1cm or more? Or Less...?

Latte
01:17

So easy to do well, so easy to do badly! Let's get the foam going. 

Cappuccino
01:41

Twists from the Barista Judges...!

Modern twist on the cappuccino
01:06

So many things to practice from this section with Richard and Henry. 

Activites
02:58
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Final Tips & Tricks
1 Lecture 08:07

Richard and Henry recap on the course with their twists and tricks to create superb coffee. We hope you enjoyed it and learnt a lot. 

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Conclusion
08:07
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