Foundation - Firedancer, Illinois - 7/11/2019

Brewing Module:  The study of Brewing introduces you to the different ways of brewing coffee, from Chemex and siphon to clever dripper and French press. In addition, this module allows you to get hands-on and learn to analyze your grind profile, match your grind to your brewing method and to scientifically measure the coffee strength and chart a coffee’s extraction.

The Brewing curriculum covers the following subjects:

  • Brewing guidelines and variables – strength and extraction, water, grind size, time, temperature, pressure
  • Brewing methods and equipment – immersion, gravity, pressure
  • Brewing and charting coffee – the SCA Brewing Control Chart
  • Grinding – the impact of grind size, grinder/burr type, grind analysis
  • Roast – the impact of roast level on flavor
  • Bypass – charting and using bypass
  • Water – quality, alkalinity, total hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, testing and treatment

Foundation introduces the beginner to the various different methods of brewing coffee: Immersion, Gravity, & Pressure; with hands-on experience with manual brewing (ie, Chemex, Siphon, Clever, V60, Aeropress, French Press and more) and automatic filter brewers (bulk/batch or pour-over).

LOCATION:  Firedancer Coffee Consultants, 5400 Newport Drive, Ste 9, Rolling Meadows IL 60008.  If you have any questions on classes being held at this campus, please call 630.387.6651 or email

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Tuition Fee $400.00
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