Coffee Academy

Fundamentals of Manual Brewing

Fundamentals of Pour-over Brewing


An alternative to espresso brewing, this course looks at manual brewing techniques applicable to both home-brewers and professional baristas alike. This course introduces you to immersion and percolation manual brewing methods, and how to adjust primary brew variables to achieve a cup of coffee that matches your taste preference.


The class contains the following content:

What You’ll be Doing

  • Introduction to Manual Brewing – examine the fundamental differences in brewing techniques and taste variations between immersion and percolation styled brewed coffee, utilizing devices such as the AeroPress and the V60.
  • Brew variables – identify and make adjustments to primary brew variables when constructing a brew recipe.
  • Quality Evaluation Training – apply extraction theory to examine how different brew variables can have an impact on the sensory profile of a brewed coffee.