From Plant to Cup: Brew an Amazing Cup of Coffee

Michael Phillips, Director of Training, Blue Bottle Coffee

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11 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

    • Project: Brew a Cup of Coffee by Hand

    • Coffee Theory

    • Brewing Tools

    • Grinding Your Beans

    • Selecting Your Ingredients

    • Making Your Recipe

    • Brewing Your Coffee

    • Tasting Coffee

    • Enjoying Your Brew

    • Hungry for More?

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About This Class

Learn what it takes to brew an amazing cup of coffee by hand! Go behind-the-scenes with celebrated California roaster Blue Bottle for a one-hour class on sourcing, brewing, and tasting everyone's favorite bean. From the plant to your cup, Michael Phillips brings every lesson to life while also offering options — giving you a process for making a simple cup or going the distance with pro equipment.

Filmed on location at Blue Bottle's original roastery and cupping room, this class is designed to be both enjoyable while also deepening your knowledge of coffee in everyday life. From your morning ritual to even hosting your own coffee tasting at home, these insights will come alive in your own experience.


Blue Bottle Coffee is an Oakland, Brooklyn, and LA-based coffee roaster specializing in single-origin beans. Michael Phillips is Director of Training for all baristas and winner of the 2010 World Barista Championship.

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...If you really love coffee or learning about different subjects
I've been trained as a specialist coffee professional over the past 5 years - and even learned some new things from this video. Blue Bottle make amazing coffee and this is a fantastic overview from the very basic to the slightly more advanced skills that it takes to make a great cup of coffee. Thanks !
Great lessons on how to brew an amazing cup of coffee! Michael Phillips gives great tips and explains in a very accessible way how and why proceeding a certain way gives a better cup of coffee. Thanks for that great course, I'm a coffee lover and my morning coffee tastes better today thanks to you!!!!





Michael Phillips

Director of Training, Blue Bottle Coffee

Michael Phillips is the Director of Training at Blue Bottle and 2010 world barista champion. He is responsible for managing the Blue Bottle training program internationally, ensuring that the team constantly produces the world's most hospitality-focused and talented baristas.

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