Workshops

Brewing great coffee at home is easier than you think, with the right tools and some pro tips from our expert barista’s. Want to dive in a little deeper? Sign up for one of our workshops and watch your coffee expertise bloom!

Workshops

Brewing great coffee at home is easier than you think, with the right tools and some pro tips from our expert barista’s. Want to dive in a little deeper? Sign up for one of our workshops and watch your coffee expertise bloom!

Filter coffee brewing class

Charlene has been running a filter brewing class since 2011 and is our WAY world Aeropress and Belgium Brewerscup Champion. We love filter coffee and we love brewing it at home. It’s really easy to get started, and learning a few skills and some background knowledge will go a long way towards improving the quality of your coffee. You can expect to have a fun, informative, hands-on couple of hours, and to taste a lot of delicious coffee along the WAY.

At the beginning of this class, you’ll learn a little bit about the history of coffee production and preparation, as well as some of the theory behind coffee extraction! We will then get down to coffee brewing – Charlene will show you how to brew with two different devices: Aeropress and Pour Over.

We’ll explore and taste the effect of different variables on your coffee brewing – namely agitation, contact time and grind setting. By understanding these variables, you’ll be well equipped to troubleshoot any issues you might run into in the future. Finally, we’ll go hands-on with the devices and brew up some coffee to finish the class!


Introduction to espresso brewing

If making filter coffee is easy and affordable, well, sometimes espresso can be the opposite! For those who choose to take the plunge, however, the rewards can be fantastic, and we’re here to help. This course is targeted at home baristas, but a lot of what we teach is also applicable to baristas looking for café work.

You can expect to have a fun, informative, hands-on three hours, and to taste a lot of delicious coffee along the way. While this is a mostly practical class, there will be some theory thrown in, too (we’re big believers in learning why we do things a certain way, not just how to do them).

We’ll start with the basics, learning how to measure our coffee using scales and timers, calibrate our grinder for consistent results, and how to pull a perfect shot. After we’ve nailed coffee production, we’ll move on to milk, focusing on how to steam perfect, glossy milk and pour beautiful-looking drinks.

Take us home with you

At WAY, we have a philosophy about brewing coffee at home, and it’s pretty simple: home brewing should be easy and fun, and the result should be delicious.

Cue this little list we’ve curated, of some tools to help you achieve a perfect cup in your own comfy setting.

This doesn’t mean we want you to stop visiting us in our shops, by the way. We love making coffee and talking to our customers every day, so please don’t be a stranger! But if you want to expand your coffee-drinking experience while staying in your pyjamas, here are a few of our favourite things to help get you started.

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The pour over method is an easy and gorgeous way to brew coffee at home. If you (or your housemate, partner, coworker) are a home-brewing beginner, we recommend this handy little kit to get you started. It includes a pour over cone and filter papers, and instructions for use, as well as a bag of WAY coffee.

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In our shops, we have a recipe for every brewing method, and we recommend our customers do the same at home. For one cup of Pour Over, for example, our favourite recipe is 15 grams of coffee brewed over 2:35 minutes using 250ml of hot water. It might sound complicated if you’ve never done it before, but the Hario digital scales make it super easy. They have a built-in timer, which helps you weigh and time all at once.

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Coffee always tastes better when it’s been ground fresh. This sturdy, compact hand grinder has ceramic conical burrs and stainless steel casing, and it’s easy to use and clean. The grind size is adjustable, and ranges from very coarse Plunger all the way through to fine Turkish. Best of all, it’s fun to use, and requires zero electricity.

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