COFFEE CLASSES

Bongo Java is proud to provide a range of coffee and  barista training at our coffee lab located inside our roasting facility in Nashville, TN. We believe everyone should know how to make a great cup of coffee! Our classes can be geared to all knowledge levels, from beginners to advanced classes for industry professionals. 
Current Class Offerings: 
Bongo 101 - 60 mins - $35
Basic Barista Skills - 90 mins - $95
Brewing Methods Class - 90 mins - $95
 

 

Below you’ll find our current coffee class schedule. Each 90-minute class is limited to 3-4 students in order for you to get plenty of hands-on experience. We can't wait for you to join us!
Coffee Class Grads Will Receive:
Course work guided by our knowledgeable Coffee Educator(s)!
Official Certificate of Completion
12 ounces of the Take-Home Coffee of Your Choice
     

     

     

    BONGO 101

    We’ll explain coffee from seed to cup along with some interesting facts about sustainability, social responsibility and world economics. Bongo believes in an expanded definition of quality that includes all these factors along with taste. This class will lead you through the coffee journey from sustainable farming and ethical processing, to the art of roasting.

    To find out more about Bongo 101 email greg@bongojava.com

      

    BARISTA BASICS

    In our state-of-the-art coffee lab, we train individuals and entire café staff how to make espresso-based beverages. The training includes learning how and why espresso brewing is different than brewing drip coffee. We'll also go into detail on how to find the right balance for espresso shots - the sweet spot that sits between bitter and sour. Then we'll show you how to steam perfect milk, both temperature and texture. Once you've got that down, we'll introduce you to latte art.

    Dialing in Espresso
    Basic Milk Steaming + Intro to Latte Art
    To schedule a class, please email training@bongojava.com

      BREWING CLASSES

      Learn how to brew coffee using different brew methods. Every method can be used to give you a uniquely delicious cup. We will focus specifically on Chemex, Kalita, v60, and French Press.  

       

      To schedule a class, please email training@bongojava.com

       


      COFFEE CUPPING (COMING FALL 2022)

      Coffee’s equivalent to a wine or beer tasting is called cupping. Here is where our 2% pretension lies as we explain how to taste the blueberry essence, florals flourishes and earthy undertones of a particular coffee. Coffee is a remarkable beverage. Each batch of beans takes on the taste characteristics of the soil and climate where it was grown. Thus, batches from the same farm can taste different each season. In this class you’ll learn to taste like our roast master.

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      *Free training is available for all Wholesale Partners of Bongo Roasting Co.*
      To learn more about becoming a Wholesale Partner, reach out to our Head of Accounts - Jack@bongojava.com
      If you are already a BJRC Wholesale Partner and wish to sign your staff up for Bongo classes & training, contact your account liaison to get scheduled!