A Texas Coffee School Guide To Making Better Tasting Coffee with a Chemex

Below you will learn the best practices essential to making great tasting pour-over drip coffee using a Chemex. If you want to learn more about coffee extraction and gain an in-depth understanding of every primary coffee brewing method, check out our Coffee Education Program for a complete list of upcoming coffee classes and barista training workshops.


Combining elegance and efficient design, the Chemex functions as one self-contained brewing,

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How To Plan A Better Tea Program For Your Coffee Shop Business

The idea of coffee as a “specialty” beverage is a driving force of many coffee shops today: serving beverages that are crafted with knowledge and care from quality ingredients, served to a customers who appreciate what they’re getting.

The point, too, of specialty beverages is often to highlight places of origin: the lands and people who grow and tend the plants that find their way into our cups. We have begun to tell the story of coffee well and clearly,

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Water…Coffee’s Largest Variable | Coffee School

By now, for coffee professionals and café owners, there is a better than likely chance they’ve heard the phrase “Coffee is 98% water.” Does this really mean anything? If so, what action does it illicit from people?

As the Specialty Coffee representative for a commercial water treatment manufacturer, I work with café owners, coffee roasters, coffee equipment manufacturers, equipment distributors, service techs and baristas every day. Without question, the single largest problem I find across all of these groups is the negative side effects that water has on their equipment and coffee.

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Coffee Business Tips: Creating a Culture of Consistency

It’s seven in the morning.  You are tired, as you have every right to be at this hour.  Maybe you’re a little grumpy, but you’re at your favorite coffee shop so you are happy anyway.  You’re about five people back in line and you want this coffee.  In fact, you need it.  Slowly you make your way closer and closer to the register and your mouth is watering as you imagine how delicious that first sip is going to be.  

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Barista Training and Coffee Education

From Seattle to New York, Chicago to Houston, and numerous cities in between, specialty coffee has enjoyed tremendous growth in market-share over the past decade. As public interest continues to soar in American cities, more and more young, creative, and incredibly driven people are becoming passionate about coffee. These days it’s not uncommon to meet people who have followed this passion and made a career for themselves as a barista, even with bachelors and masters degrees hanging on their walls.For many,

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