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Pour Art like a Pro

Published by Victoria Gormley
August 13, 2016 7:31 pm

My name is Victoria and most days you can find me in the showroom restocking merchandise or watering plants, but if you’ve ever stopped by on a Saturday morning and heard the commotion or cheering sounds of successful latte making coming from behind the partitions, that’s me also.

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A few years ago, we decided to hold home-barista courses in the class space of our Portland showroom. At Clive, one of the many things we work at accomplishing is cultivating a hunger and excitement for home espresso. We don’t just plan on getting you into awesome equipment and then leave you hanging; we’re here to help for the long haul! Whether you’ve owned every machine on the market, you don’t even know how to spell espresso, or your friend just brought you along to join them, this class is for you.

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The class is designed to allow a hands on experience through the basics of shot pulling and milk steaming. We cover how to dial in your shots through grind setting adjustability as well as perfecting dosing and tamping, followed by milk steaming techniques. Lastly we pull it all together for the perfect cappuccino to sip on while we touch on machine cleaning and maintenance.

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We limit the class size to 2 to 4 people to ensure a great experience for everyone (if you have 4 or more people, email us at [email protected] to arrange a private class). Each participant will receive a complimentary Craft of Espresso book to take home in addition to 15% off accessories purchased in our showroom on the day of the class. We provide note paper in case you’re the note taking type, and all of the coffee beans and milk you could possibly need. If you have any questions, please give us a call or send us an email!


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  • Written by: Mark S.

    Victoria is the perfect instructor for this course. She made excellent use of the entire 2 hours, fielding all manner of in-depth questions, and yet somehow managed to move us along in a timely manner. Her insights and expertise were much appreciated by all. She is patient, witty and professional. She will strengthen your home barista skills exponentially. Clive has a valuable asset in Victoria. Be sure and take her class soon!

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