Brew x2 - Coffee Brewing Class and Penrose Brewing TourWant to do the perfect evening out? How about coffee and beer? We’ve partnered with our good friends and neighbors at Penrose Brewing to bring you Brew x2. Spend the first part of your evening learning how to brew great coffee at our coffee brewing class. Once that’s over, we’ll wander over to Penrose Brewing for a tour of Geneva’s largest craft brewery. You’ll come away from that tour with your own Penrose glassware, a free beer (if you’re over 21) and more knowledge than anyone should be allowed to amass in one evening.

Coffee Class Overview

We start each class with an overview of coffee and how it’s farmed, processed and gets from those farms way across the ocean into your cup. Then, our coffee brewing class covers the basics of brewing coffee in one of several brewing methods. We vary the methods but, typically, we include cold brew coffee in a Toddy coffee brewer, pour over coffee methods and immersion methods like the french press.

Space is very limited for these classes so sign up now! With each $10 ticket, you will receive our “How to Brew Great Coffee at Home” booklet that gives you recipes and instructions for the most popular coffee brewing methods. You’ll also receive a bag of the coffee we’re brewing that day absolutely free and a coupon that you can use on your next order of coffee. So you can see, this is well worth the $10 entry fee! Read More

What to Expect from a Coffee Brewing Class

This class is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long (depending on discussion time). We start off the class talking about the background of coffee and how it is grown, processed and sourced and why it’s important to know where your coffee comes from. We will also discuss some of the major coffee processing methods and how that affects the flavor.

The second part of the class, we’ll get into the actual brewing methods. We talk about the importance of grinding your beans correctly and what kinds of grinders are available. We will demonstrate several brewing methods that may vary depending on what equipment is available at the time. Some of the brewing methods that we’ve done in the past include the Toddy cold brewer, the french press, Chemex, Hario V60 pour over, siphon pot and aeropress.

At the end of the class, we hope that you’ll be more confident brewing great coffee at home in any of a number of brewing methods. We don’t do espresso at this particular class. Espresso constitutes an entire class in itself. Everything in this particular coffee brewing class is geared towards other home brewing methods.

Come join us! Please sign up for the class here!