Professional Coffee Courses

Home Coffee Essentials Class

This 3-hour class is recommended for home baristas and coffee enthusiasts with little or no experience that want to learn the basic and essential skills of what it takes to consistently produce high-quality cups of coffee and espresso-based beverages.

This class will cover everything from basic knowledge about the different types of coffee beans and regional taste profiles to providing the know-how and foundational skills needed to understand things such as grinding fundamentals, espresso extraction, and milk steaming. We will also cover different home brewing methods and much more.

Class sizes are kept small, and we provide hands-on training, working with our coffee equipment in our state-of-the-art coffee lab. This course is informative and fun for anyone interested in taking their coffee skills to the next level.

Coffee is a versatile beverage with a long and rich history. Some people throughout the world drink it strictly for its caffeine content to make it through the day, while others take more joy in the brewing and experimental stages before consumption to see just how delicious of a cup of coffee they can make. No matter what your goal is, taking coffee classes offered by professionals is a great way to begin.

Here at New Jersey Coffee School, we are happy to offer a wide range of coffee courses to those with an interest in coffee all throughout Jersey City, NJ, and the entire tri-state area. Among these classes that we offer is the Home Coffee Essentials class, a class in which you will learn everything you need to know about how to make a wonderful cup of coffee in your very own home.

Keep reading to learn more about our coffee classes and what they can do to enhance and grow your coffee knowledge.

Our Home Coffee Essentials Class

Our Essentials class is a comprehensive, three-hour long class that is ideal for those with minimal coffee-making experience—even if you don’t have any experience, you can pick up the material in this class quickly. Once you complete this class, you will be able to make consistently delicious cups of coffee right at home.

From regional taste profiles and espresso extraction to milk steaming and the different types of coffee beans, our experts will teach you everything that you need to know to gain a solid foundation of coffee-making skills. To learn more about this class and its schedule, be sure to explore our classes page.

Topics Covered Include:

Essential Coffee Ingredients

  • Bean varietals
  • Regional taste and roasting profiles
  • Buying, using, and storing coffee
  • Water filtration


Barista Skills

  • Grinding fundamentals
  • Espresso extraction techniques
  • Milk steaming
  • Foundational espresso-based drink creation
  • Hot and cold beverage routines


Home Brewing Methods and Equipment

Additional information

  • Hours: 3-hour classes offered in mornings (9:00am - 12:00pm) and afternoons (1:00am - 4:00pm)
  • No prior experience necessary.
  • Scheduling: We offer classes on a 3-month rolling basis (see our calendar and class listing pages); if you cannot make any of those dates, please contact us and we will let you know when future dates become available.

If you want to get more information about our coffee courses, or if you are ready to begin your coffee journey, reach out to us today by calling (201) 367-9586 or by filling out our online contact form.