About this Course

Welcome to our Espresso at Home Coffee Course. One of our baristas, Kathryn is an avid espresso brewer and has a plethora of tools in her at-home setup, making her the perfect person here at Sagebrush to have developed this curriculum. In this course, she will be walking through both her experience and her research regarding all things home espresso. From the basics of dose to the intricacies of extraction theory to the foundations of latte art, Kathryn will be touching base on it all. At the end of this course, we hope that you will walk away with a rounded, concrete knowledge of how to improve your espresso game with the tools you have at home!

Lesson 1 - Why Espresso?

In this first lesson, Kathryn breaks down for us the reasoning behind using espresso at home. She weighs the pros and cons and gives a bit of background knowledge of her own stepping into the hobby of espresso.

Lesson 2 Espresso Shots 101

In this lesson, Kathryn breaks down all of the factors of an espresso shot. She begins with the foundational pieces of dose and yield and expounds upon a basic list of factors that are affecting your espresso shots output.

Lesson 3 - Extraction Theory Basics

In this lesson, Kathryn breaks open a critical topic that you need to understand in order to improve your espresso game at home: extraction. There is a lot of math that goes into the theory of extraction, so pay close attention! Kathryn jumps right into the details of what is actually going on when a coffee is being extracted and follows up that portion with applications of how you at home can actually control extraction.