Elevate Your Craft


Our Education Department is dedicated to equipping our staff with the knowledge and skills required to excel in serving our communities through exceptional coffee practices. We are excited to announce that we've made our Training Lab at the DOCR HQ publicly accessible to coffee enthusiasts alike. Hone your skills and knowledge through our certified educators! Below is a list of classes to expect on the itinerary. Stay up-to-date on Instagram and our Eventbrite.

Coffee Education Classes For Our Community

Here's a list of courses we offer at our Training Lab in the Ferndale Cafe + HQ. Stay up-to-date by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media! Check our Eventbrite for a list of public classes.

Latte Art

Learn how to steam milk and pour latte art like your favorite baristas! We offer beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert level classes.

Coffee 101

A broad overview of all things coffee from seed to cup, including what exactly decaf coffee is, processing methods and the roasting process. Our next class is scheduled for June 29, from 10am-12pm. Buy tickets here!

Brewing Basics

We’ll teach you how to brew coffee through two different methods and the fundamentals of drip filtration and full immersion. We’ll hone in on tasting + flavor notes while comparing the two brew methods, as well as teach you our V60 Pour Over recipe.

Introduction to Espresso

What is espresso? Don’t worry — we’ll teach you that AND how to best prepare your puck to pull delicious espresso.

Coffee Varietals + Origin Analysis

There are many types of coffee plants grown in the world. We’ll teach you about coffee varieties and how it plays a part in sourcing our beans, the tasting experience, flavor notes and how to brew our coffee. We'll also do a deep dive into where coffee comes from and the specifics of how coffee came to be in that area.

Palate + Sensory Study

We'll spend time evaluating the tasting notes and other characteristics of coffee beans to judge their quality through fragrance, acidity, aftertaste, balance, body and flavor.

Roastery Tour

Join us for a tour of our facility in Ferndale at our Cafe + HQ to learn about our process and roasting operation. We'll roast coffee together, do a coffee tasting, and you'll go home with a bag of freshly roasted beans! To purchase tickets for our next Roastery Tour on June 22, from 10-11:30am, click here!