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An exceptional coffee deserves an exceptional brew. We are thrilled to offer two virtual seminars to help guide you through the best at-home coffee experience. 

Space is limited to eight guests per session. 

Click on a date and time below to reserve your spot. 

Group at counter, one is pouring coffee into two glass mugs. Fellow Kettle in foreground.


Learn how to make a transcendent cup of your Exceedingly Rare coffee in this virtual hands-on brewing session. Led by our Director of Coffee Culture, Michael Phillips, the class will cover our proprietary pour over technique, the very method baristas use in our cafes, as well as tips on how to find the optimal dose and grind size of coffee. Along the way, you’ll learn why we prefer certain brew tools and become empowered to make your most consistently delicious pour overs yet. 

Friday, December 11 | 9–10:30 am PT

Saturday, December 12 | 9–10:30 am PT 

Sunday, December 13 | 9–10:30 am PT 


limited to eight guests per session 


For those who already feel comfortable with the pour over technique, bring a cup of your just-brewed Exceedingly Rare coffee to this virtual tasting. Led by one of our Expert Trainers, the tasting will heighten your appreciation of the single origin at hand, giving you a deeper understanding of how the coffee’s origins and processing influence its taste. It will also cover the 5 coffee flavor categories that we teach to baristas, including how to analyze a coffee’s balance and finish, giving you the foundation to identify your own coffee preferences. You’ll leave the class with an improved coffee palate—and the vocabulary to describe what you taste and the coffees you prefer. 

Saturday, December 12 | 10:30–11:30 am PT

Sunday, December 13 | 10:30–11:30 am PT


limited to eight guests per session



Michael Phillips

Director of Coffee Culture, Blue Bottle Coffee

Michael Phillips holds two United States Barista Championship titles and one World Barista Championship title. Currently, he is the Director of Coffee Culture at Blue Bottle, where he focuses on supporting new markets and connecting Blue Bottle staff and guests to the world of specialty coffee through training, engagement with the industry, and trips to our coffee producer partners around the world.

Javier Acevedo

Trainer, Blue Bottle Coffee

Javier Acevedo has been with Blue Bottle Coffee since 2015, working his way from Barista to Cafe Leader to Trainer. His two passions are hospitality and teaching coffee so there isn’t a place he would rather be than at Blue Bottle. Nothing makes him happier than a berry pound cake and a Three Africas pour over. When he’s not talking coffee, he spends his time saving stray kittens and playing chess.