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WORKSHOPS

Across both days, PRF Guatemala will host a series of workshops that will cover a range of topics. Previous workshops have been hosted by well-known international coffee professionals, including coffee competitors and award-winning producers.

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE IN A WORKSHOP

Facilitated by Escuela de Café Anacafé and their expert team of instructors, the program includes the guidance of Edvin Gonzalez, who has represented Guatemala in various coffee competitions.

The Escuela de Café is an institution known for its commitment to quality and excellence in coffee education.  Its competent facilitators are experts in communicating the subtleties of coffee, and play a crucial role in shaping the skills and knowledge of aspiring baristas and coffee professionals.

These courses are designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, ensuring that students are well-equipped to excel in the coffee industry.

DAY 1

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Roasting: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Join Escuela De Café’s experts for an insightful workshop on coffee roasting. Dive into the art and science behind creating the perfect roast, from understanding bean varieties to mastering roasting equipment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trace the evolution of coffee roasting techniques.
  • Learn how to evaluate green beans for optimal roasting.
  • Understand roasting equipment and create effective roasting curves.
  • Gain hands-on experience with your own roast.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to distinguish the subtleties of your roast.

This workshop is designed for a deep yet practical understanding of coffee roasting, offering a blend of theory and hands-on practice led by Anacafe’s seasoned professionals.

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Cupping: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Participate in this introductory workshop on coffee cupping. This session focuses on the basics of cupping, emphasizing the distinct characteristics of Guatemalan coffees. Discover the unique profiles of each coffee region in Guatemala.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn standardized cupping criteria for sensory evaluation.
  • Identify various aromas and flavor notes in coffee.
  • Apply sensory analysis to an international cupping format.
  • Understand the varied profiles of Guatemala’s coffee regions, including Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente, and Volcanic San Marcos.
  • Acquire the skills for conducting cupping sessions and assessing coffee flavors.

Designed for beginners, this workshop combines essential theoretical knowledge with practical experience in coffee cupping, guided by Anacafe’s seasoned experts.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Barista Basics: Mastering Espresso, Calibration, and Espresso drinks

Description:
Dive into the world of professional barista skills with Escuela De Café’s comprehensive workshop. This session is designed for those eager to master espresso preparation and to learn the art of crafting popular coffee shop beverages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dive into the rich stories and cool tricks behind brewing a killer cup of coffee.
  • Get to know the ins and outs of coffee machines for superior drink crafting.
  • Master the art of adjusting a coffee grinder to achieve that perfect grind every time.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get busy making all those classic coffee shop faves, from mochas to macchiatos

This workshop is ideal for those starting their journey in the coffee world, offering a balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for any aspiring barista.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Latte Art Basics: Perfecting Milk Frothing, Basic Designs, and Artistic Techniques

Description:

Join us in creating coffee artistry with this immersive latte art workshop. This session caters to enthusiasts ready to perfect milk frothing techniques and explore the intricate art of designing visually stunning and popular latte patterns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover the artistic and cultural significance of latte art in the coffee industry.
  • Master the art of milk frothing to get that silky smooth canvas for your art.
  • Get the lowdown on how espresso meets milk to make those cool patterns come to life.
  • Practice the foundational patterns in latte art, including hearts, rosettas, and tulips.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Intro to dripping coffee methods

Description:

Join us for a workshop focused on various manual coffee brewing methods. This session will cover the practical aspects of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing methods.
  • Learn about equipment selection, grind size, and extraction ratios.
  • Discover the effects of water quality and turbulence in the brewing process.
  • Get hands-on experience with different filtration methods and techniques.
  • Acquire the skills to use each brewing method effectively.

This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring a variety of manual coffee brewing techniques, providing a thorough understanding and practical experience.

  9:00am–10:00am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Roasting: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Join Escuela De Café’s experts for an insightful workshop on coffee roasting. Dive into the art and science behind creating the perfect roast, from understanding bean varieties to mastering roasting equipment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trace the evolution of coffee roasting techniques.
  • Learn how to evaluate green beans for optimal roasting.
  • Understand roasting equipment and create effective roasting curves.
  • Gain hands-on experience with your own roast.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to distinguish the subtleties of your roast.

This workshop is designed for a deep yet practical understanding of coffee roasting, offering a blend of theory and hands-on practice led by Anacafe’s seasoned professionals.

10:30am-11:30am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Cupping: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Participate in this introductory workshop on coffee cupping. This session focuses on the basics of cupping, emphasizing the distinct characteristics of Guatemalan coffees. Discover the unique profiles of each coffee region in Guatemala.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn standardized cupping criteria for sensory evaluation.
  • Identify various aromas and flavor notes in coffee.
  • Apply sensory analysis to an international cupping format.
  • Understand the varied profiles of Guatemala’s coffee regions, including Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente, and Volcanic San Marcos.
  • Acquire the skills for conducting cupping sessions and assessing coffee flavors.

Designed for beginners, this workshop combines essential theoretical knowledge with practical experience in coffee cupping, guided by Anacafe’s seasoned experts.

1:00pm-2:00pm

Barista Basics: Mastering Espresso, Calibration, and Espresso drinks

Description:

Dive into the world of professional barista skills with Escuela De Café’s comprehensive workshop. This session is designed for those eager to master espresso preparation and to learn the art of crafting popular coffee shop beverages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dive into the rich stories and cool tricks behind brewing a killer cup of coffee.
  • Get to know the ins and outs of coffee machines for superior drink crafting.
  • Master the art of adjusting a coffee grinder to achieve that perfect grind every time.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get busy making all those classic coffee shop faves, from mochas to macchiatos.

This workshop is ideal for those starting their journey in the coffee world, offering a balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for any aspiring barista.

2:30pm-3:30pm

Latte Art Basics: Perfecting Milk Frothing, Basic Designs, and Artistic Techniques

Description:

Join us in creating coffee artistry with this immersive latte art workshop. This session caters to enthusiasts ready to perfect milk frothing techniques and explore the intricate art of designing visually stunning and popular latte patterns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover the artistic and cultural significance of latte art in the coffee industry.
  • Master the art of milk frothing to get that silky smooth canvas for your art.
  • Get the lowdown on how espresso meets milk to make those cool patterns come to life.
  • Practice the foundational patterns in latte art, including hearts, rosettas, and tulips.

4:00pm-5:00pm

Title: Introduction to Manual Coffee Brewing Techniques

Description:

Join us for a workshop focused on various manual coffee brewing methods. This session will cover the practical aspects of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing methods.
  • Learn about equipment selection, grind size, and extraction ratios.
  • Discover the effects of water quality and turbulence in the brewing process.
  • Get hands-on experience with different filtration methods and techniques.
  • Acquire the skills to use each brewing method effectively.

This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring a variety of manual coffee brewing techniques, providing a thorough understanding and practical experience.

DAY 2

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Roasting: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Join Escuela De Café’s experts for an insightful workshop on coffee roasting. Dive into the art and science behind creating the perfect roast, from understanding bean varieties to mastering roasting equipment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trace the evolution of coffee roasting techniques.
  • Learn how to evaluate green beans for optimal roasting.
  • Understand roasting equipment and create effective roasting curves.
  • Gain hands-on experience with your own roast.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to distinguish the subtleties of your roast.

This workshop is designed for a deep yet practical understanding of coffee roasting, offering a blend of theory and hands-on practice led by Anacafe’s seasoned professionals.

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Cupping: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Participate in this introductory workshop on coffee cupping. This session focuses on the basics of cupping, emphasizing the distinct characteristics of Guatemalan coffees. Discover the unique profiles of each coffee region in Guatemala.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn standardized cupping criteria for sensory evaluation.
  • Identify various aromas and flavor notes in coffee.
  • Apply sensory analysis to an international cupping format.
  • Understand the varied profiles of Guatemala’s coffee regions, including Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente, and Volcanic San Marcos.
  • Acquire the skills for conducting cupping sessions and assessing coffee flavors.

Designed for beginners, this workshop combines essential theoretical knowledge with practical experience in coffee cupping, guided by Anacafe’s seasoned experts.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Barista Basics: Mastering Espresso, Calibration, and Espresso drinks

Description:
Dive into the world of professional barista skills with Escuela De Café’s comprehensive workshop. This session is designed for those eager to master espresso preparation and to learn the art of crafting popular coffee shop beverages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dive into the rich stories and cool tricks behind brewing a killer cup of coffee.
  • Get to know the ins and outs of coffee machines for superior drink crafting.
  • Master the art of adjusting a coffee grinder to achieve that perfect grind every time.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get busy making all those classic coffee shop faves, from mochas to macchiatos

This workshop is ideal for those starting their journey in the coffee world, offering a balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for any aspiring barista.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Latte Art Basics: Perfecting Milk Frothing, Basic Designs, and Artistic Techniques

Description:

Join us in creating coffee artistry with this immersive latte art workshop. This session caters to enthusiasts ready to perfect milk frothing techniques and explore the intricate art of designing visually stunning and popular latte patterns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover the artistic and cultural significance of latte art in the coffee industry.
  • Master the art of milk frothing to get that silky smooth canvas for your art.
  • Get the lowdown on how espresso meets milk to make those cool patterns come to life.
  • Practice the foundational patterns in latte art, including hearts, rosettas, and tulips.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Intro to dripping coffee methods

Description:

Join us for a workshop focused on various manual coffee brewing methods. This session will cover the practical aspects of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing methods.
  • Learn about equipment selection, grind size, and extraction ratios.
  • Discover the effects of water quality and turbulence in the brewing process.
  • Get hands-on experience with different filtration methods and techniques.
  • Acquire the skills to use each brewing method effectively.

This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring a variety of manual coffee brewing techniques, providing a thorough understanding and practical experience.

  9:00am–10:00am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Roasting: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Join Escuela De Café’s experts for an insightful workshop on coffee roasting. Dive into the art and science behind creating the perfect roast, from understanding bean varieties to mastering roasting equipment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trace the evolution of coffee roasting techniques.
  • Learn how to evaluate green beans for optimal roasting.
  • Understand roasting equipment and create effective roasting curves.
  • Gain hands-on experience with your own roast.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to distinguish the subtleties of your roast.

This workshop is designed for a deep yet practical understanding of coffee roasting, offering a blend of theory and hands-on practice led by Anacafe’s seasoned professionals.

10:30am-11:30am

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Cupping: Fundamentals and Techniques

Description:

Participate in this introductory workshop on coffee cupping. This session focuses on the basics of cupping, emphasizing the distinct characteristics of Guatemalan coffees. Discover the unique profiles of each coffee region in Guatemala.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn standardized cupping criteria for sensory evaluation.
  • Identify various aromas and flavor notes in coffee.
  • Apply sensory analysis to an international cupping format.
  • Understand the varied profiles of Guatemala’s coffee regions, including Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente, and Volcanic San Marcos.
  • Acquire the skills for conducting cupping sessions and assessing coffee flavors.

Designed for beginners, this workshop combines essential theoretical knowledge with practical experience in coffee cupping, guided by Anacafe’s seasoned experts.

1:00pm-2:00pm

Barista Basics: Mastering Espresso, Calibration, and Espresso drinks

Description:

Dive into the world of professional barista skills with Escuela De Café’s comprehensive workshop. This session is designed for those eager to master espresso preparation and to learn the art of crafting popular coffee shop beverages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dive into the rich stories and cool tricks behind brewing a killer cup of coffee.
  • Get to know the ins and outs of coffee machines for superior drink crafting.
  • Master the art of adjusting a coffee grinder to achieve that perfect grind every time.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get busy making all those classic coffee shop faves, from mochas to macchiatos.

This workshop is ideal for those starting their journey in the coffee world, offering a balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for any aspiring barista.

2:30pm-3:30pm

Latte Art Basics: Perfecting Milk Frothing, Basic Designs, and Artistic Techniques

Description:

Join us in creating coffee artistry with this immersive latte art workshop. This session caters to enthusiasts ready to perfect milk frothing techniques and explore the intricate art of designing visually stunning and popular latte patterns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover the artistic and cultural significance of latte art in the coffee industry.
  • Master the art of milk frothing to get that silky smooth canvas for your art.
  • Get the lowdown on how espresso meets milk to make those cool patterns come to life.
  • Practice the foundational patterns in latte art, including hearts, rosettas, and tulips.

4:00pm-5:00pm

Title: Introduction to Manual Coffee Brewing Techniques

Description:

Join us for a workshop focused on various manual coffee brewing methods. This session will cover the practical aspects of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of pour-over, drip, and immersion brewing methods.
  • Learn about equipment selection, grind size, and extraction ratios.
  • Discover the effects of water quality and turbulence in the brewing process.
  • Get hands-on experience with different filtration methods and techniques.
  • Acquire the skills to use each brewing method effectively.

This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring a variety of manual coffee brewing techniques, providing a thorough understanding and practical experience.

Frequently asked questions

The workshops will take place on the first floor of AnaCafé.

Yes. Each workshop has a limited number of seats depending on the capacity of the room.

Once registration opens, attendees will be able to access a registration form where they can fill out their details.

Each workshop includes some basic materials.