Whether you’re planning to set up a business or you want to acquire a new skill, Coffee University classes by the Philippine Coffee Board and Commune can help indulge the coffee geek in you!

Online Pocket Classes March Update

  1. Coffee 101 by Rosario Juan
    This is an INTRODUCTORY course that will be held via Zoom.
      February 27, 2021, 1pm-2pm
      March 6, 3pm - 4pm
      March 11, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
      March 13, 3pm - 4pm


    There is a science to coffee that is constantly evolving and growing in knowledge. In this course, you will learn about coffee's journey from seed to cup, the different coffee varieties and what makes each kind of coffee distinct. Expand your coffee vocabulary and understand the jargon -- single origin, post-harvest processing, roast levels and grind types.

    Course fee: PHP 500/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate

    Enroll now
  2. Online Home Brewing with Rosario Juan
      March 27, Saturday, 2pm-3pm
      March 30, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm


    A brief overview of six manual coffee preparation methods via Zoom, including some quick tips, as a starting point to help you select your preferred method of infusion, from pour over/drip, plunger/pressed, percolate to vacuum. For home brewers, baristas, cafe managers, and owners who want to learn more about the fundamentals of manual brewing specialty coffee.

    Course fee: PHP 500/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate

    Enroll now
  3. Introduction to Cupping with Rosario Juan and Vanessa Caceres
      March 28, Sunday, 3pm-5pm

    Experience the basics of coffee cupping and learn how the variables surrounding coffee -- terroir, post-harvest processing, roasting, etc. -- contribute to the flavor profiles of coffee and how to make use of your sense of smell and taste these nuances during cupping.

    This is an online experiential workshop designed for beginners, enthusiasts and those getting their feet wet in the world of coffee.

    Course fee: PHP
    *inclusive of a kit and digital certificate
  4. Starting A Coffee Business with Rosario Juan
      March 20, Saturday, 3pm-5pm

    Rosario Juan, CEO of Commune and an advocate of #PhilippineCoffee, will share her knowledge and experiences online on how to start your own coffee business. Tips on what works in specific locations will also be discussed plus recommendations on what equipment to buy and where to buy coffee.

    Course fee: PHP 2,000/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate

    Enroll now

Hands-on Pocket Classes March Update

  1. 3D Latte Art with Mix Quiogue
      March 12, Friday, 9am-10am
      March 14, Sunday, 9am-10am
      March 14, Sunday, 10:30am-11:30am
      March 17, Wednesday, 9am-10am
      March 27, Saturday, 9am-10am
      March 31, Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm


    Making coffee is art itself, but our baristas have so much more to offer when it comes to the artistic aspect of making coffee. Craft your own 3D latte art designs using milk foam in your cup of joe with Commune’s Head Barista, Mix Quiogue.

    WHERE:
    Commune Cafe+Bar, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City (www.commune.ph for map and directions)

    Duration: 1 hr
    Course fee: PHP 750/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now
  2. Etching & Color Latte Art with Vanessa Caceres
      March 3, Wednesday, 9am-10am
      March 3, Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am
      March 5, Friday, 2pm-3pm
      March 12, Friday, 10:30am-11:30am
      March 13, Saturday, 2pm-3pm
      March 15, Monday, 2pm-3pm
      March 22, Monday, 10:30am-11:30am
      March 22, Monday, 12pm-1pm
      March 27, Saturday, 10:30am-11:30am
      March 31, Wednesday, 2pm-3pm


    Unleash your creativity by learning how to etch latte art. This technique is considered the simplest of latte art techniques that only involves 'engraving' or drawing on the surface of the finished drink with tools and syrups.

    WHERE:
    Commune Cafe+Bar, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City (www.commune.ph for map and directions)

    Duration: 1 hr
    Course fee: PHP 750/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now
  3. Basic Espresso with Vanessa Caceres
      March 1, Monday, 10am-11am
      March 5, Friday, 12:30pm-1:30pm
      March 10, Wednesday, 10am-11am
      March 13, Saturday, 12:30pm-1:30pm
      March 15, Monday, 10am-11am
      March 22, Monday, 10am-11am
      March 26, Friday, 10am-11am
      March 31, Wednesday, 10am-11am


    1 hour hands-on experience from calibrating an espresso grinder, pulling an espresso shot, to making classic espresso drinks.

    WHERE:
    Commune Cafe+Bar, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City (www.commune.ph for map and directions)

    Duration: 1 hr
    Course fee: PHP 750/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now

Hands-on Intensive Classes March Update

  1. Advanced Latte Art with Vanessa Caceres
      March 3, Wednesday, 12pm-2pm
      March 12, Friday, 12pm-2pm
      March 17, Wednesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
      March 26, Friday, 12pm-2pm


    This class is designed for coffee professionals and home enthusiasts looking to learn more about latte art. This class covers introduction to latte art, a discussion of tools and equipment needed, milk steaming and texturing techniques, pouring mechanics, and how to pour the most popular latte art designs -- heart, tulip, and rosetta.

    WHERE:
    Commune Cafe+Bar, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City (www.commune.ph for map and directions)

    Duration: 2 hrs
    Course fee: PHP 2,500/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now
  2. Basic Barista with Vanessa Caceres
      March 1, Monday, 11:30am-1:30pm
      March 6, Saturday, 10am-12pm
      March 10, Wednesday, 11:30am-1:30pm
      March 15, Monday, 11:30am-1:30pm
      March 20, Saturday, 10am-12pm
      March 26, Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm
      March 31, Wednesday, 11:30am-1:30pm


    This course covers the seed to cup chain (history, theoretical, botanical, processing, and varieties of coffee). Includes hands-on experience on how to properly operate an espresso machine

    WHERE:
    Commune Cafe+Bar, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City (www.commune.ph for map and directions)

    Duration: 2 hrs
    Course fee: PHP 3,500/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now
  3. Hands-on Home Brewing with Vanessa Caceres
      March 5, Friday, 10am-12nn
      March 13, Saturday, 10am-12nn
      March 17, Wednesday, 1pm-3pm
      March 27, Saturday, 12pm-2pm


    A brief overview of six manual coffee preparation methods, including some quick tips, as a starting point to help you select your preferred method of infusion, from pour over/drip, plunger/pressed, percolate to vacuum. For home brewers, baristas, cafe managers, and owners who want to learn more about the fundamentals of manual brewing specialty coffee. Bring your own coffee gadgets if you wish.

    Duration: 2 hrs
    Course fee: PHP 2,500/person
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher

    Enroll now
  4. Advanced Barista Course with Vanessa Caceres
      TBA

    Learn the techniques of grinding, dosing and tamping to achieve perfect espresso extraction and milk texturing. This is a continued barista skill training including milk steaming and manual brewing.

    Prerequisite: Basic Barista

    Duration: 2 hrs
    Course fee: PHP 4,000
    *inclusive of digital certificate and voucher