Introducing Irving Farm's New Training Space: The Loft
We've been dreaming about the launch of our new training & education facility for months, and now you're invited! Located just west of Union Square where the Flatiron District meets Chelsea, the Irving Farm Coffee Roasters Loft is open for business with a range of weekly classes for coffee professionals and hobbyists alike. Come in for an hour and learn how to unpack the complexities in the cup with our Intro to Coffee Cupping & Tasting, or sign up for a four-hour Barista Fundamentals intensive where you'll dive into the science and technique of espresso. In no time we'll have you pulling juicy shots and steaming luscious ribbons of milk. Visit our website to see the calendar of upcoming classes or go directly to Eventbrite to sign up. And now, take a quick tour...
Featuring an assortment of La Marzocco and Nuova Simonelli espresso machines, we have two labs that can open into one larger space, accommodating up to 20 people per class. Explore various brewing methods and test different grinders before investing in one for your home or office.
Our Green Coffee Buyer, Dan Streetman, oversees the Cupping Lab where he reviews sample roasts and new coffees in between worldwide travels to farms and mills.
Every week we gather as a team to cup incoming beans and discuss our taste impressions and scores. Sign up for our Intro to Coffee Cupping & Tasting to discover some of our latest and greatest coffees while learning how to evaluate coffee like an industry professional.
Under the leadership of Joshua Littlefield, our Director of Education (and occasional photographer), all Irving Farm baristas are trained here in the art and science of brewing to ensure the highest quality presentation in our cafes. We also provide classes for our wholesale partners so that you’re getting the best cup possible anywhere Irving Farm coffee is served. Look—you can write on the invisible walls!
Josh was taking a picture of many tiny boxes filled with pretty things that will delight you and provide an educated buzz.[/caption] Our class offerings have included the aforementioned Intro to Coffee Cupping & Tasting and Barista Fundamentals, plus Coffee Brewing Science, Advanced Espresso, and Latte Art & Workflow. If you're an experienced barista looking to practice your craft in a controlled, customer-free environment, reserve an Open Barista Jam Session. If you have an idea for a special event (anything from private tastings to teambuilding, book clubs to bachelorette parties) or would like to come in for a one-on-one tutorial, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We're dedicated to connecting with the community and getting the most out of this beautiful new space. Finally, we like to party. Join us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to keep abreast of our latest happenings. It could involve coffee + chocolate, coffee + booze, or coffee + you!