Parisi Cafe will start offering coffee classes this month

Learn from the men and women who learned from a world champion barista -- Parisi's Pete Licata.

Learn from the men and women who learned from a world champion barista — Parisi’s Pete Licata.

Coffee school is about to be in session. Parisi will begin offering a series of coffee tasting and brewing education classes later this month at both of its locations (Union Station: 30 W Pershing Road #100 and Park Place: 5245 W. 116th Place, Leawood). The early seminars will be centered on brewing methods — the French press, pour-over, toddy and the Kyoto drip.

“We will focus our initial classes on training in brewing and learning to build coffee tasting skills by sampling the same coffee from multiple brewing methods,” Parisi quality assurance manager Pete Licata [who won the World Barista Championship in May 2013] says.  “In future classes, we’ll be sampling different coffees, sampling new infusions, learning new brewing methods and doing coffee and food pairings and as many hand-on home brewing skills as possible.”

The classes at Park Place are slated for Saturdays (January 25, February 22, March 30, April 26, May 24 and June 28). The sessions at Union Station rotate between Saturdays (February 15, April 19, May 17, and June 21) and Sundays (January 26, March 29). All of the classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes.

The classes are $25 each and are limited to six participants. The January seminar in Leawood is sold out, but there is one spot remaining at Union Station. You can reserve a spot at the cafes or by calling 913-696-9999 (Leawood) or 816-529-2399 (Kansas City).

[Image via Facebook: Parisi Cafe]

Jonathan Bender

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