The Perfect Pour

Jeffery Johnston

The first classes at the first and only certified and accredited Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Training Lab in Louisiana started Oct. 9 at 1533 Melpomene St. in the Lower Garden District.

The lab is run by SCA member and small-batch coffee roaster, French Truck Coffee, and currently offers courses to help students achieve the level of professional barista.

From Nov. 6-11, French Truck will partner with Gather Coffee Company to offer a Q-grading course designed to teach students to properly assess and contract green coffee. There are only about 3,500 Q-graders in the world.

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