Adobe Virtual French Press Experience & Book Club

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Barista Bio & French Press Experience

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Virtual Session

The Art of Making French Press Coffee

​Your Barista will lead you and your group with a brief introduction to specialty coffee, as well as some basic seed-to-cup information. All attendees will brew a cup of coffee, going through each step of the process alongside Miranda. Then you'll taste the coffee, using the Flavor Wheel as a guide to compare with your group. To finish, you'll froth up a little bit of milk using the french press and learn how to make an easy cafe au lait at home. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion, and of course, fun!

 

Meet your Coffee Expert: Miranda Haney

Miranda Haney, is a barista and content strategist with Greater Goods Coffee Co. in Austin, TX. Spending most of her adolescence in cafes for the free WiFi and the moody atmosphere (typical theater kid), Miranda finally found herself behind an espresso machine in 2015.

 

She was a barista and assistant manager for Rise Up Coffee while studying journalism at Salisbury University on Maryland's eastern shore. After college graduation, a few desk jobs, and a pretty dramatic move across the country to pursue her passion for music, Miranda once again found herself slinging espresso in Austin - but this time, it was for real. She traveled to La Cumbre, Colombia to work on a coffee farm for two weeks in 2018, then competed in the 2019 U.S. National Barista Championships in Costa Mesa, California, ranking among the top baristas in the country. 

Each Participant will receive

  • French Press

  • Kettle

  • Burr Grinder

  • A bag of Gourmet Coffee

Book Club Selection

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Deep Work: 

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on cognitively demanding tasks. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work if like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st- century economy. An yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. 

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules", for transforming your mind and habits that support this skill. 

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the listener on a journey through memorable stories - from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his min to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business-class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air - and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. 

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