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Four Seasons Resort at Disney World to offer Barista Bootcamp

by Banks Lee

Four Seasons Orlando Barista Bootcamp

Ever wanted to become an at-home coffee barista? Four Seasons at Walt Disney World is offering a Barista Bootcamp this December.

Guests can learn how to master single drip coffee, cold brew coffee, coffee cocktails, and latte art. The Bootcamp is offered as part of Four Seasons Entertain U(niversity), a series of unique classes offered between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, taught by the entertaining, culinary and beverage masterminds at Four Seasons properties across the globe.

The Lickety Split coffee shop at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is an innovator among Central Florida offerings, featuring techniques and equipment that are unique to Orlando. They feature Caffe Umbria coffee, a third generation Italian coffee roaster based out of Seattle, Wash., and offer six different blends and four different brew styles, enabling baristas to customize the coffee experience.

The two-hour Barista Bootcamp at Lickety Split will give the coffee lover the necessary skills to move beyond creating a basic “cup of joe” to creating an extraordinary, signature cup of coffee rich in flavor and with an artful presentation. Baristas-in-training will learn from coffee connoisseur Allison Burkard, Manager of Lickety Split, who honed her coffee making skills in Seattle at the headquarters for Caffe Umbria coffee roasting company.

Burkard will welcome guests by first teaching them how to make the signature cold brew coffee Lickety Split is known for. Next, she will discuss how to make the perfect single drip coffee. Burkard will also demonstrate how to add some holiday cheer to coffee by creating two different coffee cocktails. In addition, Burkard will provide instruction on latte art – including designs from Christmas trees to snowmen, perfect for the festive season. Guests will also learn about the art of the pour, and how to serve designer coffees with fun accents such as peppermint swizzle sticks and chocolate spoons, which can be easily made at home and lend a festive touch and holiday flavor to one’s coffee. Each guest will depart with a takeaway bag filled with delights from Lickety Split.

Classes are $75 per person and will be offered on Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Lickety Split. Reservations are required and space is limited. For reservations, call 407-313-6161.

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