As part of the Four Seasons Entertain U(niversity),interested caf-fiends will learn to master single-drip coffee,冷酿，咖啡鸡尾酒，在Lickety Split的Latte Art和更多，the resort's well-appointed café and gelato shop.
Guests depart with a fun takeaway bag filled with decadent delights from Lickety Split —Photo courtesy of A.D.Thompson
“咖啡文化是我和葡萄酒有关的东西，”利基蒂分店经理艾莉森·伯卡尔德说。"There is no right or wrong coffee to drink,no right or wrong way to drink it.It's all about crafting an experience that you enjoy."
专注于充满激情和创造力的自制产品，伯卡尔德和他的员工选择翁布里亚咖啡作为咖啡。Made by a third-generation Italian roaster,the small,即将到来的公司之手选择豆子作为混合物，six of which are used at Lickety Split.
“使用四种不同的酿造方法，we are able to create different tasting notes and flavor profiles from these blends," says Burkard.
Participants in the Barista Bootcamp will walk away wired – literally and figuratively – with mad bean skills that include tamping espresso,卡布奇诺牛奶与拿铁牛奶的正确技术（不同！），and how to create artful designs that impress.
Frothing is an art form.咖啡师新兵将学习不同的技巧-Photo courtesy of A.D.Thompson
Lickety Split还使用了一种称为冷酿造的方法，其中冷水通过一个时髦的装置在八小时的过程中产生了非常有力和美味的咖啡。While the class doesn't last that long,参加者可以享受他们与一些商店的优秀格拉托，或者像现在这样。
“如果你在找那种严重的咖啡因，那么浓缩咖啡就不是你想要的，”伯卡德解释说。"Cold-brewed coffee has far more punch,usually two- or three-times the average cup of coffee." So if you're looking to squeeze more wide-awake time out of your stay at the Four Seasons,you may want to at least pop in for a cup,if not take the course.
Barista Bootcamp is open to everyone,不仅是度假酒店的客人，而且尽管目前计划在年底进行，早期的成功表明这个人是守门员。
"Based on the popularity of the series for December,我们将开始每月上一次课，starting this January," says Stephen Wancha,director of food & beverage.“我们也对1月16日在卡帕与特邀嘉宾菲利普·福斯共进晚餐感到兴奋，El Ideas的厨师/老板，a Michelin Star restaurant in Chicago and a wine dinner in February with the president of Markham Vineyards."
两小时的咖啡师训练班每人75美元。Guests will learn first-hand how to move beyond the basic cup and really learn the art of the pour so they can dazzle guests at home – no fancy Italian machines required. Reservations are required;空间有限。Call 407-313-6161 for details.