Events

Events

At Ceremony, we love coming together with our guests and partners to build our knowledge about coffee.

Ceremony's events are held at our Cafes, Workshops, and Roastery in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

Our Weekly Coffee Breaks are completely free of charge and take place from 11am-12pm every Wednesday in Baltimore (520 Park Ave), Thursday in Washington DC (1228 31st St NW), and Saturday in Annapolis (90 Russell St).

Our @Home Class Series are designed for home baristas and incur a small fee. To register, please go to the middle column and click on the link provided for your desired class.

Our Wholesale Labs are complementary for our wholesale accounts, but we do ask that baristas register so we can ensure there are enough spots. Please sign-up by clicking on Register for the class of your choice. A full rundown of our classes may be found at our Courses webpage by clicking here. If the class you're interested in isn't available (reads: FULL), please contact our trainer by clicking here.

We can make room for other interested industry professionals and aspiring home baristas in our Wholesale Labs. You can now head to the online store to pay for classes or by calling our roastery office at 410-626-0011. Click here to view our current selection.

Public Events

23
Sep
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: Fall 2017 - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave) for a taste of what's new and exciting at Ceremony!

As the weather turns cooler and the days shorter, it's time for Fall 2017. Join as we taste the latest in our Annuals series!

Free for all, no registration.

28
Sep
11AM-12PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - DC

Join us every Thursday at our DC Workshop (1228 31st St NW) for a taste of what's new and exciting at Ceremony!

This week we'll taste some new additions to our coffee line-up!

Free for all, no registration.

30
Sep
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave) for a taste of what's new and exciting at Ceremony!

This week we'll taste some new additions to our coffee line-up!

Free for all, no registration.

5
Oct
11AM-12PM
Weekly Coffee Break: Fall Signatures - DC

Join us every Thursday at our DC Workshop (1228 31st St NW) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be tasting our new seasonal beverages.

Free for all, no registration.

7
Oct
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: Fall Signatures - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave.) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be tasting our new seasonal beverages.

Free for all, no registration.

12
Oct
11AM-12PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - DC

Join us every Thursday at our DC Workshop (1228 31st St NW.) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be tasting our new arrival coffees.

Free for all, no registration.

14
Oct
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave.) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be tasting our new arrival coffees.

Free for all, no registration.

19
Oct
11AM-12PM
Weekly Coffee Break: Exploring Roast - DC

Join us every Thursday at our DC Workshop (1228 31st St NW) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be exploring how roast effects coffee's flavor.

Free for all, no registration.

21
Oct
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: Exploring Roast - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave.) for a taste of what's new at Ceremony!

This week we'll be exploring how roast effects coffee's flavor.

Free for all, no registration.

26
Oct
11AM-12PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - DC

Join us every Thursday at our DC Workshop (1228 31st St NW) for a taste of what's new and exciting at Ceremony!

This week we'll taste some new additions to our coffee line-up!

Free for all, no registration.

28
Oct
12PM-1PM
Weekly Coffee Break: New Arrivals - BALTIMORE

Join us every Saturday at our Baltimore Workshop (520 Park Ave) for a taste of what's new and exciting at Ceremony!

This week we'll taste some new additions to our coffee line-up!

Free for all, no registration.

Wholesale Labs

22
Sep
10AM-12PM
Register
Brew Hall: Dialing In - BALTIMORE

Just like Study Hall, this is a free-form class designed to get you hands-on with any brewing method or practice on any barista-related behavior. Under the guidance of our trainers, this is the perfect time for baristas to troubleshoot!

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$25 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$100 for General Public

26
Sep
10AM-1PM
Register
Stretch Yourself: A Milk + Latte Art Lab - BALTIMORE

Well-crafted milk paired with a great shot of espresso creates a delightfully harmonious experience. Milk designs, also known as latte art, are a great visual way to let your customers know that you are focused on your craft. Please join us to learn about this sweet, creamy ingredient used around the world in conjunction with our favorite beverage. From whole to skim to non-dairy milks, we will detail the concepts and mechanics of proper steaming and pouring of latte art, followed by hands-on practice.

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

27
Sep
11AM-2PM
Register
Intermediate Espresso: Recipe + Flow - DC

An essential topic for all baristas, new or old. This course moves beyond the basics to cover the shot-to-shot variable that most fundamentally alters your espresso extraction: recipe. From dose to beverage weight, we'll use scales to dial-in and work to understand how different roast levels and ages of roast affects your recipe!

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

28
Sep
1PM-4PM
Register
Advanced Espresso: Exploring Extraction + Technique - DC

For those baristas already fluent in espresso fundamentals, this class is designed to facilitate a deeper exploration of espresso. Take your craft to the next level, as we theorize and get hands-on with topics like ratios, water, extraction, flavor compounds, sensory analysis, single-origins vs. blends, advanced problem solving, and machine maintenance.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Espresso

Level 3

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

3
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
Fundamentals of Coffee: Know/Brew/Taste - BALTIMORE

This class explores what to know, what to taste for, and how to brew consistently great coffee whether its on a cafe brew bar, a batch system, or even at home. By digging into coffee's flavors, how it extracts, and the differences between methods, you'll be able to get more out of your brews. We'll utilize concepts like ratio, sour, grind, sweet, contact time, and bitter to get you better dialed-in with your palate and coffee.

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

4
Oct
11AM-2PM
Register
The Big Picture: Seed to Service - DC

Join us for a class that goes beyond craft. Let's take a step back and think about the big picture, starting with a thought-provoking session on customer service and hospitality. How do we give our guests an experience they'll want to share? How should we talk about coffees? What happens when problems arise? We'll discuss these questions and more to help raise your customer experience game. We'll then explore the story a coffee seed and its journey through cultivar, terroir, harvest, process, storage, and roast. You will gain the knowledge you need to help your guests make more enlightened decisions.

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

6
Oct
10AM-12PM
Register
Intro Barista: Essential Espresso Bar - BALTIMORE

You'll learn the essential techniques + basic equipment understanding required for proper espresso + milk prep. Whether you've never made a cappuccino or just need a refresher on the fundamentals, we've got you covered!

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$25 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$100 for General Public

10
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
The Big Picture: Seed to Service - BALTIMORE

Join us for a class that goes beyond craft. Let's take a step back and think about the big picture, starting with a thought-provoking session on customer service and hospitality. How do we give our guests an experience they'll want to share? How should we talk about coffees? What happens when problems arise? We'll discuss these questions and more to help raise your customer experience game. We'll then explore the story a coffee seed and its journey through cultivar, terroir, harvest, process, storage, and roast. You will gain the knowledge you need to help your guests make more enlightened decisions.

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

11
Oct
11AM-2PM
Register
Stretch Yourself: A Milk + Latte Art Lab - DC

Well-crafted milk paired with a great shot of espresso creates a delightfully harmonious experience. Milk designs, also known as latte art, are a great visual way to let your customers know that you are focused on your craft. Please join us to learn about this sweet, creamy ingredient used around the world in conjunction with our favorite beverage. From whole to skim to non-dairy milks, we will detail the concepts and mechanics of proper steaming and pouring of latte art, followed by hands-on practice.

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

12
Oct
1PM-4PM
Register
Fundamentals of Coffee: Know/Brew/Taste - DC

This class explores what to know, what to taste for, and how to brew consistently great coffee whether its on a cafe brew bar, a batch system, or even at home. By digging into coffee's flavors, how it extracts, and the differences between methods, you'll be able to get more out of your brews. We'll utilize concepts like ratio, sour, grind, sweet, contact time, and bitter to get you better dialed-in with your palate and coffee.

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

13
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
Intermediate Espresso: Recipe + Flow - BALTIMORE

An essential topic for all baristas, new or old. This course moves beyond the basics to cover the shot-to-shot variable that most fundamentally alters your espresso extraction: recipe. From dose to beverage weight, we'll use scales to dial-in and work to understand how different roast levels and ages of roast affects your recipe!

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

17
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
Stretch Yourself: A Milk + Latte Art Lab - BALTIMORE

Well-crafted milk paired with a great shot of espresso creates a delightfully harmonious experience. Milk designs, also known as latte art, are a great visual way to let your customers know that you are focused on your craft. Please join us to learn about this sweet, creamy ingredient used around the world in conjunction with our favorite beverage. From whole to skim to non-dairy milks, we will detail the concepts and mechanics of proper steaming and pouring of latte art, followed by hands-on practice.

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

18
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
Keeping a Clean Machine: Maintenance for the Long Haul - BALTIMORE

Dirty or malfunctioning equipment makes it difficult to produce delicious beverages, no matter how on-point our coffee and skills are. Join us to discover the in's and out's of keeping a tip-top espresso machine, batch brewer, and grinder. From backflushing to programming to cleaning burrs, you'll walk away knowing how to keep all of your cafe equipment running smoothly and your coffee tasting great.

Level 3

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

19
Oct
1PM-3PM
Register
Intro Barista: Essential Espresso Bar - DC

You'll learn the essential techniques + basic equipment understanding required for proper espresso + milk prep. Whether you've never made a cappuccino or just need a refresher on the fundamentals, we've got you covered!

Level 1

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$25 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$100 for General Public

24
Oct
10AM-1PM
Register
Sensory Skills: A Flavor Workshop - BALTIMORE

Baristas spend a lot of time learning and perfecting the physical behaviors of making coffee, but so often the taste component falls by the wayside. In this class, we'll explore the ins and outs of coffee flavor - how to taste, how to articulate what you've experienced, and where that flavor originates. We'll taste different coffees and solutions, use a microscope to look closer, and even try our hand at flavor pairing. By the end, you'll be a pro at distinguishing between sour and bitter, answering which coffee has more caffeine, and more!

Level 3

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

25
Oct
11AM-2PM
Register
Intermediate Espresso: Recipe + Flow - DC

An essential topic for all baristas, new or old. This course moves beyond the basics to cover the shot-to-shot variable that most fundamentally alters your espresso extraction: recipe. From dose to beverage weight, we'll use scales to dial-in and work to understand how different roast levels and ages of roast affects your recipe!

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$38 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$150 for General Public

26
Oct
1PM-3PM
Register
Brew Hall: Dialing In - DC

Just like Study Hall, this is a free-form class designed to get you hands-on with any brewing method or practice on any barista-related behavior. Under the guidance of our trainers, this is the perfect time for baristas to troubleshoot!

Level 2

Complimentary for Wholesale Partners
$25 for Non-Exclusive Wholesale Partners
$100 for General Public