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IM Baseline Testing

IM 7.01 Static Immersion Baseline

With help from the global network of BH Coaches, we have created a series of scoresheets designed to assess your practical skill and efficiency in immersion brewing. These sheets form the basis of the BH Baseline Testing program — our system of practical lessons and certifications in barista techniques. Because many of the brew methods covered in this course are complex and nuanced, we designed a unique scoresheet for each category of immersion brewing.

We begin our testing with static immersion brewing, which includes cupping, jug coffee, and the French press. The most important part of this testing process is your initial presentation to your coach. We ask baristas to state their recipe and their intended approach to the brew method — specifically,