COURSES

COURSES

The Coffee Roasting Institute prides itself on being an Premier Training Campus.  In addition to our Roasting Courses, we teach coffee classes and workshops to provide a well-rounded education.  To learn more about our classes, click any of the links below.  To schedule a class, please send us a message.

Coffee Roasting Foundations | Coffee Roasting Institute

In this one-day Coffee Roasting Foundations course, students will learn basic coffee roasting principles.  This course is best for beginners and hobby roasters.  Rather than slideshows and lectures, our coffee courses are taught using an immersive approach.  Each student will have the opportunity to roast on one of our six San Franciscan™ roasting machines. 

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Coffee Roasting Intermediate | Coffee Roasting Institute

Master the art of coffee-roasting through our intensive, hands-on Roasting Intermediate course.  Over three days, we will examine coffee roasting from both a scientific and artistic point-of-view.  This course is for students who have experience in roasting or who have taken our Coffee Roasting Foundations course.  While many coffee roasting schools teach through lectures and slideshows, CRI is different.  Rather, we will teach you how to roast exceptional coffee on one of our six San Franciscan™ roasters.  Students will learn central coffee roasting techniques to help them further their career in coffee roasting.  Additionally, we will cover regulations, sensory skills, cupping, and more.

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Coffee Roasting Professional | Coffee Roasting Institute

In the Coffee Roasting Professional course, students will learn advanced coffee roasting topics.  We will study coffee from both a creative and scientific point of view.  This course is designed for experienced coffee roasting professionals.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to roast coffee on our San Franciscan™ coffee roasters.

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Barista Foundations | Coffee Roasting Institute

In our one-day Barista Foundations course, students will learn basic techniques for working at an espresso bar.  We will discuss the proper etiquette and foundations for becoming a professional barista.  This course is open to anybody interested in coffee and requires no prior experience

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Sensory Basics & Techniques | Coffee Roasting Institute

Learn how to develop your sensory analysis skills at the Coffee Roasting Institute!  Our Sensory Basics course will help you pinpoint aromas, flavors, and bodies in specialty versus non-specialty coffee.  Additionally, we will explore common tasting methods using the industry-standard cupping protocol.  This course is designed for coffee enthusiasts who are interested in developing their palette.

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Green Coffee Basics & Skills | Coffee Roasting Institute

Instructors from CRI will teach students about green coffee basics.  From seed to storage, we will help students prepare for coffee buying.  Additionally, students will learn basic sensory evaluation skills.  When combined with our roasting courses and sensory skill class, students can earn a balanced coffee education from the Coffee Roasting Institute!

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Build a Box | Coffee Roasting Institute


Using our build-a-box approach, students have the opportunity to customize their lesson, focusing on the aspects of coffee most important to them.  In this course, students will learn skills relevant to their business goals and objectives. (more…)