In this one-day SCA 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. Additionally, students will learn basic SCA-certified cupping techniques, sensory skills, and more.
SCA Coffee Roasting Foundations Topics
This course will explore the basics of coffee roasting. First, we will discuss the process that coffee undergoes from farm to cup. Additionally, students will learn to roast coffee using a hands-on approach. Topics will include the roast cycle, roasting profiles, sample roasting, physical aspects of coffee, and more. Lastly, students will learn how to properly evaluate roasted coffee following the SCA-certified cupping protocol. At the end of class, students will take the SCA Coffee Roasting Foundations test. If students pass, they will earn 5 points toward their SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Using a Hands-On Approach to Roast Better Coffee
At the Coffee Roasting Institute, we believe the best way to learn how to roast coffee is by roasting coffee. For that reason, we will never make you sit through a lecture or slideshow. Using one of our six San Franciscan roasters, students will learn how to roast coffee with direct, hands-on training. Simultaneously, instructors will explain the various roasting tools and techniques, so you can roast better coffee!
Become a Professional Coffee Roaster
Our SCA Coffee Roasting Foundations course can help you become a professional roaster! If you would like to expand your coffee roasting knowledge, we offer additional courses. First, students must take our SCA Coffee Roasting Foundations course to learn the basics. Next, students have the opportunity to take both our SCA Coffee Roasting Intermediate course and our SCA Coffee Roasting Professional course. When bundled together, these courses can help you become a professional coffee roaster. This package is perfect for students who want a career in the coffee roasting industry, or for those who want to open a coffee roastery.
Learn to Roast Coffee at the Coffee Roasting Institute!
Because our lessons are customized to fit the needs of each student, we only offer classes by appointment. To schedule your class, please send us a message.