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. 

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 standard cupping protocol.

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 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 Coffee Roasting Foundations course to learn the basics.  Next, students have the opportunity to take both our Coffee Roasting Intermediate course and our 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.