Former Boot Coffee Roasting Students enjoy $100 Off

Once in a month Coffee Roasting Mastery & Gatherings Day

Coffee Roasting Meetup & Practice

Join us once a month for an journey into the art and science of coffee roasting. This isn't just any regular meetup; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of coffee, refining your roasting techniques alongside fellow enthusiasts and experienced trainers.

Roast & Master

4 hours of experience hands-on coffee roasting sessions. Whether you're a seasoned expert or a curious beginner, there's always something new to learn and discover. Try different roasters and sharpen your skills. We can provide you with special exercises which will challenge your roasting skills and make you a more confident roaster.

SCA Roasting Module Practice and Exams

FREE- Full day of practice and exams. If you took one of our online/webinar SCA roasting courses, these are the times when you can practice roasting (Foundations and Intermediate) or take your roasting skills practical exam (Intermediate level).


Connect with former students and new friends who share your passion for coffee. Reminisce about the past, discuss the present, and dream about the future of roasting.

Can I come if I never roasted before?

Yes, please indicate it in the comments to the order, but please note for you this is goin gto be more a demonstration of roasting. We would strongly recommend one of our roasting courses before you come. Except the fact that you gain some some theory and practice, as a former student you can come to these session using your 50% off discount.  

Is there a trainer to help me?

Yes, Valerian will be available as your coffee roasting coach. 

How long is the gathering?

This is a half day (4hours) plus 1h for preheating and after roasting cleaning session.

If you come for the SCA Intermediate Practice and exams, for you this is a full day session.

How many people per roaster?

2 people per roaster max, unless you are a group and want to share one specific roaster. 

Can I select a roasted in advance?

You can request a specific roaster and we will do the best to put you on it, but people taking the SCA Roasting Intermediate exam have the priority of choice. 

I am a former student and I want $100 off

Please contact us at in**@bo********.com for your personal coupon code. 

Is green coffee included?

Yes, we can provide basic green coffee for your practice.

Can I bring my own coffee?


Can I use the other lab equipment at Boot Coffee?

Yes, ideally let us know before you come what would you like to use (Espresso maker, color reader, moisture meter etc). We want to make sure it is ready for you.

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This was my 2nd class at the Boot Coffee Campus, and what a great 2nd class it was! Valerian Hrala is an incredible instructor/teacher/mentor. Not only did we spend 3 days talking roast theory, practical roasting exercises, triangulation of different roasts, tasting etc. but having 2 additional days to talk not only about opening a business in roasting, but a coffee business in general was priceless. Valerian, having 2 of his own roasting businesses since 2001, brings real world knowledge, marketing strategies, brand strategies, sales strategies, a fantastic calculator; I could go on and on, but I would hate to ruin all the surprises for a new student. This class was not only loads of fun, but a real eye-opener as far as all the information you leave with. All in all, 5 stars do not do this course justice!!!! I can't think of a better place to learn all things coffee other than Boot Coffee Campus!! Thanks again for another incredible week!
Markus Jeziorski
Markus Jeziorski
The coffee introduction training was great. The right training for individuals who want to start learning more about this topic. Valerian did a awesome job teaching us more about coffee!
Maria Lazaro
Maria Lazaro
Attended my very first Boot Coffee class for the Foundations Barista Class and it was everything I was looking for any more. It gave me the basics I needed to create an espresso and steam my milk. It also, made me want to continue learning about espresso and coffee in general by taking more classes. The instructor, Valerian Hrala was very knowledgeable, helpful and provided an exciting class that made learning fun.
Ning Hou
Ning Hou
Me and my husband both took the intro and roasting classes. Valerian made the classes enjoyable and open to discussion. The group was also made of interesting and smart cohort. We look forward to taking more courses and collaborating with boot coffee! Ning & Gus
Drew D.
Drew D.
I had the opportunity to take Q-Arabica Combo with Willem as class instructor and Valerian as asst. instructor. They were both generous with their time and helped each student. I highly recommend taking your Q here because the instruction offered here is holistic and essential for a career in specialty coffee.
Aman Gogri
Aman Gogri
I visited Boot Coffee after reading the 'Monk of Mokha' and was instantly convinced that I need to take a few courses here. Willem and Valerian happily attended to my questions even during a busy day and gave me a sneak peek into what the courses might look like. I signed up for their 'Intro to coffee' class and it was super extensive with detailed info of each step from seed to cup. Highly recommend it for people wanting to get into the industry or just wanting to learn to make better coffee at home. I will definitely be coming here for more, cheers!
Issara Thongdaeng
Issara Thongdaeng
It was such a mind opening. I've learned a lot and tasted a lot of good coffee. These classes weren't just for people who want to work in the coffee industry but for whoever loves/wants to have a good cup of coffee to start your day. I thought I knew what the good coffee is until I came to the class. Thank you Valerian and Dan for such a good experience. I'll see you again soon
Rebecca Mangona
Rebecca Mangona
Just completed SCA Foundations week at Boot Coffee with Valerian and Dan and cannot speak highly enough of them! Both Valerian and Dan are passionate, coffee-experts and fantastic teachers. The courses are very hands on and engaging. Both instructors also tailored course objectives to meet the goals of the students in the class. Regardless of your experience level, you will learn about coffee and have a ton of fun doing it!
Dave Ferreira
Dave Ferreira
Recently took a week of courses here with Valerian and Dan. Both instructors were great and very knowledgeable. Plenty of resources for everyone from beginners to professionals. Everyone was very personable and friendly, can not recommend the Boot campus enough!!
isabelle lamoureux
isabelle lamoureux
My partner Simon and I are starting up a Roastery/tasting house in Revelstoke,BC. We travelled to San Rafael for a 3 day course ( SCA foundation +intermediate) and we absolutely loved the experience. Valerian was so knowledgeable and gave us so much of his time to answer business and coffee related questions we had. We got to roast all 3 afternoon and feel like we left with so much useful information. The teaching was professional whilst being personable, it was awesome to share our passion for coffee with other likeminded people. We wish we can be back in the near future for more learning, as well as tasting some more chocolate & wine ;) Izzy & Simon


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Please note. The course have limited seats and often sells out therefore canceling the course would mean preventing other students from attending.

You can cancel or reschedule 60 days before the course for free.

After this period you can reschedule or get a refund minus 20% free of the cost of the purchased course up to 14 days before the course when rescheduling or cancellations are not possible. 

EXCEPTION: If you test positive for COVID 19 at any time before or during the course, we will reschedule you for FREE. We will require an official PCR test to do so. Sorry. No home tests, or rapid tests are accepted, only a PCR test will do. If you test positive during the course at our lab no PCR is required.

Where is the coffee training center?

The course will be at the BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS at 619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA (just north of San Francisco).

When does the coffee roasting course start?

Our courses typically begin at 9 am each morning and finish each day between 5 and 7 pm depending on the progress of students in each course.

How can I get more information?

Contact Us via Email: in**@bo********.com


Call Us: (888) 814-4347

Is lunch included?

We provide one-hour lunch break, light snacks and drinks each day. Students are responsible for providing their own lunch.