Intensive Roasting Course for Aspiring Coffee Professionals.

Master and refine your roasting techniques, learn about the essence of quality and improve your tasting skills. Starting or expanding a roasting operation or re-designing your existing (specialty) business? This course is specifically designed for coffee professionals who seek expert training from a renowned industry specialist. We are happy to announce that Willem Boot will personally share with you his extensive knowledge; from the intricate design of roasting profiles to roasting techniques of truly exotic coffees, like his award winning Geisha. The course provides solid hands-on training on various roasting systems and there will be sufficient opportunity to put your roasting profiles to the test during our cupping sessions. The course also provides an excellent opportunity to refine your tasting skills and to learn about the design of quality protocols, from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. We allow for sufficient one-one-one interaction with the lead trainers, Marcus Young and Willem Boot, who have combined more than 30 years of experience. Sign up for the 3-day ROASTING LAB PRO and for the optional 1-day PRIMER course to get fully prepared!


To prepare for ROASTING LAB PRO, you can sign up for the (optional) 1-day PRIMER course which will allow you to refresh your coffee know-how and learn about elementary techniques of cupping and roasting through a series of lectures and exercises. The PRIMER starts at 9.30am and ends at 4:30pm. To add the PRIMER, sign up for the COMBO course.


Take your coffee skills to the next level. ROASTING LAB PRO is our intensive course for coffee professionals. ROASTING LAB PRO immerses you in a series of hands-on training exercises. Among others, this is what you’ll learn:

• Advanced roasting theory and concepts
• Analyze fundamentals of heat transfer and roasting dynamics
• Create roasting profiles and analyze the results
• Develop roasting strategies for optimum flavor
• Study the relationship between processing and roasting style
• Refine your tasting skills to identify distinct roasting defects
• Prepare for the launch or expansion of your coffee roasting business


COFFEE LAB PRO (3 days): US$1495

PRIMER (1 day): US$495

COMBO (4 days): US$1895

All Levels include lunches.


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

Hotel Information: Hotels in Marin County can be booked online.


Email us and we usually respond within 24 hours. Boot Coffee: +1 415 380 1999 (USA)


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All sales are final. Course fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, course fees can be applied to future courses or another person can take your place. For all changes, we will charge a change fee of 25% of the course price. Changes are not possible less than 7 days before the course.