SCA Coffee Skills Program Roasting Module classes provide hands-on experience with the roasting process, roast levels, physical and chemical changes of coffee while roasting, and identifying defects. The Foundations, Intermediate, and Professional levels cover essential topics like workplace safety, production techniques, and roasting operations – earning you credits towards your SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
This one-day course is suitable for beginningprofessionals andd hobbyists and is a solid introduction to roasting, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. Roasting Foundations provides a basic understanding of the roasting process, including the roast cycle and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark. Students earn 5 points in the SCA Coffee Skills Program towards their Coffee Skills Diploma.
Develop and execute basic roasting techniques, understand what contributes to roasted coffee quality, develop your tasting skills, and earn credits from the SCA! Roasting Foundations (1 day introductory course): provides a basic understanding of the roasting process, including the different phases of the roasting cycle and how to manipulate sensory attributes of the coffee by varying the roasting degree.
Gain valuable roasting techniques and hands on experience roasting coffees with three different profiles, improve your tasting skills, and earn points towards an SCA Coffee Skills Diploma! This one-day course is suitable for beginning professionals and hobbyists. Roasters who want to expand their coffee horizon with new concepts about roasting practices and tasting protocols can bundle Foundations with Intermediate Coffee Roasting.
Students will take the SCA Foundations Roasting exam. Upon completion of course work and passing the exams, students earn 5 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Master and refine your roasting techniques, learn about the essence of roasted coffee quality, improve your tasting skills and earn certification from the SCA! Interested in roasting? Starting or expanding a roasting operation or seeking employment as a roast master? This course is specifically designed for coffee enthusiasts and professionals who seek expert training from renowned industry specialists.
Roasting Intermediate (3 day intensive course): takes your coffee roasting skills to the next level. We immerse you in a series of hands-on training exercises and cover these and more topics:
On the final day you will take the SCA Intermediate Roasting practical and written exams.
The Professional level is suitable for students pursuing roasting knowledge at a high level. Extensive relevant experience is recommended before attempting this level. Candidates must hold the Intermediate qualification in the module before attempting the professional level. Students completing Roasting Professional and passing the written and practical exams earn 25 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
Specific areas of expertise covered include:
On the final day you will take the SCA Roasting Professional Written and Practical Exams.
Before attempting Roasting Professional Students Must Have Attended SCA Intermediate Roasting and have held that certification for at least 3 months:
The course provides detailed hands-on experience, theory, and expertise for roasting professionals. We keep class sizes appropriately small to allow for ample one-one-one interaction with the lead-trainers. This course is also designed for current coffee roasting professionals who wish to become SCA certified at the highest level. Marcus Young and Willem Boot will personally share many valuable roasting tips using their extensive track record and professional expertise. The fee represents savings of more than $400 if these course elements are purchased individually.
Save significantly and sign up for the comprehensive 5-day SCA Intermediate Roasting Combo, consisting of:
The course provides a solid introduction to the roasting profession, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. We allow for sufficient one-one-one interaction with the lead-trainers. This course is also designed for aspiring coffee professionals who wish to become SCA certified. Marcus Young and Willem Boot will personally share many valuable roasting tips using their extensive track record and professional expertise. The fee represents savings of more than $400 if these course elements are purchased individually.
Introduction to Coffee (1 day): US$495
Roasting Foundations (1 day): US$495
Roasting Foundations with Introduction to Coffee (2 days): US$895
Roasting Foundations + Roasting Intermediate (4 days): US$1695
Introduction to Coffee + Roasting Foundations + Roasting Intermediate (5 days): US$1995
All courses include lunches and lecture materials.